Woodyman’s Backloggery #3 – Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

While going through my backlog, I’ve decided on a few things.

  1. RPGs are going to be the death of me.
  2. Doing a bunch of games in a row like Mega Man X, and now Crash Bandicoot is a TERRIBLE idea.
  3. If I’m going to tweet about my games, I need to make sure to use the hashtag #WoodymansBackloggery as to not bug all my followers.

Now let’s get ready for this week’s review!


Review #3 – Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

This game is fucking awesome.

In Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus you play as the titular Sly Cooper. He’s on a quest with his friends Bentley and Murray to retrieve pages of a book called The Thievius Raccoonus. The book highlights key moves and techniques used by Sly Cooper’s ancestors, who were all master thieves. The book was stolen by a band of criminals called ‘The Fiendish Five’. Who took pages of the book for their own nefarious agendas.

The game is essentially a platformer with some stealth sections peppered in. When it focuses on THIS, it’s a really fun game. I’m usually terrible at stealth, but with Sly Cooper I had fun and did a great job the entire time. Especially with the boss fights. The one hit deaths get annoying here and there, especially in the latter levels, but even this is alleviated with a horseshoe powerup, that’s frequently found before difficult sections.

The game fails… when it deviates from the formula. There are sections of the game where you have to race your foes, or other sections where you use a turret to defend a friend. These sections are SHIT. Poor controls and a big difficulty spike in these sections stopped my playthrough of this game for a week. I didn’t want to continue on, because of these sections.

Nevertheless, AWESOME fun time game. So happy I played it. I’m on the hunt for the next two in the series to add them to my backlog.

I’ll leave y’all with a FANTASTIC boss fight.




Next Game: Mega Man X

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  1. I was pleasantly surprised with this game as well. Bought the trilogy for $10 on the PS3 without really knowing anything about it; ended up platinuming all three. They’ve aged fairly well, too.

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