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Old 05-26-04, 01:40 PM   #13
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yes fp is in,but thats not the point.
well, wait a sec isn't it?

if your complaining that 3rd persion mode is "cheating" then just don't use it.

you can play the game without having to jump into 3rd mode.
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Old 05-26-04, 01:43 PM   #14
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It's hardly cheating to use a 3rd person camera, in Thief 2 you had that floating camera-orb that you could basically take all around the level and see what's around every corner and where every guard is, but noone said that was cheating. The 3rd person view just lets you see what's around nearby corners without having to peak your head out (which the guards never seemed to notice in the old Thief's, at least not that I can remember), and from the sound of it the game is best played mostly in the first-person view anyway. I do like the fact that your character actually has a full body even in first-person view, it's so much more realistic seeing your own shadow and movements in the world rather than just having the "floating hands" effect that's in most first-person games.
I agree, it's also easier when jumping to see where your characters feet are.
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Old 05-26-04, 01:43 PM   #15
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I actually wish they didnt include the 3rd person option either.. because I know Im gonna be tempted to use it to look around corners..lol
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Old 05-26-04, 01:47 PM   #16
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anyone ever play Tenchu for Ps2?

that game was freakin bad ass ninja stealth game with 3rd person capabilities, I don't think that feature hindered the game at all.
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Old 05-26-04, 04:28 PM   #17
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Folks, maybe it's just that I have never played the thief series, but I dont like this game.

Maybe it's because the Xbox version runs between 15-25 fps.

The game itself is standard fair for stealth. I have a few squirks with the Animations of the guards studdering a bit.

Ok, the frame rate is the glaring problem with the game. I can't seem to figure out why Ninja Gaiden ran at 60 fps, yet this one cant hold 30?

Yeh, yeh, dynamic lighting, self casting shadows; looks pretty, but I bet it's the cause of the frame rate issues.

If it wasn't for the frames, Id actually enjoy this game.

Another thing that makes me against the game; I dont have a set of night vision googles (Just got done playing SC:PT, and it sux walking in the dark, not being able to see clearly.

o well, not using this as flamebait, just giving my opinion, from someone who has never played the thief series.

EDIT: Wish I could have played a demo disc before plucking down $50 on this(I just hate beta testing)
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Old 05-26-04, 04:41 PM   #18
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I'm glad to know not to get the xbox version. I think the PC version will be much better. All consoles even xbox are starting to look and feel dated to me. I've pretty much stoped buying games for them until ps3/xbox2 come out.
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I'm glad to know not to get the xbox version. I think the PC version will be much better. All consoles even xbox are starting to look and feel dated to me. I've pretty much stoped buying games for them until ps3/xbox2 come out.
don't hold your breath on ps3.
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well, i have the game but i am havibng that da*n mouse lag thing like is dues ex. boo!!
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Any word if Thief3 will take advantage of UltraSahdow feature in NV cards ?
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I actually wish they didnt include the 3rd person option either.. because I know Im gonna be tempted to use it to look around corners..lol
exactly,just one of the many reasons...
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Ya know, you could probably just switch the view to first-person and then unassign the change view button.

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All consoles even xbox are starting to look and feel dated to me.
To an extent, but that doesn't keep games like Halo 2 from looking very nice, even by today's PC standards. Then again, do you absolutly need good graphics to play the games? Isn't gameplay the main thing that matters in the end? I know I would've never played a game like System Shock 2 or The Longest Journey if graphics were really an issue, and those are some of my favorite games despite the graphics.
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I think 3rd person destroys the intensity the original Thief had. When I was hiding around a corner, the only thing I had to know if someone was coming were my ears and my 5.1 surround speakers. Flipping into 3rd person is just WAY to arcadey for a Thief game.
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