Ah, Maple Story Thief. The RPG version of the classic fun game known as Maple Story (and all of its editions in full glory). And as such, the RPG version takes you on an adventure in the good old world of Maple Story.
In this game, you play as either a thief or assassin (I played as thief) and only had to be the master of perhaps one of the most obnoxious, overly confident thief to be found in this world. Kid is probably just old enough to go on his own but he likes to proclaim he will be the best thief ever and declares that he is the master thief and that creatures to be found in the game are just small fry for him. Ok, Mr. My-ego-is-really-really-big.
As with all RPG games, you go exploring, leveling up, fighting with sorts of evil creatures that have befallen the world, all so you can prove yourself worthy of the title “Master Thief”. Except, thieves should be a little quieter and boy, you ain’t being quiet on all accounts. Not when you’re so excited to go on quests. But hey, at least my job isn’t so boring. He makes it exciting, I suppose, with his humor. I should be thankful for that, right? And you get to find cool equipment with different abilities so they enhance your own skills and make you a thief to be feared (yeah right).
To be honest, though I appreciated the ‘classic’ look of the game, with what all that 8-bit (honestly, I don’t know the difference) graphics and all, but it just didn’t really stick with me. I’d rather have an aesthetically beautiful RPG to look at while giving me a good plot. The game has an ok plot, but not one that will instantly grab me. I blame the graphics as well. The graphics were something that I disliked (I’ve been spoiled by Golden Sun). Add to that the fact in which the controls made it difficult (for me) to move the character and you’ve got a game that I don’t like as much as I should. This game should be made for a handheld game console, a la Gameboy or PSP.
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