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GF Rating
5.7

919 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not that bad

posted by Jamervan (GREENSBORO, NC) Mar 11, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game isn't as bad as some people are making it out to be, but it isn't the best game ever either. The upgrade system is mostly useless so don't worry about upgrading everything unless you're trying to play on max difficulty. The graphics aren't the worst I've seen and nothing just pops out as horrid. Sometimes in the cut-scenes, the audio and video aren't in sync, but this doesn't derail from the experience. My main issue with the game is the map and moving around. It's more tedious to get from one place to another than it needs to be and some of the windows you think you're breaking into are actually doors into another map section with no warnings, which lead to a load screen to go through and another to get back. A fast travel system or even a map with icons explaining what leads where would've increased my rating by at least 2 points. I'm not a huge stealth game fan, I played this because it looks like Dishonored, which I loved, but is nothing like it. If you don't like sitting in shadows for what seems like eternity and doing everything possible to avoid being seen this isn't the game for you. All of my maps except 1 were listed as me finishing as a Predator because I preferred to just knock people out when I got impatient. Overall not a horrible game, but could have been much better.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Thief

posted by SubSonic21 (KINGSLAND, GA) Mar 21, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Being a fan of the Thief series on PC, I anxiously awaited this title on XBOX. Once receiving the game and playing, however, I was a little disappointed. The designers could have done so much more!

Make no mistake, I did enjoy the game title but the missions seem very repetitive. The graphics are only mildly improved upon from Looking Glass studios' THIEF on PC from over a decade ago. The AI could use improvement because the NPCs follow a basic route and repeat the same dialogue sequences over and over and....well, you understand.

On the plus side, it is refreshing to build upon the Thief's abilities throughout the course of the game and the use of the objects in addition to the shadows to hide your character.

In short, I would recommend this game as a weekend rental and you will enjoy the challenge, but do not buy because low replay makes the game undesirable to keep.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Turn the HUD off!

posted by Aleksandr (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Mar 7, 2014

Member since May 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'll give this game a 5 for the awesome amount of HUD and game customization alone (something seriously lacking in almost all console games), arguments about the game being easy because HUD elements are invalid because you can simply turn them off and even fine tune them. For example I was able to turn all the usual HUD elements off, even an annoying gleam around loot objects you can pick up; but was able to keep button prompts and object names when i highlight an object on. This is a big deal and would have helped games like Skyrim where i like to play with the HUD off, but is annoying that i can't tell if i'm highlighting something and don't see its name when i pick it up. This kind of customization should be mandatory additions to games of this nature. Add to that custom difficulty settings and you have potential for a great immersive and personal experience.

Now onto the game, is it any good?
Only with a lot of patience, you're going to have a much better experience if you try to ghost your way through it, which in this game is trying not to knock anybody out, and leave the environment untouched (e.g turning the lights off or smashing things for distractions) . This can lead to some very tense and satisfying victory moments throughout the game that will please many stealth genre lovers. The game can get too easy and dull if you just exploit shadow mechanics and knock everyone out to accomplish your goal, which leads me to the next core element, stealing.

The game suffers terribly from a lack of inventory system outside arrow management, THERE IS NONE! Everything you steal is automatically converted to money or collection items, no inventory management whatsoever for a game about stealing objects; which means no tough choices on leaving behind some loot for better loot or weapons (only get a bow and black jack anyway). This seriously hurts the replay value and cuts this down to a RENT.
Skyrim is sadly a better thief game than Thief because of this

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