Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review kukugames

  •  Genre: Platform
  • single player
  • Previous game of the series: Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
  • Offer: Sony


good humor
like a tv cartoon
simple screenplay that fits nicely


stages with many paths
optional secrets and items worth finding
many unlockables
variety in stage design
new elements needed to compete other games
loading should have been less


effective handling
exploration and gameplay fits nicely together
we can progress with stealth gameplay
interesting platforming sequences
opοnents artificial intelligence
does not add important new ideas to the genre
very simple combat


like watching cartoons
variety of background graphics
mostly far below 30fps


good soundtrack
voice acting
Conclusion - Rating

equal with the best games of its genre in
many sections


Like previous games in the series, players primarily control Sly Cooper, who must sneak around and navigate various obstacles to help restore the history of the Thievius Raccoonus. Many of Slys abilities return, such as navigating poles and ropes, jumping across narrow platforms and stealing items from guards. New to this game are costumes earned throughout the course of the game, which give Sly access to new abilities. Examples include a suit of armor that allows Sly to reflect projectiles with a shield, an archery outfit that lets him shoot arrows at targets to create rope lines, and an Arabian pirate-like suit that allows him to slow down time and use a sword to break sturdy objects. These costumes can be taken to previously visited levels to reach secret areas.
New secret masks and treasures are hidden throughout the game; the latter item, unlike its counterpart in previous installments, is collectible only and cannot be sold on the games ThiefNet service (although the player still receives an in-game monetary reward). The clue bottles from Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and Sly 2: Band of Thieves make a return, allowing the player to unlock new abilities for all of the playable characters. A new feature allows anyone who owns both the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 versions of the game to use the Vita system as "a set of x-ray goggles" to find any of these hidden collectibles anywhere in the world, through the use of augmented reality. The binary characters displayed during Bentleys plans are ASCII-encoded text messages and can be decoded manually.
Bentley, Murray, and Carmelita Fox return as playable characters, along with some of Slys ancestors, who each possess unique abilities. Worlds in the game are claimed to be three times the size of the original trilogy. The game also supports stereoscopic 3D and local multiplayer in some sections of the game.


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