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Just finished the game and I liked it a lot. It's not perfect, but I was pleasantly surprised about how much content was in the game, for it being a $40 price point(I got it from GameFly) and you get the digital PS Vita version at no additional cost for cross play, for all 10 people who own the Vita! , You can purchase the standalone PS Vita version for $29.99. Saves can be transferred seamlessly between the PS3 and Vita via dedicated cloud saving, and the games play pretty much identically on both platforms.
A pretty rich and colorful, cartoon art style that's pleasant to look at. The game runs silky smooth but I felt there were excessive load times between missions or even when a mission has multiple parts.(right click, view image)
Stealth is the name of the game here. Being spotted by the enemy means failure and having to restart mission all over again.
There are five levels in total and they ate rather large and feature plenty of collectibles and a good variety of missions all put together like a heist movie. The missions are a little repetitive between levels, but I never felt like they were a chore because each level you play with an ancestor that has unique abilities. Another pretty neat thing is as Sly progresses, he gets some costumes that allow him to access new areas, so revisiting previous levels is a must. The platforming can be frustrating at times due to camera angle, but the game is pretty easy and there is no difficulty settings.
Each level has a unique boss, with unique attacks, but they too were pretty easy once you learn their pattern and most of the time that is simply jumping to avoid their attack.
The motion control hacking parts of the game were easily the least enjoyable for me, they are often timed and failure means doing the whole section over again.
Audio-The characters in the game sound like a typical cartoon character and the VA did a reasonably well job. The sound effects were actually pretty good, fitting for the world you are put in.
I agree with the score that Tom Mc Shea gave it and I would score it the same.
Long SP campaign that took me close to 20 hours
Tons of Collectables
Multiple characters, each with unique abilities keep the game fresh and interesting
Not challenging in any way, including boss fights.
Excessive load times
Platforming and controls can be tedious at times.
18Feb 13Well the wife did actually, she loves her Mario. I have got Sonic All Star Racing and it's actually pretty fun and will tide me over to the next Mario Kart that will undoubtedly will it come out for the system. I also got Trine2 and a few days later they had for $5 off, go figure.
I broke down and got GameFly for the first time to catch up on quite a few games I've passed up on PS3/360 and Wii and I got Assassins Creed 3 for the WiiU, it's not bad, for some reason I wanted it to look better than last gen games and it doesn't. I dont think I'll play 3rd party(lol) mulit plats on it, I'll just use it for exclusives.
I was really looking forward to Rayman Legends, but UBI soft has other plans. I think I'll buy it used to show my displeasure. Next month I'm getting Lego City, it looks great and most Lego games are decent? As least MetaCritic says so. I'm unsure about Monster Hunter, which comes out next month too, I've never played the series, think I'll try the demo and Gamefly it to see if it's worth a purchase.
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