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Submitted by ICC_06 133d ago | opinion piece

5 Stupid things that happened in Thief’s first hour

James O'Connor of MMGN: I have played through the first three missions, which really was enough for me, I think, and I came away with a few anecdotes. Don’t take this as an indictment on the full game, although I heavily suspect that it stays stupid, and bad, and irritating and ugly and dull. (PC, PS3, PS4, Thief, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Iltapalanyymi  +   133d ago
everything. this is a spit in the face for thief fans. also the main character is 2edgy4u
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vishmarx  +   133d ago
i dont see why even a non fan would like it though....
poor stealth check,bad story check,poor level design check,terrible combat(forced too)check.
dekke  +   133d ago
and poor gameplay i didnt like it at all :/
starchild  +   133d ago
I am a long-time Thief fan and I really like the new game. I've also talked to lots of people on different forums that enjoy it as well. It's a damn good stealth game. Stealth isn't for everyone though. I think a lot of people are looking for more of an action game.

Reviews have been mixed. Here are some of the 8s and 9s that the game has received:
9s
http://xboxoz360.wordpress....
http://slumz.boxden.com/f13...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

8.5
http://gamingtrend.com/revi...
http://www.thegameheadz.com...

8.2
http://gamehaunt.com/thief-...

8s
http://www.cgmagonline.com/...
http://bgr.com/2014/02/24/t...
http://home.bt.com/entertai...
http://www.dualshockers.com...
http://www.gamesinasia.com/...
vishmarx  +   133d ago
"Stealth isn't for everyone though".
is that so?
so youre saying that the only reason a majority of people dont like this game is because theyre idiots and the game isnt meant for them.
only elites like you truely understand stealth game
starchild  +   133d ago
Poor stealth? Hell no. It has some of the best stealth mechanics in the genre.

Bad story? Nope. I liked it for the most part and it kept me interested.

Poor level design? No. I never found the level design frustrating. It looked great and provided ample opportunities for stealth and tackling objectives by different routes.

Terrible combat? This one is hilarious. The game doesn't have "combat". You are supposed to avoid direct confrontation. And if you do try to fight a guard the movements of the blackjack strikes are perfectly fine for a thief (not a warrior). It works the way it is supposed to. And it sure as hell isn't forced. You can beat the whole game without killing or fighting a single guard. I don't know what game you played.
-Foxtrot  +   133d ago
Starchild..I've never seen this much defending for a a game

Let it go man
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madara0sama  +   133d ago
I gotta agree. The main character was 2edgy4me.
Roccetarius  +   133d ago
@-Foxtrot, i didn't want to point it out myself, but Starchild really does go to the edge of defense. It's obvious that this game was hit by development hell, because it shows in the overall design of the game.
-Foxtrot  +   133d ago
Exactly...why make excuses when the dev has done such a crap job

Your praising failure
mantisimo  +   133d ago
Maybe star child is a Dev!!! :-0
starchild  +   132d ago
You're unbelievable, Foxtrot.

Why is it ok for people to come and express negative opinions of the game, but not ok if someone expresses positive opinions of it?

I made it clear that I like the game and don't think it is a failure, and also posted links to quite a few reviewers who thought the game was great, yet you have the audacity to ask why am I making excuses for a crappy game and "praising failure". In what universe does that make sense? Obviously I don't think it is a failure, duh.

And there are others who have agreed with my comments and some who have even commented here who clearly like the game as well, so quit pretending that your opinion is somehow a given that everyone must accept.

It doesn't surprise me that you would have this attitude. You seem to be perpetually negative about almost everything. Most of the time I see you comment you are attacking something or making negative comments about something. I've even seen other people comment on how negative you are about everything.

If you have actually played this game and don't like it, that's fine. You're free to express your dislike, but don't try to marginalize or attack those that do like it.
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dcj0524  +   132d ago
Seriously? I hate Call of Duty but i don't call out my friends saying they play a absoloute failure. Just disagree with him and provide a counter argument explaining to him that personally for you it's a failure because of X,Y and Z. If it was Rambo it would be no debate it sucks. If it was the last of us no debate its awesome, but in mixed reception games like these it's a free for all debate on wether it suck a fat banana or it's the second coming of jesus.
-Foxtrot  +   132d ago
It's fine to express opinions but to constantly defend it with poor excuses which you've only said to defend it....that's taking it to far.

You keep posting your cheery picked review scores for the game which is really sad aswell. Making it look like it's the solid truth that this game is awesome when it's not.
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iistuii  +   132d ago
Praising failure, development hell ? It's not a failure to everyone. Have you people actually sat & played it or just reading what some people don't like about it.
curse69  +   132d ago
so the guy likes the game so what.when you like something you defend it, people are just repeating what they hear "ign says it sucks,i only play games that get 10's" blah blah.if anyone gets this because "lul im good at teh dishonored/skyrim" then this game isn't for you..same old story, i for one like sneaky games even though i suck at this one and i stand by it...
Mexxan  +   133d ago
I've got to agree. This is one very rough, disjointed and badly acted game. They couldn't event get the sound mix right. I'll be trading it in tomorrow.
Wni0  +   133d ago
Are you sure you arent talking about Skyrims first hour?
SITH  +   133d ago
Glad I rented this game on gamefly. I got it Wednesday (hump day) and have not played it since.
RexLex  +   132d ago
I frigging love this game!

It is exactly like Theif is supposed to be,..
Looks gorgeous, missions and levels are incredibly designed and long (with tons of secrets) and gameplay flows well. It is way better than 3 and maybe even metal age.

People that diss it ,..
A.) haven't played it or B.)just don't get it and don't know the allure of Thief series.

Go play 3 and tell me this game is worse.

Yes there are few glitches here and there with sound cues, or stutters when loading a bigger zone ,..but that will be patched.

The game is great !
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iistuii  +   132d ago
Another thief fan here. I'm on the third mission & have enjoyed every aspect of it. Poor combat made me laugh, you have to keep out off trouble, that's the idea. If you come up against a soldier with a sword run, you've got a bloody stick to fight him with, it's a stealth game. I'm not defending it because I bought it, it's just I can't understand the stupid reasons people give for it being poor when it's simply not poor at all. Everyone's different view I suppose, but as an original thief fan I'm more than happy with this one.
dcj0524  +   132d ago
I have yet to play this game but if it's anything like Chaos Theory's op enemies that'll blast you across the room if you're feeling ramboish then i'm ALL for it.
PurpatraitorMGS  +   132d ago
Well.. The REAL stealth game comes out in March.
pupa  +   132d ago
This title just dropped down to the bottom of my list to be acquired when it's for free on PS+

Thanks Starchild for making up my mind!

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