Thief bank heist mission offered as pre-order bonus

Pre-ordering is, of course, generally foolish unless you're offered something decent in return for buying a game before reviews, whether it be a discount or an awfully snazzy bonus. The new Thief is hoping to lure in nostalgics and crime-lovers with an "exclusive" mission named The Bank Heist.

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Pre-ordering is, of course, generally foolish unless you're offered something decent in return for buying a game before reviews, whether it be a discount or an awfully snazzy bonus. The new Thief is hoping to lure in nostalgics and crime-lovers with an "exclusive" mission named The Bank Heist.

Publisher Square Enix describes The Bank Heist as "a true homage to the Bank mission in Thief II: The Metal Age." It sends Garrett sneaking into the Stonemarket First Bank to steal a family heirloom named the Star of Auldale (and whatever else he can get his mitts on). Banks being pretty secure places, it'll include security systems not seen anywhere else in the game.

Eidos Montreal ruffled a few feathers with its last bonus pre-order DLC. The Tong's Rescue mission for Deus Ex: Human Revolution included a cameo appearance from a key Deus Ex character, which people were naturally quite keen to see. The DLC was sold separately after a while, as I imagine this will surely be too, but it stuck in some's craws. Look, a bank:

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    September 25, 2013 7:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Thief bank heist mission offered as pre-order bonus.

    Pre-ordering is, of course, generally foolish unless you're offered something decent in return for buying a game before reviews, whether it be a discount or an awfully snazzy bonus. The new Thief is hoping to lure in nostalgics and crime-lovers with an "exclusive" mission named The Bank Heist.

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      September 25, 2013 7:07 AM

      Yeah, no. Fuck you, Square Enix.

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      September 25, 2013 7:39 AM

      Now I am not sure I ever did the Rescue Tong mission. Steam says I own it.

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      September 25, 2013 7:40 AM

      Likely to get this one from the bargain bin aka a Steam sale. Nothing I have seen so far has conviced me that this game isn't a casualized cash-grab.

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      September 25, 2013 7:42 AM

      Since this is a Square Enix game, I'll just wait until it drops to $5 for the PC version 4 weeks after release.

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      September 25, 2013 10:30 AM

      More like Thi4f: Gay bar heist

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      September 25, 2013 10:36 AM

      Square has been on a roll lately... and not in a good way.

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        September 25, 2013 10:36 AM

        ...and by lately, I mean the last 6 years.

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      September 25, 2013 11:17 AM

      I'm an old school Thief player. I don't do DLC.

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        September 25, 2013 11:55 AM

        I have zero problems with DLC. I don't like preorder bonuses, especially when they vary by retailer.

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          September 25, 2013 12:04 PM

          I don't really care about DLC or preorder bonuses but this is not the Thief game I want to play.

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            September 25, 2013 12:18 PM

            Unless this sells like gangbusters and there is a big demand for a new Thief Classic title, we will never see that. '99 is both gone for good and with us forever in streamlined products.

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              September 25, 2013 12:38 PM

              If this sells like gangbusters they would have zero reason to revive the old Garret.

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                September 25, 2013 1:07 PM

                I wouldn't totally count that out. We got a new X-Com that made X-Com fans happy. I'm not expecting it either.

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                September 25, 2013 1:28 PM

                They "already" did. As far as I can tell this shifted from a reboot to a sequel with reimagined elements to appeal to a wider audience.

                In the Shacknews interview they made reference to the previous games leaving them not much left to do with the previous big three organizations.

                Now with the reveal that before the new game starts Garret's female apprentice was stuffed into a fridge, I have little doubt left and will until the release shows otherwise assume it is intended to be a narrative sequel.

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      September 25, 2013 11:45 AM

      Yeah, fuck Square. Not happening. Ubisoft pulled the same shit with the most recent Splinter Cell and that was a rather aggravating realization. They have these side missions in the game for various characters which have their progress tracked on these huge bar graphs at your base. Some of them are not completable (e.g. the bars will never reach complete) unless you pre-ordered the Deluxe version of the game.

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      September 25, 2013 11:49 AM

      No fucking way. Game is already a damn mess anyway and the soul has been ripped out of it by completely recasting the voice.

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      September 25, 2013 12:15 PM

      At least the old school Thief fans get something nostalgic thrown their way as a stand alone mission. And that is good. Hopefully this won't turn into a platform or retailer exclusive. Those a pretty lame.

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      September 25, 2013 1:07 PM

      Awwww, another fucked up preorder bonus that a shit load of people will gobble up.

      We will never learn as a fan base and it will only get worse and worse.

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      September 25, 2013 1:50 PM

      I'll get it. looks great to me. fuck all yall motherfuckers.

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