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#134570 - 06/10/03 08:52 AM Thief 1
bigmamma1 Offline
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Just got this one loaded up- I think it's gonna be a looong game. Am at mission 1 in the mansion sneaking around.I like it because sneaking is more fun than shooting, altho the arrows do come in handy sometimes.
Would appreciate any and all opinions from those who have played this one. or who are playing it. wave


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#134571 - 06/10/03 12:51 PM Re: Thief 1
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My opinion, possibly echoed by others here on GBoomers: smile I'm glad you found one of the best PC games released in the 20th century. It and its sequel(s) and the fan missions will provide you with many hours of stealthy fun.

congratulations,
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#134572 - 06/10/03 02:08 PM Re: Thief 1
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The good advice I got when I started playing Thief was to play on expert. This opens up a few more areas of the game and I didn't think it was any harder than normal. I would much rather use my blackjack than the sword or bow anyway.

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#134573 - 06/10/03 05:31 PM Re: Thief 1
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Did you know they have removed the sword from Thief 3? Figured not many used it anyway. Instead, they have a dagger now...suits me fine.
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#134574 - 06/11/03 08:54 AM Re: Thief 1
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Oh, you are so lucky to be starting Thief! My very very favorite game series. I agree on the choice of not having to fight. That is what makes it special.
Pokey is right about always playing on expert. So much more adventure there.
Don't mind about losing the sword except it sure came in handy for knocking open wooden doors and such. Hope the dagger will suffice for that. Otherwise they need to include a crowbar with my game.
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#134575 - 06/11/03 07:07 PM Re: Thief 1
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Actually, you shouldn't really fight in Thief - it's kind of contrary to the premise of the game. Sneaking rules! Plus Garrett dies very easily in combat. Blackjacking is so much more satisfying, and it makes a heckofa lot less noise.

Happy taffing. This is one fine series, and one a lot of go back to again and again. Also, when you've finished, there's always those fan missions. But you still have Thief 2 to get through.....
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#134576 - 06/12/03 02:06 AM Re: Thief 1
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Am I the only one who practically knock out every single guard in every single mission? Hide in the shadows, then I run up behind them and *knock*. In the end of a mission, I usually dont have to worry about guards at all.
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#134577 - 06/12/03 06:28 AM Re: Thief 1
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No, Drizzt, you are NOT alone! That's my first objective. Knock out everybody and then explore in peace and quiet. Never, never kill a human.
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#134578 - 06/12/03 09:18 AM Re: Thief 1
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Umm, well sometimes I sneak up behind them with the sword and kill them, too. Or they might turn around just when I am there, and then I have to cut them down. After that, of course, I use water arrows to wash away the blood.
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#134579 - 06/13/03 01:41 AM Re: Thief 1
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Gee... I thought the sword was just for slashing banners and finding secret stuff!

I gotta try those fan missions! That sounds FAN-tastic!

Thief 1 seems sooo much harder than Thief 2. As a result, for me anyhow, Thief 2 is more enjoyable.

I have tried to play the missions through on the easy (normal) setting the first time through because I'm anxious to see the "plot". But... having just found a bunch of secrets by spending days on a single mission while we waited for another gamer to re-format her computer and join us... It's great to have so much game left in a... um... game!

Anyone here suggest any other good sneaky/stealthy games for a combat nincompoop like me?
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#134580 - 06/13/03 09:14 AM Re: Thief 1
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Raj, you're not going to find any BETTER than the Thief series for stealth games. But there are a few other "pure" sneakers around. Prisoner of War can be bought for a song most places these days. Inquisition has been released in Europe, and will be hitting North America any time now.

Depending on how you play it, Deus Ex can be a fabulous stealth game (you can also choose to run and gun your way, but that's not necessary).

Splinter Cell has a ton of sneaking, but there's definitely more combat in that one. But if you can handle a gaming gun at all, I'd highly recommend it!! Fabulous game.

Of course, between the two retail Thief games and some fan missions, you might just find it easier to wait for Thief 3. laugh

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#134581 - 06/13/03 09:40 AM Re: Thief 1
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Hello again, fellow taffers-
Am now in level 3, been thru the mine,exploring around, found some hidden lakes, ladders, strange elevators,wierd machines( is this really the middle ages?) the factory plus some loot. Am pretty good at getting past the zombies, but havn't perfected the fine art of bonking with the blackjack-they have to be really slow, drunk or have back turned before I can get'em. Am just about to get into the prison.
Also, the guards in the mansion could be felled by arrows, but the hammerites in the mine seem to be unaffected by arrows-they just keep on coming. the blackjack seems to be the only thing that works on them IF you can sneak up in time.

Any hints on how to sneak up on 'em in time to knock 'em out would be much appreciated.
This is a fun game and a challenge to boot.
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#134582 - 06/13/03 10:00 AM Re: Thief 1
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Stay in the shadows, watch your step, and strike when they turn away from you, that
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#134583 - 06/13/03 12:56 PM Re: Thief 1
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Probably the easiest way would be to sneak by them when they are not looking, if it is possible. If you are near water, they drown easily--just lure them into it.

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#134584 - 06/13/03 07:21 PM Re: Thief 1
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Use your water arrows to douse the lamps and sneak up very quietly to knock them out. YOu can often figure out where to stand after you watch the gurads patrol - they usually have a set area to patrol and if you find a nice dark place on the edge of their route you can catch them unawares.

While I have ghosted many of the missions in Thief and Thief 2 I still prefer to make sure no-one is left standing by the time I leave. I also leave every door open when I leave. This is my way of Garret letting his targets know what he thinks of their security systems.

I reccomend not trying to kill anyone (monsters are fair game as is any undead humanoid) as that generally will get you killed too - the enemy will shout and you'll find yourself surrounded in no time. You'll get the timing of the blackjack swing soon enough.
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