I was pleased to see the first two Thief games now on Steam. Thief was the first nonadventure game I played and it was a revelation. It introduced me to a larger gaming world. It was also very hard and scary (constant anxiety) and it took me months to play and I loved it. And from Thief I was able to go on to Deus EX and No One Lives Forever and finally through a convoluted pathe end up with RPGs like the Fallout and Elder Scroll games which are my favorite kind of games.
I have always wanted to go back and try the Thief 1 and 2 games again. And now I can. I have no idea what my reaction will be. I have gone back and tried some of my favorite adventure games through GOG and have enjoyed one last play through and realized I don't need to play this game again. That is a nice feeling. To still like an old game I loved but not need to ever play it again.
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The Thief titles were defining experiences for me as well Kay-- they were for many, especially around these parts. Steerpike will be here shortly no doubt 😉 I'd love to return to them at some point but I don't think I'll get that virgin, unknowing fizz of excitement like I did first time. Last time I checked out Bafford's Manor (last year some time) the conversation between the two guards at the beginning; that dark, still night ambiance; and the clicking ticking of weird machines in the streets still gave me shivers though. Incredible.
Very interesting that they inspired you to explore other genres as well. No One Lives Forever is something I bought recently from a charity shop and I would love to give it a proper go when there's a window in my backlog.
I do love Thief. I'm not sure how well they play on modern machines - I think some tweaking is necessary - but it would be great to play them again, especially now that several years have dimmed my memory. It wouldn't be the same as the VERY first time, but a lot of it should seem pretty new.
No One Lives Forever is fantastic. It's the kind of shooter they don't make any more. It's long, maybe 35 hours or more; and it's got so much variety that you never feel like you're playing the same game. Definitely find that backlog window, Gregg. You'll love it.
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