I will paste what I wrote on the actual Sly board.
For years his opinion was the only critical opinion I would put 110% of my faith into but he is slowly losing it. Maybe he has just been in the industry too long and he is getting bored of certain things. I don't know, almost like he was trying to sound critically intelligent with this review. Very bad review, he is starting to come off as an old man who has forgotten how to just have FUN.
That is what Sly 4 is about, when games were just damn FUN. The game is a throwback to what we used to be playing in 2005. There is nothing like this anymore, he should be praising a studio that does this, or else no one will take these risks... and I cannot even fathom how this game should have felt his wrath to that extent.
His review here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IXp8TBrf38
His complaint about it not progressing the series like Ratchet.... look at Ratchet now! Complaining about how the suits don't have enough purpose throughout the game.... I feel like the old Sess would have taken off points even if the suits were used a lot, just because "it strays too far from what Slys gameplay should actually be, the game is based on new gimmicks. 1...... out of 5!"
Yes it is similar to Sly 2, but thats why it is great. Yes the graphics and design a marginally better than a PS2 game, and that is fine because even Sanzaru knows this. That is why the game is only 40$. FORTY DOLLARS. For 40 bucks to get this for PS3 and Vita is worth applause.
The game does have some technical flaws: a not so constant frame rate and horrendous loading times.
But at the end of the day it is a throwback, it is about fun, and it is only 40 dollars for 2 versions of the game with cross-play/save and Vita AR treasure hunting. It has a decent story, stays true to its roots, and has some fantastic dialogue. I don't see how it deserves and less than a THREE..... OUT OF FIVE!
PSN & Nintendo Network: Gman2989 Currently Playing: PS All Stars, Sly 4, Pokemon Black 2
XD. One of the most respected individuals in the industry? A reviewer? A guy who gives games scores and is able to manipulate which games sell better and which ones don't, even if it's on a small scale?
Maybe in the game reviewing industry that's true, but who cares about game reviewers.
CainExodus - Oakland A's fan: 2012 AL West Champions Keep the A's in Oakland!
I loved his Crisis Core Review and fanboys went into RAGE mode. Seriously,it's his opinion and I actually think his views and opinions are interesting. SLy doesn't even look that good on Vita anyway. Don't care about his opinion and enjoy the game for yourself. A bit petty to start insulting one of the more knowledgeable journalists out there.