Finally, Some Gameplay for Aspiring Thieves
Rockstar Games' way of promoting their upcoming games seems to have caught on quite heavily in the industry over the past few years. The latest game to do this, is Square Enix and Eidos Montréal's Thief reboot. I've long been puzzled by the lackluster amount of actual gameplay shown for Thief. After all, it's a game supposed to be released less than a month from now.
Finally, we got what we wanted. And it's quite extensive, too. Six minutes of gameplay and PR talk boasting of the limitless opportunities and yada yada, you get the deal. If you were excited for the Thief reboot, then this'll surely get you more amped up, but if you're one of the skeptics, then your concerns won't likely go away just yet. Sure, they talk about different approaches to each goal and so fort, but judging from the gameplay, the environments still look... kind of linear.
One shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but Thief has a lot to live up to. In the end, it all comes down to just how much freedom that is given to the player, and that we're given puzzles that actually feel somewhat cerebral. The game does seem to have that whole X-ray vision of Hitman: Absolution (pixeljudge.com/en/reviews/hitman-absolution/) going on, but let's not hope Thief is as hopeless to play for those who don't want to use the X-ray wallhack cheat, as it was in Absolution.
At least, the video above does give off a very cool cinematic feel. Luckily, we won't have to wait much longer to find out whether it's worth letting Garrett steal our money. It's set to release on February 28.