Random Encounter - Thief: The Dark Project
Danny steps into the shoes of Garrett to play Looking Glass Studios' classic Thief: The Dark Project.
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Join us on a nostalgia-fueled journey as we uncover lost gems, take on tough gaming challenges, and wonder if the world needs a pigeon dating sim. Expect irreverence and a healthy dose of frustration. In Random Encounter, every day is a fail day!
Schedule: Wednesdays at 11am PT
Host: Danny O'Dwyer
Thief is one of the finest games I have ever played. Looking Glass Studios was an amazing developer, and in their rather short existence made some of the finest PC games I've ever had the honour of playing.
I really enjoyed your videos and they give a good idea of how great this game is but also the many choices you have to make as you progress. IMO thief GOLD and the Metal Age are the best games ever made. Then comes the original Deus Ex. Only stealth game since Thief that I really enjoyed were the first 3 Splinter Cells but Thief will always be the best. I bought the first 2 games years ago but I have some trouble making them work on my win7 pc so I might just buy those from gog which also have some extras that sound interesting. Thanks again for these great and funny videos. I hope you will make more Thief GOLD videos and I can't wait for the Thief 2 videos.
Great game, lots of fond memories of it. Here's another suggestion for your next ''Random'' Encounter: Tenchu!
Thief was such a fantastic game. I remember being blown away by it at the time.
If nothing else they really nailed the atmosphere. For being a game solely about sneaking, it's actually pretty intense. Something about modern stealth games they don't seem to do as well. That may have to do a lot with stealth games falling out of style and becoming stealth action games now, I don't know. They're cool but they don't have that same level of tension that games like Thief have.
I remember getting it as a birthday gift back in 1999, yeah I was 11 back then, never got past the mines mission. Then a few years later the disk broke. And a couple of years back I found it new and packaged, didn't thought it a second and bought it, and then I could finally finish it. What an awesome game.
@dannyodwyer Oh, man, you actually went and did it! You're so cool, man! Thank you for accepting my suggestion!
Watching this video, and being a Looking Glass Studios fan, I can't help but think how awesome and ahead of their time the guys at LGS were if a game like Thief that's almost 15 years old and was made with (nowadays) obsolete technology still looks awesome and mindblowing and innovative so many years after its release. I can't stop lamenting their closure.
This being the first time I've ever seen Thief in action makes me ask about the technology. Is it some sort of magic powered technology? The Moss Arrows Danny mentioned and the street lamps are confusingly cool.
It is enjoyable to see this game in action; here are some other interesting games: Deus Ex  and Rage .
EXACTLY - I ALREADY SAW THAT PULSE AD, THERE IS NO POINT IN SHOWING IT TO ME AGAIN. AND I ALSO KNOW ABOUT SNAPDRAGON PROCESSOR FOR MOBILES.
I WILL COMMENT IN CAPS EACH TIME I SEE THAT AD. THANK YOU! :D
For those of you who think the best gaming was in the past, watch this. Not saying this game sucks, just shows you how far games have come.
Danny, I've got one for you that may be hard to find, I cant seem to find it anywhere. Would you do a RE on Slave Zero?
For those that are maybe new to the series or haven't visited in a while, check out http://www.thief-thecircle.com/ for links to the fan made expansion (new campaign with new protagonist) and also the extremely satisfying but almost dead COSAS project. Some of the single missions are fun too, but installation is not as straight forward.
So glad to see my GOG version will run great once I get around to it, since I was an idiot and sold my trapezoidal box copy. In spite of the previous sentence, this is my favorite video game series and looking forward to a worthy next installment. Hopefully with rope arrows and larger environments once again.
I liked the first two games in the series. Like, I wasn't a mega fan I just thought they were great pieces of work, but when the 3rd came along I just found it incredibly frustrating. Stifling, cramped, awkward and janky.
Don't know why I couldn't get the hang of it.
Fantastic vid though Danny, you've still got it :D
A great one @dannyodwyer! I loved playing that game years ago and I'm really tempted to get it installed right now.
Thief 3 was awsome with the open world. I loved how you could make the different factions attack each other
The levels in this game are MASSIVE. I remember only having the time and patience to tackle one per evening, they are so huge. Then again I'm one of those guys that has to explore and assassinate absolutely EVERYTHING. The underground crypt missions in particular really sucked me in. Ah, good times.
American TV show with dinosaurs? If you're talking 1970's then I think you mean Land of the Lost (and the people in rubber suits were Sleestacks). Awesome show - at least when you're 8 years old. Grumpy rules. Death to Chakka.
Wow, you got pretty far into the game in two hours, even for just a fast run-through. I bought the game just for nostalgia (and to see if I could still shoot a bow worth a damn) and kept playing for a long time. The polygon count is terrible but the gameplay hooked me all over again!
Seen the Thief games on GOG and have been interested in them. Fortunately, GOG patches all of their stuff to run on current OSes. I may wishlist this puppy.
Anyone wanting to check out this game should head to the Through the
Looking Glass community forums and get the patches there, they will
enable proper DirectX/D3D support, and widescreen.
Loved this game! Pure nostalgia. Inspired many decent stealth games but none of them really nailed the atmosphere like the Thief series did. Third one is great too if people like the look of the gameplay but are put off by the graphics.
best memories ever . hope they realize how important that ambiante background noise was in this game to creating a real sense of being alone.
really loled at the all together now guys SMILE & flapjack quotes TOP GEEZER .
makes me want to re-install 1 & 2 because i still have the retail versions cant bring myself to part with them.
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Danny is such a great gamer, he can handle anything you throw at him, unlike Johnny who's the worst gamer ever!