Killers and Thieves – PC Review

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Genre: Action, Indie, RPG, Simulation, Strategy
Developer: Alex Thomas
Publisher: Stoic
Release Date: May 24, 2017
Edited by KnightAvenger

Based in a medieval time, you roam through Greypool as a Master of a Thieves’ guild. You must train your crew of simple criminals to master thieves and carefully pick through the townspeople’s belongings. You can do what you want, but if you fail too many heists, you may get a slight problem with guards that will appear in greater numbers for not being careful enough. To find who wanted to kill you may be one thing, but it is another to run a thieving business. After all, things can get quite messy…

Taking a first look at the game, I wasn’t really interested in the main looks of it, but giving it a chance definitely wasn’t that bad, after all. The point-and-click, to make the character move, sure feels innovative and the stealth option just kind of ties it all together nicely. Although it doesn’t feel like it at first, you need to have some kind of strategy in order to loot as many things as possible while not losing any thieves to guards or miscalculated falls. Thus, Vigilance would be key to playing this game, but, otherwise, it proves a great challenge to those with tactical skills. If you don’t have any, like me, well, it’s still a decent game! Plus, it looks pretty neat graphics-wise, as it kind of gives me a D&D feel somehow, which I don’t really know how to explain. Probably the atmosphere!

I think one of the major things that made me want to turn off the game, though, was how loud that first animation got. Like, seriously, I have a reason to turn down the game’s volume near to none! Why go and screw the experience by boosting the sounds for a cutscene? It kind of takes a bit of the fun away since I got a nice headache from that, so beware! About that point and click, it’s interesting and all but it gets hectic when you’re trying to escape the guards, hide, or peek through a door but end up opening it on a guard. Annoying just a bit, yeah. After having said all that, the major thing, besides the sound, would probably be the patience that this game requires. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but if you’re more into those fast-paced kinds of games, this might not be for you…

Overall, I’d rate this game as decent; it’s fun but just not my style. Maybe it would be yours, maybe not. I guess you’ll only know if you give it a try! As for me, I don’t think I’d play it again, but I hope whoever does just goes right ahead and has fun with it!

Pros:

  • Interesting mechanics
  • Very strategic-based
  • Requires a lot of vigilance and tactics
  • Otherwise, a pretty and good game

Cons:

  • Super loud even when you turn down the sounds greatly upon launch
  • Point-and-click can be a little hectic at times
  • Game requires a LOT of patience

TheUndeadLords gives Killers And Thieves a Drastik Measure 7.0 out of 10 (70)!

Killers and Thieves is available on Steam for $19.99 (USD).