Jesus Christ.... those companion quotes!
Do Bioware's writers have no shame?
The biggest lie Bioware has managed to pull off is convince the majority of the game industry that their games are well written.
-Small, linear levels
-You can't jump whenever you want
-You can't shoot rope arrows wherever you want
If the above is not dumbing down I really don't know what is.
When you compare it to the originals, I really don't know how you can say "It's not a dumbed down game...
And this review from a critic that specialises in stealth games says otherwise: http://pastebin.com/TD4waGdv
Not trying to be a dick...... but, as you said it yourself, you haven't played the originals. So how am I going to explain how it's dumbed down?
First I would need to explain the whole...
Nobody wants to see the game be bad.
Everyone wanted the new Thief game to be as good or even better that the originals. Or at least close.....
But, if you've been following this game, it's pretty clear from everything we've seen and read the new Thief is a betrayal, a dumbed-down...
And then he immediately goes to state that Fallout 3 "is a gateway to further RPGs", the template that future RPGs should be built upon.
This would be like if someone who's never played a FPS before, play the newest COD and then declare it a landmark title in the FPS genre.
Someone who is new...
So you primarily played FPSes and sports games.
Then you played a watered down action-RPG and declared it the future of RPGs.
If Fallout 3's """"""interactivity"""""" blew your mind, i don't even want to know what would RPGs that actually have some interactivity(Fallout 1, Planescape...
"And hopefully 15 years from now people will be talking about what they remember about this Thief, in comparison to the first Thief!"
Yeah, It's going to be remembered for a long time.
This will go in the history books as one of the biggest rapes of an old, beloved series.