Fun, funny and charming - more than the sum of its parts.
23 July 2007
Conclusion: If you like platformers and you don't expect a revolution in gaming, Ape Escape 3 is a sweet little pleasure. It might not change the world, but the world is still a better place for it, and it provides a neat contrast to the reams of gangster sims currently invading store shelves. Its funny, its charming, the last few levels are completely fantastic and if you'll let it it won't fail to make you happy.
Pros: When the Ape Escape series debuted back in PSone era it heralded a revolution (of sorts) in the platformer genre, with high production values, innovative analogue stick based control system and minigames which were better than most full games. A long time has passed since then, and Ape Escape 3 is really the same game with shinier graphics, and is near identical to Ape Escape 2, only if anything a little shorter. So why have I enjoyed it so much? Because few games on ...
Cons: The game's primary problem is that the central game mechanics haven't moved past the 90s. In much the same way as titles like Super Mario Sunshine feel oddly dated and no longer fun in the context of the noughties, Ape Escape 3 often feels like a 32-bit era game in 128-bit clothing, unable to compete with the open worlds of Jak and Sly, and without the superior combat of Ratchet. It could be argued that the game is a nostalgic homage to the age of Crash, Spyro and Ray...
Summary: I received my order in good time and it was well packaged (there was even a folded piece of bubble-wrap inside the case to hold the disk in place which i thought was a good touch). The game works perfectly. I would trust this seller again!
Good, clean family fun without overcomplicated controls or storylines.
26 March 2010
Excerpt: Ape Escape is a fun game for all ages. It involves a main character- boy or girl depending on who you choose- hunting down monkeys that have taken over their world. The monkeys are led by Specter, a mentally advanced monkey who keeps escaping after being captured in previous Ape Escape games. Every monkey must be caught with a special net that transports them back to a secure facility.
Summary: Keep it short and sweet. It is a very good game I mean come on who doesn't like catching monkeys but it is a lot easier than ape escape 2 and doesn't take as long to finnish but if ya have played the second one and the first one then this is a must have and a barrel of laughs... That could have been shorter and sweeter...
This is a great little game to throw on , highly recommended.
19 May 2008
Excerpt: Fun and games with now with those cheeky little monkeys in the Playstation 2 release. This is an interesting game for when the original game was brought out for the PSX, it had the distinction of being the only game of it's time that needed the analogue controller. Now time to see what's changed since then in the latest third edition of Ape Escape.
Mr. P. G. Shorley-Smith "shorley_not", amazon.co.uk
21 August 2007
Summary: I played the first 2 and loved them and this is no exception, the gadgets are as cool as ever, the monkeys are as funny as ever and the levels are as bright and clolurful as ever. in addition you have many new features such as the costumes and the huge wealth of extras. I played the whole game with a big grin on my face.
Amazing ammounts of fun...Unfortunately the game ends.
2 August 2007
Summary: I loved this game. I bought it cause I loved the original ape escape and thought i'd give this a try as I found the first one very funny and great gameplay. I was not dissapointed, Its an improvement on the first one...Unfortunately the cutscenes were too...I don't know how to describe it, Vaguely reminiscent of a rubbish childrens show, Although some of it is hilarious and the comedy never faulters, the voice acting of the two main characters is absolutely awful.
Summary: I'm not a great one for writing reviews but this game was so amusing I felt I had to. The style can be a little cutesy in places but overall a twisted Japanese sense of humour shines through. The plot line (if you can call it that) focuses on monkeys taking over the world through TV broadcasts. This gives a large range of genres to enjoy / mock, all of which are done with aplomb.