Thoughts on the demo?

#1 Posted by Phatmac (5728 posts) -

I just played it and found it to be quite enjoyable. My only problem is the camera which was inconsistent at times. It seems to be mostly another Sly game which is okay with me. What did you guys think of the Sly 4 demo?

#2 Posted by cb1115 (137 posts) -

Enjoyed it. Will definitely pick it up tomorrow.

#3 Posted by TAFAE (153 posts) -

Is the demo available on Vita too or just PS3?

#4 Posted by project343 (2838 posts) -

Imma just repost my thoughts from another thread:

The whole thing felt really... safe. I was expecting them to really play at nostalgia, but I wasn't expecting something almost boringly-by-the-books.

Graphically, it looks okay (certainly not as stunning as I'd hope for), but at least the animations have a ton of TLC behind them. But I just think that there is plenty of room to improve that series. The voice acting and writing of prior entries always seemed 'good enough' to suffice the cheesy 90s cartoon show aesthetic, but it really doesn't hold up to modern standards. On the gameplay front, it feels too familiar, and problematically so. All the characters move too slow, the jumping feels several notches too floaty, and the brawling feels way too reminiscent of the mindless brawlers of that era.

I don't know. I really enjoyed those old games at the time, but I guess I was expecting more ambition behind it--which is strange to say, because nothing in the demo was outright bad (aside from maybe the before-mentioned voice acting and writing).

@TAFAE said:

Is the demo available on Vita too or just PS3?

Demo's out for both platforms. :)

#5 Posted by spiceninja (3070 posts) -

I liked it but it felt very by the numbers.

#6 Posted by clank543 (99 posts) -

I loved it. It's exactly what I wanted. There hasn't been a new Sly game in 8 years, so I'm perfectly happy with them playing it safe on the first level of the game. From the videos I've seen, it looks like they're focusing on the platforming much more than Sly 3, which had extended minigame sections. I'm definitely picking it up tomorrow.

#7 Posted by Demoskinos (15162 posts) -

We are keeping the marketing strategy of Sly 4 in theme with the game by trying to stealthily release the game without anyone noticing

— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) February 4, 2013
#8 Edited by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

It made me by the HD collection. The Sly Cooper games are great, I would play them all the time with my niece.

@Demoskinos said:

We are keeping the marketing strategy of Sly 4 in theme with the game by trying to stealthily release the game without anyone noticing

— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) February 4, 2013

Haha, aww...that's true though.

#9 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -

I really enjoyed it, PS2 level assets and all.

#10 Posted by DeathTrap (272 posts) -

I hadn't played any of the other Sly Cooper games, so I didn't have any nostalgia to draw on for enjoyment. With that in mind, I found the Sly Cooper section fun, the turtle section (Bentley?) moderately interesting (especially the hacking "minigame"), and hated the combat section (with the hippo...Murray?).

Any idea how much of the game you play as the hippo? I was all set to buy the game, until I played that section - it wasn't fun, character wasn't interesting, and the attacks felt weak. Still, if it's only a small percent of the game, that would be fine - I really did enjoy the Sly Cooper section and found the turtle section enjoyable.

#11 Posted by Solh0und (1852 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

We are keeping the marketing strategy of Sly 4 in theme with the game by trying to stealthily release the game without anyone noticing

— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) February 4, 2013
#12 Posted by Demoskinos (15162 posts) -

@Mesoian said:

It made me by the HD collection. The Sly Cooper games are great, I would play them all the time with my niece.

@Demoskinos said:

We are keeping the marketing strategy of Sly 4 in theme with the game by trying to stealthily release the game without anyone noticing

— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) February 4, 2013

Haha, aww...that's true though.

The fake Kaz twitter is fucking fried gold sometimes

#13 Posted by cb1115 (137 posts) -

@DeathTrap: Going by previous Sly games, I'd say that you won't be playing as Murray nearly as much as Sly. Murray's pretty much just been there for comic relief and some mindless combat sections.

#14 Posted by mikey87144 (1807 posts) -

Camera bothered me and it wasn't as smooth, animation wise, as I hoped it would be. Will pick it up eventually. Still have Sly 2 & 3 to beat first

#15 Posted by RazielCuts (2987 posts) -

@Demoskinos: This made me laugh -

KazHiraiCEO CEO Kaz Hirai
Google has the exclusive reveal of The Last Guardian release date. It’s earlier than you might think:
#16 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

@Demoskinos: This made me laugh -

KazHiraiCEO CEO Kaz Hirai
Google has the exclusive reveal of The Last Guardian release date. It’s earlier than you might think:

holy smokes that's real. just tried it myself.

#17 Posted by RazielCuts (2987 posts) -

@HaltIamReptar: It's funny 'cause its true :P

#18 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (540 posts) -

There's a demo? Well, gonna go get that right now.

#19 Posted by PK_Koopa (583 posts) -

Is the demo not out in Europe?

#20 Posted by GentlemanlyGentleman (320 posts) -

@PK_Koopa:No it is not. For reasons unknown to me, Sly 4 isn't coming out here until the end of next month (according to Amazon). So don't expect the demo soon.

#21 Posted by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

We are keeping the marketing strategy of Sly 4 in theme with the game by trying to stealthily release the game without anyone noticing

— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) February 4, 2013

I don't.. What?!

On topic, I loved it. It's more Sly but with new graphics and it looks great. I'm picking my copy up before I go to class in the morning and running home after class to play it.

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