Parents should definitely put this near the top of their list for kids. Ape Escape is not a technical wonder.
Veteran gamers will certainly be turned off by the primitive look of the game as well as the simplistic premise and story. As seen in Chi's review, the new control scheme can be jarring for some, but when given a chance, it offers a lot of possibilities and adds immensely to the experience.
Younger gamers will devour this new control scheme and should thoroughly enjoy the fun atmosphere that Ape Escape provides.