The intro cutscene from Thief: The Dark Project was a beautiful mood-setter, slicing between certainly one of Garrett’s heists and creepy supernatural imagery, heavy on eyes to counsel he is being watched. It is also a neat “here is how to not play the sport” warning, with Garrett killing a guard, an act that summons three extra and leads to him having to beat ft. Now, because of the unique recreation’s cutscene director Daniel Thron we have got one other introduction to the world of Metropolis: a fan movie known as Thief – Cutscene Zero.
It is one other of Garrett’s jobs gone messy, with Thron joking on Twitter, “I assure you he is loading his final save proper after this”. Cutscene Zero will get the fantasy-noir vibe down pat, from the unsuspecting guard seeing his reflection as he seems to be out the window into the rain, to the narration offered by Viktoria, Thief’s femme fatale, voiced as soon as once more by Terri Brosius. I want this modded into Thief Gold in some way.
One other member of the unique Wanting Glass improvement staff, artist Jennifer Hrabota-Lesser, offered the portray seen 30 seconds in. It looks as if everybody at Wanting Glass wore a number of hats, and Hrabota-Lesser was additionally credited with A/V assist and the web site, whereas Brosius was a designer and the cutscene author in addition to an excellent voice actor (most famously, she voiced Shodan within the System Shock sequence). Thron’s personal credit on Thief embrace cutscene route, artwork, and animation, the field artwork and handbook illustrations, particle results, and voice performing for characters as numerous as a comedically wheezy ApeBeast and the terrifying voice of The Eye, in addition to Cutty, Ramirez, Brother Renault, and a number of other guards.
Whereas Thief continues to be solely playable right now, with the Gold version out there on Steam and GOG, and the unofficial patch pack TFix including issues like widescreen assist, I might like to see a remake. Now that the System Shock remake is out, perhaps it may very well be Nightdive’s subsequent mission? Although there’s at all times Gloomwood for extra of these fashionable Thief vibes.