The last sly game was 8 years ago on the ps2 system which indeed is a very long time for fans. But this new entry brings back many ideas that made these games great. The Graphics are splendid as the textures and smoothness make the game look vibrant and still has that classic Sly look and feel to it. The controls are still pretty easy to grasp and the difficulty seems about just right for this kind of game. The story is great by all means by how you get to explore different time periods with old ancestors of Sly who are all fun to use. The length does seem a bit shorter than the others though. Many of the returns are the thiefnet , use of characters, upgrades, controls, and mini games such as Bentley's hacking which has been super HD upgraded and 3D now. Overall its a very great game to returning fans of the series and should please many others too.