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Submitted by Lavalamp 1100d ago | review

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Times Review | EGM

EGM: "I love the Sly Cooper series, and I enjoyed playing through this first original entry in nearly eight years—but some of the classic Sucker Punch magic is definitely missing here. The capers themselves are still fun, but additional diversity in objectives would’ve been appreciated. Ultimately, Thieves in Time is still an above-average platformer, but it’s not nearly as good as it could’ve been." (PS Vita, PS3, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time) 6.5/10

TOGC  +   1100d ago
First sly game I played. Really enjoyed it.
A2X_  +   1100d ago
Do yourself a favor and get the HD collection! won't regret it :-)
Dwalls1171  +   1100d ago
I dont agree with the author, I think this game is a solid 8
Kingthrash360  +   1100d ago
Kinda low score there, proof that reviews shouldnt decide if you buy or not. People have their own opinions and this includes reviewers. If unsure then rent and make your own choices.
LOGICWINS  +   1100d ago
"If unsure then rent and make your own choices."

Or play the FREE demo.
Kingthrash360  +   1100d ago
Or free demo!.... lol thanks
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1100d ago
Technically the review score isn't low. It's technically 1.5 above average.
A2X_  +   1100d ago
I see scores going from 6 to 9. Enough for me to get it. Especially with a launch price tag of 40$, can't go wrong.
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1100d ago
What's with Sony and pushing out these average/below par exclusives lately? When was the last time they published a retail game for the ps3 that scored above 80 when all things were said and done?
Best games of last year were downloadables.
P_Bomb  +   1100d ago
When? 2 weeks ago, with NiNoKuni, highest rated console game of the year so far with well over an 80 avg. How'd you miss it?
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1100d ago
SONY didn't publish Ni No Kuni though, Namco Bandai did. SONY had no input in that game. It's a 3rd party. Just putting that it of info out there.
DigitalRaptor  +   1100d ago
Looking at your comment history, you wouldn't be interested either way. A guy who considers good games average.

Games that score less than 80 ("when all things are said and done") are only average games to those who pay attention to the numbers like they are an integral impression of what makes a game good. When I read a review, I look at the descriptions that make it up and weigh up whether the reasoning matches the score. Then I can see if a reviewer is paying attention to certain details and see how their journalistic integrity stands.

It's just like all the good reviews for Resident Evil 6 - i mean what the hell? When did gaming journalists put personal opinion and bias before factual analysis and description of why a game like RE6 is more broken than it is worth. And basing the quality of a game on a broken system, shows where you arguments falters. Why can anyone with a blog be accepted to Metacritic?

Sure, you can't keep up stellar performance every single year... however not that many of Sony-published games as of late have been 'poor' when you consider the elements that make up a 'poor' game. Some might have been disappointed for certain reasons, but Twisted Metal, Starhawk - both very fun and well made multiplayer games. PlayStation All Stars and LBP Karting - neither are poor unless you're looking to hate.

Plus, looking at Vita: Uncharted and Gravity Rush both received 80+ "when all things were said and done". So singling things down to "PS3" & "retail" to say Sony is under performing quality-wise is weak.

And Sly Cooper 4: it's not a poor or average game. For its genre it provides some great stealth action and platforming, and reviews like these are complaining that it's too familiar. I mean imagine that... a Sly game that plays like sly.

You're right that the best games of last year were downloadable and the best one was Journey - published by Sony.

@ P_Bomb, Ni no Kuni was published by Namco Bandai.
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1100d ago
Dude, you just wrote an article in response to a troll comment. The guy probably won't even read it.
DigitalRaptor  +   1100d ago
It doesn't matter all that much to me if a person I respond to is actually trolling or not. What I know for a fact is that there are many idiots on this site who genuinely believe that things this guy trolls about, and that games that score less than 80 are average by default, and think Metacritic is a good representation of a game's quality. Those people pick up on bulls**t trolling and take it as the truth to spread on as lies.

Troll or not, I like to express myself and hope that my views are picked up on.
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mason2005  +   1100d ago
The stuff he downplayed the game for is all in the Infamous series, which he adores: Large open world that's not freely available as the game starts, and opens up over time: Having to travel to missions and start them... why are those reasons to downplay the score on this game but weren't reasons to downplay Infamous (and Sly Copper 2 and 3 for that matter?)

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