ContactMusic Review The Sly Trilogy

When asked to name 3D platform games most people would name Mario. Then possibly Ratchet and Clank or Jak and Daxter, maybe a few might even mention Crash Bandicoot. A name that probably won't get raised is Sly Cooper, the swift and cunning racoon, whose beautiful cel-shaded adventures illuminated the PS2 with a combination of taut controls, varied gameplay and entertaining stories. The relative obscurity of the Sly games is a real pity but along with rumours of a Sly 4 on the horizon, Sony has rereleased all three of the PS2 games with enhanced visuals, new mini games and all on one disc. But does the old school charm of Sly's cartoon capers carry well on to a next-gen console dominated by slick shooters and action titles?

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