Playstation 5 – Sony Needs to Bring Back Classics Like Sly Cooper
With the release of the PS5, Sony should consider bringing back classic games and characters like Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper and more.
The PlayStation 5 creates amazing possibilities for the future of gaming. The built-ingame, Astro’s Playroom, covers the history of PlayStation consoles and some of its best games. However, by the game’s conclusion, players may be longing for classic titles from the Sony catalogue.
In the ’90s and early 2000s, PlayStation was the home to some of the biggest names in 3D platformers. As the years progressed, a lot of these characters fell to the back burner, but now they need to return to the forefront — especially fan-favorites like Spyro the Dragon, Sly Cooper and Jak and Daxter.
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Some classic games have already seen a resurgence. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the first installment in the series since the PlayStation 3. Last year, Crash Bandicoot got a new installment for the PS4 and Spyro was remastered. While Spyro is the obvious next choice for a story continuation, another duo is long overdue for a remaster.
Jak and Daxter easily exemplify the attitude of the PlayStation brand. However, they disappeared not long after the Playstation 3 came into the picture. If Ratchet & Clank has proven anything, it’s that simple controls lend themselves well to the PS5. This makes Jak and Daxter a particularly strong choice for a next-gen game. Platforming and action have always been the console’s backbone, and not doing more Jak and Daxter feels like a crime.
Of all of the anthropomorphic animals that have been introduced on the PlayStation, none had more swagger than Sly Cooper. The character’s tenure on the console began with the PS2 and continued for four titles. Unfortunately, Sly has had a string of bad luck including a canceled movie and a lack of new content that’s lasted for years. He hasn’t even gotten a remaster. Stealth gameplay is at its peak right now, and new players deserve to be introduced to one of the best thieves in gaming.
The PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller offers up the most immersive gaming experience yet. The cartoonish gameplay of these characters would allow the controller to be used to the best of its ability. Classic PlayStation characters have always been connected with Easter eggs, and it would be fantastic to see that again.
There was a time when Parappa the Rapper, Sweet Tooth of Twisted Metal and Jak and Daxter would hang out together, and it’s time for Sony to let that happen again for a new generation.
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