Thief XP mechanic dropped after negative feedback

Eidos Montreal's latest entry into the Thief series has abandoned the XP mechanic it introduced during the game's E3 2013 demo.

The system previously rewarded players with bonuses for performing certain feats, such as killing enemies with a headshot. Many fans of the previous games in the series said such a mechanic did not fit in with a traditionally stealth-orientated title.

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Hellsvacancy3401d ago (Edited 3401d ago )

It's one (of the ten) reasons I hated Hitman Absoltion

If your "supposed" to play stealthy why should you get rewarded?

Pintheshadows3401d ago

Why does everything have to have an XP system these days. Gameplay should speak for itself. If you are satisfied with a headshot for example, that should be enough. I don't need points for it. How old fashioned a concept. I thought we had got past that.

SuperBlur3401d ago

one of the thing that annoy me the most in GTA Online , seeing numbers flying of dead bodies

Lord_Sloth3401d ago


KillrateOmega3401d ago (Edited 3401d ago )

If you're going to bother trying to make a stealth game, then make a stealth game. Don't do some half-baked, 'you can go totally agro if you want to' nonsense. We already have enough of those.

At least, they took out and listed to the feedback. Just please Thief, please stay true to your roots.

dcj05243401d ago

EXACTLY. I'm not a Theif fan but it pisses me off when these "Stealth" games give you the option of just killing everything and be loud as ever. THE WHOLE POINT OF STEALTH is that you're outnumbered and overpowered so you can't engage them directly. Thus you go in it a a stealth mission because its too dangerous to do it any way.

KillrateOmega3401d ago (Edited 3401d ago )


On top of it all, you get these 'stealth' games where not only do they give you the option to totally ignore all stealth, but they also basically make you Neo and, despite being outnumbered, you can take down all your enemies with ease.

Thief 4 will have a combat system for those unfortunate times in which you'll make a mistake and be found, but at least they made the combat system somewhat poor so that going full agro won't be a viable playstyle.

KillrateOmega3401d ago

*they took out the XP mechanic and listened...

Sorry. My original comment had some errors and it was too late to Edit.