Thief, the reboot of the old stealth series, just released today for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. You’ve got plenty of choices if you want to step into the shoes of master thief Garrett, although most reviewers agree the next-gen and PC versions have the advantage over the others.
It was announced as Thief 4 in 2009, and in 2013 was finally unveiled as a reboot. So far, it has received mixed reviews, but if you’re interested in stepping into the shadows and seeing how you feel about this new theft-focused adventure, you can pick it up either physically or digitally.
If you’ve played it, let us know your thoughts. We’re tempted to ask how it compares to the classic Thief series, but instead, here’s a different topic to consider. Thief is not the only reboot to feel criticism and controversy because of changes to the series’ formula, and we aren’t sure how we feel about that. After all, reboots are often attempts to start over from a clean slate. Should they be compared to the series they came from, or should they be viewed as completely new IPs?