There's a lot to like in Thief, which reboots a venerable stealth game for next gen systems Xbox One and PS4 as well as last generation systems Xbox 360 and PS3. Unfortunately, there's also a lot to dislike.
I want a game that respects my limited free time, that teaches me its basics in minutes, not hours of tutorials; a game, in short, that respects its players as adults, both in regard to content, quality and the time investment needed to enjoy it.
The Witcher is not as wide open as Skyrim, but it provides what could be called bi and tri-linearity. Every once in a while a major decision comes along which excludes all other possibilities, and it is as paralyzing and intoxicating as it sounds.
George Lucas's videogame Loom is the spiritual ancestor to all the innovative Flash games with beautiful interfaces and short runtimes. Nineteen years after its release, it's as curiously out of time as it was in 1990.