Thief is a game that received genuine mixed reviews. There were those who seemed to really enjoy it, while others — many of them fans of the original games — were extremely disappointed. What were your thoughts?
It seems as though many were disappointed by its appeals to a broader audience, at the expense of what made Thief such a unique proposition to begin with. It's a predicament for sure. A game like Thief, with a big budget and massive teams working for years on its creation, really needs to justify its existence with raw sales figures.
But does that justify removing its points of difference? It's a tricky business and the balance shifts from title to title. Sometimes it'll make sense to make adjustment, on other times relying an a unique quality of gameplay works better. It appears as though Thief really struggled with that balance and feels a little confused as a result.
What are your thoughts on the game? Which side of the fence do you sit on? Let us know in the comments below.