The Next Big Thing ist ein großartiges Adventure in Hochauflösung, prall gefüllt mit Humor, Anspielungen, Mysterien und seltsamen Puzzeln!
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Veröffentlichung: 21. Apr. 2011
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Enthält 5 Artikel: Runaway, A Road Adventure, Runaway, The Dream of The Turtle, The Next BIG Thing, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Yesterday


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Über dieses Spiel

The Next Big Thing ist das neue, lustige Abenteuer-Juwel von den Machern von Runaway. Ein großartiges Abenteuer-Spiel in Hochauflösung, mit vielen Lachern, Ehrungen, Geheimnissen und Rätseln!
Dank einer Produktion würdig eines großen animierten Films, einem tollen Soundtracks, entzückenden Dialogen und einem exzellenten Stil, wird The Next Big Thing Sie in ein unvergessliches Abenteuer verwickeln, das den Spieler über verschiedene Schauplätze von fantastischen Filmen in einem total verrückten Hollywood entführen wird.
Was ist, wenn Monster aus Horrorfilmen tatsächlich von wirklichen Monster gespielt würden? Und was würde passieren, wenn sie dann gezwungen werden in Filmen für Kinder, romantischen Komödien oder auch Musicals mitzuspielen? Und was würde schließlich passieren, wenn sie anfangen würden zu rebellieren?
Vor diesem Hintergrund besucht Liz Allaire (eine talentierte Journalistin, die nicht bis 4 zählen kann) und Dan Murray (ein harter Macho, der keinem Käfer etwas anhaben kann) die Preisverleihung für Horrorfilme... es ist der Ausgangspunkt für eine unglaubliche Geschichte, voller Drehungen und Wendungen! Helfen Sie Liz und Dan die vielen Geheimnisse in diesem fantastischen Abenteuer zu lösen, das Sie in absehbarer Zeit nicht vergessen werden!


  • Ein neues Abenteuerspiel von den Machern der millionenfach verkauften "Runaway"-Saga.
  • Produktion, Grafiken, Ton wie bei einem richtigen Animationsfilm.
  • Ein Ensemble aus bunten Charakteren, darunter auch einige der legendärsten Monster und Kreaturen aus fantastischen Filmen, denen unsere Helden während ihrer Abenteuer begegnen.
  • Es gilt viele verrückte Rätsel, Puzzles und Situationen zu lösen.


    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista SP1 oder 7
    • Prozessor: Intel/AMD 2.0 GHZ equivalent, oder höher
    • Speicher: 1 GB (XP)/2 GB (Vista/7)
    • Festplatte: 8 GB
    • Grafikkarte: : 256 MB 100% DirectX 9 kompatibel, ATI Radeon X800/Intel GMA 3000/Nvidia GeForce 6800 oder besser*
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Sound: DirectX 9 kompatibel
    • Additional: INTERNETVERBINDUNG ZUR AKTIVIERUNG. *SIS UND VIA/S3G Graphics Controller nicht unterstützt
    • Betriebssystem: Mac OSX X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Prozessor: Intel/AMD 2.0 GHZ oder besser
    • Speicher: 1 GB
    • Festplatte: 8 GB
    • Grafikkarte: : 256 MB ATI Radeon X800/Intel GMA 3000/NVIDIA GeForce 6800 oder besser
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.2 Std. insgesamt
After watching gameplay of Pendulo Studio's new game 'Yesterday', i was keen to see what other titles they had to offer. Looking at earlier titles from the company i wasn't exspecting too much in ways of gameplay/storyline as these games lacked the reviews that Yesterday had received. I'm not sure if i just wasn't paying attention when they came out, but this was the first i had heard of these titles.

For a point and click game 'The Next BIG Thing' did not dissapoint, providing a variety of areas and 'puzzles' to last a few solid hours. Being a somewhat indie title i didn't bank on the game being the standard 9hrs but was pleasntly surprized by the games 2-3hr playtime.

Some of the puzzles are insanely complex and require you to either be playing on easy for hints or to have access to a walkthrough (praise google!). As certain items open up key dialogue etc, without the game informing you as such.

Overall the story is rather weird but seems to work rather well with the genre. The game takes a while to get used to and seems to require some prior knowledge of controls as well as some minor character information. These things seemed easy enough to overcome and fill in the gaps yourself.

tldr: This is a very fun game for those who like a good puzzle/adventure/point and click! Also its on sale at the moment for $2.50 and its well worth the price tag.
Verfasst: 25. Juni
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.1 Std. insgesamt
Nice Point and Click adventure with some odd characters and a somewhat weird story. Overall a good game.
Verfasst: 19. Mai
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2 von 4 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.1 Std. insgesamt
The Next BIG Thing

All in all a technically very solid adventure, which, due to flaws with regards to the content, unfortunately did not become the (next) big thing. Recommended for lovers of other games made by Péndulo Studios. Not recommended for all others. You might take a look at the numerous other adventures which have been relased since then. There is a demo version as well, so if you are interested, check that out first.

Péndulo Studios' “The Next BIG Thing” presents itself as a classic point-and-click adventure. Connoisseurs of the “Runaway”-games will feel right at home. As before, the graphics are well done and nicely drawn. Some animations feel a bit chopped and not very smooth. Hints and hotspots are optional and can be turned off.

The developers kept their sense of special humour. The frame narrative takes place in a world in which monsters, robots with personality, and humans are living side by side. The introductory sequence shows the two playable characters (Liz and Dan), who are reporters for a newspaper called “The Quill”. Their boss sends them to the monster-movie producer FitzRandolph, who is a monster himself.

After getting there, Dan is hardly thrilled by this assignment, as he prefers sports over movies. Liz on the other hand wants to prove herself as a professional reporter and takes the assignment very seriously. The first dialogues between the two are overly clear about the two not liking each other at all. Even their personality could not be farther apart. Here Dan, the eloquent man about town, who could care less about authority. There Liz, being particular about everything and suffering from various psychological traumata as well as personality disorders.

This marks the probably weakest point of the game, which continues until its end. Some of the characters are bizarre to the extend that an identification with them seems almost impossible. The thoughts and dialogues are rather causing raised eyebrows and disagreement than a smirk. Whereas Daedalic's “Edna Breaks Out” integrated and established the (at least alleged) psychiatric disorder well as an element of the game, it feels overdone and out of place here. Péndulo should have taken a more careful and cautious approach.

During the course of the game, the player takes turns controlling Liz and Dan. The sections are pre-set and completely closed; there is no team-approach. The two meet the same characters. Those react, depending on whom they are talking to, differently; though comments or thoughts about the other main character remain sparse. It feels as if there were two parallel storylines. At least the voice actors are professionals and did a good job on sounding convincingly. At least in the English version of the game, characters often start or end sentences with "ayo", which becomes annoying rather quickly.

The story itself can be summed up rather quickly: FitzRandolph is preparing the mysterious “Next BIG Thing”. Soon it becomes obvious that this is more than a mere motion picture. Liz senses the potential for a front page story and gets drawn in too deep for her own good. Grudgingly, Dan starts out to rescue her. Needless to say, the true “Next BIG Thing” is being discovered in the end – and then the game is already over. At least the ending holds a heart-warming surprise.
Verfasst: 13. Mai
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2 von 4 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.5 Std. insgesamt

Verfasst: 2. April
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1 von 3 Personen (33%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.1 Std. insgesamt
Really enjoyed this got a bit of everything.
Verfasst: 12. April
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.1 Std. insgesamt
The Next Big Thing ist ein vergnügliches Stück Adventure, das man sich nicht entgehen lassen kann. Es hat schön Humor und wechselnde Figuren, die man steuert.

Grafik, Musik und Ideen sind gut gemacht und die Puzzles wirken nicht aufgesetzt und sind in sich logisch.

Unterm Strich zahlt es sich aus, in die mondäne Welt der pseudo-50er Jahre einzutauchen und ich würde mir eine Fortsetzung wünschen. Ich mag LIz :)
Verfasst: 3. November 2013
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