7/10 a renter. Keeper for stealth/challenge lovers
posted by KRUEGER (COSTA MESA, CA) Feb 26, 2014
Member since Feb 2014
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
While I am still playing the game I am enjoying it!! It is fun to rouge about the city taking out enemy's one by one with an arsenal of deadly arrow tips. controls feel great for the most part until you get really into the game in such situation as running roof top to roof, evading/engaging enemy's. My rather small disappointment is that not all the features I saw in the trailers prior to the release of the game...in-depth lock picking, advanced hand to hand combat, (I feel like a caveman hiding from the people who unthawed me sneaking up behind them and clubbing them) and the blackjack replacing his sword, come on you are telling me a dagger or a pressure blade wasn't in the thought process? instead we get a police baton!? you should at least be able to exchange weapons. I am having fun with it so far thanks to the lvl design and revert back to my 14 year old sense of curiosity in which spending a torturous paranoid self taking a hypothetical hour to scan one room for anything I missed that grew legs and hid from me. I am not griped by however, but in proceeding forth into stale off synced audio tale of Thief the I am only driven by each phase of the game to see what, and where the big score lye's ahead and what I will do to take it.
At start this seemed so cool (the atmosphere and lore), then around chapter 4 it opens up! That usually is a good thing but not for this game! It tricked me! At chapter 4 you can chose side missions or regular missions! I decide to do just that. Three side missions I started to get very confused reading the map. What was three or four exit points started become very convuluded! This I believe is to make a very very small map seem larger! It gets worse! If you want to reply a previous chapter you have to search for the area you started that chapter! More than a few times I was looking for my way back to the merchant and accidently started a previous chapter! This game is exactly as someone said SKYRIM MINUS EVERYTHING BUT STEALING, AND A VERY SMALL AND CONFUSING MAP! Also the stealth attacks are slow and very cave man! Instead of quick fluid movement you clunk people on the back of the head! A sleeper hold would be way more COOL! I sent it back out of pure rage! Remembering were you came from was not enough to get back to resupply! So much potential! If they made a follow up and fixed all these things I would come back!