Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
by Kristan Reed 1/4/2013
Product: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Developer: Sanzaru Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Format: PS Vita
It might be more than seven years since we last saw Sly Cooper in action, but not a whole lot has changed in the weird world of wise-cracking raccoons, turtles, and hippos.
For reasons not worth dwelling on, the gang is forced to get back together one more time to maintain the legacy of the infamous Thievius Raccoonus book. This time, Sly, Bentley, and Murray wind up on a time-travelling adventure that takes in the Wild West, Feudal Japan, Paris, medieval England, Ancient Arabia, and pre-historic times.
The locations have changed, new playable characters have entered the fray, and a multitude of new abilities have been added, but Thieves in Time remains resolutely consistent with the previous titles in Sony's routinely overlooked platforming series.
Sly's return to mainstream platforming action is a welcome one. It's a wise-cracking charm-offensive specifically designed to juxtapose the words 'madcap' and 'romp' in the same sentence
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