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  • genre adventure / point-and-click / modern
  • download size 3.5 GB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 288 user ratings.
  • release date October 8, 2010
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)
  • languages Audio: English, French, German, Russian. Text: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian.
  • developer / publisher Daedalic Entertainment / Daedalic Entertainment
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 39 artworks
  • 21 avatars
  • 9 concept art
  • manual
  • soundtrack
  • 2 wallpapers

What's cool about it:

  • A masterpiece, written by the creators of 'The Whispered World', 'The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav', 'Harvey's New Eyes'.
  • A fully fledged adventure-thriller, tackling on the contemporary issue of global warming.
  • Unique graphic novel style with an hour worth of animated comic cutscenes.

Overview:

Bioengineer Bent Svensson had to resign from researching alternative ways of generating energy. Now, the former workaholic lives a secluded life in the remote forests of Norway. His early peaceful retirement is invaded by Fay, a young woman claiming to be a time traveler from the future. She tries to convince him that she's here to prevent the climate cataclysm from happening and, according to her, Bent's research is the last hope to achieve just that. However, his results are on the verge of falling into the hands of a reckless energy tycoon who cares for nothing but his own profit. Together, Bent and Fay now have to put an end to the imminent global catastrophe.

A New Beginning is a cinematic adventure-thriller done graphic novel-style. In this charming and witty adventure, Earth is on the brink of impending climate disaster. It's essential to travel the world in order to spare mankind and save the whole from this terrible fate.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor 2 GHz (Single Core) or 1.8 GHz (Dual Core), 1.5 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with OpenGL 2.0 with a minimum of 256 MB RAM (ATI Radeon or NVIDIA Geforce recommended) , 5 GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7 or laterProcessor:Intel 2 GHz (Dual Core) Memory: 2 GB RAMHard Drive: 5 GB HD space Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 2.0.3

All user reviews:

User reviews:

A very decent Indie Adventure.

Posted on 2012-12-19 11:03:51 byThorChild's avatarThorChild:

I got this a year or so ago and had a great time with it. Maybe the plot story was just very relevant to our time (climate change etc), or it was just a really well told and interesting story; either way it was one of my favourite adventure games in a long while.
The quality of the game is mostly very high throughout, with only a few sections showing it's Indie roots (I had oneread more section where it only gave German dialogue options, compared to the English it was meant to be in!), and maybe this 'Final Cut' version will not have that issue?
It's not a game that requires constant reference to a walk-through, although i did need one on a couple of occasions. It is mostly about telling you it's story and on that it does a great job.
I'll pick it up again, just to see what the 'Final Cut' version is about, and overall i give it a very high rating as it is a really good adventure game, of decent length (20 odd hours iirc?) and suitable for all ages and abilities, and it has an important message for us all.

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An excellent adventure

Posted on 2012-12-20 02:28:58 byPadanfain's avatarPadanfain:

The New Beginning is a cinematic epic. It never feels drawn out (it is long, but never padded), and the story moves at an exciting pace as we encounter revelations and story bits that expand on what we believed had been happening before. The puzzles are logical, and never impede the flow of the story, which is important for that cinematic feel I mentioned before.
The charactersread more are full-bloodied people, and not just there to help the story along. That helps both humour and darker themes to co-exist and not feel forced upon the player, which gives and amazingly organic feel to the game.
In essence, The New Beginning is a classic point-and-click adventure done right. It does not deviate from the genre in the slightest, and does not experiment with the gameplay style (and why should it?). Daedalic understands that this allows the developer to focus on things that really matter - story, characters, pacing and the overall feel of the game. All of which are masterfully done in the New Beginning.

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A great story let down by execution.

Posted on 2013-02-13 07:23:31 byVondeVon's avatarVondeVon:

This is a game with some great characters, environments and clever puzzles. Unfortunately, as is common with Daedalic Entertainment, a good game is smothered under too much dialogue - often delivered quite slowly. Subtitles and a twitchy trigger finger is a cure for all but the cut-scenes, which are both unskippable and bound to a slow 'comic book' animation style.
Despite theread more slow, overly wordy pace, the game is still imaginative and well worth a look.

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