Posted: April 27
Thief II: The Metal Age was the second first person stealth game I ever played after Thief: The Dark Project and the series really introduced me to genre as a whole, I've been obsessed with it ever since. The game mechanics just work and there is a dark, unique humour and fine attention detail in every aspect of the game making it a perfect example of a time when developers were more concerned with making an enjoyable game for the player over one that would appeal to the masses and therefore sell well. This point is further shown by the fact that the original developer, Looking Glass Studios, went bankrupt after releasing this game, yet this game and it's predecessor are still considered beloved classics while the future games in this series, created individually by Eidos and Square Enix, are widely recognised as terrible and failures and I must say I totally agree. While this game does create a level of nostalgia for me personally, I would still recommend it to anyone even if this weren't the case. A fine of example of a game done well.