Mysterious Squirrels in Sly Cooper 4

Yesterday, I was working on my second playthrough of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time when something bizarre happened.  I was in the third location, the Ice Age, just running around, looking for the final clue bottle.  And then it happened…

Listmas 2017: 6 Games I Played 10-19 Years After Their Release

As punctual as the Duck is when it comes to appointments and meeting deadlines, I am often horrendously late when it comes to games.  In fact, in recent years, I think I have spent more time playing catch-up than I have actually enjoying recent titles.  Out of curiosity, I thought it would be fun to…

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…

The Simple Pleasures of Exploration in Sly 4

When buying a house, they always say location is everything.  Never have I heard this applied to video games, however.  What people typically cite as being important to them in gaming is an engaging story or interesting characters, or simply good gameplay.  While I would agree that all of those are far more important than…

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…

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…

Newcomer Alert: More Than Halfway Through Sly 3

Why, hello, everyone.  While I originally intended on writing about my thoughts halfway through my playthrough of Sly 3, this didn’t quite happen.  I am about 48% through the game, but I have clearly made it much closer to the end than I realized when I ended up back on Kaine Island where the prologue…

Newcomer Alert: Initial Thoughts on Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Two games from the original Sly Cooper trilogy down, one more to go.  That’s right, everyone, I have just started Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.  I am writing this particular post two hours into the game rather than just the usual hour, and…I’m not quite sure what to say yet.  Okay, first off, this game…

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…

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…