IGN-Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review

IGN:What’s perhaps most striking about playing a Sly Cooper game late in the PS3 generation is how it proves that the brand itself is still relevant, as is the mascot-based 3D platformer. While similar PlayStation series like Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank have either disappeared entirely or gone in new and strange directions respectively, the fourth Sly Cooper game is true to itself. The decision to remain true to what made Sly great in the first place is daring in an age where the 3D platformer can come off as a dinosaur.

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-Superman-1359d ago

Great game, but i found 1 thing funny:
" Ridiculous load times "

3-4-51359d ago

Load times on a Sony Product ? NEVER! lol

That is the main issue Sony can never seem to grasp or fix.

100% of people hate Load Times...

NeverEnding19891359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

I feel like this is a pattern for PS3 exclusives late in the generation. 8/10. Not bad at all, but not great.

Sizzon1359d ago

Well Ni No Kuni did great in reviews :)

cpayne931359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

Last of Us and GoW will almost certainly get really high scores. I bet Beyond will too.

LOGICWINS1359d ago

"Last of Us and GoW will almost certainly get really high scores. I bet Beyond will too."

And all of a sudden, IGN will no longer be ignorant.

Root1359d ago


It's not really their reviews that people call them for, it's the way they write them and what they are like in general.

cpayne931359d ago

@Root no, its just about always the score. Everyone complains about the score, very few people actually complain about the writing style. They rate a ps3 exclusive too low, and fanboys scream that they are evil people getting paid off by MS. They give a game a high score though, and suddenly nobody is complaining. Not just singling out Sony fanboys btw, you see this across the board.

Blastoise1359d ago

8 on the IGN scale = Great.

Plus I'd be willing to bet The Last Of Us, God of war ascension & beyond will be higher. The equivalent of God of war 2, Final fantasy 12 & Shadow of the colossus for the PS2 I reckon

TimeSkipLuffy1359d ago

better to have some exclusive games at 8 or higher than only one great title once in a while or nothing at all? XD

Good_Guy_Jamal1359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

Let's not make this a "thing" now.

Qrphe1359d ago

>trusting IGN in the first place

I remember when 7/10 was a good score and 5/10 was an average.

LOGICWINS1359d ago

"I remember when 7/10 was a good score and 5/10 was an average."

That never changed.

Zechs341359d ago

What has this industry become when an 8/10 is not a good score?

Pattern for PS3 exclusives late in the generation? Imo, within the next 6 months, you will witness 3/5 of probably the best rated games this gen in The Last of Us, God of War Ascension, and Beyond Two Souls. Those are exclusives.

The other 2 I believe will be Bioshock Infinite and of course, GTA V. And one of those will be better on PS3 (Bioshock)

To finalize, a 8/10 for a sequel REAL fans have wanted for a few years in Sly 4, developed by a relatively low key studio (Sanzaru), cross buy compatible, AND retailing @ $40 new is,or should be, A No brainer purchase.

shivvy241359d ago

ive played games that got lower than 8 and are fun , sly 3 got 8.1 and it was damn fun

Mainsqueeze1359d ago

I highly doubt that GOWA TLOU and BTS will have the same scores as GTA 4/5 or Bioshock 1/Infininite. Alot of sites will give them equally high scores but def not across the bored. But hey the only thing that matters is how much fun you have with them and not what the scores are.

JoGam1359d ago

So if a score 8 is not bad, what do you consider a Great score?

shivvy241359d ago

ive played games that are fun but got lower than 8, just look at this for example : if you got 8/10 in a test thats a great score :D

HarryMasonHerpderp1359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

Well an 8/10 is considered "great" by IGN.
So what do you think of that?

Anon19741359d ago

NeverEnding1989 said "8/10. Not bad at all, but not great."

Don't most sites consider an 8/10 "great"? Usually, it goes 7 is classified as "good", 8 "great", 9 "superb" and 10 is really quite remarkable.

Games that receive scores 8 and higher are usually few and far between.

princejb1341359d ago

8/10 is good for sites thats true
but in my personal opinion games that are 8/10 replay value are pretty small
and im the type of person that replay all my games at least twice, but if the game isnt that interesting, ill play ones and leave it collecting dust

FanMan1357d ago

funny that you say they are not great. considering the score of 8 on IGN is "Great". Its a great game just not amazing in IGNs opinion. It could be worse though. there could be no late exclusives like from microsoft or nintendo. Id rather have great games than few or no games.

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ayabrea931359d ago

looking forward to some good old fashioned platforming.

bryam19821359d ago

You got that right amigo

Only on playstation

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