Conclusion: The Next Big Thing , then, is not exactly what it says on the tin - but we still got plenty of laughs out of it. If you're on the prowl for a point-and-click adventure, this will easily tide you over until the next Telltale title comes knocking. Never before has a game produced a character who was so... disconcerting.
Excerpt: What if the monsters in horror movies were played by actual monsters, instead of actors in dubious rubber costumes? And what if one of those sinister stars was kidnapped, thus sparking a perilous adventure for two journalists as they endeavour to find said monster, unveiling a treacherous plot in the process? Well, that’ll be The Next Big Thing, then.
Pros: Memorable characters, Logical puzzles (mostly), Great graphics and music
Conclusion: These few rough edges aside, overall The Next BIG Thing is a lovingly crafted production – its sights and sounds are exquisite, the oddball characters are fascinating, and the whimsical script is epic – the nutty conversations are certain to amuse even the most dour cynic. But beneath the beautiful wrapping rests a thin storybook, too few toys to play with, puzzles that are either too obvious or not-obvious-enough, and Barbie-and-Ken dolls who don't quite click with each...
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The Point and Click adventure genre really is more of a niche market now than anything, and its extremely difficult to market or even expect a game to do good without some heavy marketing and hype behind it. What helps one game may not necessarily be true for all other games in that genre, we know this from the hordes of FPS games that don’t succeed simply because they are not Call of Duty or Battlefield.
Conclusion: For point and click fans, The Next Big Thing is a solid title that brings a bit of fresh air to the genre. To everyone else, it may surpass expectations with an in-depth story, challenging gameplay and beautiful art direction.
Conclusion: The Next Big Thing se révèle être un bon jeu d'aventure en point'n click, et heureusement pour lui, ceci n'est pas dû au fait qu'il soit seul à l'heure actuelle sur le créneau. On sent derrière lui une réelle expérience dans le domaine, un vrai-savoir faire de la part de son studio de développement. Encore une fois, Pendulo nous offre une aventure originale, des graphismes très cartoons, des personnages hauts en couleur, une ambiance loufoque et un humour omniprésent.
Pros: Accessible, Un beau duo de héros, Des personnages secondaires hauts en couleur, L'humour omniprésent, Graphisme et bande son, Un inventaire allégé
Cons: Très peu d'énigme, Peu de difficulté à résoudre les chapitres, Un scénario déroulé trop vite, Durée de vie
Excerpt: The Next BIG Thing is the latest adventure from Pendulo Studios, the Spanish developer behind the Runaway adventures. It's the sequel to the little-known (internationally) adventure Hollywood Monsters , which was released in Europe in 1997, but which never made its way to North America. In some parts of the world, The Next BIG Thing is also known as Hollywood Monsters 2 .