Be Ready to Lockdown Your Thief Pre-order After Watching this Mission Playthrough

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Still on the fence about the new Thief as its February 25th launch creeps ever closer? Take 17 minutes out of your day to watch this gameplay walkthrough of the game’s opening chapter and I bet you’ll be won over to the stealth side by the immersive atmosphere, gorgeous visuals, and compulsive thievery which sure looks like it’s going to be quite addictive for OCD collectible junkies (that’s me!).

The dumb guard AI is an area of concern. I mean come on, has game design really not advanced beyond the whole “Hey, what was that? Gee golly, I could have sworn I saw something over here, but I guess that torch magically going out was an act of God. I better go back to patrolling as if nothing suspicious is going on.” line of guard logic? Of course, I don’t want to be too quick to pass judgment. This playthrough is from the first chapter, and like a lot of developer demos I would imagine that the difficulty is turned all the way down and all “crutches” are turned on to make sure the demo goes without interruption (no one wants to watch a walkthrough if a developer is constantly dying and retrying). As far as I know a lot of the hand-holdy stuff will be optional.

Either way, the game looks like a sneaky good time. At least I’m eager to play it. Now I just need to get my hands on a PS4…

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