I think EM should just go all in on a reboot, and just make an updated version of the original games. They tried coming up with something new and original, and it got a lukewarm response. Now they should just bring back Stephen Russell and Keepers and Hammerites/Pagans and everything else. it would create some good industry buzz and hype, and would win over a lot of old school fans in the process. I heard complaints that all the people who gave Thief bad reviews were all old school Thief fans. Well, think of what kind of reviews you'd get if you made an effort to please them.
I'm guessing something like this would fare better than this last title did. How could it not?
I was just reading about Far Cry 4's editor, which is designed so that anyone can use it - they should implement something like that as well. I believe it's run right through the game itself, no external editing programs needed. With the amount of Thief fan missions out there, you'd have to think something like this would be a hit.
To all the naysayers, no, I don't think they should just remake all the original levels exactly the same and keep the same exact story as The Dark Project or The Metal Age. I just think they changed way too much in creating the most recent game. Some things in Thief should be standard - the factions, the light gem, Stephen Russell, excellent audio, large levels, free movement, and so on. Keep those things the same, and then get creative with a new story or some new tools or weapons or some new locales.. You could even make it an open world type thing ala Fallout or Skyrim. But keep the staples that everyone knows and loves the same.
Last edited by brethren; 11-07-2014 at 06:51 AM.
"I can see only one good thing coming from a Thief 4. Mark my words on this one. It will make people love Deadly Shadows." -Digital Nightfall (4/4/2008)