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Listmas 2016: Top 6 Locations in Sly Cooper

It was this past year that I finally got around to playing all four games of the Sly Cooper series, a series I fell in love with, in fact, within the first hour.  The whole stealth gameplay was very new to me, and I also greatly enjoyed the characters.  One other area where this game really shines is its locations.  You see, the Sly Cooper universe takes place in a world very similar to Earth, except it is populated by anthropomorphic animals rather than people, a fact I found quite entertaining indeed.  And so, to celebrate a new favorite series of mine, this list is dedicated to my six favorite locations in the Sly Cooper series. Continue reading Listmas 2016: Top 6 Locations in Sly Cooper

Resonance: The Cabins from Sly 2

Sometimes when a piece of music resonates with us, we don’t always know why.  While playing through the original Sly Cooper trilogy recently, I greatly enjoyed the games’ soundtrack, with some songs catching my fancy more than others, as is to be expected.  There was one song in particular in Sly 2, however, that really stuck with me.  I initially thought it had perhaps simply gotten stuck in my head, and I played on, through Sly 3 and eventually halfway through Sly 4 (as of writing this post).  And yet, despite all the time that had passed, I just couldn’t get the song out of my head. Continue reading Resonance: The Cabins from Sly 2

Newcomer Alert: The Completion of the Sly Collection

At long last, I have done it.  After getting 100% in the entire Sly Collection, including the mini games (they are not worth your time; I only played them to get my last few trophies), I can safely say I am the Sly series’ newest fan.  Before I get into my thoughts on the series as a whole, I still have a few finishing words about Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. Continue reading Newcomer Alert: The Completion of the Sly Collection

Newcomer Alert: The Completion of Sly 2: Band of Thieves

I am now officially halfway through the Sly Cooper series!  I recently completed Sly 2: Band of Thieves and have gotten 100% both in the game itself and in collecting all of its lovely trophies.  If only these were real trophies, I’d have quite the collection by now.  Since my last update, I completed both episodes in the very spooky Prague, after which I headed to the chilly wilderness of Canada to stop the fiendish buffalo Jean Bison (I never get bored of saying his name) from chopping down the forests.  Last of all, I completed the final chapter on the parrot Arpeggio’s blimp and defeated the final boss.  Done and done.  I had a really great time playing this game, and I was so happy to find that it was much longer than the original, which ended just when I was really getting into it.  And now that I’ve seen everything there is to see in Sly 2, it is time for my most positive and most negative thoughts about the game. Continue reading Newcomer Alert: The Completion of Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Newcomer Alert: Halfway Through Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Well, I’m now 49% through Sly 2: Band of Thieves and have recently started chapter 5.  I explored a nightclub in Paris and defeated its owner, Dimitri the iguana (since when are iguanas purple?), the first member of the Klaww Gang (which I’m certain bears no relation to Klaww from Jak 1…).  I braved the jungles of India to stop the tiger Rajan.  And I visited a very spooky location in Prague, the specifics of which I won’t reveal, as I don’t want to spoil any bit of the story.  Though, the events that took place at the end of episode 3 didn’t surprise me one bit, even though I’m pretty sure it was meant to be a plot twist.  I actually more or less saw it coming since one of the very first cut scenes of the game.  But, once again, if you played the game, you’ll know what I mean, and if not, I don’t want to spoil a thing for anyone who has yet to play these games. Continue reading Newcomer Alert: Halfway Through Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Newcomer Alert: Initial Thoughts on Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Now that I’ve completed the very first Sly Cooper game, I can safely say the series is starting to grow on me, and it was with much excitement that I began the second game in the original trilogy, Sly 2: Band of Thieves.  I am currently an hour into the game, and though that may not seem like much time to form any real opinion of it, I already have some initial thoughts to share with you guys so far.

I noticed first off that the graphics have improved, and though the controls seem to be largely the same, you can no longer look around using one of the left trigger buttons.  While it is possible this has been moved to the R3 button, clicking an analog stick like a button has never felt like a natural thing to do, so I have yet not tried to confirm this.  I do it when I’m forced, but that’s it.  I was pleasantly surprised to see Sly’s pals also playing a more active role in the game so far, as in the first game, you only received advice from Bentley from afar from time to time, and Murray sometimes appeared in minigames.  I was also very surprised at how Murray’s personality seems very…different from what it used to be.  There will probably be more thoughts on that later.  Carmelita’s voice acting also seems to have more feeling than it used to, as well. Continue reading Newcomer Alert: Initial Thoughts on Sly 2: Band of Thieves