Thief Introduces Garrett the Master Thief With This Trailer

Garrett’s been gone a long time from the world of video games, but he’s finally making his return and he’s doing so in a big way. The master thief made his full, debut appearance in a trailer released today by Square Enix.

It doesn’t contain any actual gameplay, but Garrett (replete with a new voice actor) narrates his return and makes a philosophical statement on his raison d’etre.

“Stealing is my way of life. It sets me free in the night. Every rivet and stitch, lets me find what I most desire.

“The cloth that hides me, the tools that arm me, all lead to that priceless moment. You may think you caught me but think again because when I want something, I always get it. I am Garrett, did you miss me?”

Developed for next-gen platforms, the game is scheduled for release next year on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It will be making a showing at this year’s E3.

In the meantime, here’s everything we know about Thief.

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2 Comments on Thief Introduces Garrett the Master Thief With This Trailer

JC

On June 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Live action, don’t care for it.

It’s not Garret, Stephen Russell is Garret. He’s Garret like Michael Ironside is Sam Fisher, like Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator etc. Love them or hate them that’s the way it is.

It’s not just the tone of the voice, its knowing how to convey Garret’s smirk though voice alone, being confident yet cautious. It’s knowing the character not only as he is now but what he’s been through. Knowing when to put that, pause, as if remembering something because you actually remember it.

It could even be argued that replacing a voice actor of something with such character and infamy is harder to do than with video star. With nothing but the voice to go on you can’t make up for it with an attractive face or body, physical prowess or even imitated mannerisms. “The voice” is like walking into your childhood bedroom and being hit with the smell that causes memories to come flooding back, putting you right back there where it all started. As little as a single sentence could get it all going again.

Romano Orzari is in no way Garret, not even the lines are reminiscent of Garret and even if they were it’s wouldn’t help regardless of how good a voice actor Romano may be, that being said even trying to exclude the fact that Stephen Russell is Garret, he has massively more experience not only with voice acting but also with voice acting games specifically.

This is only Romano Orzari’s second voice acting role, falling right into an excellent and established character of 15 years, the character Stephen Russell is essentially the heart and soul of. Other than playing Garret in all previous Thief games he’s also been in System Shock 2, Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 3, Skyrim and more.

Despite how good or successful the game is, it will still have a hollow spot compared to what it should be.

Replacing the soul of Garret leaves us with faux imitation, a doppelgänger imitating a loved one, the very heart of the Thief series that will grind every fan of the franchise. Some may not even be able to put their finger on it at first, but they will know it and feel it. Something’s missing, Garret is not there.

JC

On June 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Would you like to know more….

http://youtu.be/f5l5ZCb6LLE