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5.0 out of 5 stars I feel like I'm in the middle of a cartoon!, February 5, 2013
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Whereas games from the "Ratchet and Clank" universe make me feel as though I'm in the middle of a Pixar movie, "Thieves in Time" achieves an equally impressive feat: It makes me feel like I'm taking part in one of the hand-drawn afternoon cartoons of the 80s and 90s (which I would regularly watch after school, while nibbling on snacks). I love everything about the presentation in this game: the characters are adorable, the story is hilarious and absurd, and the cel-shaded approach has never looked finer. The time traveling plot and assortment of anthropomorhpic animals takes me back to the days of shows like "DuckTales".

There is, however, a complaint that I have with this game: I wish I had control of Sly Cooper for greater lengths of time (ALL the time would be even better). While Murray and Bentley are cool characters, and they make for an awesome family/team, I found that I began sighing every time one of their segments began loading. When Sly is in control, this platformer can attain a certain level of "zen" as you engage in your chains of stealthy feats- leap, perch, climb, balance, strike, repeat (and the controls are identical to the PS2 games, as far as I remember- they've aged wonderfully). However, when the other characters are in control, this becomes something of a clumsy, forced platformer that left me longing for Sly's stealthy, agile ways. That's just my humble opinion- others may enjoy the segments of Sly's friends and the attempts to instill gameplay diversity, but I was always anxious to return to the thieving raccoon. And in the defense of the developer, controlling Sly's friends has always been a part of the experience, even with the original "Thievius Raccoonus".

The inclusion of Vita functionality (Cross Buy) with this title makes it pretty enticing for any Sony gamer (especially at $40). I'm a fan of the PS2 Sly Coopers ("Thievius Racoonus" still being my favorite), and I have not been disappointed with "Thieves in Time" (and there are still TONS of collectibles in these worlds calling out to me), so I can wholeheartedly recommend it to those who are in the same boat. I'm not sure how gamers who are new to the series will receive it, but I would definitely suggest considering it, particularly if you enjoy cartoons and non-violent games, or if you're looking for something suitable for younger gamers.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2013 10:23:01 AM PST
D. Brady says:
I have never played the Sly Cooper series. Do you feel its necessary to play through the PS2 games before playing this one?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013 11:33:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2013 11:34:31 AM PST
J. Delgado says:

I'm not the reviewer but I can answer this for you:

No, it is not necessary to replay the first three games to get into this one. The developers did a great job of giving you a sort of recap on the situation and reintroduce the characters so newcomers wouldn't get lost. This game has a whole new story to tell. The only real benefit you will get from having played the original games is feeling at home with the crew and catching on to references or recognizing characters that would normally go right over your head as a new player. You can only gain from playing the original games but you will enjoy this new release just the same without doing so.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 3:40:41 PM PST
Gabe says:
I agree with the other comment, and I think "Thieves in Time" is an EXCELLENT place for any gamer to begin their adventures with Sly Cooper.

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 5:17:40 PM PST
D. Brady says:
Sweet. I may have to pick it up then. Hopefully the supposed mess with the Vita code gets ironed out. Did you all have any problems with it?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013 6:52:03 AM PST
Story wise probably not game wise I would without a doubt. Sly 2 is my favorite and Sly 3 is a close second. You should play them if you haven't and I would play those first since they are developed by Sucker Punch, the creators of Sly. You can pick up the HD collection here on amazon for the PS3 and owe it to yourself!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013 3:25:54 PM PST
Gabe says:
Vita function is down, but I'm confident Sony will have a solution shortly!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013 10:29:16 PM PST
I'd like to chime in about the previous games. While you don't have to play the others, you are truly missing out if you don't. You can find the PS3 collection for around 20ish dollars for all three HD remastered games. Is played the PS2 versions before they were remastered and then got the new ones. They are a great deal of fun. You should consider getting the HD collection. They are quite inexpensive and so much fun. :)

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 8:49:54 AM PST
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