I played the living hell outta Ratchet and Clank: Future this weekend, and I got in a mood, so I went scouting out all the "platformers" from the trio company, Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, and Insomniac. I picked up Sly 1,2,3 and Jak 3 (I already own the Ratchets and Jak and Daxter, and Jak 2 was designed by Satan. I love how those games share an engine and feel polished like one another, but play differently enough. In fact, I believe that Ratchet and Clank 3's intro screen has Ratchet and Clank playing Sly Cooper, and Jak2 on their little screen as a nod to their fellow devs. Sly is so stylized and I love the sneaking around aspect. The atmosphere in that game is moody. Jak 3 is just beautiful to look at, though I don't understand why they didn't give him a strafe ability. I completely agree with not comforming to the typical FPS controls, but a Strafe would have really helped to keep him from running in circles shooting, and Ratchet has never felt like a TPS to me, even if they do use those controls. You have the option of turning them off and just using strafe and lock on. Still Jak 3 is a little masterpiece and the cinematics and darker storyline make it worth while. It's really nice to go back and play through these games, and I really hope they bring Jak back for PS3 (I can't even imagine what Naughty will do graphically after looking at how good Uncharted looks). Sly will probably be the last to return, since Sucker is working on Imfamous, but I really hope they don't dump the Racoon, he's actually one of my favorite, next to Clank, who despite being a sidekick will always be my favorite.... and David Kaye voicing him is nothing but FTW.