The day of the platformer has passed. During this console generation (albeit for a few exceptions), 3D, cartoonish platformer games have seemed to go the way of the dodo; there simply aren’t many being developed. Sony seemed to follow this trend, as they put two of their fan-favorite franchises, Jak and Sly, on the backburner for the greater portion of the PS3′s life-cycle. Thankfully, developer Sanzaru Games has stepped up to resurrect the Sly Cooper franchise after an eight year hibernation, and for the most part, they succeed with flying colors. Although the gameplay seems archaic and simplistic at times, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time provides a solid and enjoyable ride through the Cooper’s family history.