The Next Big Thing (video game)

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The Next Big Thing
Developer(s) Pendulo Studios
Publisher(s) Crimson Cow, Focus Home Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release February 04, 2011
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

The Next Big Thing (known in Spain and Italy as Hollywood Monsters 2) is a point and click adventure game developed by Pendulo Studios in 2011. It's a sequel to Hollywood Monsters. The main characters, veteran reporter Daniel 'Dan' Murray and rookie reporter Elizabeth 'Liz' Allaire, stumble into a plot of kidnapping, conspiracy and strange incidents in the movie industry. The game takes place in an alternate reality of Los Angeles in the 1950s where humans live side by side with robots and monsters who are struggling to attain equal rights with humans.

Dan Murray and Liz Allaire are on assignment to cover a monster horror movie festival for their newspaper. While engaging in love-hate quarreling they observe movie star Big Albert breaking into the office of film industry mogul William A. Fitzrandolph. Liz, trying to get a news story scoop follows Big Albert, which triggers the main plot of the story, which is pushed forward by a mysterious narrator.


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The Next Big Thing received generally positive reviews, receiving an aggregate score of 75 on Metacritic. The game was praised for its graphics, characters, story and animations, while some criticized the puzzles, depending on the reviewer they were viewed as too easy or too "far-fetched" (Destructoid).[2][1][5][4][3]


  1. ^ a b "The Next Big Thing for PC". GameRankings. November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "The Next Big Thing for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Petit, Carolyn (April 21, 2011). "The Next Big Thing". GameSpot. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Tan, Maurice (April 29, 2011). "Review: The Next BIG Thing". Destructoid. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Reed, Kristan (April 29, 2014). "The Next Big Thing Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 

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