Bio
30-year-old boomer who reads Shakespeare and plays Quake.
Personal Ratings
1★
5★

Badges


Loved

Gained 100+ total review likes

1 Years of Service

Being part of the Backloggd community for 1 year

GOTY '23

Participated in the 2023 Game of the Year Event

Donor

Liked 50+ reviews / lists

Well Written

Gained 10+ likes on a single review

N00b

Played 100+ games

Popular

Gained 15+ followers

Pinged

Mentioned by another user

Roadtrip

Voted for at least 3 features on the roadmap

Liked

Gained 10+ total review likes

Best Friends

Become mutual friends with at least 3 others

Noticed

Gained 3+ followers

Favorite Games

Doom II: Hell on Earth
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Quake
Quake
Rain World
Rain World
Thief: The Dark Project
Thief: The Dark Project
Dustforce DX
Dustforce DX

193

Total Games Played

023

Played in 2023

047

Games Backloggd


Recently Played See More

Thief: The Black Parade
Thief: The Black Parade

Dec 06

Outer Wilds
Outer Wilds

Nov 03

The Isolation
The Isolation

Oct 24

Demon's Souls
Demon's Souls

Sep 18

Devil Daggers
Devil Daggers

Jul 23

Recently Reviewed See More

My first (Expert) playthrough is still ongoing, but so far The Black Parade is as good as I was expecting given the seven-year development time and the pedigree of the development team (a virtual who's who of the current crop of Thief fan mission authors). Which is just insanely good.
The campaign continues my favorite trends in Thief custom level design (high levels of verticality; rehabilitation of the less... popular themes that characterize Thief: The Dark Project levels, namely supernatural horror) while bucking the older habits endemic to fan missions that target the "hardcore" set (obtuse riddles and key item hunts). Thankfully.
Before this I'd have pointed to the 20th Anniversary contests as the ideal entry point to what is, in my opinion, one of the single greatest PC game modding scenes of all time. Now I'd point to The Black Parade for the second and fourth missions alone (respectively the best Constantine's mansion and Bonehoard-style missions out there, and I've played all the good ones).
Bust out your black hoodies and diegetic compass/map combos, folks. This is IT.

No comment on the campaign. Firefight makes for a great couch co-op mode and is surprisingly customizable. Increasing player speed and jump height is recommended.