Friday, June 3, 2011

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is the latest game by Péndulo studios and the sequel/remake/re-envisioning to one of their earliest games Hollywood Monsters.

It very well might be the best game in their lineup. I am normally not a big humour in games person but The Next Big Thing had me laughing a few times and the characters are at a whole new level of charisma and uniqueness; I personally cannot even think of a character that I did not like, though there are a few that really stood out, including a gardening robot obsessed with death and a big monster who writes poetry about pain (and is always looking for inspiration).

So while I would not say that The Next Big Thing is a great game, it is a very good game that obviously has benefited from a team of professional experienced developers and would be both a game I would recommend highly to any fans of The Runaway series and to anyone as the first game to try from this developer.

My mini-review of The Next Big Thing.


  1. That sounds much better than I expected, as I never particularly liked the Runaway series. Guess I should finally -at least- try the demo.

  2. I've been wanting to get this game but I need to play Runaway 2 and 3 first.

    BTW, "personally cannot even thinG of a character that I did not like"