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Old 04-01-2011, 11:55
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Hi all,

I'm assuming this was a remake of a PS2 trilogy?

I have never heard of it before because in my PS2 years I was only 6

So, what's the basis to this game. Is it like R&C?

And, finally is worth buying?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:57
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Do you like Platformer? If Yes, continue.

Do you yearn for a good platformer game? If Yes, continue.

Did you not have the chance to play this on PS2? If Yes, continue.

Can you pick this up cheap? If Yes, then go right ahead and buy it!
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:00
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Do you like Platformer? If Yes, continue.

Do you yearn for a good platformer game? If Yes, continue.

Did you not have the chance to play this on PS2? If Yes, continue.

Can you pick this up cheap? If Yes, then go right ahead and buy it!
Thanks for that. I loved a good platformer back in the day.

How did I miss it lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:22
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In all honesty, promotion wise, Sly didn't get much, I didn't even know there was a third game out! You always heard about Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter more!
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:24
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Can't recommend this one enough.

I got it for christmas and have completed the first game so far, just moving on to the second. They are brilliant platform games (which are too rare for my liking these days) The game keeps mixing things up and throwing new challenges and play styles at you. The core mechanics (the character movement, jumping and melee attacks) are fantastic which makes moving through the levels an absolute joy. I really miss games like this. Oh, and the graphics look great, the cell shading really seems to suit the HD treatment.

Now - if they would get around to doing 'Ratchet and Clank' and 'Jak and Daxter' collections I will be a very happy customer.
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Old 04-01-2011, 13:33
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I've only played at little bit of it so far (completed the first world on Sly 1) & I'm really enjoying it. I was a little disappointed that the levels weren't Move compatible, just minigames, but that's my fault for not reading about it properly.

The graphics & sound are fantastic & I'm hoping to get a better play on it tonight.

The levels are a little linear but you can chose which level you want to do in each of the worlds in any order.

It's just a good old fashioned, frustrating platformer which is lacking this gen.

I recognise the voice of Sly but can't think what I've heard/seen him in?

Oh, & it's trophies galore!!!

A couple of questions though, there are vaults to unlock if you collect enough bottles(?) but some of them are hard to get to. Do you get more powers further in the game so you can go back to previous levels to get them? What are in the vaults?
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Old 04-01-2011, 13:40
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A couple of questions though, there are vaults to unlock if you collect enough bottles(?) but some of them are hard to get to. Do you get more powers further in the game so you can go back to previous levels to get them? What are in the vaults?
There are pages from the book you are after in the vaults. These will usually unlock a new power for you. So the more levels you collect all the bottles in, the more abilities you will have. Some a very useful (being able to turn invisible for periods, not dying when you fall in water) others I didn't really use. You also usually get a power for defeating the boss.

One of the vaults in each level contains a blueprint for all the other levels. This highlights where the bottles are on your binoculars. Very handy for finding the last couple.
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Old 04-01-2011, 13:55
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Do you obtain most of the trophies from completing levels? Or is it you have to go back in and do them for example get x amount of coins?
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Old 04-01-2011, 14:45
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Do you obtain most of the trophies from completing levels? Or is it you have to go back in and do them for example get x amount of coins?
There are x amount of coins style trophies - but you should clock those in the first two levels.

Most of the trophies come from either level progression, beating bosses or unlocking the vaults (which means collecting all the bottles in each level.)
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Old 04-01-2011, 15:15
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So the bottles aren't essential in completing the game, they're more of a bonus?
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Old 04-01-2011, 15:26
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So the bottles aren't essential in completing the game, they're more of a bonus?
You could see and finish all the levels without collecting all the bottles. It would have made it harder for me on some of the later levels (eg: you get an ability which means you can turn invisible - which is great for avoiding spotlights and guards. And not dying when you fall in water got me out of a few wayward jumps!)

You need the bottles for the Platinum - if you so inclined
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Old 04-01-2011, 15:53
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ive platinumed the first game and half wy through the second plat gem of a game annoyed i missed it on the ps2!
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Old 04-01-2011, 15:59
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Grrrr, Still waiting on the postman with my copy of this, hopefully we will starting having post again soon and I can finally start playing.

I never played these on the PS2 so its fresh new games for me.
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Old 04-01-2011, 16:05
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I never played these on the PS2 so its fresh new games for me.
Yeah - I missed these on the PS2 too. You are in for a treat, great platforming...
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Old 04-01-2011, 17:06
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I've only played at little bit of it so far (completed the first world on Sly 1) & I'm really enjoying it. I was a little disappointed that the levels weren't Move compatible, just minigames, but that's my fault for not reading about it properly.

The graphics & sound are fantastic & I'm hoping to get a better play on it tonight.

The levels are a little linear but you can chose which level you want to do in each of the worlds in any order.

It's just a good old fashioned, frustrating platformer which is lacking this gen.

I recognise the voice of Sly but can't think what I've heard/seen him in?

Oh, & it's trophies galore!!!

A couple of questions though, there are vaults to unlock if you collect enough bottles(?) but some of them are hard to get to. Do you get more powers further in the game so you can go back to previous levels to get them? What are in the vaults?

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Old 04-01-2011, 22:45
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2 cheapest places I can find it are play.com and amazon.co.uk

Both have it at 24.99 which is pretty good.

Another question then, are all 3 games on one disc and you choose which one you would like to play? Or are they separate?
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Old 04-01-2011, 23:13
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2 cheapest places I can find it are play.com and amazon.co.uk

Both have it at 24.99 which is pretty good.

Another question then, are all 3 games on one disc and you choose which one you would like to play? Or are they separate?
That's how much I paid too, got it from play.com.

They're all on the one disc & you just select which ones you want to play.
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Old 04-01-2011, 23:16
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That's how much I paid too, got it from play.com.

They're all on the one disc & you just select which ones you want to play.
Ok thanks. Was thinking of going with Amazon but they screwed my email verification up. Back to play.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:30
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I've yet to pick these up (and I am very tempted).

Anyone realise how InFamous is, simply, the same game?

Running/sneaking around roof tops, using wires to cross to other buildings?

Still can't take anything away from either game though, Sucker Punch did a fantastic job!
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Old 05-01-2011, 15:03
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Are these games a decent length? Unlike COD which focuses online gameplay nowadays.
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Old 05-01-2011, 15:09
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Are these games a decent length? Unlike COD which focuses online gameplay nowadays.
The first one took me about 10 to 12 hours to platinum. My initial impression from the second game (only an hour or so in) is that it will take a bit longer. It is a good value package.
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Old 05-01-2011, 15:12
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The first one took me about 10 to 12 hours to platinum. My initial impression from the second game (only an hour or so in) is that it will take a bit longer. It is a good value package.
I will deffo pick it up. Not sure when though, so many games to complete.

But... another 24.99 won't kill me
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Old 07-01-2011, 13:23
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This finally arrived yesterday, played quite a bit and have got 50% through so far, seems pretty easy but is also very enjoyable.

Having never played the PS2 version I don't know what this looked like originally but I though for a PS2 game this HD remake looks pretty decent.

@Roge8014 its shocking how much stuff has been borrowed from Sly to make inFamous and yet both games have a very different feel to them.

For anyone enjoying this, a game to look out for is Mini Ninjas, its not a great game, but if you enjoy this type of game its really enjoyable and very cheap.
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Old 07-01-2011, 17:21
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@Roge8014 its shocking how much stuff has been borrowed from Sly to make inFamous and yet both games have a very different feel to them.
When I first played InFamous I remembered my sessions on Sly; I knew they were made by the same studio, so just thought they'd reskinned Sly! lol

But you're right; both are made in comic book style, but they play very different.
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Old 07-01-2011, 23:47
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Sly 1 is short and easy, Platinum in less then 2 days

Had a quick go on Sly 2 and that seems a large improvement so far, after the first mission its opened up to a mini sandbox world with missions to do.

Seems even more like inFamous, I had to do a mission switching satellite dishes on.
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