Thief could have been much better.

Thief (sometimes referred to as Thief 4), which is a reboot of the Thief series, came out this year in February. I learned that fans were disappointed. I didn’t play any of the first three Thief games but I did play the reboot (the fourth) and it could have been much better than this.

First of all, the first-person mode wasn’t comfortable. I’m controlling a thief, I need to see his body, specially with the shadows thing. Controlling Garrett while seeing his body would have made it easier and better.

Another thing is; the freerunning. In Assassin’s Creed, you can climb almost every structure, but in Thief, Garrett the professional thief can’t climb almost every structure! Though, I do admire the swoop ability.

One of the most annoying things was the lack of weapons. This Blackjack isn’t enough. What kind of thief who steals forks doesn’t have a dagger at least. I know that you can finish the game without killing any guard but sometimes the best way to reach some destination requires killing one guard who will detect you and engage in combat. At this point, this Blackjack isn’t useful at all.

The last thing (I can think of now) is Garrett’s terrible voice acting. It’s very flat and lame.

The game is fun with a lot of amazing abilities. The stealth is great. The Focus ability is very helpful. The environment is great. But there are some things that could have made Thief meet the fans’ expectations and even impress them.

If you have the game, don’t give up on it and take good care of it because…What’s yours is mine!

-Mohamed Sherif

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