This game is all about patience and timing It has action but it comes in slow spurts. Few gamers will like this title because of it. It is purely a thief game not a combat game. If you get seen you are usually dead. He can't fight at all. The controls are difficult and take patience to learn. I understand where the negative commentors are coming from and almost gave up on it myself. If you have patience and get over the learning curve. It is a fun game.
posted by BigPlayTeeOh (CAMERON PARK, CA) Jul 23, 2014
Member since Jul 2014
First off I'd like to say I am usually very committed to finishing single player games(hence being a gamefly customer). With that said, Thief was one of the few games in the past 5 years I had to return without completely finishing it.
I'll keep this short and sweet with a pros/cons list.
-Decent combat system(although this isn't a combat game)
-Pretty cool gadgets with weapons such as a choke arrow or something as innovative as a water arrow
-Solid upgrade system
And now for the long list of cons deeming this game unplayable:
-Very poor map design(it would take so long to actually find a path with an open door all while trying to avoid the many guards in the street)
-Tedious tasks that aren't even worth the reward
-Slow and often-occurring load times
-Confusing objective points on the map
-Dull story that gives you almost no motivation to keep playing
-Unintelligent AI(I was actually able to load up my bow with an arrow and an enemy just stood there watching me while I put one between his eyes)
I had very high hopes for Thief. It is actually the first game I played since renewing my membership. However the poor gameplay, story, and level design made it impossible for me to complete the game.
I do not recommend this game unless you have a very high patience threshold. I played it for 6 hours and barely made any progress because of the confusing map, unrewarding side quests, and horrible tracking system.
In the end a very hyped up game due to a previously successful series fell victim to the modern world of gaming in which it just couldn't keep up.