Thief’s Garrett is being redesigned to be ‘more mainstream’


The playable character in the Thief series, Garrett, is having his gothic features toned down. According to a report from ShackNews, Eidos is redesigning the main character to be a better fit for the “console market”. When asked why Eidos is deciding to tone down Garrett’s appearance, game director Nicolas Cantin told Game Informer “we wanted to make him a little bit more mainstream.”

This recent change in style may be viewed as a bit of a blow to Thief’s fanbase. Although, in the overall aspect of things, tweaking small details like the color of Garrett’s nails (as Eidos mentioned they are removing his black nail polish) isn’t really that big of a deal.

I was five years old when I played my very first videogame: 'Super Mario All Stars + Super Mario World' (on the Super Nintendo.) Although, that was back in 1996, during the beginning of the Nintendo 64 timeline. Thus began my trend of always being one console behind. I owned a Nintendo 64 during the days of Xbox and PlayStation 2; and I owned a Game Boy Color during the prime of the Game Boy Advance. It was only until recently that I have started keeping up to date with the current console timeline. I bought an Xbox 360 during it's launch, and it is my gaming platform to this very day. Now hoping to someday own a PlayStation Vita, and a non-craptastic PC, I am also hoping to keep up with the gaming industry from this point forward. That is, until I become too old to care to keep up with technology. Or until I'm too old to remember my name, or something like that. You know, looking on the bright side of things.

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