Is this game worth buying?

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#51 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Buy Retro City Rampage instead. Fifteen dollars for all the crazy, retro action your mind can handle!

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#52 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

This review is spot on about this game

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#53 Posted by mordukai (8500 posts) -

@TheDoorman: This game is for all intent and purposes a spiritual successor to the Thief games without all the.. niche...those games had, with some elements from Deus Ex and Bioshock. If you played any of the Thief games before (and liked them) then you'll feel right at home with this one. So far I've clocked 14 hours into the game and I'm only on mission 2. I turned off the objective markers and just explore and have fun.

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Too short

I'm 14 hours in and still only at the second mission. Fact of the matter is that this game is as short or long at you make it out to be. If you only go for your objectives and completely ignore any sort of exploration then you are doing this game a huge disservice. There are a lot of side missions that are actually good and require some skill. There are a ton of books and audio tapes that help flush out the world. There are tons of collectables, A really good array of characters that are quite interesting.

Take my advice and turn off the Objective markers along with UI and see just how immersive this game is.

Could be that this type of game is just not for you.

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#54 Posted by dudeglove (12776 posts) -

Rent it.

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#55 Posted by InternetCrab (1582 posts) -

Yes, yes and yes.

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#56 Posted by lclay (398 posts) -

I'm pretty confused by the massive difference in playtimes that people seem to be getting.

I feel like I've been playing it pretty stealthy, taking things slow trying not to kill anyone; I have been exploring and collecting every rune and have done all the optional side missions but I am pretty sure I'm nearing the end of the game and I am only 5-6 hours in.

I have just been poisoned by my buddies and imprisoned by Daud, working on retrieving my gear.

Unless there is a whole lot more game after this I don't understand how people are getting 15-20 hour playtimes.

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#57 Posted by ShaggE (8483 posts) -

@lclay: There's no way you've exhausted all of the content/went full stealth in 5-6 hours. Is your clock broken? I just can't figure out how that's possible.

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#58 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

It's the game the guys from the Bioshock Infinite team looked at and said 'fuck - our game is crap compared to this' whilst staring at the tech demo. It's a good game.

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#59 Posted by lclay (398 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@lclay: There's no way you've exhausted all of the content/went full stealth in 5-6 hours. Is your clock broken? I just can't figure out how that's possible.

Oh hahaha, just reset steam and now it is 8-9 hours. That seems a lot more consistent, especially as I went with the non-lethal option in the golden cat so it only took me 20 minutes. Gonna have to go back and do that the other way at some point.

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#60 Edited by BoOzak (1844 posts) -

I thought it was alright but it is fairly short i'd say around 10 hours. I prefered Deus Ex though, mainly because combat is a lot more risky.(as long as you're not playing Invisible War) Also you were rewarded for taking guys out without killing them. The game does try to incentivise you not to kill but there's an ability that basicly renders that void. Still if you're the kind of person who likes to replay games to get different outcomes and you like stealth you should enjoy this.

Does any know if it makes a difference whether you neutralize your targets, even if your chaos is high? or vice versa?
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#61 Posted by BonzoPongo (114 posts) -

Took me 13 hours, did most of the side stuff. Mechanically the best stealth game I have played. I'm half way through snake eater 3ds, and after playing this I don't think I can go back.

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