โพสต์: 31 มกราคม
I played the third Thief (Deadly Shadows) game when it originally came out and despite some flaws in the game, I enjoyed it a lot. I always planned to also play the old Thief games and now in the last few weeks, I've finally come around to playing the first Thief.
Thanks to Mods and Patches from the community the game looks acceptable and it did run flawless on my contemporary Win8 machine.
The great thing about this game is that in most missions, you are relatively free in how to tackle each situation and the overall mission. There are often multiple paths through a level and you have a variety of tools to dispatch enemies or to simply try to get around them undetected. Thief basically invented the stealth genre and it still works well. The enemy AI is quite predictable but this not a flaw in my opinion. It allows you to precisely plan every move and to become an expert at the game - which is the main source of enjoyment. The story is more or less video game standard fare but the presentation is intriguing. It's very dark and foreboding and generates an impressive atmosphere. There is also a lot of humor in the game, especially with the guards and their reactions.
The voice acting deserves a special mention, Garret sounds great but I liked the character Constantine even more. It perfectly fit the game and character.
Some frustrations I had were that sometimes the levels were almost too big, so it could get quite confusing. Especially if your mission involves finding some tiny little side object which sometimes were easy to miss. Before searching for hours, I would reccommend just looking at a guide.
There are three difficulty levels and every level adds more mission objectives which increases replayability. I played on the second level,"hard" and I think this should be the default difficulty because there it gets interesting. On the easier setting you have to just find the main object most of the time while on the higher levels you also have to make it safely back out again which should be mandatory for a thief I think :)