The Sly Cooper franchise was somewhat of a Playstation 2 relic before Sony sought to give it a revival this spring. The series was a critical success in the past, ranging an 83-88 on Metacritic, and has generally been a commercial success as well. Thus, Sly has made cameos in other Playstation spots, appearing in Playstation Move Heroes and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Sly Cooper has often been the most family-friendly franchise that Sony has had since Crash Bandicoot. So a new entry in the franchise was not unexpected, but the quality of it was definitely in question.