Conclusion: It's nowhere near close enough to pull a Mario fanbase and call it a clone (no offense to any Mario fans out there), but the similarities are glaring. All that aside, Thief is an entertaining experience. I'd say buy it if you can find it for $35 or less. Or rent it. But don't pass it by.
Excerpt: In 1998, and when other developers were still chasing the dream of creating the next DOOM or Quake, Looking Glass Studios and a team of videogame literati continued its streak of providing good, interesting alternatives to heavy action shooters with the original Thief, a first-person sneak ‘em up...
Excerpt: The original Thief franchise didn’t have much of a presence on home consoles – barring an original Xbox release of Deadly Shadows, it didn’t have any. In the decade since then, stealth has become a far more mainstream genre and gamers as a whole are more willing to try something new.
Conclusion: There’s not much to like about the characters either. It’s just one cliché after another when it comes to both the narrative and the gameplay. For a game done by Eidos Montreal, we feel there’s so much players have a right to expect.
Pros: An atmospheric sneaker with some reminiscence for fans of the Thief series;
Cons: Exasperatingly repetitive at times, from the makers of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, this is an overall disappointment.
Conclusion: Despite its slow and dreary start, Thief builds to deliver an experience that most stealth fans will lap up. However, most Thief fans will mourn the loss of the reboot’s freedom and choice.
Conclusion: Thief has some strong stealth mechanics going for it, and getting away unseen with a big haul of loot can be an enormous challenge, but doesn’t always put that to good use. Between the hit-or-miss missions is an extremely annoying city hub map and a weak story full of bland characters, and Garrett...
Pros: Challenging stealth, Swoop ability, Some good scenarios
Excerpt: Plundering the past is always a risky move. You’ll rarely find an audience who doesn’t wax lyrical about past gaming glories and clamour for a modern remake, but that same audience tends to take a lot more convincing to actually part with their money.
Excerpt: It's been nearly 10 years since Thief: Deadly Shadows released for Microsoft Windows and the original Xbox. It was in fact the only instalment of the franchise to appear on a console, as both Thief: The Dark Project and Thief II: The Metal Age were PC exclusives.
Pros: A massive, beautiful and dark world that will challenge you to discover all of its secrets., Plenty of collectibles that will test both patience and problem solving skills., Chapters that allow for various approaches, increasing the replay value.
Cons: Players who prefer a loud, violent approach to games won't find much value., Minor conflicts with the control scheme can pull you out of the story and back to reality., The brightness display settings could be more user friendly.