View Full Version : Thief 3 Info/Screenshots/Designer Letter

18th Dec 2003, 00:49

This site has links. It's where most of the links below stem from, so it's the best one to go to:

This website has some shreds of info and a pic, although that pic is probably just 3d concept art of how Thief 3 could look:

This site has screenshots of the game and claims to have a gameplay trailer (it also says you must register with the site to download)

Link to a German video originally posted by Nay:

There's tons of info here...if you don't check any of the other links out, at least read this: http://www.ttlg.com/articles/xbox1.asp

It's from Emil Pagliarulo, ex-designer of Thief 3. He has since been replaced by Randy Smith (correct me if I'm wrong). There is also a shorter message from Warren Spector at the bottom. This was posted a long time ago (05/20/2001). To be honest, it makes me scared about the way Thief 3 is being designed because as so many have said, if it comes out like DX:IW the original fans are going to reject it. Anyway, some very interesting things are mentioned for those who actually care that much about Thief 3 that they'd want to dig up info like this ;)

Feel free to reply to this thread, I'd like to know if the info here was interesting to anyone.

18th Dec 2003, 01:22
well, i guess it just needs to be said. all of these websites you mention are well known by the community here. however it may be found useful to someone who comes here looking for info on t3 so i dont see anything wrong with it :)

1st Jan 2004, 19:51
if it is that old and out dated I wouldn't rely on it.
As proven with DX:IW.

T3 will be the same dumbed down x-boxificated peice of junk DX:IW is.

This is really sad. Great titles, killed by X-Box.

I am worried about Doom3 and HL2. Hopefully, I'm wrong.

Luckily, not every game will be going that way.
Watch for Stalker, hopefully this will live up to it's hype.

Subjective Effect
2nd Jan 2004, 10:22
If you guys are so bothered then get over to TTLG to discuss the conente of the New Online Petition!

BTW - PCGamerUK gave DXIW 92%. They are pretty reliable IMO. Have you got DXIW Orumph? What is it about DXIW that makes you think Thief3 wil be so bad?

4th Jan 2004, 19:10
Yes I do have it. and you can trust a large majority of the bad posts in those forums. They are numerous and everyone, including those that love the game claim to have problems with it.
They are very very few that are getting what they deem acceptable frame rates, which is hard to prove over the ammount of problem posts.

Be prepared for monotonous level loads and slow Frame Rates.
And that is the worst part of the game. If it wasn't for that. The rest is pretty petty complaints.

As much as others would like to say it's my system. They are wrong. It was rushed and coded terribly. As has been said elsewhere. This game needed another 5 or 6 months of coding and testing. But, Eidos/IS just wanted the Xmas money.

I AM werry of T3.

5th Jan 2004, 02:10
I dont know about you guys but Im getting fed up with Consoles. They are infringing on PC gamers territory. They better not make T3 a crappy port from a console platform.

5th Jan 2004, 16:32
Guess what Optik....

Your gonna have to pull out the or else and give it to them, cause Yep, it will be exactly like DX:IW. Hopefully better, doubt by much, but very very very similar.

10th Jan 2004, 22:14
Orumph, don't be so negative, DXIW is pretty much a beta test for Thief 3, read this: forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=328565#post328565 (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=328565#post328565)

Although DXIW may have been rushed, hopefully Eidos will learn from their mistake of rushing the PC port...

21st Jan 2004, 21:48
I won't be so sure. I won't be jumping on the T3 band wagon as quickly as I did DXIW.

Call me skeptic. Believe me, I hope I'm wrong, but everything about things so far, leaves me thinking I'm not.