This is a great game, and really delivers a fun, stealthy entertaining experience. The lighting, shading graphics are amazing. The Captain's mansion level has a great thunderstorm with lightning that jars the room and candlelight shadows. It's definitely a lot of fun sneaking around, stealing stuff, eavesdropping on conversations. As another reviewer complained, yes, there are some AI quirks from time to time, but they definitely do not hurt gameplay. I threw a book over a guy sitting in a chair's head and he didn't notice, but almost 99% of the rest of the time the AI is on your tail. Plus the guards will say funny things like "c'mon out, i can't get you now but someone else will!" etc. While this game may not stay forever on my hard drive like Civilization or Counterstrike, it's a great game and I highly recommend it. It wont stay because its excitement is in sneaking around the FIRST time, etc. Gameplay: Fantastic, very fun, interesting story and enjoyable to play the "Bad guy". Though the other factions are so bad you don't feel guilty. I also tried playing without killing anyone in the Hammer faction for a challenge. Graphics: Amazing. The lighting etc is fantastic, very chilling at times. Sound: Fine, some good background music from time to time. THe guards are entertaining, often one smart, the other dull, arguing back and forth. Value: Very Good.
The stealth genre wasn't much before Looking Glass came along and redefined it with it's seminal game Thief: The Dark Project, a game that is considered among the best ever made. Its sequel, The Metal Age brought a bit m... Read Full Review