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Old 01-22-04, 10:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Thief III in..... 3rd Person??!?!!

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In Thief: Deadly Shadows, gamers will be able to play in either third person or first person perspectives, and shift seamlessly between each on the fly. The new third person perspective will further immerse players into the role of Garret [sic] -- the master Thief. Sneaking through darkly lit environments, stealing riches and ambushing unwary targets in third person presents a new, visceral gaming experience to the Thief franchise. Still, the tension fuelled gameplay in classic Thief first person view is there for returning fans of the series and newcomers alike. Ion Storm's trademark dynamic lighting and shadow technology manifests in Thief: Deadly Shadows new levels of depth and tension to the game's environments. Characters and objects cast real shadows that effect stealth gameplay, requiring the player to manipulate darkness and light to create your own shadows to hide in.
What??!! Say it ain't so Warren! But yes, its true. Thief III is coming soon, in 3rd person Sorry, but 3rd person is just not Thief. I dunno, could work out, but then again I remember what Ion Storm did to Dues Ex. Only one more game for Ion to **** up... System Shock.

Here's some super low resolution textures to show off the "new" capabilities:
http://www.bluesnews.com/screenshots...ief3/20040122/

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Old 01-22-04, 10:31 PM   #2
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I heard that it will be default third-person view, but you can still switch to first person at least.

It's still going to suck just as bad as DE:IW I fear, but at least it'll suck in first-person too.
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Old 01-22-04, 10:36 PM   #3
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Dammit if I was president of the U.S. I would ban all consoles forever.
No, see if you did that, there would be no more DOAX. No more underage, large breasted, high polygon, ninja girls in skimpy bikinis for me to fawn over. And that just can't happen.
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Old 01-22-04, 10:58 PM   #4
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If they touch System Shock, THERE WILL BE A RECKONING.
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Old 01-22-04, 11:03 PM   #5
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Old 01-22-04, 11:05 PM   #6
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No, see if you did that, there would be no more DOAX. No more underage, large breasted, high polygon, ninja girls in skimpy bikinis for me to fawn over. And that just can't happen.
You can have them on PC.. where we can download "patches" for them
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Old 01-23-04, 01:13 AM   #7
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They are trying to turn It into Splinter Cell minus the geopolitical storyline and being set in the near future.... O_o
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Old 01-23-04, 11:52 AM   #9
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Exactly that, apart from the 3rd persion view, notice the lockpicking which has evolved into a mini-game a la SC again. Isn't it a crying shame? They're copying other games that were in fact influenced by Thief itself (that's by SC creators own admission). I can understand that real time lightning and shadows need a good computer but considering their engine (modified Warfare), i'm just wondering what the **** do these graphics have to do with Unreal 2 for example.

One more nail to the coffin: According to a guy who claimed to have tried an early (Xbox of course) version of the game, they will be loading zones like IW, only that you get into a cloud of myst (missed?) first, then it asks you if you want to go to the next area. Perhaps he is lying, and this is the Xbox version but if you look at IW... it's possible. He claimed, each level was about 1/4th of the Bafford mission. I hope he's lying otherwise, nice technology ISA But this isn't going to be tolerated. SS3? Nah, if they **** up Thief III for the sake of MS, they won't live to screw Shock, or any other game. The Thief community is significantly larger than both SS and DE ones. If they're so stupid, we should let our wallets do the talking.
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If they mess up Thief III...

They must burn.
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.... How do you shoot a bow in 3rd person?
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I gotta throw down my 2c worth of BS! Just the fact that the game will offer 3rd and 1st view options is good IMO. Hidden and Dangerous 2 managed to pull it off ok. BUT, here the issue becomes that consoles are now the primary target for Thief franchise. That's where the true evil lies. Everything in the game will have to streamlined and simplified just so millions of retarded goons can play it with gamepads on their living room TV sets. KOTOS is a great game, now imagine how AWESOME it would have been if it was developed for PC platform only. Aghrrrr!!! Consoles are evil. And yes I do own PS2 and Xbox, to entertain the unwashed masses who happen to wander into my home.
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