This game is easily in my top 10. So immersive... so atmospheric. The level design is divine. I beat about half the game ghosting, and did only non-lethal KOs to everyone later on. One design choice I disagree with is how enemies gain more health when they're alerted to your presence... kinda unrealistic. Still, I suppose if you're playing properly, you'd never have to worry about that in the first place, n'est-ce pas? :)
my top 5 favorite missions:
Life of the Party Blackmailing a certain someone in his own mansion Bank Police Station first mission with Basso
but my favorite 5 minutes of gameplay is in the Docks mission where you swim into the ocean and sneak aboard the pirate ship
There are only three people in life you can't fool: pawnbrokers, whores and your mother. Since your mothers dead, I've taken her place. Hence, Im bull**** proof
I agree with the too many monster missions from Thief Gold, but I really like the "undead" levels like Down in the Bonehoard, The Haunted Cathedral and Return to the Haunted Cathedral. Those three levels are just so well done imo.