Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus was an interesting and enjoyable combination of standard platformer-style gameplay with some light stealth aspects that set it apart from other platformers around. It looks great and plays well, but the game is a little on the short and easy side of things, making it ultimately better suited for younger audiences. Now, Sly Cooper and his gang are back in Sly 2: Band of Thieves. The sequel delivers great stealth gameplay in a longer package. The result is a great game that comes with charm and humor.
I want Sly and gang back again
…more humor than previous titles
…more danger as well
I want less repetitive challenges
In Sly 2, you play as Sly, a raccoon we are so well acquainted with by now –furry, cute, and devious. This time around, you will also get to control Bentley the turtle, Murray the hippo from time to time on some special objectives. The differences between the three characters are pretty simple, but they’re different enough to give everyone something unique. Sly’s the stealth man. Murray is the muscle, so his moves are focused on destruction and handing beating out left, right and centre. Bentley is the runt of the gang, but he’s also smart enough to bring some gadgets along with him. His sleep darts can put guards to sleep for a brief period of time, which is usually more than enough time to run up and use Bentley’s time bomb. You can also purchase new abilities and items for the characters, but you can usually get by without any additional help, because the game controls quite well.
Sly 2: Band of Theives is a great game that is worth a buy for a well-constructed story, great gameplay, and much more. There are some problems with the camera like the previous title, but it is still a good game.