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54. Re: Thief Dropping XP System Oct 19, 2013, 14:52 Jerykk
Thief was never the pinnacle of emergent gameplay, though. The ability to manually jump almost never allowed you to reach areas you weren't supposed to go. While AC-style traversal requires less skill than manual jumping, Thief isn't a platformer so does it really matter? As long as you can get where you want to go, that's good enough for me. As in the previous games, the level designers ultimately decide where you can and cannot go regardless of whether jumping is contextual.

And saying you can play Thief like CoD is really going overboard. Taking out isolated guards may be simple enough but I seriously doubt you'll be able to just run and gun, especially on the highest difficulty. People made the same criticisms about Blacklist before it came out and on the highest difficulty, running and gunning in that game just doesn't work.

You also say that the game focuses on taking out guards, which really isn't true at all. In most of the demos they've shown, the player sneaks past almost every guard.

The only real concern I have about the game is the AI, which is a bit spotty if hands-on reports are accurate. Hopefully that will be resolved before the game's release.
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