Honors the Thief Legacy; Incredible Achievement
As someone who loves both Thief and Dishonored, in addition to Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, I think this reboot of Thief is impeccable.
For whatever reason, this game is getting reviewed like it's terrible or something, which I find, quite frankly, more than a little absurd.
Given the quality of graphics, the nicely detailed animations for Garrett's interactions, the solid gameplay, the immersive environments, the nicely done story-telling and voice work, I think Thief deserves more respect than it's being given.
Sadly, my friends, it seems like the gaming community has experienced a collective butt-hurt, where they're all trying to pretend like they're actually knowledgeable when it comes to the Thief franchise. For example, many of these same Thief fans once hated Dishonored because they thought it was a "Thief clone," yet for being such diehard Thief fans, these people didn't seem to know that Harvey Smith worked on Thief before working on Dishonored. Whatever, it ultimately doesn't matter, but the whole sheepish mentality in gaming communities is pretty silly. I find a lot of the knee-jerk reactions to be way over the top.
Whether Thief lived up to your expectations or not, it's a nicely built game. especially when played on higher difficulty settings, giving it a really core Thief vibe.
Pay no mind to the knee-jerk hive mentality, give this game a look for yourself and see if it's something that interests you. I expect a lot of "Why did this review so low" and whatnot reviews in the future when it comes down in price and more people try it out instead of taking some exaggerated reviews to heart.
Highly underrated, a very great small, little gem
I've played earlier Thief games, my favorite being Thief Gold. This game I feel brings a nice, new wrap around story to Thief. Although the plot isn't too special the gameplay system and world are. The world does seem to be a steampunk-victorian setting like Dishonored but bringing back some Thief like maps. I must say the campaign has it's ups and downs but if you can enjoy some of the cool scenarios and the semi-open worldness along with the challenge maps, you will have lots of fun. I do recommend the bank heist DLC as well!!! The challenge maps add many more hours and I found myself loving that allot! I nice gem that allot of people won't get to play, but I will hold a place in my heart for this Thief.