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.
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.
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.
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
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
I love picking locks, pick pocketing, knocking out people and sneaking around in this game. I got it last night and I am already really far in because I cannot stop playing. BUY THE GAME!!! Hope u like it
This has been a long time coming and it looks like it was worth the wait. Played all the others and got hooked.
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!!
Thief - You'll be lost in the city often
Thief is a bland, dark gray and gloomy first person adventure in a somewhat open world. You basically can run around the hard-to-navigate city doing side tasks and looting, but the core story events are in specified places that you must find your way to. I find the storyline only somewhat interesting, because it really just isn't that drama-driven and doesn't spark a whole lot of interest, although there is a couple bigger events that might almost make you care. There tends to be a lot of talking about the same thing, and guards around the city literally only use like three lines that you will hear over and over again. Maybe they'll get lucky after their shift though.... (play the game, you'll understand this statement). Gameplay actually is pretty fluent but you have to know where you're going or you'll get yourself in a bad predicament. If you plan on trying to climb somewhere, you better make sure you have a rope arrow or two and possibly a few tools to help deal with traps. You can actually move around pretty swiftly though and avoid danger so long as you don't make a sound by stepping on broken glass or scaring birds or dogs. Throughout the game you gain coins for every item you steal, and they can be spent on supplies or upgrades if you find a merchant somewhere within the city. You also gain focus points throughout the game which can be spent on advancement of your skills. I was able to complete the story mode without any side missions in around 9 or 10 hours, and I did it without killing a single person. (There's an achievement for it.) This game takes a bit of problem solving and thinking to get through, and I was happy to have it finally completed. After the story was done, I then went back to do some side tasks within the city and since I had completed the no kill achievement, only then began to slaughter people in my way. There is no multiplayer in this game, just side tasks to do during the game and a custom challenge setting to make a replay of the game harder.
+Game can be done without a kill
+Multiple path options around objects
-Lots of load screens
-Terrible lip syncing
-City is horribly hard to navigate
-Very dark, can be hard to find things
Final verdict. If you're a patient person and are up for a dark and gloomy stealth challenge in a hard to navigate city, this is the game for you.
I had not played the first thief games, so I started without much expectation. I just figured I would play a interesting stealth game maybe like Dishonored. Though I have not quite finished the game yet, it is decent enough. The story isn't too strong and the gameplay is a bit repetitive. The art style of the game is something I really like. The atmosphere is very dark and sorrowful and the characters are the same. So far it is pretty fun and I got what I expected. Not great, not terrible.