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Meet Another Potential Killer App for PlayStation 4

Many of you may be unfamiliar with Thief. Fie upon you for that. Fie, I say! (Whatever ‘fie’ means.) This stealthtacular sneak em’ up franchise never ascended to the heights of a Metal Gear Solid or Assassin’s Creed in the popularity stakes, but its dedicated following is rabid with anticipation for the PS4 reboot (some fans have indeed contracted ACTUAL RABIES, such is their excitement). (PS3, PS4, Theif 4, Xbox 360)

Dr Pepper  +   733d ago
I hope this one lives up to the stealthiness of the other games, and also maintains the magic side of the series. The screens have shown a more mechanical world, but I still hope some supernatural elements take hold with the story (which tend to be rather eerie, Shalebridge Cradle as an example), and that we can encounter the Pagans/Hammerites.

Please don't go the route of some other stealth franchises as of late. I'm worried, especially after SE complained about the sales of their western franchises (which weren't bad at all), that they might make it appeal to absolutely everybody, and lose the essence of a Thief game.
ScepticTankAvenger  +   733d ago
I think I read somewhere that they took out most if not all the supernatural things from the classics. I reserve my opinion until I see the final product, but I think its a good idea to take out the magic part of it, so as people, especially the younger generations, don't compare it directly with Dishonored.
Dr Pepper  +   733d ago
I would rather strongly disagree with that. Just because Dishonored borrowed from Thief doesn't mean Thief should just get rid of essential components to the franchise just so young gamers don't make ignorant claims.

Besides, the magic was really quite different. You weren't teleporting all over the place or summoning assassins from thin air. It was more story/universe essential than anything, and in that, it would be worrisome if everything that made up the world of Thief was in fact stripped away to an unrecognizable shell of its former self.
Raf1k1  +   733d ago
I'm with Dr Pepper. The supernatural aspect is a part of Theif's identity. It's not right to remove it just because it's in another game that was made similar to it.

One of the reasons for creating a new IP is that it already has fans. These people are fans because of what Thief already is and will buy a new one expecting more of what they had in the past.

FPS + stealth + supernatural + mechanical = Thief

FPS + stealth + mechanical ≠ Thief

That's pretty much how fans feel about any IP that gets changed.
ScepticTankAvenger  +   733d ago
I don't mean that they are getting rid of the magic specifically because of the younger generation, I mean that they want to set themselves apart early on. With a reboot, changes like this do happen, and even though I am a little disappointed, I can see what they are doing. Like I said, final judgement reserved till I see gameplay.
ScepticTankAvenger  +   733d ago
I also didn't say I don't want the magic back, I'm just saying I expect this. DMC, Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, Fallout 3, etc., changes happen as time goes on sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. When the game comes out, who knows? It could turn out to have been a good idea.

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