Biggest_looser why are you even comparing this game to the original Thief? I know you're a big Thief fan but I'm probably just as big, If you wan't to play a game like Thief then there are various really good mods out there.Sure I would love to play a game like Thief 1 with modern graphics but that's just not gonna happen.
A game like T1 would not sell well, In this day and age Devs can't afford to risk making a game that would not sell! a big budget game needs to be marketed and made in a certain way. I find it sad the fact that we finally got a thief game after a decade and you won't be able to enjoy it for what it is because you'll simple just compare it to Thief 1. This game should not be compared to the original Thief at all.
Also you scored Thief 3 a 9.5 despite it being a very different game from the original two, looks like the changes didn't really bother you but now you seem to get p*ssed at every small change they are announcing to the new game.
I have faith in Eidos Montreal they didn't disappointing with HR.
But how do you know it won't sell well? Have you done your research? Have people told you they wouldn't buy it?
Look at these Youtube videos. People are angry that they are making big changes because they want the old style of the series retained.
They didn't need to make a big budget game. That decision is their own fault in deciding to put huge emphasis on the graphics.
Try watching Danny play through Thief 1 here on Gamespot - the guy is rivetted by the game, despite how old the graphics are. It was amazing seeing someone sit down and play it and just be absorbed by the "old" game play. This one didn't need a huge engine overhaul.
Saying this shouldn't be compared to Thief 1 is absolutely ridiculous. Why? Because they've chosen to market this as another Thief game to fans. They could easily, easily have called it something else and written a new character, instead of clinging onto a classic one and spoiling the legacy.
Since you insisted on going through my scores, I rated Thief: DS 9.5 because its a brilliant game. Yes, it makes some changes but it is still very much a Thief game. They didn't try to turn it into a stealth-action hybrid. It knows exactly what it is.
HR was an overrated game that was only praised because it was only half the disaster that Invisible War was. I wish people would stop clinging to that for hope.