Summary: Thief is simply not a good game. Rather, it should be a good game, but it ruins itself multiple times over with an outright unlikable character, poor gameplay, multiple bugs, and repetitive designs. The result is a game that is uninteresting and forgettable.
Conclusion: Those who are playing it first time can see why the series made its mark in video game history. Because I had so much fun with it, I would like to give the game four stars. However, comparing it to Deus Ex: Human Revolution reminds us that it could have been much better.
Conclusion: Tiny Thief is an overall very well put together mesh of minimalist narrative and adventure-infused puzzle-solving gameplay. I started thinking "great, another casual puzzle mobile port" but I soon discovered more than just endlessly recycled mechanics and cutesy graphics under its hood.
Pros: + feels like an adventure, + cute graphics, + varied gameplay
Conclusion: Eidos Montreal had the huge task of bringing back the Deus Ex series with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They did wonders with that game by being faithful to the original game. For their follow-up, the team has another tough assignment by rebooting another cherished franchise, Thief.
Excerpt: It’s fair to say that Thief won’t be for everyone but for those who remembered the first time the game appeared on our screens, few who played will ever forget the magic that it bestowed upon us.
Conclusion: Thief by Eidos Montreal and Square Enix is a mediocre game at best. While The City looks fantastic and the game play, at times, makes you feel like a master thief, ultimately the story and character design just isn’t enough to make me care enough about this reboot.
Summary: Thief is a reinvention of a classic franchise that allows players to take on the role of Garrett, THE master thief. When the city that created and defines him is threatened, Garrett must step from the shadows and uncover the truth before his world is torn apart forever.
Conclusion: Thief does many things right. The gameplay is great for the most part, Garrett is his same wonderful self, it looks wonderful, the AI often works well, and the range of customization options is amazing.
Excerpt: Thief is a game of unfulfilled potential. The central experience present here is solid, and there are a number of exciting side missions which best demonstrate the game’s mechanics, but everything else is lackluster at best.
Summary: It’s a testament to the brilliance of Thief ‘s core gameplay that it’s able to be extremely entertaining despite the unbelievable litany of flaws, bugs, and flubs that otherwise plague its design.