Excerpt: When Sony ripped the PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility out of the PlayStation 3, there were howls of protest across the internet. There may have been a happy ending to this decision though as now, rather than just simply being able to play the old games as they were, we get HD refreshes of old titles with Trophies and all sorts. The God of War Collection was the first of these and now we get The Sly Trilogy starring Sly Cooper. Sly Who-per?
Excerpt: Souvent restée dans l'ombre d'autres titres tels que Jak & Daxter ou encore Ratchet & Clank , la série Sly mérite cependant une très grande attention des joueurs qui apprécient les jeux de plate-forme / aventure relativement inventifs et variés. Développé par Sucker Punch – qui a développé inFamous par la suite – Sly propose un gameplay ultra-varié au fil de ses épisodes, jouant ainsi la carte du regain d'intérêt au cours de la progression.
Excerpt: At first I was very surprised when Sony removed the backwards compatibility from their newer PlayStation 3 consoles. Sure, the extra hardware to make it work was overkill, but emulation must surely have been on a level to keep it in as a software feature? The PS3 is arguably the most potent piece of console hardware and it cannot emulate previous-gen game systems? Fail!
Excerpt: With The God of War Collection, The Prince of Persia Trilogy and The Sly Trilogy , HD makeovers of older games are currently one of the popular things with publishers and developers. This is no bad thing: it gives those who never got the chance to play the original versions the opportunity to see what they missed the first time around, whilst existing fans get a somewhat visually modernized version.
Excerpt: The cool arcade character from the PS2 returns on the PlayStation 3 with The Sly Trilogy that returns gamers to the wonderful world of Sly Cooper. Sly who? That's Sly Cooper, a cunning yet suave thief who brought some wonderful gameplay moments to the PS2 from its diverse gameplay and amazing cell-shaded environments.
Excerpt: Another title trampled in the festive melee, The Sly Trilogy puts together three platform titles from the PlayStation 2 era and gives them an HD makeover, throwing in a few token minigames to make use of Sony 's Move motion controller and 3D support for those with compatible TVs. Few will make use of the latter features, but the stylised cartoon graphics benefit from the sharper edges and the games themselves have aged surprisingly gracefully.
Excerpt: 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.