Thief. Thief. Sly Cooper is an overlooked series. Back in the Playstation 2 days, Sly stayed mainly in the shadows compared to likes of Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Dexter. I’m speaking from experience here as it took me around four years to track the first Sly game down (It was quite rare in Europe)...
My One Big Highlight
There's a number of moments I could pick for the series, but probably my favourite is from Sly 3: Honour Among Thieves. After spending months doing favours for people and gaining new members for the Cooper Gang, Sly eventually enters the cooper vault. Its a challenging level, but it is very atmospheric and interesting to learn a more about his family and how Sly has become the master thief because of the knowledge recorded in the Thievius Raccoonus.
Elephant In the Room
If you have played any of the sequels (Band of Thieves, Honour Among Thieves and Thieves in Time) before playing the original game, then you might be a little disappointed. The reason for this is simple – the sequels improved on nearly every aspect. The gameplay had a major overhaul, which means that Sly Raccoon has a different feel. This doesn't mean it shouldn't be overlooked through.