IGN: "There hasn't been a brand new Sly Cooper game in nearly six years, and after seeing two levels of the PlayStation 3's Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the thing I can't stop talking about isn't Sly's more mature look or the fact that you're time traveling; it's a boss' health meter. It's not that the rest of the game isn't good looking or exciting -- it is -- it's just that this health bar had a caricature of the boss, and there was smoke wafting from his cigar. Wafting smoke on one of the game's tiniest details! It looked like a CGI movie it was so slick, and that attention to detail is sprinkled throughout what I saw of the new Sly.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time as an evolution of the franchise according to developer Sanzaru Games. This isn't a sequel from Sucker Punch -- the folks who made the first three Sly games -- but a reimagining of the world. Don't panic: this isn't a reboot of the third-person platformer."