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on 4 July 2003
Normally, i wouldn't be seen dead playing an platform game. Im a 13 year old boy!!! I like violence!!! I like football!!! I like anime!!! Only 6 year olds like platform games, right!! Right??
When the original Ape Escape came out, i was 8. It ROCKED. However, i rented it twice, completed it, and never bought it. As I grew older, my tastes in video games swayed from Crash Bandicoot to Metal Gear Solid, from smiling orange creature to a man with a mullet the size of Chichester. I liked GUNS! BLOOD! PLOT TWISTS!
And then this came out. I thought, "hmmmmm..... ill give it a go," but my concience told me, "BUY IT! BUY IT! BUYBUYBUYBUY!"
The next thing I knew, i was in Woolworths, handing 40 quid over the counter with the game in my hands. "AAAAAHHHHH!" I thought, if my friends find out about this, i'm doomed! DOOMED!!!
And then I played it. It was like being reunited with an old friend, and i loved it. Ape Escape is a game where you must catch monkeys with a net, using other various gadgets and playing mini games along the way. The game uses both analog sticks, left for movement, right for using the gadget. (Get it and you'll see.. trust me.) It was more of the same old game i loved 5 years ago, which is its only downside. Lots of people wanted so much more, but its really more of the same. I personaly dont care, but many do.
I decided to throw a quick remark in at school. "IVE GOT APE ESCAPE 2!!" Uh-oh, I thought, why did i just do that? "Ape Escape 2? Sweet! Dude, u gotta let me play it!" "Uh, ok.."
And like that, ive got 10 friends round my house having a tournement of monkey football. I guess you can go off platform games, but not Ape Escape.