Among other gamers, I seem to be the only one that is excited for the new Thief game. There’s complaints about how it strays too far from the series and that it’s turned into a carbon copy of Dishonoured (Yes, I spelled it correctly). I think it looks quite good however and with a new trailer, in which fence, Basso, outlines some background on the coming sneak-em-up’s protagonist, Garrett, I’m all the more eager to creep around The City, pinching prized possessions.
This is part one of a group of trailers headed our way, giving us some scope on the locals of Thief. It’s unclear in the video on the capacity of Basso although he owns a Magpie called Jenivere who delivers messages, possibly offering assistance to Garrett. There are more trailers to come, introducing you to more of the City’s filthy inhabitants.
It may be that there will be a cast of many that guide him to ancient artifacts, easy targets and to push the plot onward as you plunge into the darkness and smack a few guards around the head in your quest to rob from the rich and, well, sell to the fence…
With a change of gameplay, some nicked ideas and a plot that leans heavily towards another recent stealth title, Thief has it’s work cut out for it to secceed in a world full of very choosy gamers. It has all the ideals for a great game yet smacks diehard fans in the face with a wet fish at the same time. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, just adapting to the new generation. Sometimes for the better but as we’ve seen some franchises destroyed in the race to be the next big thing, people are wary.
With a release date of 25th (US) and 28th (UK) of February 2014 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, we’ll soon know whether Thief is worthy of the title or if it will end up begging in the streets, trying to fend off the plague.