The master thief meets survival/horror.
When I think of this game's flaws, none immediately come to mind. This game, for me at least, excels in almost every aspect. Although the free-running doesn't always work the way you want it to, you can have a lot of fun if you use your thieving tools the right way. Another (extremely small) issue I have is that the enterable windows are not clearly labeled to tell you if it leads into a house full of loot, or another part of the city. If you play, expect plenty of creepy creatures (they first appear near the end of the asylum mission) near the end of the game, which are created by primal stone exposure. If you remember the regenerators from Resident Evil 4, they look like those, but a lot skinnier. Overall, I absolutely loved this game, and even the prologue was excellent.
Better than expected
I played the original thief on the PC and am now playing this version on the 360. In short, I love the game.
Lots of options
Love the summary at the end of each chapter
Also love that you can restart the chapter if you didn't find everything
Cons (mostly minor)
I would have preferred to be able to search more 'containers' as opposed to them being part of the scenery. More a bit more like Skyrim
Also, when knocking out a guard, or anyone, anything that is on their person is taken by you but it happens to fast to be able to know what you got....
Obviously, I really like this game. It'll keep me busy for awhile. Not near as long as Skyrim but it was well worth t he money (I bought used at a GameStop store).
As for the average reviews everywhere else, I take into account that most gamers don't get the stealthy part of the game....all they want to do is shoot and kill in a game like this, but this type of game is far more challenging. And I like that it goes as slow as you want it to go...
Perfect and hoping for more...
To thief or not to thief?
YES!! I am an old school thief fan. YES!!! Thief 1 and 2 are the best in the series. And YES. The thief reboot does fall slightly short when compared to those games. Now that that's over with. I still love this game. And feels to me like it's an upgraded version of Deadly shadows. It's more akin to deadly shadows atmosphere than it is to the originals. To me, the graphics fit the mood of the game perfectly and the controls do work quite well. I am a little miffed over there not being a jump button and I wish I could use rope arrows on any Wooden surface. I would feel more at home if that had kept the hammerites and the keepers in the game. It's not the thief reboot I was hoping for but it is a great entry in to the series and I'm hopefully that more thief like changes will be made when making a sequel
Well, where to begin? When I first heard about this game I had no idea it was a remake and just thought it looked cool. After playing it I have a new view on the game. While the graphics and voice acting is done very well, I couldn't get past the linear levels and how everything looked the same. I get its supposed to create a dark setting and feeling, but everything thing almost felt gray with some black mixed in here and there. The story wasn't bad, but I didn't feel like it really captured you in the beginning. I mean you just watched your friend go into a vortex of doom and not 5 minutes later in the game you act like you aren't even phased. While the gadgets are cool there wasn't much else I cared about. Honestly it just felt like a thief version of Dishonored and I wasn't a fan of that. So in the end this felt like a game more for the fans of the original than the newcomers, but keep in mind the storyline doesn't last that long.
This has been a long time coming and it looks like it was worth the wait. Played all the others and got hooked.
Not what I expected
Overall, this was a decent game but I was expecting a game based on exactly what the name implies: thievery. Something sort of realistic with a great number of ways to get around the city in an open world format. However, the supposed 'open world' seemed far more linear in that you usually only had one path you could go to get to almost any objective. Because of this, it was difficult to recall the exact route you were supposed to take to get to every single spot and there was no fast travel. The map wasn't particularly helpful because of how you sometimes had to go through hidden paths to get to a location.
Despite these issues, I was still enjoying the game but it becomes increasingly clear that it is not a realistic setting that you are in. It seems like they couldn't decide on if they should go for realism or fantasy when creating this game.
Once I finished the storyline and side quests, I had no desire to replay any of the missions. It just doesn't have any replay value whatsoever. I wouldn't recommend buying this game but if you can rent it or borrow it from a friend then it is worth the play. However, I would say you shouldn't buy it unless it's on a huge sale.
good for the most part
it is an awesome game, but when you get stuck on a part, you are stuck for days. overall great if you are patient
Not worth the time
I had pre-ordered this game on the 360 and picked it up the day it came out expecting a quality game from Square Enix. What I instead got was a buggy, half finished game, with poorly developed characters. The first cinematic cutscene wouldn't play without skipping and lagging every few seconds - to the point where I completely replayed the opening of the game hoping it was just a one time thing, but nope, that's just how it plays. I even had the disc installed to my system and even that couldn't help the cutscenes and even the in-game dialogue from being completely off from the characters mouths. The gameplay can be fun at times, but is terribly simplistic. By the end of the game all I was ready to do was take the disc out and trade it in before the price dropped too low. I would not recommend this game to anyone, if you are looking for a fps stealth game - stick with Dishonored.
Epic Game By Far.
Probably the best stealth game ever made in my opinion, Great graphics and stealing style is amazing. Glad they re-made the original Thief game into something so epic!!
I have played all of the Thief games, and I have to say, this seems that it will be the best. I am so excited that they are bringing back the overworld that you can move around in from Thief 3, because that is half the fn of these games. All in all, Thief appears to be a game that will top the previous entries in the series by far.