View Full Version : Thief in CGW
03-27-2004, 04:24 PM
The latest Computer Gaming World arrived today & had a two-page preview of T3. There is not much in it that hasn't appeared on this board already but there were a couple of things I hadn't seen yet. For one, there's a (3rd person) screenshot of Garrett using his climbing gloves to scale a wall. He's going up a brick wall while archers take aim at him. There is also a mention of how lockpicking will work--when you try to open a locked door some kind of lockpicking display will pop up. I'm not sure I like this since the old way of lockpicking worked fine (try the door, find it locked, pull up a lockpick in your inventory, & pick away). I don't know what you'd be doing with a lockpick display. The article also repeats Warren Spector's comment about not making games for MIT graduates. :rolleyes:
Oh, & the game is called Thief Deadly Shadows throughout the article.
lockpicking display? please don't tell me they're using something else to appeal to splinter cell fans.
03-28-2004, 02:57 AM
I honestly couldn't care less how they implement it. I think this way it relies more on the skill of the player to be able to do it quickly, so as to not attract guards with prolonged noise. Of course, we are playing as the master thief, so I don't know!
As long as they include the option of bashing doors (the ultimate stealth technique), I'm happy!
03-28-2004, 03:30 AM
Sheesh, guys... What the hell are you talking about? we've already seen the lockpicking in one of the gameplay videos!
care linking us to it then? i never saw it before.
03-28-2004, 04:46 AM
It was on Komag's site, but it isn't there anymore :(. I still have it, so I'll try to find some place to put it up.
03-28-2004, 05:20 AM
Yep, don't care how the lock-picking display "looks" JUST SO LONG as I can still pick those locks quickly without having to hold my breath for too long!
I need to change between keys in a speedy manner, so lets hope the new display doesn't make this skill much more cumbersome to deal with!
03-28-2004, 07:18 AM
van_Hellsing PL, are you talking about the thief_16 avi clip? I have that clip, I am uploading it now. Will post a link to it, when it's finished.
The avi is almost 40 meg, with a German narrator, pretty good clip to watch. Have watched it a few times myself now. Be back shortly. :)
03-28-2004, 07:23 AM
Yup, I meant that one. Thanks! :)
also my thanks. curious to know what this "locking display" bit is all about.
03-28-2004, 07:32 AM
One more thing to add: the vid is almost a year old, so don't complain about the physics ;)...
03-28-2004, 08:28 AM
Yes, this avi was created June 12, 2003. It is old, and you know how things change, at least you can get an idea from watching this. So let's not pick it apart too much now aye?
Also, you can hear Benny in this. No mistaking that voice. :D
The chime at the end, *mission complete* chime we are all so familiar with. Old and new, like the mix.
OK, I put it in a zip, to help with the size of it, you know what to do, just extract, yada, yada.
Any problems, let me know. *cheers*
that's pretty cool what they showed with the lockpicking. i don't believe i'll complain if it's just for show, or if ya actually have to experiment with the locks now. wonder if they kept it.
03-28-2004, 10:06 AM
After viewing it again, there is a bit of his wall climbing abilities to watch, which I had forgotten about, it was great to watch again.
Hearing Benny made me smile all over again. :D
Funny, I kept trying to move my mouse around, like I was trying to control it, oh how I wish, lol. Soon enough.
03-28-2004, 03:13 PM
How long does 40 mb take to dowload on a dial-up connection? :(
03-28-2004, 03:22 PM
Ouch Chow YunFat. Couple of hours easy on dial-up. DL late before you go to bed, then your phone line won't be tied up. Sorry. :( Wish I had a better answer for you. :|
if i had a place i could some pics, i'd take some screens of the lockpicking it. but i don't chow =(
03-28-2004, 06:51 PM
The lockpicking in Thief: DS is supposed to be some sort of mini-game. Instead of just pressing a button and waiting for the lock to be picked, you are supposed to be able to speed it up with some sort of button-pressing and/or joystick-jiggling "skills". There is even supposed to be some sort of force-feedback that will make your controller vibrate. :rolleyes:
Hopefully, this will all be exclusive to the X-Box version, as none of it is even the slightest bit interesting to me. Just pick the lock and get back to the game, please.
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