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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widdowson91
widdowson91

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.

elben
elben

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.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

this looks terrible..... granted its old but man, were people really this bored in 1998?

Serpent17
Serpent17

The game is good.

The reviewer is an imbecile.

..And a cheater.

Disturbed_88
Disturbed_88

8:28 sounds like Varys the eunych from Game of Thrones...

thermalmotion
thermalmotion

I'm still madly in love with this incredible game.

Konuvis
Konuvis

I really need to get back and finish this game!

thedemon44
thedemon44

Thief was a very well done game. Still one of the most absorbing stealth games of all time.

Dark_December
Dark_December

Great game, lots of fond memories of it. Here's another suggestion for your next ''Random'' Encounter: Tenchu!

cornbredx
cornbredx

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.

Chronologo
Chronologo

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.

pidow
pidow

I've enjoyed those games of yester year, especially Thief series.

BearJew721
BearJew721

Twisted Metal Black for ps2.... btw very nice video as always

BoldoAsesino
BoldoAsesino

@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.

Skrillbak
Skrillbak

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.

Wensea10
Wensea10

It is enjoyable to see this game in action; here are some other interesting games: Deus Ex [2000] and Rage [2011].

puukusa
puukusa

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

already-Born
already-Born

for god sake, how much the Pulse paid Gamespot !!

bfa1509
bfa1509

Its not very random if you are only playing it on the back of the announcement of the new thief?

Duke_51
Duke_51

uhh.. is Danny talking about Barney at 9:40??

tightwad34
tightwad34

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.

SmallMafia
SmallMafia

YES DANNY! Thank you! I've been nagging for this game for ages!

Dudeinator
Dudeinator

This game scared the shit outta my trousers when I played it a long time ago.

MuddVader
MuddVader

I actually really like these videos. Good job at doing something right, Gamespot.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

should have played thief 2. was a way better game


sendintheclownz
sendintheclownz

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?

ogara0c9
ogara0c9

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.

monstachruck
monstachruck

YES!  Another one of my favorites of all time! 

ogara0c9
ogara0c9

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.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

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

zanelli
zanelli moderator

A great one @dannyodwyer! I loved playing that game years ago and I'm really tempted to get it installed right now.

_yuriy_
_yuriy_

Thief 3 was awsome with the open world. I loved how you could make the different factions attack each other

wavelength121
wavelength121

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.

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

I love Random Encounters SO MUCH! Reminds of my days with BABBAGE'S! NOT GameStop... BABBAGE'S!

>=)

Zloth2
Zloth2

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!

nate1222
nate1222

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.

Mademan033
Mademan033

 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.

snike_pk
snike_pk

how can you watch the full random encounter? :P

Jamoid
Jamoid

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.

megthompson3
megthompson3

I definitely forgot how to have fun in Thief

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

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.


check this out 

http://www.thedarkmod.com/main/

Bregzeinkul
Bregzeinkul

I really loved Eidos back in the days.

Play Commandos next Danny!!

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

Danny is such a great gamer, he can handle anything you throw at him, unlike Johnny who's the worst gamer ever!