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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's accounting of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for last week:

  1. Banished
  2. DayZ
  3. THIEF
  4. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  5. Rust
  6. Planetary Annihilation
  7. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  8. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 FULL BURST
  9. RPG Maker VX Ace
  10. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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81. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 4, 2014, 06:34 christheshitter
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 01:04:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 2, 2014, 18:06:
Thief is not as bad as everyone seems to suggest. If you enjoy stealth games in general (and not just the first two games in the Thief series), you will likely find something to enjoy. The levels are definitely more linear than in the previous games, but they are still pretty big and have lots of branching paths. Splinter Cell would be most comparable here. There is also tons of loot to steal and secrets to find (and getting 100% of both is still tough). There is great satisfaction to be gained from stealing every piece of loot while leaving every NPC oblivious and untouched.

The traversal system is a bit annoying, though you can get used to it. They didn't implement it very well, as the rules aren't consistent. Sometimes you can walk off ledges, sometimes you can't. Sometimes you can jump across a gap, sometimes you can't. If they had made it more like AC's system, it would have worked a lot better.
You can press x to drop from any ledge, you may have fall damage, I guess it stops you so you dont do this. I disagree that a system like Assassin's Creed would be better. This is a first person game and I feel it works well for that.

Jerykk wrote on Mar 2, 2014, 18:06:
The map is also pretty worthless in the city hub, as it doesn't show you the route you need to take to get to your destination. You basically just have to learn the layout of the hub.
I disagree again, it's great fun to explore this area, collecting bits and pieces along the way

Jerykk wrote on Mar 2, 2014, 18:06:
Based on 8 hours of gameplay (doing main story missions, side missions and general hub exploration), I'd probably give the game a 7.5. It's not the best Thief game nor the best stealth game, but it's pretty solid and entertaining in and of itself.
I'd give it an 8.5, having lots of fun with it. There is something about the atmospere and level design that really takes me back to playing games of the late 90's early 2000's. Not that it is old school but the sense of excitement is the same. Difficult to explain but a well welcomed feeling.

Please go and play the original Thief games first and then come with a verdict!
 
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