Feedbackula - Thief Stealth Sourness!
Thief may have made a return, but it's not one to form. Johnny sneaks in to see what you've been saying about the Square Enix stealth 'em up.
by Sarah Lynch on
Believe it or not, the stealth genre isn't dead. It never was. However I can't say the same about the stealth community.
The thing places like IGN and Gamespot fail to understand, is that Thief is a terrific stealth game, but only if you're trying to play it the right way. If you're a real stealth player, you'd play this game without knocking any guard out, and even avoid raising any suspicion. You're playing as Garret, not Sam Fisher or Corvo Attano. The mark of the thief games is to leave everything and everyone untouched.
If you're not a real stealth player, then what the hell are you doing playing this game, let alone review it?
The people that are running around knocking guards out left and right are saying the stealth genre is dead... That's a good joke.
@ehudzilburg I mostly agree, but you still need to have the option of knocking guards out. Due to the simplicity of most games now when something is challenging players just want to Rambo their way through it.
The title tells you everything you need to know about the game. He not a warrior, brawler, or even an assassin, he's a Thief.
Feedfuckup talks more about how many post talk bad about the game is, while most posts actually talk about how good the game is...
(feedfuckup feels fake, like it's just to justifiy the too low score given by GS.......)
it is a proper Stealth game, with some of the best Stealth gameplay (master + customs setting) and atomsphere out there...
in terms of Stealth gameplay, it beats Dishonored (even when playing Dishonred on master with 0 alarms)
sure the games has a few issues, and the story isn't AAA like an Ubisoft game, but it's feels very close to Deadly Shadows epical feeling..; if you understand Stealth games and have patience, you'll like this game (espcecially on the next gen)
and this Feedfuckup, is making Theif look like it's "bad", but it still got a score of 6/10, which isn't bad (but still to low.... 7.5-8.5/10 is more reailistic..)
Johnny is getting back on his feet after some bad Feedbackulas in a row heheh
This one made me laugh quite a bit.. especially by not being able to find out he wasn't singing the Batman theme lol
It sounds like the franchise is taking some steps to get back on track. After being harvested like pigs to slaughter by so many publishers and franchises lately it's nice to see at least one listening to their customers.
@slainta I'm commenting from a PC... Just a shitty HD 7970 over here.
Guess what's WISHFUL thinking mate... anyone taking your site's reviews that seriously, when you give this game the same review score than that RAMBO crap game... Doesnt even matter if its a different reviewer, it's pathetic. Sure Thief wasn't awsome, but its not that bad either, and not even close to how bad that rambo game is. What was it? the graphics are on par? is it the gameplay? or the Rambo AI? LOL
@Damazig Yeah, Rambo! Rambo rambo, rambo rambo rambo; rambo rambo. Also rambo.
There is something very, very wrong with this episode. I can't quite put in words, but something is just not right.
Who the hell is saying stealth is finished? Sure, if MGSV turns out to be crap, which I doubt, then you can maybe start panicking. But until then, the jury is out. Out waiting for Kojima, the King of Stealth
@Darri LMFAO! MGS and Stealth.
@Darri Pure stealth (Thief) is endangered and action stealth has the ability to go loud.
MG while sprites, is the first game in memory with dedicated stealth sections.
Hey! My comment made it on here! And I wasn't even trying! Awesome! Thanks to BravoOneActual for alerting me.
The voices were especially funny this week. The show took a hard left turn with a shill for Dishonored though, that game is ridiculously overrated.
I'm playing Thief on PS4 at the moment, and I'm loving it.
Sure, it's a bit unpolished but the stealth gameplay is as good as I was hoping for, and if you want a real challenge that will force you to think through every move then just change the difficulty settings. Really, it's as hard or as easy as you'd like it to be.
As for the bad, the AI is a little rough around the edges at times, I've seen a handful of graphical glitches, the interlocking not-so-open world is rubbish and the map needs a serious re-think, but even so I'm enjoying myself thanks to some occasionally-surprising level design and the excellent sneaking mechanic that makes pulling off a tough steal pretty satisfying.
If you're a hardcore Thief fan, you should probably give it a miss as this reboot doesn't really capture the essence of the old games. If you're not, though, I say give it a go.
i was sad theif 4 failed
frankly afetr playing thief 1 2 3 I just could NOT imagine they could mess it up
but the batman vision bullshit just made my heart fall and I knew the game was fail
You should actually play it. The focus ability isn't that bad, but you can turn it off anyway.
When you turn off focus and several other HUD elements Thief is as hardcore of a stealth game as they come.
I'm loving the hell out of it.
The voices they attach to your comments are hilarious. It's exactly how I imagine your whiny, high-pitched voices sounding. Especially the PC elitists....I mean peasants. You can have your precious PC, I'll take a social life and a girlfriend. Enjoy your Friday and Saturday nights with grandma, you PC elitist peasant bitches!!!....hahahahaha.....wahawahawahawahawaha!!!!!
@aci808 I'd like to swap my girlfriend for a pc... Anyone?
Ohh the poor souls that blame everything that's bad in video games on consoles. It's just such a simplistic view of it all...
@Mudpooch Because, if consoles didn't exist all games would magically be AMAZING!
@BaDMantra Your English needs more English.
Thief invented the stealth genre and now the genre is dying? Sure, because Metal Gear never happened and getting a FoxHound rating doesn't cut it as stealth apparently...
They do pick some funny ones, shame it makes gamers seem only semi-literate with the terrible spelling and grammar
and they only pick seemingly semi-literate, who oppose GS's view of the game...
Or just go away with a few mates and take turns playing the first Metal Gear Solid game without a memory card, whoever gets the furthest without dieing gets free drinks from the other mates in the pub
hopefully this wont be a trending thing for future games. First it was BF4, released half finished and now Thief?
i dont know why you people keep interesed in consoles like ps4 or xbox
just play real pro games like for the apple pippin
that is the real thing, the big leagues
@smooth77 Have been paid to stream the advertisement, but not enough for a review eh? :P