When there’s a reboot done for a video game it can sometimes be considered a good or bad idea depending on the game.
So when it was announced that Eidos Montreal was working on a reboot of the very popular Thief series, this had me very excited.
This was one of the first games I can remember playing that introduced the concept of stealth for a single-player game.
The game was challenging and fun at the same time. The main tactic in playing the game was to avoid fights and sneak around enemies.
The one thing to ask is what can be expected of the reboot? One positive is that the developer has decided not to go in a different direction with the main character, as we will are still able to play as our favorite master thief Garrett in first-person view.
Similar to previous games in the series, players will have to use stealth in order to overcome challenges, while violence is left as a minimally effective last resort.
For the gameplay it will be choice-driven, with players having a number of possible paths and approaches in a given level.
There is also something called “Focus” mode that will provide Garrett with several advantages throughout the game.
He can slow down time to be more effective in pickpocketing and also use it to push enemies or perform debilitating attacks.
Thief will be less about action and more about using your surroundings as an advantage.
The best way to think of it is quiet stealth, the complete opposite from something like Assassin’s Creed.
This reboot has a chance to be successful with Eidos Montreal at the helm, as they did a good job reinvigorating another series in Deus Ex. Let me know your thoughts and opinions about the Thief reboot.
Thief is set to release February 25, 2014 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
This is a trailer that shows some of the gameplay.