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Sucker Punch & Sanzaru Games: The Sly Cooper Series HD Collection and Sly 4: Thieves of Time - Start Menus

It’s been awhile…distractions and all. I may be among the few people who honestly enjoy Sonic Boom, even with all its glitches in the Wii U version. I do however enjoy the 3DS version thoroughly and the animated series has me cracking up constantly. Anyway, the usual…Prisma markers, flair pen, Japanese brush pen.

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Rioichi Cooper, Sly Cooper’s ancestor from Feudal Japan and inventor of the Ninja Spire Jump technique. Apparently in the upcoming Sly 4 game, Thieves in Time, we get to play as Rioichi. So excited.

*Edit: Obviously I meant Sly 4, why else would I say it’s called Thieves in Time.

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Professional work; Pencils of motion-comic cutscenes in “Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal” for Nintendo 3DS, developed by Sanzaru Games and published by SEGA. Spring 2014.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time- A Generation's Response
  • Let this not apply to all Sly Cooper fans; only the ones who mistakenly use terms like "nostalgia" and "childhood" as a blindfold to change.
  • Thieves in Time: (headed by Sanzaru Games)
  • Fans: Not Sucker Punch. This game is going to suck, even though Sucker Punch willingly trusted them with this game.
  • Thieves in Time: (gives Sly new look)
  • Fans: Why the fuck did they change him? He's a douchebag now. Look at him doing what he always does but being a douchebag because he has a goatee.
  • Thieves in Time: (extremely similar, if not identical, gameplay mechanics to its predecessors)
  • Fans: The time he takes to spin onto a rope is 0.4 seconds when in Sly 3, it was 0.1 second faster. What the fuck, Sanzaru? Are you even trying?
  • Thieves in Time: (gives Carmelita short skirt)
  • Fans: How sexist can you be? Because she's a girl, she needs to look sexy? Never mind that this should have little to no bearing on how good the game is, I don't need to be staring at a fox's ass when I'm playing!
  • Thieves in Time: (gives anyone a new look)
  • Fans: I hated this character to begin with, but why would they change his/her look? It's not true to the old games!
  • Thieves in Time: (being released on PS3 and PS Vita)
  • Fans: What!? But what about my PS2!? How dare Sanzaru not take the time and make a version of this for a console that's basically obsolete and barely works for me anymore! My nostalgia feels should trump marketing logic every time! (No, I'm not bitter that I can't afford a PS3 or Vita, but this is a bad game because nostalgia!)
  • Thieves in Time: Look! Sanzaru did a good job with me and I'm actually looking to be a great addition to the Sly Cooper series!
  • Fans: Yeah, but you're not EXACTLY the way I remember you from eight years ago. You're not allowed to change and you're not allowed to be new. You're supposed to be just like how you were when I was a kid so I can further blind myself with loaded words like "nostalgia", regardless of whether or not I can actually play you.
  • Thieves in Time: But haven't you been whining about wanting a new Sly game for a while now?
  • Fans: Yeah, but Sly's chin looks funny!

30 Day Video Game Challenge
Day 18 - Favourite protagonist

Sly Cooper.

Unlike Clockwerk, I’ve had enough time with Sly to know enough about him and why I like him so much. He’s cocky and confident, but never to an annoying level, he cares deeply for his team, and he has more of a motive to steal than the average thief, as he steals from those who steal wrongfully to begin with.

I also see a bit of Sly in myself, mostly in the idea that we both lead a team. Here’s hoping he grows on me even more in the future installments of the series.