Why isn't Thief hyped? Unaware console gamers?

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#1 Edited by Thunder7151 (304 posts) -

The new "Thief" remake looks like a very high quality game, better than Assassin's Creed IV or MGS 4. The Thief series is well known in the PC gaming community as one of the best stealth games series of all time. However, on Gamespot, it is hardly mentioned by console gamers.

This is another case of an incredible game being overlooked because of lack of advertising and hype.

Opinions?

#2 Posted by FLOPPAGE_50 (770 posts) -

Casuals don't know it (all of console gamers)

#3 Edited by Joedgabe (5087 posts) -

Because most people remain skeptical as to how the game will turn out in the end. It does look like a game to "wait and see how it turns out" before hyping it.

#4 Edited by Pffrbt (6313 posts) -

Because it sounds like a collection of everything terrible about modern mainstream gaming.

#5 Posted by AutoPilotOn (7886 posts) -

I enjoyed thief on PC years ago. I might give this a try depending on how it turns out

#6 Posted by clyde46 (43269 posts) -

The new one looks like crap.

#7 Posted by paulie69 (373 posts) -

I absolutely adore the Thief series on PC but this looks and sounds like teenager instant gratification trash to me....

#8 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5393 posts) -

I'm looking forward to it.

#9 Posted by MrYaotubo (2491 posts) -

Because it looks anything but a Thief game and most of the stuff shown so far looks terrible.

#10 Edited by k2theswiss (16585 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

Because it sounds like a collection of everything terrible about modern mainstream gaming.

being really thought don't work.... someone should show them darks souls.

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Anyways I never played a thief game on pc and the game doesn't really look all that fun from the videos i seen. I would hope it plays better then what it looks.

#11 Edited by jake44 (1889 posts) -

Why not start a hype thread?

#12 Edited by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

Because it doesn't look very good?

#13 Posted by johnd13 (7783 posts) -

I haven't played the older Thief games so I can't judge its correlation with them but generally from what I've seen, the game looks a little boring.

When Dishonored was announced(a game very similar to Thief in some aspects) I was all hyped for the atmosphere and the stealth aspect of the game. So far I haven't felt the same with Thief. I'm still interested in seeing more content and footage but I haven't got any high expectations to be honest.

#14 Edited by VanDammFan (4210 posts) -

Because it doesn't look very good?

NOOOO...it cant be that..the obvious answer is, because console casuals know nothing of true art and games and only flock towards COD..duhh...thats what the TC and a couple others are going for..might as well play along..lol

#15 Posted by Thunder7151 (304 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

Because it sounds like a collection of everything terrible about modern mainstream gaming.

Obviously you have no clue as to the epicness of Thief games. Another case of the clueless console gamer.

If console gamers were aware just how great the Thief series of games are, they would be hyping this game to no end.

Anyways, if the new console version of Thief scores high on Metacritic, then maybe there will be more future awareness of the series by console gamers. Not that online reviews mean anything anyways, but at least they will get the word out there.

#16 Posted by PannicAtack (20837 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

Because it sounds like a collection of everything terrible about modern mainstream gaming.

It's funny because a lot of that is kind of crap.

Like saying that they're changing it from a Medieval to a Victorian setting despite the fact that the originals had a heavy Victorian aesthetic.

And the point about how it "completely does away with the magical elements of the series" is a bald-faced lie.

If you're gonna criticize it, you could at least be honest.

#17 Posted by jg4xchamp (46554 posts) -

Because it hasn't shown anything of promise. Every bit of footage on that game has kind of been meh looking.

#18 Edited by Gaming-Planet (13685 posts) -

They decided to have QTE and that doesn't sound too good to start development. It'll be another Ryse.

#19 Posted by PannicAtack (20837 posts) -

They decided to have QTE and that doesn't sound too good to start development. It'll be another Ryse.

The QTE have been removed. As for what was there anyway, comparing it to Ryse is kinda stupid.

#20 Posted by R4gn4r0k (15897 posts) -

I'm looking forward to it.

Same here. But of course, because it's not exactly the same as previous thief games, 'fans' contantly bash it.

They decided to have QTE and that doesn't sound too good to start development. It'll be another Ryse.

Lol, you are making it sound like this whole game is nothing but QTEs. Where do you get this from ?

#21 Posted by bezza2011 (2165 posts) -

Looks rubbish enjoyed the first 2 thiefs, but as some previews seem to suggest its very limited, guards so seems a step backward and honestly it just looks rubbish. Thief was a great game for how hard it was and patients was the key, this just seems like a dumbes down version but we will see

#22 Posted by uninspiredcup (6546 posts) -

It's not Call Of Duty.

#23 Posted by Muffin2020 (527 posts) -

This looks like a terrible game that's been in development hell.

#24 Posted by Pffrbt (6313 posts) -

If you're gonna criticize it, you could at least be honest.

These are all direct quotes from the people making the game.

#25 Posted by Pffrbt (6313 posts) -

Obviously you have no clue as to the epicness of Thief games. Another case of the clueless console gamer.

If console gamers were aware just how great the Thief series of games are, they would be hyping this game to no end.

Obviously you didn't read anything in that image, because the new Thief basically craps on everything that people liked about the series, instead turning it into another bland, generic, terrible mainstream modern gaming garbage.

I'm not not a fan of Thief. I've never played a Thief game. I posted that image because it makes it pretty clear why people aren't hyping this game.

#26 Edited by TheFadeForever (1618 posts) -

@Pffrbt:

Skyrim a stealth game lol

#27 Edited by MadVybz (2797 posts) -

I'm a console gamer and I'm stoked for the new Thief. Stealth as a genre has been dead and is only graced by a few titles each century; other than that it's just a smaller element of a much bigger, more varied project.

While I did like Dishonored it was essentially BioShock with a sword. Thief is going to blow it out of the water, hopefully.

#28 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3626 posts) -

I will undoubtedly be getting this game... however I don't expect it to be as good as the series used to be... to many people want casualization for it to be quite as good in my opinion. If I am proven wrong then that is a win/win situation for me... lol

I like to be surprised... :P

#29 Posted by blamix99 (1501 posts) -

i'll just wait till it comes out

#30 Edited by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

IDK, all I ever see about the game is when PC elitist bitch and moan because it isn't Thief 2.

#31 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10525 posts) -

I'm not expecting much, but I get it for free with the AMD promo bundle, so I'll give it a shot.

#32 Posted by farrell2k (5031 posts) -

Because it is a AA series that we haven't seen anything from since 2004, kind of like the Legacy of Kain series.

#33 Posted by cainetao11 (15601 posts) -

Spare me. When it comes out, PC gamers will piss and moan it was consolized. Game looks well made, but I don't get into first person stealth for some reason.

#34 Posted by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

Spare me. When it comes out, PC gamers will piss and moan it was consolized. Game looks well made, but I don't get into first person stealth for some reason.

Sadly, you are right. I already see it.

#35 Posted by Jagged3dge (3895 posts) -

Going with the wait and see approach. Nothing I've seen says $60 day 1

#36 Edited by PannicAtack (20837 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

@PannicAtack said:

If you're gonna criticize it, you could at least be honest.

These are all direct quotes from the people making the game.

Not all of them, actually. A fair number of them are conjecture, which as I have pointed out is either flat-out false or indicates a rather tinted memory of the originals; apparently people like the zombie/monsters levels in Thief 1 now.

Also, out-of-context quotes from people who don't speak very good English. Totally, man.

Might wanna fact-check next time. Or at least acknowledge when you've been corrected.

#37 Posted by Pffrbt (6313 posts) -

Not all of them, actually. A fair number of them are conjecture, which as I have pointed out is either flat-out false or indicates a rather tinted memory of the originals; apparently people like the zombie/monsters levels in Thief 1 now.

Also, out-of-context quotes from people who don't speak very good English. Totally, man.

Might wanna fact-check next time. Or at least acknowledge when you've been corrected.

You corrected like two cosmetic things and then left every other awful sounding thing as is. I'm not going to fact check information on a game I don't give a shit about.

#39 Edited by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Most PC exclusives have some trouble on consoles, they have much stronger competition going up against a console's library. But i think Thief will do ok, there's not alot coming out for these next gen consoles and it will get attention. Deus Ex:Human Revolution was critically and commercially successful, i dont see why this game wont be as well.

#40 Posted by Ballroompirate (21436 posts) -

1. It doesn't really look good

2. First Person stealth games suck aka I'm not a fan of them

#41 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3203 posts) -

Never heard of it. Sounds like something SNIPER would love.

#42 Posted by treedoor (7478 posts) -

This will be Princess's GOAT.

#43 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3203 posts) -

@treedoor said:

This will be Princess's GOAT.

It can't beat DOA Xtreme 2.

#44 Edited by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

Because it only ever looked mildly interesting? And the only reason its gets any hype beyond that is PC elitists yelling up all their nostalgia for the original games?

#45 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Because during development they over hauled it and changed it a lot. Not something that bodes well for any game. Not to mention they have shown nothing promising at all. And it pretty much looks like a rip off of dishonored which is already a terrific game. When you spend a year talking about your game but not actually saying anything about it then that tends to not get gamers excited.

No one is hyping it, console gamers or PC gamers because no one really cares.

#46 Edited by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -

its an old pc franchise no gameplay footage

#47 Edited by blangenakker (2031 posts) -

All the previews I've read give off a "its been riddled with modern gaming elements and not being something different"

#48 Posted by DonnaTroy (232 posts) -

thief is a pretty terrible series. Even herms have admitted this. the last one was so broken you couldn't get past the first 5 minutes

#49 Edited by VanDammFan (4210 posts) -

@Gargus said:

Because during development they over hauled it and changed it a lot. Not something that bodes well for any game. Not to mention they have shown nothing promising at all. And it pretty much looks like a rip off of dishonored which is already a terrific game. When you spend a year talking about your game but not actually saying anything about it then that tends to not get gamers excited.

No one is hyping it, console gamers or PC gamers because no one really cares.

I would have to say..pretty much THIS

#50 Posted by Heil68 (42461 posts) -

I played the PC games and loved them, I'm very aware, I'm afraid they wont stick to the true roots of the game, guess we'll see.