Thief ReviewGuest_Jim_* - March 5, 2014
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All that glitters is not gold; it may be silver or gemstones. Either way, you should probably take it. After all, we are in the game Thief, where you play as Garrett, the master thief. It begins with you going on a job, like any other, except fellow thief, Erin, is joining you on this one. With her more aggressive attitude toward the job, you are looking forward to completing it, but before long, things go bad. Very bad.
Thief is an action-adventure, stealth game with definite RPG elements set in a rich world, just waiting for someone to steal from it. As your primary interest in the world is thieving, you do not spend much time involving yourself with the political events occurring around you, unless someone pays you to be involved. Even then, you will be sticking to the shadows as best you can. That is not to say that Garrett cannot fight, but that combat is balanced (realistically) to swords over your light leather armor, so you will likely be avoiding direct confrontation as much as you can.
The game has a mature rating from the ESRB for blood, violence, strong language, nudity, strong sexual content, and use of drugs. Having completed the game, I can assure you that it has earned that rating, but for those surprised by the nudity, strong sexual content, and use of drugs points, those are largely confined to a single mission that takes place in a house of ill repute. The violence, blood, and strong language are just about everywhere in the game. If such content is inappropriate for you, then you likely should not be reading this review either.
With that covered, time to get to the review and see if this is a game worth stealing for (metaphorically speaking).