On paper, Ape Escape and PlayStation Move go together like monkeys and bananas. But are the two a winning combo in execution? Should you even waste your time with it? Lets find out!
When Sony first announced the PlayStation Move, Ape Escape was one of the first games I thought of as an ideal mate to showcase the incredible motion control capabilities of the accessory. After all, Ape Escape always seems to be at the forefront of any new Sony hardware or technology release, beginning with the debut PS1 installment which required the original Dual Analog Controller and effectively shaped the future of console video game control.
Ideally, it would have been great to finally get a full blown Ape Escape platform adventure on the PS3. One that would have you controlling Spike in 3D worlds using the Navigation controller, sneaking up on mischievous monkeys with quiet tilts of the analog stick while swiping with the Move itself, firmly gripped in your dominant hand, to snag your simian prey with the monkey net. Sadly, PlayStation Move Ape Escape is not that game. But don’t hold that against it, because you’ll be missing out on what is still a highly entertaining game.
Run yourself over to VGBlogger like a crazy, little monkey for the final verdict!