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Posted By Keichan

I think I'm going to continue to pretend that Dishonored is Thief 4.

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Edited By SPCTRE

I really liked the original Thief and the second game back on PC.

Looking at this game, I guess I can't say I share the general negativity towards it displayed by the GB dudes. Seems to be a fun, contemporary take on the franchise.

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Edited By Rhodesyuk71

This game looks bad on console,The pc version looks great and plays a lot smoother the xb1 is not power full enough, I bet the 360 would not look much worse

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Posted By StriderNo9

Glad I canceled my preorder in time.

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Posted By hustlerlt

This just looks like a really bad Assassin's Creed.

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Edited By TopCat88

@pj said:

@topcat88 said:

I was watching this thinking, this is very similar to Hitman Absolution. The forced stealth when it is far easier to just run through it and activate the checkpoint. And then I checked, and yes, both from SquareEnix. I'll pass.

Same Publisher, different developers. Thief is made by the Deus Ex Human Revolution people and Hitman is made by the Hitman people. Thief and Hitman have nothing in common except for that the developers of the games have the same parent company.

And it's like saying, "FIFA 14 is pretty much the best sports game ever. It's made by EA, they made NBA Live 14, it must be a great game as well."(it's not, it's pure shit).

I understand its a different team, but there still seems to be similarities between the games. Similar look and design in places. But I barely played Absolution and have only seen the Thief quicklook so I'm not in the best position to judge.

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Posted By Johnny5

Doesn't look too bad actually, from everything I've seen around. Better than I thought it'd be for a thief remake. This looks to do a pretty good job at modernising the franchise but I didn't like the original thiefs that much either really.

Seems like you've gotta be ok with it being a slow and more methodical style of game. The ambient dialogue looks pretty cool. I can see getting bored of the same old settings.

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Posted By tourgen

looks terrible

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Posted By ike7779

Brad: "No, that would be horrible."

Jeff: "That's how Skyrim was."

Vinny: "Yeah."

Brad: "..."

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Posted By PJ

@topcat88 said:

I was watching this thinking, this is very similar to Hitman Absolution. The forced stealth when it is far easier to just run through it and activate the checkpoint. And then I checked, and yes, both from SquareEnix. I'll pass.

Same Publisher, different developers. Thief is made by the Deus Ex Human Revolution people and Hitman is made by the Hitman people. Thief and Hitman have nothing in common except for that the developers of the games have the same parent company.

And it's like saying, "FIFA 14 is pretty much the best sports game ever. It's made by EA, they made NBA Live 14, it must be a great game as well."(it's not, it's pure shit).

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Edited By ch3burashka

i'm Very interested to hear these guys' opinion of this game.

You came to the right place.

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Posted By PatchMaster

Everything about this game just seems antiquated. If it had come out six or seven years ago it would probably have been well received, but it just doesn't hold up by today's standards. Dishonored just outshines it in every way.

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Posted By knightlyknave

Here's what happened to his eye:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYOeHevFUKI

Also a great example of how awesome the cut scenes used to be. It's so terrible that they are using boring old CGI now.

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Edited By RenegadeSaint

Well, it certainly doesn't look great, but it at least seems a little better than they described on the podcast. Maybe I'll pick it up some day when it hits $10.

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Posted By Pezen

Something feels off with that game, feels like the FOV is too narrow. Like someone walking around looking at the world through a 60mm lens or something along those lines. Have to get way too close to objects to interact. Also all the "you're in the dark/you're in the light" effects and frames are really bothering me.

Ah well, still lacking reason to get into this new gen of consoles.

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Posted By Sooty

@sooty said:

@the_nubster said:

@rvone said:

What happened with this game?

Also,

@the_nubster said:

"Throw enough power at it, anything will run."

I disagree. I can run Battlefield 4 maxed out at 60+ FPS, and Splinter Cell Conviction still runs like messy garbage whenever I'm in an outdoors area.

that doesn't contradict the statement about power.

My point is that some games are not optimized very well for certain platforms.

I maxed out Conviction on a now pretty old video card over 2 years ago.

Congratulations. my R9 290 can't do above 30 in open areas.

That's why I stopped buying ATi cards, they are almost always the ones that have pretty bad compatibility issues.

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Posted By The_Nubster

@sooty said:

@the_nubster said:

@rvone said:

What happened with this game?

Also,

@the_nubster said:

"Throw enough power at it, anything will run."

I disagree. I can run Battlefield 4 maxed out at 60+ FPS, and Splinter Cell Conviction still runs like messy garbage whenever I'm in an outdoors area.

that doesn't contradict the statement about power.

My point is that some games are not optimized very well for certain platforms.

I maxed out Conviction on a now pretty old video card over 2 years ago.

Congratulations. my R9 290 can't do above 30 in open areas.

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Posted By Sinusoidal

I think the problem here is, when the first two Thieves came out, the steampunk/industrial/medieval England setting and stealth gameplay itself were relatively novel. Most of us were playing Quake then. Thief games were mind blowing at the time.

In the meantime, stealth games have come out that did what those games did better and "steampunk" has become part of the vernacular. There's nothing original here anymore. They need to try much harder to make a good game out of what they've got.

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Posted By fox01313

Thanks for the QL guys, was waiting on getting this game & will probably get it on a steam sale when it's in the $20 range or less. Curious to see more but definitely not a day1 buy.

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Posted By beeryayghost

@karlpilkington said:
@icantbestopped said:

You guys need to be looking at multiplats on PS4.

Why? Thief is the same on both.

That didn't stop them from using the 360 to do multiplats last gen. PS4 is the multiplat machine this gen.

that makes no sense

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Posted By ICantBeStopped

@icantbestopped said:

You guys need to be looking at multiplats on PS4.

Why? Thief is the same on both.

That didn't stop them from using the 360 to do multiplats last gen. PS4 is the multiplat machine this gen.

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Posted By KarlPilkington

You guys need to be looking at multiplats on PS4.

Why? Thief is the same on both.

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Edited By paulunga

I will never be able to understand people who are talking of game droughts. At any moment in time I have a backlog of at least 30-40 games.

Plus buying games at launch for 60 bucks is pretty stupid. Wait six months, let the price drop, the reviews roll in and the bugs get fixed.

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Posted By ThatOneDudeNick

So I rented this. While I am having some fun with it, it's making me want to reinstall Dishonored (which I enjoyed a lot). It might be a problem when a game that I was looking forward to finally comes out and instead of wanting to complete it, I want to replay a game that I finished two years ago instead.

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Edited By LucidDreams117

Wow this looks like a hot mess. Too bad. This is a game I would have gladly been happy to be wrong about.

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Posted By Sooty

@rvone said:

What happened with this game?

Also,

@the_nubster said:

"Throw enough power at it, anything will run."

I disagree. I can run Battlefield 4 maxed out at 60+ FPS, and Splinter Cell Conviction still runs like messy garbage whenever I'm in an outdoors area.

that doesn't contradict the statement about power.

My point is that some games are not optimized very well for certain platforms.

I maxed out Conviction on a now pretty old video card over 2 years ago.

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Posted By The_Nubster

You guys need to be looking at multiplats on PS4.

If there are significant differences, they look at both platforms.

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Posted By Bombzinski

Wow, no more of those stupid hand-drawn maps? Fuuuck thiiis.

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Posted By ICantBeStopped

You guys need to be looking at multiplats on PS4.

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Posted By GamerGeek360

Looks like I'll be switching that preorder to something else based on the reviews. I'll watch this video and make sure, but it seems likely I'll be switching it.

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Edited By dr_mantas

Hopefully I will at least enjoy this as a fan of stealth games and the old Thiefs.

Doesn't look that terrible.

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Posted By Korolev

I never played the original thief games - but did they have an american voice actor for the main character? I'm sorry, but the american accent mixed in with a whole lot of british accents in a setting that is clearly supposed to convey an old english industrial city, is really, REALLY jarring.

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Posted By Neonie

@zladko: Square Enix didn't develop this, they just published it.

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Posted By Vladd

Wow this game would be awesome maybe 6-8 years ago, there is so much wrong with this game.

Luckily/hopefully we will get other awesome games this year :).

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Posted By Humanity

@rvone said:

What happened with this game?

Also,

@the_nubster said:

"Throw enough power at it, anything will run."

I disagree. I can run Battlefield 4 maxed out at 60+ FPS, and Splinter Cell Conviction still runs like messy garbage whenever I'm in an outdoors area.

that doesn't contradict the statement about power.

My point is that some games are not optimized very well for certain platforms.

I have a pretty strong PC and yet it's almost impossible for me to get Black Flag running at a near constant 60 FPS. Even when I drop textures to medium and turn off almost all extra stuff the bigger outdoor areas cause drops to below 40 frames - in multiplayer no less where the areas are already gated off. I have a 3.5 ghz 8 core AMD cpu, 16gb of ram, a brand new Samsung SSD with high transfer rates and a 2gb Radeon card. I just don't think at medium settings the game should still be struggling. It's really aggrevating after you drop a lot of money on your machine that PC games are often only as good as the port and not as good as the PC itself. I shouldn't have to strap two titans together to get a decent framerate on what is considered by the developer a mid-gen game.

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Posted By Will_M

@purplespandex said:

Oh, another meander look with Brad Shoemaker.

I'll be skipping this QL.

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Edited By xR3COx

Looks and sounds a lil rough around the edges but i think i might still give this game a true, i think it still looks alright if i can overlook a couple or few small problems

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Edited By Ataxia

Even the way you can do stuff like turning off garret's voice makes it seem like they had no idea where they were going with this game.

"Do you think players like Garret talking randomly?"

"Eh I dunno, let's focus test it"

"Nope, no time for that , lets just add a toggle. Let the player decide if it's a good feature for us"

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Posted By xR3COx

@bunnymud: Lol my thought exactly, i never take anything Alex says seriously, he doesnt like anything anyway.

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Posted By Clonedzero

The last couple months, I've noticed brad has been saying "rote" CONSTANTLY. It's like he just discovered the word. Nothing wrong with that, just something i noticed is all. You think he has a word a day calendar and worked it into his vocabulary or something?

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Posted By Aretak

Considering how ugly this game is, I'm amazed that they couldn't at least get it running smoothly on the PS4 and Xbone. That aside, the game itself just looks really bland and boring. It's also disappointing that the guard AI seems no more advanced than that seen in Metal Gear Solid over fifteen years ago.

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Posted By soimadeanaccount

The field of view and the camera angle in cut scene seems weird...

It's way too zoomed in

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Edited By AdequatelyPrepared

@frenchfriedfool said:

Regardless of the quality of the gameplay/story or whatever, what concerns me the most is that this performance (framerate, mainly) is considered acceptable on "next gen" hardware. I'd call this unacceptable even for 360 standards, what the hell.

I've still ended up with the PC version out of a dumb hope that Eidos Montreal can strike gold twice by accident, hopefully it runs better than this, jeeeez.

Nixxes was given the porting job, so hopefully it'll be good. They're the same guys who did the Deus Ex HR and Tomb Raider PC ports.

The fact that the minimap does not have markers for those loading transition points (the windows, etc), seems as though it would get annoying fast, and just seems to speak of a general lack of thought into some of the design.

Apparently this game released for PS3 and 360 as well. Anyone know if the quality of those ports is anything other than what we expect them to be?

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Edited By smellylettuce

Having bought, played and finished the original Thief years ago, this looks incredibly dull and cliched comparatively. Sure the graphical fidelity is better, but the levels and design look and is laid out terribly. The levels are claustrophobic, repetitive and empty. After watching this quicklook, I really have no desire to play this at all.

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Edited By The_Nubster

@rvone said:

What happened with this game?

Also,

@the_nubster said:

"Throw enough power at it, anything will run."

I disagree. I can run Battlefield 4 maxed out at 60+ FPS, and Splinter Cell Conviction still runs like messy garbage whenever I'm in an outdoors area.

that doesn't contradict the statement about power.

My point is that some games are not optimized very well for certain platforms.

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Posted By Spoonman671

People are still talking about Dishonored?

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Posted By TheCheese33

The two high-profile releases this week both look awful. Sad times; I was interested in both Thief and Lords of Shadow 2, but maaaaan.

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Edited By TheManWithNoPlan

This looks about as interesting as what I've seen of the other thief games. Which wasn't a lot to be fair. I hope fans of the franchise enjoy it though.

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Posted By kishinfoulux

I really like a lot of the animations with the hands and stuff. Really immerses you. I remember reading an article a while back about the devs saying that they wanted the hands to be a focal point, which makes sense in a game like this.