I just hope IS (or the community...) will do something about the input issue. I do not know why some games have this type of input model (I have no idea what the technical side of this is), but nothing like having a 5.8 megapixel mouse and moving it fairly slowly, watching the in-game camera jerk ever so slightly from it.
Lastly, I just think the engine and made-for-Xbox design, although certainly not wrecking the game, do detract from it. Smaller levels, no rope, multi-loads, the saving state of the AI, less robust levels, etc.
I do have to admit that I am holding this game up to a holder standard due it the time it is being released versus the time frame the other two games were released. I do think that Thief 2
was a step up in general gameplay and polish from Thief
and I was expecting a similar, if not larger, step up with Deadly Shadows
. As I previously stated, I think it is, at best, as good as these relatively old games. Once I factor in the issues that small, yet accumulative, I do (currently - things could change by the end) hold it as the "worst" of the series.
It is not terrible, but I would not call this the second (third?) coming of Garrett. I absolutely swear from head to toe that this game would instantly improve if it was both made for the PC directly and then ported to the Xbox and if it used a different engine. Even the dark engine, although not going to win any beauty awards, did allow levels and gameplay that were a bit more accessible to the player than this engine does. Looking at newer releases, especially all the things Far Cry
did right, and the other upcoming DX game, Half-Life 2
, I cannot help but find fault with this poor engine.
Edit: One does become less irritated with these smaller things as time goes on - I am warming up to it slightly.
Hating those day-glo doors :o,
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