Summary: If you can get over the game's sluggish controls and short story mode you will still be left with a game that is no fun to play. With uninspired mini games that with either bore you or frustrate you, Ape Escape Academy is one school you might not want to apply to.
Excerpt: There's a story to AE: Academy, but it's pretty horrific, so I'll spare you the details. There are over 40 mini-games covering three categories: mind, body, and technique. In the single-player mode you're presented with a tic-tac-toe grid with a game mapped to each square.
Conclusion: A poor showcase for the hardware and a sloppy attempt to cash in on the pick-up-and-play fun of mini-game collections like Wario Ware, AEA is anything but a top-tier game. Stay away from this one.