posted by T3Mortician (LEES SUMMIT, MO) Oct 21, 2014
Member since Oct 2014
Overview: Eidos Montreal obviously approached this title with reverence, taking great care to craft a beautiful, dark, gothic world. The only problem, the mechanics aren't fun, and everything, including the plot and art design, is derivative of Dishonored.
1: Art Design and Sound Design.
I found myself wanting to invest more in the world, walk slowly through each shadow and study each locale. Wonderful lighting makes the city feel real, dingy, and medieval. Buildings lean into the streets, adding claustrophobia to the other sensations. Unfortunately, as we will see in the "Bad" section, the more you observe the thinner everything becomes.
1: Reused Digital Assets
That moment when you realize every house, home, brothel, and tavern, have the same 3 naked lady paintings. Hmmm....
The mechanics are clunky, not fun, and don't make you feel like the master thief you are supposed to be. Apparently, master thieves use "quick time" to open all windows, locks, doors...etc. Oh...and you can't jump. CAN'T JUMP. This master thief has polio, apparently.
The story, art style, "costumes", quite literally everything, looks exactly like Dishonored. But, whereas Dishonored was fun, empowering, and had an original-ish plot line, everything in thief feels forced and half baked. You will have to see the art style for yourself, but here are the outlines of the plot. Bare in mind, I didn't finish thief, it wasn't worth my time. To be charitable, perhaps the plot gets more interesting.
You are an elite tough guy (queens personal guard/master thief) who gets knocked unconscious trying to save my charge (queen/female thief) only to wake up to discover supernatural powers and that you have to save your city from the political machinations of its leaders who are profiting from a mysterious plague that is turning people into zombie type crazies. Oh...and it's gothic victorian steam punk.
Modestly interested in game so I literally was open minded when I bought game. Here are the problems in short:
1) Navigating through city is a nightmare with all those windows. Its like a maze. You can never get familiar.
2) Story line is weak and predictable.
3) Too easy to stack loot and build character up fast.
4) Feels like an assassins creed sequel - cool the first time, but not the 5th+ time
Yeah tried the game because I love the stealth genre. The idea of being a thief seemed like a lot of fun. But you get the exact opposite. You're running around on linear paths knocking out slow minded A.I. Everything's either too easy or just plain stupid.
The game's storyline was awful, along with the voice acting. Nothing made sense and it's incredibly difficult to like ANY of the characters. Like I said this game was so bad I actually fell asleep while playing.