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Platform

Playstation 3

 

Genre

Platformer

 

Publisher

SCEA

 

Developer

Sucker Punch

 

ESRB

E - E+10 (Everyone)

 

Released

November 9, 2010

 

 

- Three really great games in one pack
- Looks even better than the originals
- Supports 3DTV and a has a few mini-games for Playstation Move

 

 

- Some platforming elements are still frustrating
- Inability to skip cutscenes
- The camera's still a little off, but it seems better than the originals

 

 

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Sly Cooper Collection

Score: 9.0 / 10

 

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There are still some corners of the Internet that grumble about Sony's decision to remove the PS2 backwards compatibility from the Playstation 3 relatively soon after its launch. These are the same people that screamed about Sony's money grubbing ways when the God of War Collection was released; up-rezzed versions of the first two God of War Games which were/are widely available for Playstation 2. Well, most companies exist to make money, otherwise they wouldn't stay in business! At least Sony makes these compilation packs worth buying.

Case in point, the Sly Cooper Collection, which I've been playing for the few weeks. The collection includes all three Sly games -- Sly Cooper and the Thievius

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Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (and a hint of Sly Cooper 4) -- and they've never looked better.

The mechanics of the game, puzzles, characters (like Murray the Hippo) and boss fights felt instantly familiar to me. It has been a quite a while since I last played a Sly Cooper game and the collected titles play exactly the way I

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remember the originals playing. Stealing, looting, pick-pocketing, puzzling solving, all the elements you'd expect from a thieving raccoon and a rabble of cartoon animals.

 

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Sony also tried to "future proof" the series a little with the inclusion of 3DTV support. The 3rd Sly game included some lite 3D elements via a set of flimsy glasses but the 3D now is for all the games in the series. You'll still need glasses, of course, and I don't have a 3D TV so it's not something I can comment on. It's cool that it's there though. There's also some mini-games that support Move, but, again, I couldn't try those out simply because I don't have a Move.

Too much of a good thing doesn't seem to apply to the Sly Cooper Collection. I went through all three games back-to-back and it just left me wanting to get hold of another Sly game rather than stick the collection on the shelf and forget about the series.

And for less than $40US, this is a great bargain.

- D.D. Nunavut

(January 21, 2011)

 

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