Vagary writes: "A long, long time ago, I can still remember when every other game wasn't a shooter, and 3D platformers were popular. This generation, not so much. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time arrives nearly eight years after its PS2 predecessor like a breath of fresh air amid the blood and bullets. Which is funny, because some design elements feel stale, but they are easier to forgive because new entries in the genre are so rare, and the game’s flaws never outweigh its strengths. The bulk of the game is smartly designed and satisfying, not to mention quite pretty."