posted by SlaughterFox13 (SACRAMENTO, CA) Apr 18, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
The game was a mess. Jittery cut scenes, awkward animations, confusing menus, and forgetful controls. I mostly spent my time trying to remember most of the controls they would throw in your face and never went over again. With Thief, you steal (obviously) and you need to wonder around cities looking for... You guessed it, something else to steal. Sounds boring? That's because it IS boring. Boring characters, boring story and most of all boring gameplay. Also, what's up with all the hand-shots in this game? Cool! Some hands, I have those too. The game, however, looked amazing! Beautiful settings. (If the game would actually care to explain the setting) All being said, it felt like the game was broken and unfinished. Never even had the urge to finish the game, sadly.
Thief is a pretty good action/adventure game. As an adult gamer, I found it to be pretty entertaining & appropriately challenging. It's not perfect, but not terrible either. If you liked the other Thief games & ones like Dishonored etc., then you may like this as well. Then environment is great. The missions are pretty good. The gameplay is fun. I'm not the biggest stealth fan, but I found the stealth elements challenging & fun- not impossible as in some games. There are some downsides as you can't climb everything, and I wish there were more houses/rooms to break into to steal things. Overall, I'd definitely recommend it- but I'd try to get it cheaper than retail- which I try to do for every game!
posted by Ravynheart (LOUISVILLE, KY) Apr 14, 2014
Member since Oct 2006
I hate having to write a review this bad, about a game I had such high hopes for. Any fans of it's predecessor, Thief: Deadly Shadows, will be sickened by this game.
The overall gameplay, is terrible. The story is, lacking. The graphics are, ok. The controls are clunky. The game itself is also quite glitchy. The map is infuriating.
The storyline, from what little I understand, makes little to no sense, from day 1. The ending, well, I still don't understand it, weeks after beating the game.
The controls, just were not thought out well. Using the touch pad on the PS4, which is highly sensitive, to change between many different items, just, doesn't work. I found myself fighting with the touch pad to get the item I wanted, which took me out of the game because it took so long each time. Quite often just a tiny shift on the thumbstick would cause Garret to jump off the roof to one side, instead of clearing the railing in front of him.
The map is the worst I have ever seen in any game, EVER. It will show you that your objective it two stories above you. But will not show that you need to backtrack 3 screens in one direction to get to the only entrance in the back of your objective. Sometimes it will mark the location of a storyline item, and said item will not be even remotely close to the marker.
The glitches in the game are maddening. Game-ending glitches. I've had a ladder glitch so that I was doing the animation to climb, yet going nowhere, completely stuck at the bottom. I've also had a storyline mission glitch where 3 ropes were supposed to be hanging for me to escape on, yet none were there. I had to completely shut the game off and redo the mission before they showed up for me.
Sadly, I wish they had simply ported the previous Thief to the next gen consoles. It would have been extremely more entertaining.
Save your money, and your time. Pass this one up completely.