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Thief: Deadly Shadows Gold

Eidos' 'Thief Deadly Shadows' Steals May 25 Ship Date in North America (thanks Frans) is the announcement that ION Storm's third installment in the Thief series begun by Looking Glass Games is complete for both PC and Xbox, and expected to meet its planned May 26 in-store date. Here's a bit:

Thief: Deadly Shadows places you in the role of Master Thief Garrett, the quintessential anti-hero that steals from the rich and keeps for himself. In Thief: Deadly Shadows, Garrett finds himself assisting the Keepers, the secret society that trained Garrett in his youth. He is tasked with preventing a prophesised Dark Age from coming into fruition. Thief: Deadly Shadows was developed by Ion Storm, creators of the critically-acclaimed Deus Ex series.

Thief: Deadly Shadows will continue the Ion Storm tradition of open-ended emergent gameplay the studio is famous for. The freedom to choose a unique play style is what sets Thief: Deadly Shadows apart from any other game further immersing the player into the adventure. Thief: Deadly Shadows features a powerful physics system, startlingly smart AI, enhanced character modelling and animation, a groundbreaking sound propagation system and state- of-the art lighting and graphics for which Ion Storm is famous for.

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71. Re: DX:IW in the middle ages. May 7, 2004, 22:18 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Review by TTLG Admin:

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=82513

Overall sounds positive. Now looking forward to the 26th even more.

 
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70. Re: DX:IW in the middle ages. May 6, 2004, 09:58 Dante_uk
 
harddriver...

is that your pornstar name?

No, but it's an idea

Actually I'm writing a driver for our product to use MySql 4.1.2 so I got drivers on the brain.

 
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69. No subject May 6, 2004, 09:57 Ajax
 
www.thief3.org

 
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68. Re: DX:IW in the middle ages. May 6, 2004, 09:39 Eye 4N Eye
 
LOL
Good one neko....I missed that when I read it.

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67. Re: DX:IW in the middle ages. May 6, 2004, 09:18 neko_
 
harddriver...

is that your pornstar name?

 
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66. Re: In summary May 6, 2004, 09:16 MacD
 
I think they died out just as NWN came out The only good stuff after that was probably the usermade stuff for NWN, which made up for the crap that was NWN's official campaign.

Or have I forgotten a good crpg which came out in the meantime?

 
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65. In summary May 6, 2004, 07:13 Ray Marden
 
  • Demo, please!


  • Do not give us the same, craptacular engine.


  • Please, please, please bring back the atmosphere and gameplay of the original two (and a half) games.


  • Pirates are idiotic thieves.


  • Wondering where all the good CRPGs went :(,
    Ray

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    64. DX:IW in the middle ages. May 6, 2004, 06:59 Dante_uk
     
    I recently was tricked into downloading DX:IW (under the impression it was a (in)decent porn film). I hated the demo but decided to try the full version to see if the 'plot' would make it all worth while.
    I should say I went to the effort of downloading and applying the patch ( then re-cracking it ).
    I played for about 2 hours and decided to delete it from my harddriver.
    Apart from all the problems already levelled at the original demo and it's consolitist, it sucked and I really liked the original Deux Ex.

    So they didn't make the same mistake this time and release the demo first. So I guest this is going to be warezed by a lot of people not willing to splash the cash about.

    For the record: 3 of the 4 games ( excluding DX:IW ) I've downloaded, I latered purchased becaues I considered them worth the money. The forth I deleted like DX:IW

     
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    63. Re: No subject May 6, 2004, 01:25 gerauchertes
     
    I guess, Scotty, but if you win that bet your only payoff is playing the game a week or two before I've finished with the reviews and all the commentary by (with all due respect) guinea pigs such as yourself.

     
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    62. Re: No subject May 6, 2004, 01:08 Scottish Martial Arts
     
    Hopefully they can pull it off

    I'm betting the price of preorder that they will.

     
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    61. No subject May 6, 2004, 00:55 THX
     
    Hopefully they can pull it off

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    60. Re: Demo May 6, 2004, 00:49 NotOneOfUs
     
    Besides Randy Smith leaving the company,
    The same one who was one designer among many on the prior Thief games?
    He's noted as a "key" designer of both the original Thief games and was the Project Lead of Thief 3. Also, he is, I believe, the fourth Thief 3 designer to resign during the making of this game. Even with the generic "have other things I want to do, it was great working here!" statements, I can't help but think something not-nice is going down at Ion Storm.

    the focus on consoles
    Not necessarily a bad thing. There are some great games on consoles.
    I agree. I love consoles, but their focus on consoles make this a console game, and there are several limitations with consoles, and those limitations do not transfer well over to PC.

    Only if it is an actual conversion, a console-to-PC port is a no-no.

    Invisible War
    Not a bad game in my opinion, but . . .
    Honestly, I haven't played the full version and my opinion is based off the wonderful demo (even with the tweaks). I've heard from a few friends, though, that the game is indeed good but with disappointing ending(s).

    people's accounts of Harvey Smith's displeasure at E3 (and his recent departure).
    You mean the guy that (I seem to recall) some here have accused of being at fault for the alleged abomination of Invisible War? Seems like that's a good thing...
    I remember reading someone's E3 2002 and 2003 experiences with Harvey Smith, saying that in 2002 (which, as we remember, showed all the excellence of Invisible War) Harvey was very excited with the game. Come E3 2003, though, along with the arrival of the terrible HUD, he said Harvey seemed less happy. Course, I'm just taking someone I've never met's word, but looking at how everything has turned out I'm inclined to believe this.

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    59. thief3.org May 6, 2004, 00:40 jm0ris0n
     
    What www.thief3.org says + give me a demo !

    DX:IW blew any credibility you might have once had

     
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    58. Re: Around June 1, then. May 6, 2004, 00:29 DigitalSin
     
    Lets all buy Atari 2800s and put Xbox, Gamecube, PS2, etc out of business.

    Why cant companies make games like we had back in the Atari days?

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    57. Re: Thief3, good or teh sux May 5, 2004, 23:04 Zephalephelah
     
    This game is either going to be a good surprise or it is going to suck so much ass it will skip Ebay and go directly to the bargain bin.

    I can't see it being sorta fun. We'll either hate it or love it. I guess I kind of like the anticipation and not knowing, so I really don't care if they wait for a demo until after the game is out. Regardless, we're all paying attention.

     
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    56. No subject May 5, 2004, 23:01 Nonicknameforme
     
    Well the dev's have at least made me come to the point where I will try the demo, assuming there is one, without predjudice thoughts leaking from my DX:IW experience. On that note I'll take Halsy's 1 millimeter peter up my virgin sphincter before I buy the game if there is no demo.

    I might even *gasp* warez the sucker if I get alot of good word of mouth and they don't do a demo within resonable time of the release.

    If you don't like that you can cram it up your ass.
     
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    55. Re: Around June 1, then. May 5, 2004, 22:26 PHJF
     
    ...which I enjoy when I'm all pilled up beyond being able to use a keyboard and in the process of passing out.

    Well that doesn't sound very healthy.

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    54. Re: Around June 1, then. May 5, 2004, 22:11 gerauchertes
     
    Not me. I've never really regretted ditching the Xbox (didn't even bother selling it). Also didn't much mind when the motor in my PS2 took a shit. It's been sitting in a cabinet for a while. Parts of my PSX that served faithfully since its US release date have been scavanged for a bootleg tattoo rig. The only thing that still sees any use around here is the DC, but that's mostly running old LA games on DCSCUMM, which I enjoy when I'm all pilled up beyond being able to use a keyboard and in the process of passing out.

     
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    53. Re: Around June 1, then. May 5, 2004, 21:59 Tanto Edge
     
    I sold my XBox as well.
    A mistake if ever I've made one.
    Wish I hadn't, simply because Microsoft got smart and bought the rights to produce titles that I really appreciated.

    Otherwise I could enjoy these games on a Nintendo...
    (cue the "All in the Family" theme song)

     
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    52. Around June 1, then. May 5, 2004, 21:39 gerauchertes
     
    I guess that's when public opinion will have made it about clear whether this game is too far from Thief or too close to IW or otherwise just sucks/does not suck. 'Cause I ain't gonna be shittin' out cash onto nuthin' by these jokers again just based on the pedigree of the series they're allegedly following.

    Maybe I'll track down that guy I gave my Xbox to and make him rent it.


    Edit: Replaced "Deus Ex" with "IW" for the sake of clarity.


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