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Thief Review. A good immersive stealth experience.

by on February 18, 2015
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Synopsis

Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best-guarded possessions are not safe from his reach.

# of Players

Single-player

Positives

Good stealth
Good Graphics
Immersive

Negatives

Not the best PC port (may differ from Rig to RIg)

Editor Rating
 
Gameplay
B

 
Graphics
A

 
Sound Effects and Music
A+

 
Story
D+

Writer's Score
B+


Bottom Line
 

Thief is a good game with good stealth mechanics, immersive world and amazing graphics. it's deffinitely worth a play but perhaps onn console for the best overall perfomance.

 

Thief (2014)

Thief is a Gothic, stealth, action, adventure game developed by Eidos- Montreal for Current gen consoles, next gen consoles and PC. The general synopsis of the game is you are Garrett, master thief, caught in a Revolution that without his intervention would spell disaster for the citizens of The City.

Menus

Right when you click to launch up the game, an external launch window will come up, this will have a few different options. Besides the obvious play button you’d expect, it has other options such as options to the relevant YouTube channels, technical support, an option called Thief Web which I was to terrified to click on, and the options menu. This external option’s menu is something I’ve noticed in a few more recent games and this allows people to tweak their graphic and visual options prior to actually starting the game. It makes it so those with weaker systems and graphic can edit them before booting the game up. This means the game doesn’t require restarts when you mess with certain settings.
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Once you launch the game, the options menu becomes more in depth with many presets to customize, rebind-able controls, pretty much everything you would expect to find in a Triple A game. So once you’ve got your options sorted, the last thing to do before jumping in is to select a difficulty. This is one way in which this game differs from many other titles; it has a very in depth custom difficulty screen. The way this work’s is you can turn off or on a whole host of different settings to make the game more challenging or more authentic, build on top of this the ability to select the base difficulty and you can make the most immersive stealth experience Thief can offer.
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These options give the game some replay ability and again add to the immersion of being in the shoes of a master thief.

Gameplay

Once in game you’ll notice just how nice the game itself looks, the textures look very smooth and the details are amazing. Playing through the prologue gives you a good idea of how the game works and how the mechanics are put into use. The stealth works very well, it’s not the most realistic such as as long as you’re in a shadow and the enemy isn’t on top of you hiding is easy enough, of course the custom settings make this harder but you can still be invisible if your in a shadow. One thing I did notice is loading times to launch and get into game seems to take a long time, this may be just because of my system but it does mean I was spending an awfully long time waiting for the game to load. Another thing I noticed was lag spikes, now I can run most games on high settings and it rarely drops frames, here though it was happening often even with the graphics not to high it would drop from 60 frames to 2 at random.
Other than though the game is solid.
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Verdict

Thief offers a very immersive experience in a Gothic style open world with plenty of thing’s to do in The City. A kind of hub section that you explore and discover side quests to earn more cash. The game is fun, although in my opinion, I would prefer to play on console as the game would run much better than on my PC build (although this may vary from Rig to Rig).
It’s a good game, although there are other more hardcore stealth games on the market.

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