A New Beginning is een filmische avontuur-thriller in beeldromanvorm.
Gebruikersrecensies: Grotendeels positief (858 recensies) - 76% van de 858 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 11 dec 2012

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The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle kopen

Bevat 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

Recensies

“A New Beginning maakt een verbazingwekkende indruk. Het is spannend, gevat en hardnekkig. De graphics zijn een echte blikvanger en beide hoofdpersonages worden complexe persoonlijkheden waarmee men zich gemakkelijk kan identificeren en waarvan men zelfs kan gaan houden.”
90/100 – http://www.adventurecorner.de/reviews/228/a-new-beginning

“De soms ernstige en dan weer grappige dialogen zijn een van de sterke kanten van het spel. Ze geven de beide sympathieke hoofdpersonages diepte en persoonlijkheid. De schrijvers hadden zelfs aandacht voor de meest subtiele details.”
84/100 – Gamestar

“Dankzij een combinatie van sterke personages en een verbluffende en gedenkwaardige achtergrond is A New Beginning een "eco-thriller" die u niet mag missen.”
80/100 – Adventure Gamers

Over dit spel

A New Beginning - Final Cut is een filmische avontuur-thriller in beeldromanvorm. In dit mooie en grappige avontuur staat de aarde op de rand van een klimaatramp. Het is belangrijk de wereld rond te reizen om de mensheid te redden en de hele wereld dit verschrikkelijke lot te besparen.


Bio-ingenieur Bent Svensson moest stoppen met zijn onderzoek naar alternatieve manieren om energie op te wekken. De voormalige werkverslaafde leeft afgezonderd in de afgelegen bossen van Noorwegen. Zijn rustig vroeg pensioen wordt verstoord door Fay, een jonge vrouw die beweert uit de toekomst te komen.
Ze probeert hem ervan te overtuigen dat ze hier is om de klimaatramp te vermijden. Volgens haar is het onderzoek van Bent de laatste hoop om dat doel te bereiken.
Maar zijn werk dreigt in de handen te vallen van een roekeloze energiemagnaat die alleen aan zijn eigen winst denkt.
Samen moeten Bent en Fay de dreigende wereldcatastrofe proberen te voorkomen.

Belangrijkste eigenschappen

  • Een volwassen thrilleravontuur over een actueel onderwerp, de opwarming van de aarde
  • Meer dan 100 adembenemende en uiterst gedetailleerde achtergronden
  • Meer dan 20 uur speeltijd
  • Uniek beeldromanstijl met een uur aan overgangscènes in animatie
  • Een meesterwerk, geschreven door de makers van "The Whispered World", "The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav", "Harvey's New Eyes" en de trilogie "Deponia"

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2 GHz (Single Core) or 1.8 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
Nuttige klantrecensies
57 van de 73 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
9.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 oktober 2015
"Steam. Not smoke."

A New Beginning is one of Daedalic Entertainments' "pretty good idea, done nonchalantly" games. Thus, it is a great potential story wrecked with many bugs, bad translation and a half-baked ending. I had really some major expectations from this game, with themes such as time travelling, environmental pollution and mass awareness but... No, it doesn't cut. This is not how it's done. This is not how it should be done. All this tension, all these ominous warnings, all this thrill and this action... and this ending? This is not a climax! Are you mocking me?

Sorry, my annoyance gets the best of me sometimes. It's storytelling time. Here, we have the elderly Norwegian bioengineer Bent Svensson who spent all his life working in the laboratory to produce energy from algae for the production of safe energy in hopes for a better future for the planet. After a breakdown that he suffers due to exhaustion, Bent is sent to retirement - the purgatory of a workaholic. He now lives in a small cabin in Norwegian Fjords, away from work, away from stress and away from responsibility. "Calm down, Bent" says his psychiatrist. "You are not responsible of saving the world".

Oh, she couldn't be more wrong! Bent Svensson's silent misery in retirement is suddenly interrupted by the visit of Fay, an odd young woman who claims that she time travelled from the future to find him. According to Fay, she comes from a future where the mother earth is at her limits and about to perish for good due to years of pollution, violent climate changes and toxicity. As part of an operation called as 'the Phoenix Plan' she is sent to past to prevent a disaster from happening to alter the course of time. "Only you, Bent" says Fay, "Only you can save the world!”

I know I was intrigued after the brief introduction to the game. The environmental theme, financial conspiracies, bioengineering, time travel, ecoterrorism... What else I can expect from a sci-fi environmental adventure? Right? Sadly there is a truckload of bugs and irritable mistakes within this game which will simmer down your enthusiasm. There is a common bug that makes your inventory unreachable, thus unable to complete an action to progress which triggers a couple of times, starting with the end of chapter 2. You should either ask Daedalic support for a save game where the bug isn't triggered, or pray you got plenty of your saves to try again.

The graphics are beautiful, this is already a trademark for Daedalic. Cinematic cut scenes are arranged in a comic-style manner where comic panels are presented with speech bubbles over characters, alongside voice acting. The comic style character artwork is a great idea of presentation, but my issue comes with the translation. As Daedalic being a German firm, I assume for original voice acting and script to be in German. So the English translation is... well, horrible. Word puns and scientific explanations are totally lost. There are many, many spelling errors within texts. The speaking animations do continue long after the voice acting is already stopped. With all these errors, it becomes really hard to get into mood and take either character or the story seriously.

About the gameplay itself, it is your basic point and click adventure. Item combinations do make sense, and nearly always they go along with an engineering view point. Lots of things to fix, physical reactions to mind, machines to manage and operate. Thus, it becomes obscure sometimes for you to be able to think of needed ways to progress. Puzzles themselves are very realistic, to a degree of - yet again, becoming obscure. I am usually very good at solving such puzzles without a walkthrough, but in the case of this specific game, I gave up. I personally think there is no one who was able to solve all puzzles without the help of a walkthrough for this game.

I do not give up on games with good stories due to bugs, really. If I managed to play Anna to the end, and enjoyed every single moment of it, I'm positive bugs do not pull me down. My problem was the negligence in story persistency all together. Some characters made a shallow appearance and remain unvisited and unmentioned for the rest of the story, which prevents us from emphasizing with them altogether. Aside the character of Bent Svensson himself maybe, characters aren't more than some pictures with speech bubbles. There is no personality, no cause-effect relationship in their actions, no reasoning to their thoughts or dialogues. There were some character inconsistencies, like a trained radio operative like Fay being borderline clumsy, just to force the storyline in a predetermined course. Every disaster or twist in the storyline is foreseeable and determined, aside from a really anticlimactic ending.

All in all, this is a mediocre game with incredible potential wasted terribly. Am I sorry that I played this? No, not at all. Gave me some thinking to do on the theme itself of course. But nothing I wouldn't get from reading Greenpeace bulletin or National Geographic. On sci-fi terms, I'll keep reading H.G. Wells.

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Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
17 van de 20 mensen (85%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 december 2015
A New Beginning- Final Cut Fast Review.

Point & Click game, with the usual gameplay, inc. Search the Scene, Inventory Items, Puzzles & Dialogue. 5/10.
Very cool story about Time-Travel & Eco-Disaster. 7/10.
Kinda comic-book looking graphics, that sometimes unravel down the page in panels (like a comic) as the story/ dialogue unfolds. 6/10.
Music was appropriate for the different scenes, & the Voice Acting was fine. 6/10.

All in all, i really liked the story (no spoilers from me, read the Store page), which is why i play these types of games. The puzzles were fairly straight forward once you think about them a bit.
I got this on sale for 99cents, so i got great value for my (almost) $1, but i'm not sure if i'd feel the same if i'd paid the normal $9.99.
If you like Point & Click games with a decent story, then you probably already own this game anyway, but if u don't, & you see it on sale (usually 99cents), then get it for sure.

A New Begining- Final Cut. 6.5/10.

Also, it's a pretty easy Perfect (100% Achievements) Game.
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2015
Thie game is a mixed bag. Largely a good point and click adventure with decent plot. However, the voice acting really lets it down. Worth it if you can get it at a bargain price, though,
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 augustus 2015
pros:

- hand-painted artwork and well drawn cartoony characters
- Puzzles aren't needlesy challenging and they re logical
- A great and intriguing story that deals with serious subjects such as pollution, environmental issues and address some important ecological themes and ideas.
- believable characters with realistic personalities
- lengthy adventure
- there is autosave.

cons:

- voiceovers are hit or miss
- some clichéd family drama story elements
- some technical issues and bugs.
- there are some pixel hunting here and there
- lack of polish
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
17.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 december 2015
pretty good old fashioned point'n'click! nice time travelling story (with twists) about climat change and the endangerment of our planet. nice backgrounds, interactable objects not obvious, nice cartoon animations of the characters, shame the heavily pixalated contours sometimes.

puzzles are good, inventive, not particularly challenging, it's linear, mostly one objective after another sadly, but not overly easy either (sometimes you have the idea but the execution needs some more thinking...how to get Dr.Braun to the bathroom took me a while). there is humour in the dialogues but A New Beginning isn't an over the top comic poin'n'click as others Daedelic games such as Deponia (I like both genres btw). some minor bugs that don't get in the way of the game.

I recommend it! refreshing, story driven, nice artwork
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig