Is there any reason to look forward to the new Thief?

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#1 Edited by Pffrbt (6595 posts) -

Everything I've seen and heard sounds like it's dumbing down everything and missing the point of the series in the first place.


#2 Edited by ristactionjakso (6115 posts) -

Idk, can you kill stuff?

#3 Edited by Boddicker (2984 posts) -

Everything I've heard about it has been bad, then again I've never played a game in the Thief franchise.

Just gonna have to wait and see. I'm not holding breath though.

#4 Posted by Planeforger (16059 posts) -

I suppose if you're new to the series, you might think that playing as a magical ninja sounds pretty cool?

#5 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

I think it looks pretty great. I never played any of the other thief games, so I don't have to worry about it not holding up to previous entries.

A good reason to look forward to it for new console owners is that it's like the first game release since launch.

#6 Posted by ShangTsung7 (250 posts) -

not sure, i've never played the other games, i will probably buy it just cause its a sp game since those are becoming so rare and its supposed to share the same play style as Dishonored so thats something.

#7 Edited by firefox59 (4469 posts) -

The gameplay demos I've seen make the game look boring. There was some info released a couple days ago though that you will be able to change the settings to make the game much like the original games (more difficult and what not.)

#8 Edited by Korvus (6160 posts) -

Like others said, I've never played any of the previous ones so less chances of being disappointed (since I won't be able to compare) but the dumbing down seems to be a given in any franchise at this point. Either way, I'm just expecting a game that'll keep me busy for an afternoon or 2 and them throw it to the pile and never play it again.

#9 Edited by MirkoS77 (8003 posts) -

I'm getting it. EVERY single criticism I've read is in relation to the originals. By that metric, nearly everything in existence sucks not due to faults from its own merits, but instead because it doesn't compare well to others.

I'll enjoy it for what it is, not for what it's not. The videos look promising and Deus Ex was decent so I have faith that this will at least be average. My need for a decent stealth-focused experience has gone on unsatiated for far too long.

Plus, I think it's important to show that demand for this genre is there and healthy.

#10 Posted by Sushiglutton (5424 posts) -

Would you mind to give some more concrete exampes of what you mean by that the new Thief is "dumbing down everything"?

#11 Edited by sukraj (23655 posts) -

To be honest I'm not much of a stealth gamer.

#12 Posted by Planeforger (16059 posts) -

For what it's worth, I can pre-order it from my local place for $28 (and that's in Australia!), so I might give it a shot anyway.

If it's a quarter the game the original Thief was, then it'll be still be good to play through. If it's terrible, then at least I'll be able to comprehensively articulate why it's terrible. Perhaps the worst thing it could be is completely dull...but hey, at that price, it might be worth the risk.