Why is Square Enix dishonouring the essence of so many series?

Thief review

Since its acquisition of Eidos in 2009, Square Enix has become the custodian of several cherished series. So it has gone about rebooting and revising them in recent years, with varying degrees of success. Each new game superficially appears to understand its lineage, but close inspection reveals the results of misjudged tampering. At least Eidos Montreal… Continue reading

Thief review

Thief review

Late on in Thief’s campaign, we find ourselves escaping a burning, building-lined bridge. It’s a well-directed sequence that shows off both the game’s beautifully rendered world and its free-flowing Assassin’s Creed-style parkour. Halfway across, however, we must squeeze through a tight gap between fallen masonry, lifting a beam out of the way as we trace… Continue reading

Thief, Eidos Montreal’s carefully balanced bid to revive a genre originator

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Pity any developer that admits its desire to make a cherished series more accessible. FromSoftware fell foul of this loaded term, and now Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot has snagged on the furrowed brows of series fans. Thief, like Dark Souls, is synonymous with challenge, but Eidos stresses it has no intention of dumbing down Garrett’s… Continue reading

Thief gets new pre-E3 trailer

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Eidos Montreal gives us a fresh glimpse of its next-gen exclusive ahead of its E3 showing.

Eidos Montreal confirms Thief for Xbox One

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New stealth reboot is coming to Microsoft’s new console; more to come at E3, says studio.

Eidos Montreal’s Thief: a respectful remastering somewhere between sequel and reboot

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Our time with the new Thief game reveals a next gen exclusive carefully balancing continuity and reinvention.

Rebooting Thief: it’s not just about more polygons, says Eidos Montreal

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Producer Stephane Roy explains why Garrett is going next-gen in the next Thief game.

Square Enix allows first Thief trailer out of the shadows

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Garrett springs into action as the darkness of The City.

Next-gen Thief coming to PS4 in 2014

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First details of the fourth game in the stealth series.