Dark Narrative Articles


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Dark Narrative: Phantoms of the Opera

Buildings ooze feeling. As a young kid touring with my parents, I gazed in horror at the grand interiors and intricate pathways of Hearst Castle. This place was huge, cavernous,…

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Dark Narrative: A Seminary and a Crypt

Thief fans can puzzle over which of the original titles is better: Thief: The Dark Project or Thief II: The Metal Age. One quandary is each game’s atmosphere: TDP‘s got a darker, more surreal…

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Dark Narrative: Tomb Raidin’

Far from the comfy abodes of the wealthy and the familiar hum of civilization, haunted crypts and dead cities lie. Garrett ventures away from the confines of the City a…

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These Dark Walls Speak: An Interview With Thief Fan Mission Author “skacky”

“skacky,” or Romain Barrilliot, is one of the best Thief fan missions authors there is. Most of his missions are done in a surreal style based on the original title,…

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Dark Narrative: Assassins

I’ve always been curious to see how the rich and powerful really live, especially those whose riches and power are built off crime. I imagine their abodes are filled with…

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Dark Narrative: Shipping…and Receiving

Sometimes you pick up on stories you never intended to. A trip to the mall reveals a family’s financial troubles or a store manager’s unscrupulous practices if you listen in,…

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Dark Narrative: Lord Bafford’s Manor

“Lord Bafford’s Manor” is the starting point for all the Thief adventures. It’s my first step each time I replay the game, and, after the training mission has greeted you,…