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    Sly Cooper Thieves In Time

    No sooner do I wrap up Ni No Kuni, but another PS3 exclusive I've been wanting comes out!

    I just wanted to point this out to anyone who owns a PS3 and, more specifically, are fans of the series. It's as good as Sly 1-3 mechanically, though I don't think the new writers are quite as good as those at Sucker Punch (and if you don't think a franchise about cartoon animals can be well-written, you, me, and my English degree are going to have words out back).

    However, the game is almost slavishly devoted to the mechanics and structure of the earlier titles (specifically Sly 2 and 3) which means that anyone who demands dramatic changes or updates need not apply. Also, the hacking minigames are back in full force, though they are thankfully a bit better this time around. Apparently the game was pitched to Sony after the devs made a prototype, and Sony accepted despite having no plans to make a Sly 4, so I, for one, cut them a little slack based on their clear fanboyish affection for the franchise. Also, my hat's off to Sony for not being assholes and just shutting them down.

    Also in the game's favor is the fact that it is only $40, is a Vita crossbuy (as if that impresses anyone), and seems to have no hooks for nickel-and-dime DLC.

    If you enjoyed the franchise in the past, this is as good a sequel as you could hope for. If you never played the series and are curious, start with the Sly HD collection, since at this point it provides much more content for a lower price.
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    Haven't played it yet, but man, wish it was released like four years ago so it could be a $19 or less game by now. Would feel weird purchasing at full price this late in the PS3's lifespan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icupnimpn2 View Post
    Haven't played it yet, but man, wish it was released like four years ago so it could be a $19 or less game by now. Would feel weird purchasing at full price this late in the PS3's lifespan.
    I'm not 100% sure what to make of your response. First, it's not a full $60 like most new releases. Second, it is a brand new game for a current console. There isn't, as of yet, a PS4. Even if there was, a launch title PS4 game would probably not be superior to a late-end PS3 game except, perhaps, as a tech demo. And if the price is that big of a bugbear, just wait for it to drop in price! I got it at full price because I'm a longtime fan of the franchise, but I'm sure a few weeks and a keen eye will yield a better price somewhere.

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