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Thief Demo Today

The Eidos Forums now feature several posts outlining plans for an upcoming demo for Thief: Deadly Shadows, the newly released follow-up to the stealthy adventures of Garrett the master thief. The posts are summarized on Thief: The Circle, where they note the approximately 450 MB demo should be available around midday today, west coast time. Thanks Frans.

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7. Re: First post May 28, 2004, 13:02 jAkUp
 
Demo is up:

ftp://ftp.eidos.co.uk/pub/uk/ThiefDS/demo/Thief_Demo.exe

or

http://www.giga.de/dl/frame.php?refid=140&fileid=3814&ebene1=56&lang=de%3CBR%3Egiga

Here is my review of the full game from a long time thief fan:

So far I'm really liking it. It is definetely Thief. I take back what I felt about the 3rd person perspective. I never found myself switching to the 3rd person perspective, and 1st person feels just fine.

I briefly tried the 3rd person perspective, and well, I really don't like it. It's not Thief. Thankfully the default view is 1st person, and there doesn't seem to be any comprimises made by including a 3rd person view. It seems as if it is an "extra" that will never be used by most PC gamers.

The graphics are very nice, the lighting and such. There are a few low resolution textures here and there though, but thats mainly nitpicking. But the graphics are definetely very nice. I'm playing them maxed out on my system, and Get 40-50 fps. Definetely much smoother than DuesEx 2. The AI is pretty decent actually, and I rarley hear a guard say the same line twice. The physics are nice, but the ragdolls could use some work, they seem to end up in the oddest of positions. I have no clue what game the reviewer was playing in the Gamespy review.

The gameplay is very good and reminisent of older Thief games, the only problem I am having is it is a little confusing trying to understand where you need to go next, the default map they give you isn't of much help. Thankfully the strategy guide that I picked up with it can help some. Lockpicking can be frustrating at times, but once you get the technique down, its really not too difficult.

Whats really cool is looking down, you can see your body, your feet, your shadows, etc. It's kinda neat, as opposed to the "floating head" we are so used to in FPS.

It is a break from the standard FPS, and I'm really loving it. Thief is back!
This comment was edited on May 28, 13:11.
 
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