According to ESRB, this game contains: Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor
Tag: Ape Escape
Somehow I managed to miss out on the whole Ape Escape thing. I was always aware that the series existed, but beyond that basic awareness, I didn't have any feelings towards it one way or the other. I wasn't even sure whether the fact that the titular apes were escaping was supposed to be a good or bad thing.
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor
Making a name for itself by being the first game designed for use with the then-new concept of dual analog sticks, Ape Escape has never truly been at the forefront of platforming action. Take away the newness of its features (or just take away the dual sticks, as the PSP re-release of Ape Escape has) and what's left is an uninspired effort that can't hang with the big boys of the genre.
I'm not going dispute Dale or anyone else about how innovative the control scheme is. Ape Escape brilliantly incorporates the Dual Shock controller much the same way Super Mario 64 did with the Nintendo 64 controller, but my praise ends there.
So here we are with an analog controller with TWO joysticks and a built-in rumble (they call it "vibration") support and a new 3D platformer called Ape Escape. The game was supposed to be launched with the new controller but instead got delayed, so Sony bundled it with the new PlayStation systems and hoped for the best. So here we are half a year later with Ape Escape in hand.
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 […]