You know, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time comes out on February 5. That's only a few weeks.
I'm starting to get that same sneaking suspicion I got just before Twisted Metal launched last year…the feeling that these older PlayStation franchises just don't resonate with the new generation of gamers.
Twisted Metal got plenty of critical acclaim and didn't sell half the number of copies it should've, and I believe it's simply because it was too late to the party. The last installment on a console was 2001 and the bottom line is the gap was just too big; the young'uns today hadn't even heard of it. Sure, the average age of a gamer in the US is 35 (if you choose to believe that statistic) and there are plenty of older gamers who were anxiously awaiting the release of the new TM. I imagine it's the same for the new Sly Cooper .
But I'm afraid that it'll fall on deaf ears. Darn good thing the price is half what a new title usually costs; that might help matters, but I still think the game faces an uphill battle. Not only have too few avid game consumers today even heard of the series, the competition is stiff. We've already got DmC: Devil May Cry , Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launches this week, and Dead Space 3 releases on the same day as Sly Cooper . Furthermore, Sly isn't exactly catnip to the casual fans out there; it's not a shooter and there might be too much "cutesy-ness" involved to appeal to that group. Sorry, but it's the truth.
Anyway, I'm just a little concerned. So I'm hoping the hardcore PlayStation fans respond, at the very least.
Related Game(s): Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time