Sure, all of us beloved the Carmen Sandiego present as youngsters, however the grasp thief’s true edutainment legacy lied within the computer video game series that kicked all of it off within the first place. Now Netflix’s newest animated iteration of the heroine is leaning a little bit into that gamified historical past with a brand new particular that places you again in control of Carmen’s actions.
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not To Steal is a brand new particular set within the continuity of Netflix’s animated reboot of the beloved journey sequence, and sees Carmen pressured into pairing up along with her former sneaky tutors within the artwork of thievery at VILE Academy on a brand new string of heists. Why is Carmen working along with her former frenemies? As a result of they’ve captured her mates Ivy and Zack, and are threatening to brainwash them into VILE’s newest operatives if she doesn’t team-up.
Fortunately, Carmen nonetheless has the Participant on her aspect, and, err, you? To Steal or Not To Steal will see viewers get inside Carmen’s head, as she hashes out alternate escape routes or choices in her adventures, and in the end, allow them to select her path for her as she tries to avoid wasting her mates and herself in true Sandiego fashion.
How indepth To Steal or Not To Steal’s choose-your-own mechanics actually are stays to be seen—we don’t even know if there’s going to be fail states, or what occurs in the event you trip on a alternative, or if there’s the potential for a number of, radically completely different endings.
Judging by the trailer, this isn’t going to be a Black Mirror: Bandersnatch stage of mutability and participant alternative, which is okay, contemplating that is extra geared toward youngsters and households (you additionally could notice Netflix is unquestionably not attaching the Select Your Personal Journey title to this one). It’s a cute strategy to harken again to Carmen’s video gaming roots whereas delivering a intelligent spin on this newest iteration of her, even when it’s not a full-on gaming expertise for the Carmen Sandiego followers who keep in mind her edutainment historical past from their very own childhoods.
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or To not Steal hits Netflix on March 10.
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