Sly Raccoon  
Sly Raccoon On PS2

Summary

A beautifully animated, cartoon quality platform adventure with amusing characters and superb graphics, Sly Raccoon is set in a world of vast, free-roaming levels. Unlike most games, its innovative approach has you sneaking about, using your skills in stealth and thieving in your quest to steal back all the pieces of your missing family heirloom.

Storyline overview

Sly Raccoon is born into a family of the world's greatest jewel thieves, in which the 'Thievius Raccoonus', an ancient book and family heirloom is traditionally passed down from generation to generation. In the book are all of the best-kept secrets of the art of thievery, put together over the years from the experiences of Sly's ancestors.

On his eighth birthday, a gang of five villains break into Sly's home, overpower his father and steal the Thievius Raccoonus. The gang split the book five ways, each taking a piece of this vast collection of criminal hints and tips with them. Now, ten years later, it's time for Sly to get out there and steal it back, restoring the family honour.

Sly Raccoon On PS2  Available @ www.contactmusic.com
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Key features

Charming characters; stunning animation

Sly Raccoon is a charismatic character, instantly appealing - and he's surrounded by a cast of engaging creatures. He, like every other character in the game, has been "toon-shaded" - in other words, you get fully featured creatures that look like they've stepped straight out of a cartoon feature-length movie.

The in-game graphics and animation are of astonishing quality. You'll be amazed at how smoothly every character moves as they walk, run, sneak, jump and clamber about.

Huge levels; intriguing plot

Sly Raccoon looks fantastic, with a wide variety of locations, all beautifully put together and free-roaming in a way that both encourages and rewards exploration and lateral thinking. The latter also has a bearing on the plot, which unfolds as you progress through the game and has plenty of surprises in store.

Stealth is the key to success

Sly Raccoon's a thief and a master of his art; therefore you'll often do better and achieve more if you keep your head down and sneak about the levels, avoiding detection and confrontation. There are a number of different controls to allow you to minimise the attention you'll create as you sneak in and out of potentially hazardous situations, and using all the stealthy skills at your disposal. The game also actively rewards risk-taking and lateral thinking.

   
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