Excerpt: It's been some time since the last Ape Escape was released (with the intention of making full use of the Dual Shock controller)...unless you lived in Japan, where a semi-sequel dedicated to simian nudity was released between then and now (oh those crazy Japanese).
Excerpt: The original Ape Escape managed to make full use of the Dual Shock controller for the Playstation by making players use both analog sticks to control the action. Even with this innovative element, the original game ended up a sleeper hit in the platformer genre.
Pros: Fun gadgets and gameplay, Monkeys are pretty funny, Familiar voice cast
Cons: Graphics could be better, Too easy, Some pretty lame prizes to be earned
Conclusion: All of this leads to a lighthearted, silly story that is a fun little romp, if a little overly cutesy. The monkeys are adorable in their idiosyncrasies and the bosses often times are very funny in what their priorities are, like a very effeminate overweight sumo monkey dripping with narcissism that...
Summary: A few years ago Sony introduced a device called the Dual Shock. Life before Dual Shock was horrible; thumbs became sore as a result of holding down the d-pad for hours on end. Precise movements and commands weren’t possible because control was limited to eight directions, causing a hindrance on the...
Excerpt: There's no doubt about it, Super Mario 64 paved the way for all 3D platform titles some 8 years ago. There have been dozens and dozens of half-assed clones, and there have also been a few 3D platformers that in many ways outdid Super Mario 64 in various categories.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A great platformer peppered with wacky boss encounters, engaging scenarios and solid gameplay. It can get tiresome, but the same can be said of many titles in this day and age.