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Thief review

Solid
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  • paulgo - March 19, 2014 9:24 p.m.

    Well, having played the first 2 installments of this game I have to say I bought the latest and I'm very disappointed. It's banal, linear and predictable with little to offer in the form of excitement or suspense.In fact,it's quite a boring game. That's my 2 c worth anyway.
  • Onechelon - February 26, 2014 5:12 a.m.

    Although I agree with what was said in the review above I'm not even a little dissapointed from the game.In fact this is exactly what I was looking for in the game.Yes there are some glitches with the sound and the story but the was never really that much about the story,but I have never played the first or the second Thief game.Thief 3 was the one that got me so addicted in stealth games and to me its the only one that really connects to the feeling of being a real thief.Hiding in the shadows , undetected and stealing all kind of stuff in very interesting and brilliant ways.Like that side mission where you had to steal a mirror from a safe and to find the combination you had to read a journal which belongs to the daughter(I think) of the person who owns it where she says she wrote it within the a drawer or something.For me that was pretty surprsing and it was only a side mission.Thief gave me exactly what I was looking for which was many ways of stealing and remaining undetected in trickiest ways.
  • yonderTheGreat - February 27, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    I apologize for the fact that this will most likely sound condescending but... sadly... you're exactly the customer they were thinking of when they made this game. PLEASE... go play Thief 1 and 2, assuming that you're not a graphics freak. Tho, to be honest, if you can appreciate style and art over technical muscle when it comes to graphics then you'll still be able to love the first two Thief games. For the love of Gaming... they're 10 bucks at GOG. Give me your info and I'll buy them for you if 10 bucks is somehow too much for you to swing at the moment.
  • MrShoubic - March 25, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    I'll give you my info if you buy it for me, please.
  • Shigeruken - February 25, 2014 11:44 p.m.

    I've been playing on X1, and honestly this game isn't graphically impressive enough to warrant the 30fps cap. On top of that, it rarely stays above 25 for more than a few seconds. I should have bought it for my PC. I feel like a right moron.
  • Enaid - February 25, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    I have been playing this since this morning, on my PS3 and I can say that I am not impressed. Upon starting the game, I had instant sound issues (there was none). After restarting, the sound came back, but not even 5 minutes into the game, the sound became glitchy. Throughout what I have played so far, the voices cut out. Everything else can be heard, but the voice. I had a whole conversation with moving lips, but no voice. Garrett is so boring in this game and what's up with the Assassin's Creed like climbing? If I wanted Assassin's Creed, I will go back to playing Black Flag. The story is rather dull as well as the other characters. And what's up with all the sex? Is that really necessary? Or are you guys just obsessed with it or do you think that it makes up for the lack of storytelling? I have waited for so long, in anticipation, only to be disappointed. There are way to many thing wrong with this game and a complete rip off of my $59. I believe it is only worth half the price, but I'm sure you guys don't care. You got your money, right?
  • Redeater - February 25, 2014 11:10 a.m.

    I've played this game for a couple hours and have experienced all types of glitches. -choppy fraterate -incredibly choppy cut scenes -lip syncing isuses that are up to 3 seconds off -the inability to select a throwable item because the cursor is stuck on my water arrows. Fucking way to go Square. This game should have been under Bethesda.... Oh, did I mention the damn Goth girl and unnecessary swearing? Instead of taffer and taff we get fucker and fuck. Ah, progress.
  • Shigeruken - February 25, 2014 11:46 p.m.

    Good to know I'm not the only one having these issues. I was concerned that console was malfunctioning.
  • mothbanquet - February 25, 2014 6:21 a.m.

    Oh, this is a shock. I've been a Thief fan since the first game and for all the hand-holdy new features this still looked more or less true to the franchise. Well, fingers crossed for Stick of Truth...
  • Redeater - February 24, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    Well this is heartbreaking. Then again, I should have expected as much. This game had red flags the minute they had a press release for that "kill score" game mechanic. They may have taken it out due to backlash but I can only imagine the ocean of misunderstand of what Thief was if they thought it was good enough to tout as a feature. I'm still going to buy it but I'm really disappointed that almost every review seems to indicate that this is just an average stealth game. Well, at least we have Dishonored 2 to look forward to.
  • Remwr11 - February 24, 2014 8:18 p.m.

    That unfortunately has yet to be announced or even hinted at
  • jessica-whatley - February 24, 2014 12:52 p.m.

    Well, I pre-ordered it so, if the game isn't that exciting or good enough for me then I can always return it or trade it in when I get it tomorrow night.
  • fullmetallegend - February 24, 2014 12:42 p.m.

    I still get sad every time I see a game get downgraded for not having a great story.
  • yonderTheGreat - February 27, 2014 10:55 a.m.

    Are you sad because you wish that game devs valued games or are you sad because you think it's stupid to punish games for having sh*t stories?
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - February 24, 2014 9:30 a.m.

    The dark mod is a great replacement for this game :-)
  • homestar99 - February 24, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    Well, at least no one is being a biased prick about what console it was reviewed on and then stating why their's is 'better'.
  • db1331 - February 24, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    Oh shit, I'm slipping. Reviewed on Xbone? PC is better because graphix.
  • BladedFalcon - February 24, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    ...You can't slip if you're never climbed up the pit to begin with :P
  • homestar99 - February 24, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    I'll give you that PC comment just 'cos the developers weren't that great at making console resolution so the PC version is the only one running at 60 fps. The Xbox part makes sense because it only runs at 900p. The problem I have with those comments is that no one notices the difference unless purposely looking for them. It makes them come off as whiny. I'm not saying that db1331 is whiny 'cos in all fairness I provoked him to do it. Why do all the comments I have on this page have three way conversations with db1331 and BladedFalcon on them? 'Cos consistency, bitch.
  • winner2 - February 24, 2014 8:10 a.m.

    Definitely not what I was expecting but the stealth is what sold me. Already pre ordered, anticipating it to be a lot of fun.

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More Info

Release date: Feb 25 2014 - PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Feb 25 2014 - PS3 (US)
Available Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS3
Genre: Action
Published by: Eidos
Developed by: Eidos Montreal
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs, Violence

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