First thing first – I’m a fan of the previous installments. And even thought I was not into 2 part, the 3 one was my favorite. I can’t stress enough how much I loved the sound of the game, all these small dialogues between guards and people on the streets. The lore was brilliant. The story was good. Now… new version has none of the above.
Just so that we are clear – I’m not one of those early adopters who hated the game from the start. I’ve read my share of opinions and reviews and decided to give it a shot anyway. Boy was I wrong…
Guards are predictable, and saying same stuff over and over and over again! Sometimes two guards are saying the same line simultaneously. Levels are mostly boring. Even thought looting is fun, there is no sense of “why am I doing it”.
Last stroke was when the game (Xbox360 version) just switched current level (somewhere in the middle of the game) to the FIRST level, overwriting my saves in the process. After that I’ve exchanged it to Dishonored and was happy as a pig every single minute of the experience!
Summing up, the game is lazy, buggy, uninspiring and boring. The sound is awful. And I don’t really know why it was even called “Thief”. Do not make my mistake – stay away.