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No Sound, Some Fury: 17 Minutes Of Thief's First Mission

Stealth lightning

Just before the weekend, Square Enix popped 17-minutes of unedited footage from the new Thief online. It's the game's opening mission, and being on YouTube for that time means I no longer need to offer any opinions of my own. I can just defer to what the commenters underneath the video are saying. Come, watch the video. It's either "so good this new rebote", or "looks solid but closer than shit rather than good."


"I see the lightning, BUT WHERE IS THE THUNDER?! There's literally lighting every 5 seconds, but barely any thunder. As anyone who has been in a lightning storm will tell you, you notice the thunder alot more than you notice lighting."

"Good, good... But it will be a lineral game?"

"i hope the camera handling will be better
or its the guys fault who made the playthrough, really annoying its like your characters head was lubricated too much, like sliding as if you were a ghost"

"My god this game looks incredible :O
Not that I don't like the current voice actor, but how awesome would it have been to have David Hayter do it :D"

"So many zoom pans and small cutscenes that you're forced to watch. This doesn't look fun at all. Also, that music really doesn't fit a stealth game."

Yeah, I'm more confused than ever now. Thief is due out February 25th in North America and the 28th in February. I'd wait for the reviews - and our WIT, obv - before you slip the game your coin. In the meantime, read Nathan's hands-on from E3 while holding your chin firmly in worry.

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