Game review: The Sly Trilogy
The Sly Trilogy
Released by Sony for PS3
Nearly a decade after its original release on PlayStation 2, this classic HD
remastering of the Sly Trilogy has hit PS3.
The Sly Trilogy collects together the platforming games Sly Cooper and the
Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, a
trio of extremely playable games.
The hero is Sly Cooper, who's a pastiche of film noir/ comic book - Cooper is
a master thief, with a question mark style cane, who vaults through the air,
sneaks about and generally does the theft stuff pretty well.
In the first game, Sly's on the hunt for a book which collects together his
family's thieving tricks of the trade - which ironically has been stolen. The
second sees him tracking down parts of a clock which has super powers - and the
final outing sees him trying to break into a family vault.
The Sly Trilogy is immensely playable third person stuff marred only by a
Across mini levels within each, the game plays well and zips along with ease
- there's occasional frustrations with the viewpoint of the character not always
being the easiest to negotiate - but it's a minor niggle. There's also the bonus
that this game can be played with PlayStation Move too - adding to the original
on many levels.
This version's been ported over from the original trilogy and the HD quality
is pretty impressive with cartoon segueways into each adventure - voiceovers and
characters add humour and amusement to the proceedings.
It's challenging in parts but with ways to boost your immunity during levels
and a bit of memory, you can beat most of the threats and end of level bosses
fairly quickly during each heist mini-adventure.
The collection of three games is a brilliant move which allows you to flit
between adventures and pick up wherever you want. With extra moves to be
learned, and a depth of gaming, plus with mini games within, there's certainly
hours and hours of entertainment here.
The Sly Trilogy is a welcome remastering - it's true to the original and
expands the fun element to all gamers of any age.