The Next Big Thing
By FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
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The Next BIG Thing is the new, hilarious adventure gem from the creators of Runaway. A great adventure game in high definition, loaded with laughs, tributes, mysteries and wacky puzzles!
Thanks to a production worthy of a great animated movie, an awesome soundtrack, delightful dialogue and a great art style, The Next BIG Thing will make you live an unforgettable adventure which brilliantly takes players across the fantastic movie genres of a totally crazy Hollywood.
What if horror movies' monsters were actually played by real monsters? And what if they were now forced to play in movies for kids, romantic comedies or even musicals? And what would happen if, eventually, they were to rebel?
In that context, Liz Allaire, talented journalist who can't count up to 4, and Dan Murray, a tough macho who can't stand beetles, attend the horror movies award ceremony… there is the starting point of an incredible story, full of twists and turns! Help Liz and Dan solve the numerous mysteries of an amazing adventure that you won't forget any time soon!
- Solve numerous puzzles and mysteries
- Meet wacky characters and monsters
- Explore dozens of colorful places
- A production worthy of a great animated movie
- Movie-like musical score and English voice-over
What's New in Version 1.1
Update 1.1: The game is now playable with voices in English, French and German.
Most importantly, it's very funny.
Some of the bits do fall flat, but those that work are laugh-out-loud funny, especially if you're familiar with the standard adventure game conventions. The puzzles are also hit or miss. Some of them are the most clever we've seen in an adventure game in quite some time, while a few follow the typical illiogical patterns that drive adventure game enthusiasts insane…there's just no way you could've figured that out with random trial and error and plenty of wasted time. But all that's acceptible when a game works as well at The Next BIG Thing. The graphics are great, the presentation is fantastic, the story is fun, and the characters are engaging. Definitely one to get, even at $30. Also, I never had a single problem with the game crashing.
This game is not for everyone. You aren't really controlling characters. It's a point and click game, and I think many people could get tired of it. But I am so glad I got it. It is hilarious! The puzzles are very nice (I just wish there were more of them.) Some of them are downright impossible, such as the flower orchestra puzzle. Tip: drums, violin, piano, bass. Seriously, how could you figure that order out AND time the flowers perfectly without a guide? I had to quit and look online just to solve it.
But anyway, it was loads of fun, it's just that there isn't much to do now that I am done.
Problems? Yes. Should you get it? Definitely.
Funny game with awesome art and a great sense of humor
I'm not really a fan of point and click adventures. I try to play them without cheating and finding a walkthrough on the internet but that usually lasts about 5 mins. What makes this game playable for me is the awesome artwork and the amazing world that is created in this game. It also has a corny, but entertaining sense of humor. If you want to try something different download this game and give it a try, even if you use a walkthrough.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 17, 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 5.27 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
- Seller: Focus Home Interactive SAS
- © Pendulo Studios and Focus Home Interactive. Published by Focus Home Interactive. All rights reserved. Names, trademarks and logo are property of their respective owners.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later