This mission is impossible to discuss without spoilers – this one will restrict itself to *light* ones. The FM takes Garrett to a country estate for a routine burglary. Part of the fun here is in the place itself – it has its own identity that is quite different in look and feel from the places we have visited in Thief, and has an odd Finnish/Scandinavian look that’s fresh and interesting. There are interesting ways to approach the FM along multiple routes, too – imperfectly, since the loot goals kind of require you to scour most of the place to succeed, but it is rather neat. However, the big thing about the mission is that it is not just what it first seems, and has a (lightly) hidden layer that changes a good many things about the way you see the place, and adds a lot to the play experience. This masquerade is set up well, and is very rewarding to see crop up during play. These concerns elevates the mission above mere mansion heist, and into a fun, intriguing experience that is mostly about exploration and discovery.
star 6 / 10