The Next Big Thing Video Review
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- Apr 21, 2011
Carolyn Petit points and clicks her way through some illogical puzzles in this video review for The Next Big Thing.
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Poor review. Petit spends more time saying positive things than negative, but then justifies a 6 overall because the game is not a classic, or fails to live up to said expectation. If these expectations really are important, then almost all games should be faulted for simply not being extraordinarily memorable. Myself, I enjoy games that get 8s- or 7s or even lower scores. For the reviewer such a critique is an easy justification of a relatively low grade. Also note that most of **** comments are about what should have been done re: game design rather than the game as presented. True, some points are about technical execution (characters staring out into space, e.g.) and are not really contentious. But as the review goes on, most of the review points are simply confessional, reminding us that Petit would have created the game otherwise. It would have had hints from the very beginning, e.g. or not had even a few too difficult puzzles, or had the characters move faster ...Et ect.. Finally, even when the review is positive, it sometimes is positive in a backhanded way. E.G.the reviewer tells us that the visuals are stunning, but this comes out with the reviewer saying -at least- the visuals are stunning. Again, that tells you a lot, not about the game, but about the reviewer.
@carolynmichelle You misunderstand me, my comment was directed toward the other users that clearly have no clue what they're talking about. And bash on a game cause it got a 6, don't know, maybe they think they can do better. a 6 is an average/slightly above average game, people do not seem to undestand that. As for your review, I approve, I probably should have started with that. Yes, some of the puzzles took some time to figure out, and really frustrated me, however, a hint system is'nt really needed. After the Longest Journey you should REALLY be ready for everything. Apologies for not being clear enough.
@Evilnator Not sure who you mean by "people who don't even know how these things play." The point-and-click adventures I've played include: Maniac Mansion, Loom, Space Quest IV, Zak McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders, The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Curse of Monkey Island, The Longest Journey, and Sam & Max: Season One, just to name a few. This game isn't terrible. I did not "bash" it. It is fair. It's decent. There's much to admire here. But some of the puzzles, by adventure game standards, are illogical and unsatisfying. It does not represent the best the genre has to offer.
It's a point and click adventure! You're supposed to try everything and talk to everyone for a good hint. Even point and click games seem to want to drag you by the hand nowdays. I'm a few hours into the game, so far had a good laugh from the many humorous moments in the game. This game does not deserve any bashing, especially from people who don't even know how these things play.
@halflife2100 No wonder all the console games you play look SOOOO much better on my PC. and the fact is... I'm not a hardcore gamer... I play my PC games with a CONTROLLER. (as most of them I can, and rebinding them to xpadder if necessary) So... get your facts straight.
Gamespot takes another dump on the point and click adventure genre. When was the last time a game like this got a score higher then the critic or user score here on gamespot?