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GF Rating
5.7

800 ratings

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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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GF Rating
4

Weak

what a letdown...

posted by johnnylaw21 (WADSWORTH, OH) Mar 4, 2014

Member since Nov 2012

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

Maybe our standards & expectations are too high for the 360 but the graphics & audio & controls all felt very sub par & very unpolished. It really felt a lot like a beta concept for assassins creed,the original. The voice acting was weak,generic,movements often felt clumsy,it was a lot like an old school game where you run fast collecting coins. There was no big challenge to it & combined with lazy graphics I just can't recommend it. If you want to play something similar but much better executed check out gta5,farcry3,even the new tomb raider is much better. Definitely don't buy this game,there probly is still a small group that might enjoy this game as a weekend rental if you have played everything else.

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GF Rating
7

Good

alright rental

posted by gunznbutta (MECHANICSBURG, PA) Mar 3, 2014

Member since Aug 2012

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

good rental not liked enough to buy. it has the same feel as dishonered so its worth playin once

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