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Thief TDP turns 23 today!

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Arbiter, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. Arbiter Learned

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    If only TLG was still around.
     
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  2. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    happy birthday thi4f
     
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  3. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    isn't that supposed to be an insult for the shitty remake
     
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  4. forumvisitor#451 Arbiter

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    Happy birthday you magnificient piece of software that is so close to my heart. :love:
     
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  5. Strig Educated

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    They'd probably be producing COD DLCs or some other inane rubbish like that. Honest question, can you name a studio at least as old as TLG operating today that didn't devolve to shit? :negative:
     
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  6. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    From Software. :smug:

    Am I rite or am I rite, eh fork ?
     
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  7. zapotec Learned

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    Bioware!!!
     
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  8. Strig Educated

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    Japs don't count. They'll build an outhouse and unless it gets nuked it just stands there for at least a millenium or so. :lol:
     
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  9. Lemming42 Arcane

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    Best stealth game of all time, but on a recent replay I was surprised by how much I didn't enjoy the zombie levels, which I'd previously liked. Bonehoard is good and a nice change of pace after two sneaky levels, but I'm confused as to its reputation these days as a pinnacle of level design. Haunted Cathedral just pissed me off.

    Bafford's Manor, Cragscleft Prison, Assassins and The Sword are all absolutely untouchable though, just outstanding design.
     
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  10. Blutwurstritter Educated

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    It can help to revert the order when replaying Thief 1 and 2. The zombie levels are a nice for a change after mostly "normal" levels.
     
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  11. Maggot Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    Almost had an aneurysm because of the reskinned T2 models being used in T1 [​IMG] but the developer interviews were interesting and reaffirm how special and unique LGS really was.
     
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  12. Curratum Magister

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    Surprised Tim Stellmach still has the guts to put his mug on there after being lead designer on Underworld Ascendant as well.
     
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  13. Maggot Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    Just goes to show games are a collaborative effort.
     
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  14. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    I pledged to that bloody thing's KS. One of these days I'll force myself to actually try it. It's sitting there, in my steam library, staring at me.
    Good lord, I was even hoping they'd get to work on some sort of Thief-like stealth game after Ascendant or even on a Thief game given that Square was peddling its dormant Eidos IPs to smaller devs around that time.
     
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  15. Parsimonious cook Prophet Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    One of the major events in the history of gaming! GG LGS!
     
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  16. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    One the defining titles of my gaming life. Happy birthday!
     
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  17. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    One of the best games of all times to be sure. I weep this kind of stuff isn't made anymore.
     
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  18. Ash Arcane

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    From Software is the only one. Except for them it was the opposite curve. they started out quite mediocre and every one of their games I played was mediocre for decades until Dark Souls came along. Even when they were shit I think their heart was in the right place, it just took them two decades to figure out good game design, somehow.

    Otherwise no, every long-term studio became greasy slimy decline cunts.

    While we're on the subject: Looking Glass alumni were some of the earliest decline sellouts. As soon as LGS fell or it was clear they were going nowhere they splintered and collectively made decline incarnate: Deus Ex Invisible War (Smith, Spector), Bioshock (Levine), Tomb Raider: Legend (Church), The Xbox (Blackley), became a Zynga executive (Neurath). Always ahead of the curve, they were some of the earliest to soullessly sellout with retard-tier content.
     
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  19. Silva Arcane

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    While I agree From is the last of the mohicans, I think they were incline before Souls, with that first person series which name I forgot.
     
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  20. Ash Arcane

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    Kings Field. It had its heart in the right place (i.e isn't sellout shit like most these days of course), but a lot of flaws and mediocre design, and comparing it to Ultima Underworld and Arx Fatalis is laughable.
    They also ruined Tenchu series as soon as they took it over from Acquire, which I will never forgive them for. At least it wasn't the same disgusting fate Thief received from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal though.
     
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  21. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    I tried one of their mech games (forgot what the series was called), and it wasn't bad, but the controls gave me nightmares (my mistake for using the original control scheme instead of exploiting the capability of the PS emulator to come up with a better control system).
     
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  22. Ash Arcane

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    Yeah none of their games were bad, just weren't exactly good either, let alone exceptional.
     
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