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It’s time for another retro review, today we’re going to be reviewing sly cooper and the thievius racconus developed by sucker punch productions and published by sony computer entertainment.
The game plays fluidly overall. So let’s nitpick! It’s sometimes annoying to die so quickly since one hit your dead. There are turret sequences where you have to defend the cowardly murray using a turret. Cut that shit out! Maybe tell murray to grow a pair and work out. To be fair he does do this in the later games. There is also a section where you play as Bentley hacking into a mainframe and it’s awful.
Again the hd adds a big visual upgrade and this enhances everything including the excellent character design. Since the characters have very definitive black lines around each character has multiple animations which clip into each other which distracts me.
The game is about 6 hours long which is on the short side but it’s made up, sort of, with plenty of collectibles.
The music screams noir crime films juxtaposed with an excellent, wacky voice cast.
The character interaction is great especially between Carmelita and sly. The story also pack an emotional punch with a spooky twist.
The level select screens are covered with maps and relics from each level once you complete them which is awesome.
Bloody hell I’ve said this 3 times in row but even though I think this game is excellent it did lead to bigger and better things. Sly cooper and the thievius racconus gets 4 stars out of five.