OK I have a confession to make, I remember only the Classic Thief guys take on Thief 4 from a long while back, so instead of asking if Thief 4 is that bad, I should have collected more recent info and asked "Opinions" instead.
What happened is; I have had my Thief 3 FM for so long (2007) I decided (thanks to GOG) to load up the editor and make a video of it. It's not great but I think that the FM is to be played not watched, there was far more that were not included in the video., and its unfinished state, without servants and guard quarters of which the guards quarters was a key place to progress the player further, and obviously the lack of NPC's in the front quarters, i was still proud of it and I spent almost a year on it, trying to perfect it.
Then I made the video and remembered my Dark Mod project (2010) - the raw unfinished entrance as it were- and decided to make a video of it as well. As the sewer entrance goes even that was unfinished and I had way more going on in my map out of about 2000 saves - I could not find the latest - so I made a video of what I had. I even tried to use some projection on the sewer walls so the player could see caustics rippling on the walls from the sewer water - never got it to work.
My Thief 3 mission if nothing else it is fun and the guards are funny as I fool around in the back quarters Because of all the secret doors I would have a no killing on even easy level, the player has too may places to hide and leave the guards little room to work with. So here am all "Tthiefy" (yeah that sounds dumb), I had also played thief 2 about a year ago as well, but never finished.
So where to turn from there, Oh yeah I have Thief 4, but then I was remembering the mediocre reviews and the fact that the Thief fans did really like it too much. So I open my big mouth and make this thread.
Well I am here to say I am really enjoying the Clock Tower hub thing and the freedom to explore the city at the moment. So I Guess I should have done more research before naming this thread to "Is it that bad" to instead "any fresh opinions on it".
And I did not even know I had a mini-map until I looked up some key bindings. BTW I have assigned take down to the middle mouse button, and seems to be faster to do it this way.
I played for 8 hours with a dinner break, and I need to see my dentist in 6 hours with no sleep. So I am Addicted.
Just found out that this game was after Dishonored and that this game is a shameless copy of that. I still enjoy it, but its hard to believe with the content so far being so alike its just wrong.
Edited by bobrpggamer, 20 July 2017 - 10:50 PM.