Conclusion: En dépit de son approche intéressante, Thief dispose de plusieurs défauts plutôt gênants, tant en terme de gameplay qu'au niveau de son scénario. Pourtant, les développeurs ont essayé de diversifier la progression en proposant des flashback / rêves de Garrett qui n'ont finalement peu de sens et qui assurent d'agrémenter le flou autour de la véritable trame scénaristique.
Pros: L'infiltration, La direction artistique globalement bonne, Durée de vie correcte
Cons: Manque d'optimisation graphique, Problèmes de son, Level design trop dirigiste, Scénario très mal ficelé, Trop de temps de chargement, IA trop souvent décevante
Hard stealth game stars thieving antihero on a dark journey.
Common Sense Media
12 February 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that Thief is a stealth-action game with some very mature themes. Players take on the role of a skilled and unapologetic thief who doesn't care whom he steals from. The act of thieving is made to seem exciting and alluring and serves as the core of the game. Violence is relatively rare but can be vicious and sensationalized when it does occur.
Excerpt: Admittedly, The Raven has flown under my radar entirely. See what I did there? It's a bird joke. Anyway, the game has existed on PC and XBox 360 for a while, but has just found its way over to Playstation 3. Having heard nothing whatsoever about the game, and with only the subtitle "Legacy of a Master Thief" to build any sort of expectations, I came into this game with an entirely blank slate.
Summary: From the creators of 'The Book of Unwritten Tales,' comes 'The Raven - Legacy of the Master Thief.' Kings Art Games has combined the three episodes of their Agatha Christie-inspired adventure game into one release for the PS3. Though the subject and design hearken back a ways, the game has been built on the ever-popular Unity engine. Now it is time to step into the age of the detective and investigate the investigation.
Conclusion: The game is pretty simple as none of the puzzles or clues will ever get you stuck and if they do, there’s your notebook to look through as well as a hint system that will help you. You will like the story and that will help move you through the game and past the sucky controls because you will be interested in finding out whether it was The Raven or a simply copycat committing these crimes.
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Chapter III: A Murder of Ravens
5 December 2013
Conclusion: A Murder of Ravens saves The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief from going down in flames, but its narrative repetition and technical defects make for a turbulent ride. It takes roughly three hours to complete, and falls solidly between the excellence of the first chapter and the feebleness of the second. Still, A Murder of Ravens is worth your time if you're already invested in the story and want to see it resolved. Beyond that, its entertainment value is unexceptional.
Pros: Skillful writing and acting, Nice musical score
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Chapter II: Ancestry of Lies
4 October 2013
Conclusion: Without question, The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, Chapter 2: Ancestry of Lies is a complete disappointment. After such an exciting start, King Art allows the series to slide into mediocrity by subjecting us to illogical gimmickry and by replacing its hero with someone I couldn’t really care about. The chapter isn't all bad; it does raise some interesting questions and it looks and sounds pretty good.
Pros: Interesting setting, Strong voice acting
Cons: Lackluster hero, Poorly realized puzzles, Too-short playing time
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Chapter I: The Eye of the Sphinx
30 July 2013
Conclusion: The Eye of the Sphinx is a fantastic first chapter in what will eventually become a three part series. At roughly three hours, it presents a fully realized, well-paced story arc with multiple peaks and valleys that does what many episodic games fail to do – wrap things up while leaving the door open for subsequent chapters.
Pros: Complex story, Eccentric characters, Practical, tense puzzles, Exceptional art