Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough, but I just haven't seen very much Thief gameplay footage lately—at least not since last summer. Happily, a couple of new gameplay vids popped up on the PlayStation Access YouTube channel over the weekend. The videos show the PS4 version of the game, but I'd wager the PC version isn't too different.
The first clip, clocking in at about 17 minutes, shows the player sneaking into a mansion, dispatching guards, and making his escape. According to the narrator, this area is about a third of the way into the game's campaign:
The second video shows a couple of alternate ways to handle the same mission—one involving greater stealth, and another (or at least the start of it) with a much more aggressive player:
I'm not seeing anything all that groundbreaking here gameplay-wise, and I've gotta say, that's a little disappointing. Then again, familiar mechanics should translate into a smooth learning curve for folks well-acquainted with classic stealth titles, like the original Thief series and Dishonored. If the game is polished and immersive enough overall, it could be a fun addition to the genre.
Thief is due out on February 25 for the PC, PS4, and Xbone, as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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