- Mar 15, 2011
There are no evidences of this. All that developers are letting out is a carefully marketed, carefully controlled information which doesn't let us made fully informed choice about how good this game is going to be. Claiming that game is going to be 'great game, a masterpiece even' with only those bits and pieces available sounds overly optimistic.Thief will be a good game, maybe even a great game, a masterpiece even.
Opposite may also be true, of course. But the position I saw in most of 'Thief' fans isn't 'we hate it because it is change and every change sucks', but because from what information we were already shown and told, we made conclusions that certain game elements (popup XP, change of voice actor, prompts for jump instead of free jumping, quick time events climbing, for example) are drastically breaking what made 'Thief' game a 'Thief' game, and not, say, an another shooter game with bad story and personality or even another kind of stealth game, like 'Deus Ex: HR' or 'Hitman Absolution'. There is appealing to wider audience and there is running game to the ground of mediocrity while doing so, and because devs right now are very careful with information and basically saying that without buying the game we won't get a full info, the simple life experience tells me it is going to be the latter. Looking for a number of recent reboots, I'm judging from my personal experience that the number of bad reboots vastly bigger than the number of good reboots. The game may surprise me for good, of course, but so far there are no, or very little, of evidence of game identity that made original 'Thief' game one of my favorites. I can only speculate of devs reasons why they are doing this (fear being the top reason why, from my perspective), but judging from what we have and what we don't (yet?) have, information-wise, you can't expect us to blindly love the game that offers so little of things we valued in previous game. There will probably be takedowns, and you can kill (a lot of?) guards instead of avoiding them... but this is "Dishonored", or "Deus Ex: HR", not "Thief". When you buy a carton of milk and instead of milk you find inside a bunch of rusty nails, you are free to ask why this carton is labeled "milk" and not "rusty nails" and why have you been charged $60 for bunch of rusty nails you didn't want to buy.
If people chose to become like that, this is their free choice just as your choice is to be (overly?) optimistic about how good this reboot is going to be.I don't want old school gamers to become the equivalent of bitter old men sitting on their front porch cursing the world for changing
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