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Best Sly Cooper Game?


#1 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:55 PM

Which one do you think I should get? I've played none, but I don't want to be stuck in the middle of the story not knowing whats happening and I want it to be a good one. So which game, 1, 2, or 3 is the best for newcomers to the series and the most fun?

#2 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2006 - 02:14 AM

id have to say i liked the 3rd one the most. there was more to do overall and the pirate ship level was addictive not to mention it was fun using diff kinds of character although i thought the demetri levels sucked. and it was the hardest of the games too especially with that final level but the first game was less tedious than the other ones.

that may be due to the overall length of the game but i got tired of all the collecting you had to do in the second one with those damn bottles and the third one could be annoying with the constant switching of characters especially when some characters are boring to use.

after a while i couldnt wait to finally beat the damn game and the cooper cave level kicked my ass with how cheap some of that stuff could be. overall all each game has something that makes it better or worse than the othersbut no matter what all of them are funnny.

#3 FurryCurry   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1791 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 04:04 AM

Me myself, I'm just waiting on a compilation like what happened with Spyro and Crash back on the PS1.

#4 VanillaGorilla   Shark Barber CAGiversary!   5521 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 04:09 AM

Sly 2. Read my review for it below:

http://www.gamespot.....html?id=151263

#5 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40129 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2006 - 04:10 AM

The first one is the best. I played the 2nd one and couldnt make it all the way through since I didn't like it very much. Apparently, in Sly 3 they add a million playable characters which makes the game worse which is why I havent gotten it.

#6 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 05:09 AM

Interesting I dunno which I'm gunna get...Right now I'm thinking 1 since its the first of the series...but the review you gave for 2 sounded darn good lol.

How about Jak and Ratchet? I think I'll get 2 games tomorrow, one from 2 of the series. So like I'll get 1 sly game, and 1 jak game or 1 sly and 1 ratchet...jak or ratchet? XD

#7 Mr Durand Pierre   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1355 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 05:40 AM

I'd say the first two games are a tie for me. Technically speaking, the second game is better as it is longer, more challenging, and more free-roaming. The first game was pretty oldschool in design and very linear, but it was also quicker-paced and more addictive while it lasted. Together they'd be in my top 5 games for the PS2. Oh yeah, and you could play 2 before 1 and won't be lost on the story. That's what I did anyway.

The third game was pretty good on its own terms, but easily the weakest of the three. It had a lot more mid-mission cutscenes (which are unskippable no less) and focused too much on all these side characters who weren't nearly as interesting or fun to play as as the main 3 members of the Cooper gang.

#8 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 05:47 PM

Alright I might go for the second maybe if I can get it. After hearing this thing though that I could maybe get all 3 in a package, do you think that will happen? Like it did with spyro? If so what do you think the price tag will be?

#9 creid   Dead For The Summer CAGiversary!   6779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2006 - 06:01 PM

I've only played the first 2, but I greatly preferred the first.

#10 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7087 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 06:08 PM

Here's the rundown...

The first game has everything going for it, great pace, cool story, fun qwerks but is a tad on the short side.

The second game is insanely long, instead of having levels like the first game, you just wander around one massive map collecting pointless items. Basically they took the style of Sly 1 and made a clone of every other platformer. Not a bad game at all, but nowhere near as good.

Third seems to be more of the same from the demo I played.

Start with the first, it's easily the best, if you like the second, the third seems to be exactly the same. I like the second, but I have no plans to play the third installment.

#11 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:13 PM

Ok I'll get the first or second, but I'm thinking the first as its the start of a series. I'll probably get Star Fox assault too, and I was thinking maybe a Jak game...which Jak one is the best?

#12 Backlash   www.thecoverproject.net CAGiversary!   4794 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:02 PM

I have only played Sly 2 and 3, and I liked 2 more. I thought it wsa great and I really enjoyed the optional bottle collecting.

But overall I prefer the Ratchet series to either Sly or Jak.

#13 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:06 PM

The first two are great, and the 3rd was only good. Far too many side characters in the third game. You spend too much time playing as them, and doing stuff like flying remote control airplanes. The last level of the 3rd game was what the whole game should have been like.

#14 jalu6   jalu1-5 was already taken CAGiversary!   1900 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:08 PM

Sly 2 is the best, but I've played all 3 and loved each one. The 3rd is really more of the same of 2, but not as long and has more characters. Sly 1 can be beated in a short weekend or long afternoon, and the health system is different, but its still a lot of fun.

As for Jak, be careful with that, since the first game is drastically different than the second and third.

Ratchet is still my favorite series though, and they improved every game (until the 4th which I thought was a letdown). Still the Ratchet series and Sly series are the main reason I bought a PS2.

#15 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:29 PM

Ok well I realized I want all 3 Jak games, All 3 ratchet, and all 3 sly, then a couple games like Okami, Kingdom hearts 1&2, FFX & FFX2

...and that would cost a lot even though most of them are greatest hits lol...I think I should just slowly wait until deals come out xD

#16 jalu6   jalu1-5 was already taken CAGiversary!   1900 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:36 PM

Ok well I realized I want all 3 Jak games, All 3 ratchet, and all 3 sly, then a couple games like Okami, Kingdom hearts 1&2, FFX & FFX2

...and that would cost a lot even though most of them are greatest hits lol...I think I should just slowly wait until deals come out xD


Haha, or you could just break into my apartment, since that pretty much describes my entire PS2 collection.

(please don't break into my apartment.)

#17 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:04 PM

Uhh...hmm lets see Exit 16W off the turnpike...just take a left here...no I mean a right....

#18 pop311   College CAGiversary!   3193 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:21 PM

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#19 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 01:16 AM

I got the first 2 =P! Actually I got the first 2 from ALL 3 series lol, and all new for only 80 bucks Canadian with tax =D. Ummm my question is for Sly Cooper 1 I noticed that there were 2 covers. This one:

http://images.amazon...D6.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

and this one:

http://cover6.cduniv...71171971982.jpg

I got the 2nd one...but is there any difference between the 2? Maybe I should have got the first cause its an original one, but I'm thinking maybe the 2nd one is newer and has maybe some fixes or something? Is there any difference b/w the 2? Otherwise I think I might return it for the Original...might as well lol.


Oh ya and another question:

So I got Jak 1&2 and Ratchet 1&2, should I exchange any of these for a different game in the series or the 3rd Sly or something? I was going to try out all the series to see which ones I liked and eventually buy the 3rd...I'm expecting all these games to take me till like.. .January or February or even April depending how swamped I am by University, so I didn't bother getting the 3rd cause....ya dunno maybe I shoulda lol. Anyway so you think I should exchange any of those for something else?

#20 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 02:23 PM

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#21 VanillaGorilla   Shark Barber CAGiversary!   5521 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 03:05 PM

The better question is, what the hell has Sucker Punch been up to since? Have they even announced anything for the PS3? Because another Sly game just might make me want a PS3.

#22 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 04:55 PM

Hmm well it maybe will make me after I play the game lol. Anyways uh...so is there any difference between the greatest hits and original version of Sly 1?

And do you think I should return Sly 1,2, Jak 1,2, or Ratchet 1,2, for maybe the 3rd game in the series instead or something?

#23 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7087 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 06:27 PM

Get Sly 1

Jak 2 or 1 (depending on which style you prefer, both games are great)

Ratchet 3 (it is the pinnacle of the series)

#24 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:41 PM

Alright well I got the first 2 from each series, so once I beat them all I'll get the 3rd's I guess lol

#25 jalu6   jalu1-5 was already taken CAGiversary!   1900 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:53 PM

Hmm well it maybe will make me after I play the game lol. Anyways uh...so is there any difference between the greatest hits and original version of Sly 1?

And do you think I should return Sly 1,2, Jak 1,2, or Ratchet 1,2, for maybe the 3rd game in the series instead or something?


No difference in the Sly 1 versions besides the cover. If you dont care about the art, keep the one you have.

And I would just keep the games you have and pick up the others later. You won't be dissapointed, and since they are PS2 GH, they'll be available forever.

Plus, there's nothing good to spend your money on between now and February, is there?

#26 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40129 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2006 - 09:33 PM

Oh ya and another question:

So I got Jak 1&2 and Ratchet 1&2, should I exchange any of these for a different game in the series or the 3rd Sly or something? I was going to try out all the series to see which ones I liked and eventually buy the 3rd...I'm expecting all these games to take me till like.. .January or February or even April depending how swamped I am by University, so I didn't bother getting the 3rd cause....ya dunno maybe I shoulda lol. Anyway so you think I should exchange any of those for something else?

Exchange Jak 1 for Jak 3. Jak 2 and Jak 3 are more connected storywise. Also Jak and Daxter, and Jak 2 & 3 play a lot differently from eachother. Jak and Daxter is like a collect the items game, which Jak 2 and Jak 3 are more focused on weapons and platforming.

#27 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:23 AM

ah its alright I actually opened that one first haha, I think I'll just play em in order...like I would have if I had bought a PS2 @ release. Also, I kinda tried to get games that are different to see which type I like (ex. Jak 1 and Jak 2 being diff and Sly 1/2 being diff)

BUT NOW! I find out memory cards are freaking 40 bucks Canadian for 64 MB (not sony brand) If I want two 8 MB sony brand ones its still 40 bucks...so I guess I'll have to buy the 40 dollar non sony brand one. Just one Sony 8 MB card costed 27 dollars! INSANITY!

#28 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:16 AM

Man I love these games I am probably getting the memory card tomorrow so I've only really played them a bit, but they're all a good breath of fresh air from Mario on the Cube...I got extremely bored of Nintendo, so I'm glad I got a PS2 and all these games =P

...Except I don't know why the X button on my controller seems slightly looser than the rest of the buttons right when i bought it...or maybe I'm just too picky lol

#29 Spades22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3189 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 12:23 AM

Hmm well I just beat the first world in the first Sly, and I have to say the 2nd world is WAY better than the first! I mean the 2nd world, the one where Carmilita chased you was so cool, just jumping super fast on those tubes and stuff, I loved it. Plus it was fun sneaking on the chandeliers and using the mine hat bomb on the lower monsters XD. Awesome game for sure.

But...The only thing I noticed was in the 2nd world I lost one of my new techniques I had gotten! I lost the one where you use your binoculars and it shows you the things that are breakable and where the clues are. I found this one really useful so I'm wondering if it's either a glitch with the game or do you have to get one for every world you enter? Thanks

#30 jngx80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2006 - 06:06 AM

You have to find the blue prints for each level in order to use the binoculars that shows stuff.

I had fun with Sly but it was too easy and short, played the sly 3 demo and it felt cheap. Kinda like the sonic games and how they added more characters in each sequel; that surely must be a sign that the series is going downhill. They need to focus back on just Sly.

But Maximo is the best platformer for the PS2.