AusGamers has taken Eidos Montreal's Thief for a spin around the darkly lit corridors and has this to say about their hands-on preview:
"Thief takes a lot of cues from Deadly Shadows, the third Thief game. It allows you to explore The City (though the rebooted City is much larger), and it's full of completely optional sidequests. Instead of drip-feeding the player sidequests one at a time, you'll get handed a bunch at once and you can do them (or not) at your leisure. And while we're on the subject of Deadly Shadows, the team at Eidos Montreal has paid close attention to one of the most iconic elements of the Thief series... The Cradle."