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Which country is Thief set in?

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    Question Which country is Thief set in?

    I've always wondered which country or continent Thief is set in. I'm thinking either Europe or early America.

    What do you think?

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    Thief is in its own universe separate from ours. It's modeled after several European countries and periods, however.
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    actually, after the recent improvements, i think should be the FRANCE.

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    I always liked how we knew almost nothing about the country in which The City was situated. It was very logical and psychologically true - Garrett didn't leave The City and minded his business only.
    I do not like it when authors try to feed me all the lore of their world. A normal reader can easily deduce much of the lore from characters' actions and described locations.

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    ^-- I agree.

    And Sterlino may not be far from the truth with the new game, French Wine, and all...

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    Originally Posted by Master Taffer
    Thief is in its own universe separate from ours. It's modeled after several European countries and periods, however.
    Agreed. Because of the medieval architecture my mind has always seen the game as European.
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    I think it's set a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

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    Perhaps the city was on the western shores of France across from England and Garrett looks sort of like a Frenchmen to me but he speaks english and others in the city have that english accent. And don't forget our favorite city warden Rameirez, who doesn't appear to be french or english.

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    Just for fun. According to an internet search, Basso is an Italian name. Garrett is medieval English but with Germanic and French connections. Rameirez is Spanish. Jeneviere is French and the name Erin, a new character, is Irish.
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    The fabled Europa capital! The Metropolis of the Middle Age
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    I'll go with the wiki on this. Alternate Earth, southern coast of a landmass similar to England.

    http://thief.wikia.com/wiki/Mapping_the_World

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    Originally Posted by FrankCSIS
    The fabled Europa capital! The Metropolis of the Middle Age
    Poetic.
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    I always felt that there was a slight essence of a Victorian Era to some of the missions in Thief,so I usually taught it was set in England.
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    I bet The City is located in The Country, which is in The Continent, which in turn is in The World, which is part of The Galaxy and that's in The Universe. And The Universe is in... THE!

    I wonder if Thief is even set in planet earth, though. In Thief 2 you could break in to astrologists attic and read his diary. He has spotted a "blue planet" in the sky and plans to make an space ship so he could move to there, and leave The City. That's how I remember it, at least.

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    Originally Posted by Putkikameli
    I bet The City is located in The Country, which is in The Continent, which in turn is in The World, which is part of The Galaxy and that's in The Universe. And The Universe is in... THE!
    I see what you did there...
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    Clearly it's set in England.
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    Originally Posted by Putkikameli
    I bet The City is located in The Country, which is in The Continent, which in turn is in The World, which is part of The Galaxy and that's in The Universe. And The Universe is in... THE!

    I wonder if Thief is even set in planet earth, though. In Thief 2 you could break in to astrologists attic and read his diary. He has spotted a "blue planet" in the sky and plans to make an space ship so he could move to there, and leave The City. That's how I remember it, at least.

    That guy could just borrow the Trickster's spaceship. I don't think he's using it anymore.

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    Originally Posted by ⓣⓐⓕⓕⓔⓡ
    Clearly it's set in England.

    Why not Wales, Scotland or Ireland?
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    Originally Posted by ⓣⓐⓕⓕⓔⓡ
    Clearly it's set in England.
    Apart from the fact that most characters, especially Benny, had an American accent?
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    Are you saying the game is set in America?
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    Originally Posted by Viktoria
    Are you saying the game is set in America?
    Clearly, it is set in Los Angeles
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    Originally Posted by FrankCSIS
    Clearly, it is set in Los Angeles
    Garrett does seem like a Dodgers fan...
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    Some of the earlier concept art also makes him look like a crystal meth user. So perhaps Vancouver? The Clock Tower could be in East Hastings!
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