Quinn wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 01:34:
MajorD wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 22:37:
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 21:11:
Yeah I love all the old adventure pulps and serials so this sort of thing is right up my alley...except that all the reviews say it's pretty bad. I have too much on my plate atm anyway so I'll bite when it's bargain bin - probably the Xmas sale.
I just put a couple hours into it; it's not too bad I must say. Not great, but entertaining. Indiana Jones-ish, with decent balance of puzzles, combat, exploration, etc. Character textures and animation is decent, level designs/environments are pretty cool, it plays very smooth. MUCH more optimized than Thief (4), which is an F'ing PIG in that department.
IMHO, it is worth downloading and playing during the 2 day 'Free Weekend'.
You keep sayig that about Thief. Maybe you're forgetting that Thief actually looks pretty gorgeous? Just saying. Also, the game runs as smooth as butter on my 2 year old rig so maybe it's on your end.
Keep saying? You may be mistaking me for someone else, as I believe that was the first time I 'posted' how poorly Thief 4 runs, but I am not the only one that has stated that complaint.
Regardless, in comparison to other games that use the Unreal 2.5/3.0 Engine, Thief seems 'very' poorly optimized in comparison. For example, I can crank every video setting to maximum settings in Splinter Cell: Black List, and it runs smooth as silk and looks incredible ('much' better than Thief in comparison). But, if I try the same thing with Thief it chokes. Thief just wasn't optimized well, but if it is running well for you, that's good for you.