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Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:28:17 PM »
Thief: The Dark Project and its sequels and remakes are some of my favorite games of all time. If they are your favorites too, you may be interested in Gloomwood...billed by its developers as 'Thief With Guns':

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1150760/Gloomwood/
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 06:43:42 PM »
I don't know what the sound of moistening loins is, but, I think you just made it.
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 06:59:50 PM »
Listen...more carefully.
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 07:20:09 PM »
I'm just here to assist with the moistening

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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 08:02:01 PM »
Really digging the demo so far.  Can't wait to see how the full game plays!

To expand my thoughts a bit, I really like the mix of stealth and guns.  I generally dislike stealth-oriented games, but this reminds me of Deus Ex in that you can basically guerrilla out and blast dudes with your guns while ducking and hiding away, or you can be a sneaky shanky assassin (or pacifist avoider of conflict).  The patient assassin method is definitely the most efficient, but if you say fukkit and want to run in with your dick out, it seems like you can absolutely brute force your way through the demo and survive if you're smart and conserve ammo, even on the highest default difficulty.  Looking forward to this one!
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 08:27:01 PM »
The art style is a little sparse, hopefully it will get a little more fleshed out. From an early, quick look it reminds me visually of that game from a few years ago 'Sir, You Are Being Hunted.'
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 08:30:01 PM »
Yeah, aesthetically it's a bit like a darker and more horror-infused 'Sir,' but the level design is infinitely better being hand-crafted rather than procedural generated.  I'm happy with the minimalist retro graphics style, I hope they don't change it.
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 07:38:04 AM »
Looks to be a good game for me to play in the fall or winter, you know for mood and such. Not sure how 'soon' is for release.
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Re: Gloomwood: 'Thief' With Guns
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 10:10:12 AM »
Unless the demo is from an alpha version and numerous changes will be made, I'm not too excited.

As the guy in the preview video -budd- posted mentions, lighting seems to be pretty primitive and not very interactive.

The stabbing range resembles that of a Macedonian spear.

To be honest, it looks like a game that wanted to ride the wave of the popularity of the first three Thief games and exploration/survival horror back around the turn of the century but somehow ended up in storage until now.
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