First off let me start by saying I’ve never played the other 3 Sly Cooper games, its not that they looked boring, I just never got around to buying it. Though after playing the demo for the 4th installment in the franchise I think its time to fix that. As I’m sure you know by know Sly Cooper is a platformer with a light touch of stealth. The demo starts off with a introduction of our cast, and what they’ve been up to since Sly 3. Sly’s segment was all about stealth, if you get detected you must restart from the last checkpoint, this part of the demo was my favorite(though it was all great). Bently, the brains of the team was about destroying obstacles with his bombs that he carries in his wheel chair. He also has a neat mini game when he begins to hack a computer, it plays pretty much like a top down shooter, nothing special about it besides it being pretty fun. Lastly, there was Murray who is the bronze of the group. He is all about beating the poop out of the enemies. Unlike Sly and Bently, Murray cannot pick pocket, instead he can lift enemies and objects. The demo ends with Carmelita, Sly’s love interest discovering Sly is up to his old tricks(She is also a playable character but unfortunately not in the demo), and chases off Sly. The gang then begins their getaway to the past using their van Back to the Future style.
After the demo Sly 4 and its HD collection is certainly on my radar, plus the game is only $40 and supports cross buy. You read that right, this game is also coming to the Vita. Sly Cooper 4 will release on Feburarey 5, 2013 in the US and March 29, 2013 in Europe.