A New Beginning is a cinematic adventure-thriller done graphic novel-style.
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Mostly Positive (899 reviews) - 75% of the 899 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2012

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Packages that include this game

Buy The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle

Includes 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



“A New Beginning gives an amazing impression. It's exciting, smart and persistent. The graphics are a genuine eye-catcher and both protagonists grow into complex personalities the player can easily relate to, even grow fond of.”
90/100 – http://www.adventurecorner.de/reviews/228/a-new-beginning

“The dialogues, carrying a serious yet sometimes witty tone are one of the game's major strong points. They give both likeable protagonists depth and personality. The writers have paid attention to even the most delicate details.”
84/100 – Gamestar

“Blending strongly-defined characters into a stunning and memorable backdrop, A New Beginning is an "eco-thriller" that is not to be missed.”
80/100 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

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

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.

Key Features

  • A fully fledged adventure-thriller, tackling on the contemporary issue of global warming
  • More than 100 breathtaking, highly detailed backgrounds
  • More than 20 hours' worth of game time
  • Unique graphic novel style with an hour worth of animated comic cut scenes
  • A masterpiece, written by the creators of 'The Whispered World', 'The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav', 'Harvey's New Eyes' and the 'Deponia' Trilogy

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
The story has many changing points and has some really good surprising moments and shocking truth for us all (like Deponia and The night of the rabbit).

The graphics are not so my style (miss a bit more details) but at the end they worked really good for the whole game (overseeing movements that arent important for me) and the parts splitscreen reminds me on XIII a bit but decide yourself with the trailers/ screenshots and sound too.

Because of this really important message the game has, the challenging puzzles (you can skip after a short time or use help) and the moment you dont expect i give this game 98 % for point and click fans. I hope you enjoy this game like me (maybe you want buy the game with 33 % or more discount).

P. S. i was kicked 1 time out the game at the end where you only chose the dialogs but thx auto save i waste maybe 1 min and then at the end i skip all texts and the part i kicked out with ESC. Sad that some players have problems to start the game :(
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Short version: 73%
‘Terminator’ meets ‘Captain Planet’ in this point ‘n’ click adventure that may be more preachy in its message than it was supposed to be, but it still tells an interesting story with simple, yet entertaining puzzle mechanics.

Long version:
It is difficult to write something about saving our planet from pollution without resorting to tired speeches, but ‘A New Beginning’ almost managed to do that. Almost. While it is not just some pro-environmentalist propaganda, and the theme is integrated well into the story, sometimes the message it tries to convey is little more than a PSA after a Saturday morning cartoon.

Said story is an interesting baggage as well, since it likes to switch narrative styles. Initially, it is a time-travel tale set in the apocalyptic future, as presented by the first protagonist, Fay, who went back to 1982 to convince a retired biologist, Bent, to continue his research into clean energy. This leads into a family drama between Bent and his son, which somehow turns into a James Bond movie against an evil energy mogul who hides in his private fortress in the jungle. And finally, the entire plot just ends in a very Shyamalan-like twist.

Gameplay is almost as varied as the storytelling: we start with relying on inventory-related puzzles in the future segments; dialogues, distraction, and some investigations in the initial chapters set in the present; and finally, old-school point ‘n’ click adventure insanity for the conclusion. This variance is refreshing to some degree, and it usually fits well within the current narrative, but it also feels like as if the game struggles to find its own identity and just experiments with whatever the creators just came up with. The result is an enjoyable, but probably too distracting product that can be recommended to adventure game fans only.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 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
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