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    My Official Preview's Been Posted


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    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Great! I already posted it on Ion, Eidos and www.thief-forum.ehost.pl

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    Thanks van!

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    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: ...and mastadons
    Just 12 days away...a small eternity.

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    13 days

    I can't wait. This is the review I put the most stock in, and it looks terrific.

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    Member
    Registered: Dec 2003
    Location: Immersionland
    Man, now you made me pre-order it!

    If it sucks i will....i will...

    .....be very angry....

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    Member
    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia
    See now, <a href="http://www.thief-thecircle.com/thief3/showimage.asp?source=http://www.thief-thecircle.com/thief3/exshots/danspreview02.jpg" target=_blank>that's</a> a fucking screenshot right there.
    As is <a href="http://www.thief-thecircle.com/thief3/showimage.asp?source=http://www.thief-thecircle.com/thief3/exshots/danspreview08.jpg" target=_blank>this</a>.

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    Re: My Official Preview's Been Posted

    Originally posted by Digital Nightfall
    Read here: http://www.thief-thecircle.com/thief3/danspreview.asp

    Discuss here...
    Thanks for the report and all the "trouble" you had to go just to get this report for us.

    Your report on it sounds rather good, so I hope I will not regret my decision to buy it.

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    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: ...and mastadons
    Originally posted by Silshas
    13 days

    I can't wait. This is the review I put the most stock in, and it looks terrific.
    I thought it was coming out on the 25th...DAMNIT! That's one more day I have to wait.

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    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Taffing in Québec
    I just read it and I must say... bravo! It was very informative, and I think I'm eager to play it now, if only for the Hammerites

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    Great review, good balance of objectivity and opinion so much thanks for that.

    To me it sounds like a slightly flawed game but it will still be excellent in the areas that count, with some improvements on its predecessors.


    Mr-Teatime Can you spend your money on anything other than arrow supplies etc in the city? Like gambling or something?
    Digital`Nightfall You can buy practice locks... I don't think you can go gamble, though
    Thats disappointing. I was hoping to blackjack in the free-form areas. badabum......tisch!


    Er, think i'll be on my way now...

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    New Member
    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: United States
    Good job there Digital Nightfall

    Well constructed

    Informative

    And most importantly --- You maintained your objectiveness throughout the report.


    That is a difficult type of writing style to draft, develop, and deliver.





    Thanks for the info……………….. You Lucky S.O.B !!!

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    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: Here
    Thanks, sounds like a fairly great game in spite of all the doubt and worry.

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    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Not a single mention of how keys are handled? Feh.

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    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    ZylonBane wins!

    They couldn't get the rope arrows to work?? Wow. Perhaps they were going for full swinging ropes. . . that would've been very nice. Nor scouting orbs? Very odd - UT has redeemers, I'd've thought that there was some similarities (minus the nuke effect!).

    Sounds the new lockpicking and lock recognition is a winner.

    On another note - "much bumpier than what we’re used two in the dark engine" - I think you mean too.

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    Great preview! Thanks!

    There is one thing I was hoping someone would ask but never got mentioned:

    Do mission objectives ever change in-mission (a la plot twists)??

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    Member
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: Washington, DC
    On another note - "much bumpier than what we’re used two in the dark engine" - I think you mean too.
    Or he could mean the grammatically correct to
    I can't wait to play this game... why must they wait to ship for the 26th when it's ready NOW *chuckles* (Rhetorical question in expression of exacerbation)

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    New Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Planet Earth - for now...

    *sits tied to a chair while the wife taunts by counting the number of minutes until T3 is released*

    Oh man! I cannot wait.

    As soon as I can loosen these ropes...and knock out my wife...and sneak past the kids watching "Spy Kids"...and then go back for the cars keys I shall be purchasing "the game"!



    *climbs back onto chair and into ropes before the wife notices*

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    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Nice work Dan

    Sounds good, but i'll be disabling third person i think (well unbinding it) too much temptation to cheat and stop taking risks - which for me is what Thief is all about.

    Like you i'm not a flashbomb kind of guy i can count the amount of times i used them on one hand (over the previous games in total), i won't need 'em this time and seeing how it appears that they will blind anyone who even thinks they saw it For similiar reasons i imagine oil and the such will be rarely used. Actually come to think of it i was never even a moss/fire arrow man - it was me, the blackjack, the rope arrows and occassional water arrow. Everything else was rarely used, perhaps i am a Thief minimalist

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    New Member
    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Connecticut, USA
    Digi, your preview report was excellent. You allayed my fears in a clear and objective fashion.

    I appreciate all you've done for the Thief community in general and I guess it was your dedication that gave you this well-deserved exclusive.

    Knowing that the game will ship in a professional state (ie, relatively bug-free and optimised) is a testament to how Ion have been shaken up from their cavalier attitude with DX2. I hope with its X-Box companion we will all bask in more adventures of Garrett in the future.

    It is remarkable how far we've come from that Newsweek game review (does anyone remember it with the inset of the Haunt in the cathedral?) to this latest state-of-the-art game. I'm not sure anyone will criticise TDS for its graphics engine!

    Thanks again Digi and Saam - great work. Let us all celebrate on the 26th, taffers and be thankful for the master of stealth - F' Sam Fischer!

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    Member
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: Washington, DC
    Originally posted by Brodieman
    Like you i'm not a flashbomb kind of guy i can count the amount of times i used them on one hand (over the previous games in total), i won't need 'em this time and seeing how it appears that they will blind anyone who even thinks they saw it For similiar reasons i imagine oil and the such will be rarely used. Actually come to think of it i was never even a moss/fire arrow man - it was me, the blackjack, the rope arrows and occassional water arrow. Everything else was rarely used, perhaps i am a Thief minimalist
    I'm the same way, I'll buy up as much stuff as I can... then rarely use any of it. I do like water arrows, but Fire Arrows are so... amateur.
    At least now you have to arc them.

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    Member
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    Originally posted by ZylonBane
    Not a single mention of how keys are handled? Feh.
    Well, we have to give you <i>something</i> to moan about. We can't have you exploding and creating a mess everywhere.

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    Member
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Finland

    An excellent preview, kudos to Dan!

    Reading that alleviates many of my concerns for the game, while sadly confirming others. Loot glint aggrevates me, and I cannot help but think how stupid -- nay, idiotic -- an idea that is as far as I'm concerned. I know some of you think different, but this is just how I feel. I think it's unforgettable that it is not toggleable. Thank goodness Faceless posted a possible solution for its removal, and should Eidos decide to fund a patch, we might see it as an option only. I'm going to miss the huge, sprawling levels that you could roam around for hours on end -- or at least I think I am, because many other things sound really fantastic, and may well make up for the lack of huge missions. I'm still mad that xbox had to force limits upon the PC version, though. Infuriating.

    But reading about the atmosphere, the sounds, the story, the visuals (while they aren't that important to me, I'm happy to hear that the game looks gorgeous), and that the game feels like Thief, alleviates much of my frustration and infuriation. Taffing around the City sounds really exciting and a lot of fun: meeting your fences, finding glyphs on the walls, breaking into houses, pickpocketing -- I can't wait!

    I hope I can get my PC upgraded in time for its release. Unless I can get the US version of the game, I'll have to wait an extra month to get my hands on the game, while you US taffers gloat about it :P

    Thief: DS sounds really good! I'm excited to play it.

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    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    To be fair to ZylonBane there were alot of things that Dan said he didn't try. I think he should have tried everything so that we know. That's the point of a review or preview - to inform. I'm not comlplaining but it would have been nice.

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    Member
    Registered: Dec 2003
    Location: UK Portsmouth
    Originally posted by Renzatic
    I thought it was coming out on the 25th...DAMNIT! That's one more day I have to wait.
    Bah, you Americans have got it lucky...What about us Europeans?

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