Published on 25th February 2014 by
Originally Posted by Joey PropanePersonally I discount anything with the words "Square Enix" associated with it. They literally have a gift for ruining whatever they get their hands on... Or maybe i'm just still bitter after SupCom 2.
Originally Posted by XXAOSICXXNo mention of the QTEs? :/
Originally Posted by nightblade628the AI is only shocking until you play Master Thief difficulty; it will literally notice you in places that it never noticed you in before, and is far more sensitive to any signs of un-stealthiness. For the ultimate Thief experience, I suggest playing it on hardest difficulty.
It revolves around Garrett attempting to undo a mistake made in an earlier heist which caused the disappearance of a fellow filcher, while simultaneously saving the city from a mysterious disease called the Gloom, and the misuse by a powerful noble of a recently discovered crystal which gives its owner all the power ever in the history of the universe, or something.
Originally Posted by DraksisHonestly I can't keep quiet about this review, and though I know that these things are subjective (as said before), but there are a few points to be made. I know this sounds a bit ranty, but I seriously feel like the reviewer got a early beta copy compared to what I just played (Steam version FYI - maybe there's a big difference to what was tested)
I played thief 1 - 3 multiple times, and loved every second on them (barring specific mission sections). Thief 4 lives up to all that and then some. I've just finished the whole game, and the review is really misleading, sometimes even wrong. let me give an example:
1.) Mistake? accident, and not by Garrett (misleading)
2.) Fellow Filter? Technically correct, though 'Sister' would have been better, ie: not someone random(and that's not a spoiler, it's hinted at in the prologue with the subtlety of a hammer).
The rest is spoilers for the game as a whole:
3.) Garrett never sets out to save the city from the gloom, only his sister. Saving one leads to the saving of the other, nothing more. Both being affected/caused by the stone.
4.)Not the whole power of the universe, just enough to power the city.
As a whole I get the very distinct 'sour lemon' feel from this review, and this maybe simply over-hype crushing expectations on the game, I did get the same feeling from the Banished review.
Anyway, as said before: this is my personal feelings of the review, so it's not that I'm saying in black and white "it's wrong", but rather that I am SO glad that I didn't read it before I played the game. It would have destroyed the game for me if I had gone into the game with the same overall negative feeling as this review.
Call me a fanboy, or whatever, but my advise: if you enjoyed the others, buy thief 4. If you are really unsure, wait for a sale. But don't believe the review in that the game has changed. It's still 90% the same as Thief 3.
/ranty 2cents ;)
PS: Yes the AI is not good, and was clearly written to give the player a big upper hand.
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