History Videogame / Thief

21st Sep '16 1:59:59 PM G-Editor
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21st Sep '16 2:22:14 AM PaulA
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* XMeetsY: [[{{Homage}} Garrett]] [[ShoutOut himself]]. Part Literature/PhilipMarlowe, part Literature/ArseneLupin, a pinch of RobinHood, some nods to Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[BadAss and all awesome.]]
** The series' setting itself could be described as a DarkerAndEdgier version of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' [[RefugeInAudacity on drugs]] + a somewhat [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] take on the LowFantasy and MedievalEuropeanFantasy tropes + heavy doses of SteamPunk and ClockPunk aesthetic + [[Creator/RaymondChandler Chandlerian]] FilmNoir.
** The overall stylistic tone is often pretty similar to the "NewWeird" fantasy works of Creator/ChinaMieville ([[UnbuiltTrope though the games slightly predate most of them]]).
** Also, the creators of the series acknowledged taking inspiration from authors and works as varied as Creator/FritzLeiber, Creator/MichaelMoorcock, Creator/UmbertoEco and ''Franchise/LupinIII''. German expressionist and classic FilmNoir movies (like the ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' and ''Film/TheThirdMan'') were also a large influence.
24th Jul '16 10:58:34 AM nombretomado
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** The overall stylistic tone is often pretty similar to the "NewWeird" fantasy works of ChinaMieville ([[UnbuiltTrope though the games slightly predate most of them]]).

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** The overall stylistic tone is often pretty similar to the "NewWeird" fantasy works of ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville ([[UnbuiltTrope though the games slightly predate most of them]]).
9th Jul '16 12:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoolOldGuy: Artemus, the Keeper Elder who brought Garrett into the order and served the role of his teacher and father-like figure. Apparently the only Keeper who can still top Garrett in stealth. Overlaps a little with MrExposition in nearly every cutscene or location he appears in.



* TheObiWan[=/=]CoolOldGuy: Artemus, the Keeper Elder who brought Garrett into the order and served the role of his teacher and father-like figure. Apparently the only Keeper who can still top Garrett in stealth. Overlaps a little with MrExposition in nearly every cutscene or location he appears in.
22nd Jun '16 7:43:51 PM FearlessSon
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-->'''Garrett:''' Tell my ''friends'' that I don't need their secret book, or their glyph warnings, or their messengers. Tell them I'm through. Tell them it's

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-->'''Garrett:''' Tell my ''friends'' that I don't need their secret book, or their glyph warnings, or their messengers. Tell them I'm through. Tell them it's over. Tell them Garrett is ''done''.



** However, The ending of ''Thief II : The Metal Age'' was a subversion.

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** However, The ending of ''Thief II : The Metal Age'' was a subversion.[[SubvertedTrope subversion]], with Garrett ''finally'' accepting that [[YouCantFightFate he cannot escape his fate]], if still grudgingly.
25th May '16 6:53:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Thief 2014}}'' -- A [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the series]] for the PC, PS3, PS4, {{Xbox360}}, and {{Xbox ONE}} developed by Eidos Montreal. [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/03/05/april-cover-revealed-thief.aspx Announced in April's issue of Game Informer]] with all manner of shiny screenshots and even a reveal trailer.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Thief 2014}}'' -- A [[ContinuityReboot reboot of the series]] for the PC, PS3, PS4, {{Xbox360}}, UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/{{PS4}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and {{Xbox ONE}} UsefulNotes/XBoxOne developed by Eidos Montreal. [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/03/05/april-cover-revealed-thief.aspx Announced in April's issue of Game Informer]] with all manner of shiny screenshots and even a reveal trailer.
13th May '16 9:07:03 AM timotaka
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* TitleDrop: Of course the main title gets a lot of use, but the subtitles of each game each get only a single mention. In the first game [[spoiler:Constantine]] in one written journal calls his plan his "Dark project". The second game never uses the words "metal age", but those are the last words spoken in the {{sequel hook}} ending to the first game. In the third game, a Keeper prophecy talks of "deadly shadows" rising.

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* TitleDrop: Of course the main title gets a lot of use, but the subtitles of each game each get only a single mention. In the first game [[spoiler:Constantine]] in one written journal calls his plan his "Dark project". The second game never uses the words "metal age", but those are the last words spoken in the {{sequel hook}} ending to the first game. In the third game, a Keeper prophecy talks of "deadly shadows" rising.uses the phrase "the deadly shadows amass".
1st Dec '15 5:28:04 PM ZemplinTemplar
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** Public signs in the [[VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows third game]] also hints at the world of the series using a different script to any real world one, even though all in-game texts and readables are rendered in Latin scrip to the reader.

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** Public signs in the [[VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows third game]] also hints hint at the world of the series using a different script to any real world one, even though all in-game texts and readables are rendered in Latin scrip to the reader.
28th Nov '15 3:40:11 AM morenohijazo
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* StompyMooks: Inverted. Garrett, the main character, actually wears loud boots because he believes the guards to be complete idiots. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Not without good reason]], mind you.
24th Nov '15 7:50:31 AM ZemplinTemplar
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** The [[http://thief.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Glyph Keeper Glyphs]] of the [[MysteryCult Order of]] [[TheWatcher the Keepers]].
** Public signs in the [[VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows third game]] also hints at the world of the series using a different script to any real world one, even though all in-game texts and readables are rendered in Latin scrip to the reader.
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