Thief 'Basso's Gamble' trailer sets the stage for Garrett

A new series of "Stories from the City" trailers for Thief set the tone of the world and what makes an anti-hero like Garrett a necessary evil.

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Garrett certainly isn't the first anti-hero in video games, but each one that goes that route needs to choose how it will make its protagonist likable. In the grim world of Thief, it appears Eidos Montreal is opting for the route of making the world and everyone in it so terrible and beyond redemption that a little light pilfering is downright virtuous by comparison.

At least, that's the impression we get from "Basso's Gamble," the first in a series of trailers detailing stories from the city's downtrodden citizens. Basso is a fellow (if less accomplished) thief who figures Garrett is the best chance the City has to get back on its feet. The trailer doesn't give any gameplay insights, but it sets a tone for next year's series revival.

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    November 4, 2013 12:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Thief 'Basso's Gamble' trailer sets the stage for Garrett.

    A new series of "Stories from the City" trailers for Thief set the tone of the world and what makes an anti-hero like Garrett a necessary evil.

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      November 4, 2013 2:24 PM

      "Tricky Bastard" :( Thief's Stories From the City is a clone of Dishonored's Tales From Dunwall series. The game seems to have completely missed what made Thief special. Instead of a systemic approach to environmental navigation, Eidos Montreal chose context-sensitive climbing and jumping.

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        November 4, 2013 7:22 PM

        But this developer created Deus Ex HR, they should be able to incorporate systemic approaches to the environments.

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          November 4, 2013 7:41 PM

          That was a different internal team but it's still a good point. HR's quality is the one thing that's giving me hope that this project will work out. Unfortunately, even the preview press, which is typically filled with superlatives and optimism with every upcoming title, seem really underwhelmed by the game. They're making major adjustments extremely close to launch (removing xp, qte's etc) that I worried it's not going to come together. At least it looks beautiful (besides the anemic, emo Garrett).

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            November 4, 2013 8:21 PM

            Not sure what to think of the press with this one. The complaints are either it is not a real Thief game or it isn't video gamey enough.

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