Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Review

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    Looking for a comprehensive Sly Raccoon & The Thievius Raccoonus Review? We’ve got you covered! A young Raccoon forced from the path he was meant to take, A Legacy Stolen, and a Master Thief waiting to be Awoken. Here is our Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Review.

    Developed by Sucker Punch Productions and Published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2002 this Stealth adventure takes you around the world to locations where 5 of the most notorious criminals now reside. Having stolen the legacy of the Cooper Clan to increase their criminal activities, the youngest and only Cooper has to avenge what these five did to him and reclaim the book which will teach him how to live up to the Cooper Clan.


    The game is laid out in a simple mission-based format, even simpler than Crash Bandicoot. You play through a level to obtain a key to help in your task of confronting the boss of the area, of which there are 5. Missions differ on what to do, some could be platforming, some out running and others racing, however, the goal of obtaining a key is the final objective you need.

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    There are side things to achieve in the missions like hunting for messages in bottles. These are used in each mission to unlock a safe and obtain an upgrade for your master thief.

    Overall the story is a short one spanning 5 chapters and around a dozen locations in each place if you include the boss and hub areas. While compacted it has a variety of things to do, such as stockpiling Lives, collecting Second Chance Horseshoes and even beating the clock in a time attack mode.

    One of the best features of the Sly games is the conversations with crew members, mainly the Bently and Sly ones. This is because Bently almost always breaks the 4th Wall by telling Sly to do things that the gamer needs to do, like “Jump and Hit the Circle Button” to perform an action.

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    Mechanics, Graphics, & Technical things

    Mechanically the controls are a little clunky, as it is a native PS2 game, the controls menu is also not very helpful when it comes to remapping controls to your liking. It can take a while but the inverted Left & Right Camera movement can be gotten used to, the downside is going to a game after it means you are using those camera controls for a little while, but that’s not a massive issue.

    Graphics are nothing really special as it’s very blocky for the time and the technical constraints of game development were way more strict when it came to the Artistic capabilities of the hardware. This is reflected in the game and how it visually appears with sharp angular characters and nothing like the smooth-flowing characters we see now. The Animations reflect this by being really rather sharp and not much room for error in how to play, most modern games have characters who have a more real flow to the animations thanks to blending and Stop/Start Locomotion movements, back in 2002 this was only a dream and unfortunately pushing forward on the Joystick to move forward is sharp.

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    To Conclude, getting to play Sly Cooper, on a PS4/PS5, which isn’t the Sly Cooper HD Collection from PS3 is a real experience. I personally really wanted to go back to this series and getting to do this with brand-new trophies is something any Sly Cooper Fan would jump at the chance for.

    Although it is only the first game, at the time of writing, it is still a welcome addition to any gamers collection and with the addition of new trophies, a nice challenge in areas to see how well you know the game.

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    Enter the world of the clan of Master Thieves, the Coopers, and latest who needs to recover his family treasure learning how to become the criminal his ancestors were known to be.

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