I’ll preface this: If you’re someone who’s looking for Thief 4, or a true continuation of the decade-old series, you’ve come to the wrong place. Even so, I still enjoyed my time with Thief and I’d gladly recommend it if you’re a fan of first person stealth-action games.
Jazzpunk is a difficult game to categorize. You can break it down into identifiable mechanics: First Person, Adventure, Narrative, Comedy, and so on. Yet the entire work as a composition can’t easily be thrust into a concrete genre. Essentially, it could be considered an adventure game in the same vein as Gone Home or Dear Esther; however there’s far more player interaction then would be expected from these types of games. While most games in the Adventure Genre lead you into experiencing a world, clue by clue from puzzle to puzzle, Jazzpunk instead places you in a position to become fully involved in the setting to often ridiculous and comical ends.