Thief’s new Stories from the City video is all about your nemesis, the Thief Taker-General

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By on February 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

With a name like “The Thief Taker-General” it’s no wonder that this moustachioed villain has his eyes on Garrett’s neck, and denying him that pleasure is going to form no small part of your adventures in the upcoming Thief reboot, due out at the end of this month.

We went hands-on with Thief last month for a crack at the first four hours of the game. Watch our preview video here.

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I smell boss battle >_<

*sigh* DX:HR all over again?

 

I can’t watch the video here at work, but please tell me his name isn’t literally “The Thief Taker General” and that’s instead some cutsey ironic name Tim made up…

Also, ugh hope you’re wrong meji.
You would have thought they would learn their lesson after Human Revolution, although they are screwing up most other parts of the Thief franchise, so who knows really…

 

Nope! That’s his real name.

I really doubt there will be a boss battle. They learned that lesson hard from DXHR.

Honestly I think the only thing die-hard Thief fans will have to really get annoyed about in this reboot are the lore clashes. The game can be brutally hard with the right settings.

 

Tim you shouldnt have to play a game on the hardest of hard settings to enjoy it, I know that’s exactly whats going to happen though, I’m going to have to turn EVERYTHING off.

 

nekosan: Tim you shouldnt have to play a game on the hardest of hard settings to enjoy it

Well that’s completely subjective isn’t it! Some people want different things out of games. We should be happy that more developers are realising how easy it is to create systems where players can make their own custom difficulty levels.

 

That said yeah I’ll be turning everything off, that’s how I played it at the preview event and it was sweet, really fun. No disrespect to peeps who keep everything on though, if they want HUD pointers and flashing stuff that’s totally valid and good! More games should be this customisable.

 

Those are some painful looking splinters in your arse right there, Tim.

 

Tim Colwill:

I really doubt there will be a boss battle. They learned that lesson hard from DXHR.

I hope so. The Thief Taker Generals name is Thadeus Harlan, so at least he has some sort of back story, hopefully he is less one-dimensional than the trailer makes him to be – ie a crooked cop type. Apparently he is the commander of the City Watch and Thief Taker General is his “socially appointed” name. They have released some artwork along with this trailer which seems to also reveal the mission related to it. Also if you want to avoid spoilers don’t look for the Thief soundtrack they are named after significant events in the game apparently >_<

 

stoibs: I can’t watch the video here at work, but please tell me his name isn’t literally “The Thief Taker General” and that’s instead some cutsey ironic name Tim made up…

Thief-taker isn’t a term they made up, nor is thief-taker general. I have no idea where you get cutesy or ironic out of it, it’s pretty conistent with the general tone of language they’ve used for the rest of the series.

 

meji,

Ahh cheers that makes more sense now.

 

Was surprised it was missing the Australia tax on steam, that was enough to tip the balance for me.

 

Exactly Tim. I don’t get why people complain about the easy difficulty being *shock* easy.

 
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