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). Why SCEA decided to pass up the sequel to one of its PSOne Greatest Hits titles is beyond anyone. But you have to thank Ubi-Soft for giving the game a second chance.
Excerpt: To say the least, Ape Escape on the PSone was a hidden gem that truly had an impact on the console by taking a new concept on the controls of the game, as well as for being a fine platformer. As you may or may not know, Ape Escape pulled this off by becoming the first PlayStation game to make full use of the Dual Shock analog controller. Unique? Yes. Innovative? You bet.
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. One of the most notable of the elite few is Ape Escape. It's perhaps one of the best platform titles I've ever played.
Summary: Ape Escape 2 is an impressive sequel to a great game, and shows that easy games don't have to have a short lifespan. More extras than you can shake a stick at combined with addictive, humorous gameplay make this game well worth a look if monkeys tickle your fancy.
Excerpt: Vor langer Zeit lebten Menschen und Affen friedlich zusammen. Ein brillanter Wissenschaftler bastelte gerade an seinem Experiment - dem Affenhelm. Doch dieser Helm fiel dem eigenwilligen Affenanführer Specter in die Hände. Dieser wollte die Weltherrschaft übernehmen und dachte durch den Helm könne dieser Traum endlich Wirklichkeit werden. Er und seine Handlanger bestiegen eine Zeitmaschine um die Geschichte so zu verändern, dass die Affen die Welt beherrschen würden.
Pros: Tolle Technik, Sehr hohe Motivation, Viele spaßige Ideen