Sly Cooper returns after an 8 year absence and steals our hearts once again in Sly Cooper Thieves in Time.
If you’ve ever played the previous Sly Cooper games before you owe it to yourself to pick up Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. The charming and lovable characters are back and even though the game fells a little old at times, it’s still great fun at a great price.
It’s been 8 years since we’ve seen the Cooper gang together and everyone’s been basically living their lives happily ever after. That is until Bentley notices that the pages of the Thievus Racoonus are starting to disappear. Bentley then gets the gang back together to travel through time and fix history. The story isn’t anything extraordinary but it is fun. Where Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time really shines is with its characters. If you’ve played the older games you will feel right at home, but if you’ve never played the previous games you won’t have the same connection. Then again the game does a really good job of catching you up to the story so far for those of you who don’t remember or have never played a Sly Cooper game before. Regardless I recommend playing the older games before playing this one.
The gameplay in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time remains true to the older games. While at times it may feel dated and old, it also feels familiar and fun, which isn’t a bad thing. However some parts of the game make you use six-axis which is starting to become more of an archaic control scheme. However Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time does a great job of mixing the gameplay up, not every mission is stealth, some missions require you to drive RC cars, retrieve items for a costume, or break folks out of prison. This assures you’ll never get bored doing the same things over and over again.
During your adventure you’ll be collecting coins which you can spend on new power-ups and arcade games. You will also be able to find treasures scattered around the map which you can collect for money and other unlockables.
The great thing about Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is that it also comes with the PlayStation Vita version. You’re able to take your save from the PS3 version and play on the go with your vita. While it works fine, the game doesn’t exactly feel right on the vita. The controls can be a little wonky at times and it feels like the game was kind of just thrown onto the system.
Fans of the older games will love Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, it’s a great game that’s worth your time and money, even if it feels a little old at times. The Vita version feels slightly unnecessary and wonky and six-axis is archaic, other than that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is a solid platformer.