Ratatouille for the PSP is a 3D adventure game that is pretty true to the Disney/Pixar film of the same name. The story is original enough as you have to help Remy the rat pick his way through over thirty levels to save chef Linguini. It is a decent length and although it doesn't do anything different to any other platform game really, it is interesting enough and has the right balance of puzzles and eradicating enemies in the levels.
The gameplay is the fairly normal sort of things you would associate with other adventure games of this type. You have to attempt to reach the recipe card in each level which is located somewhere. You can run, jump, climb up things as you move through the levels from such things as dangling on cords, running across furniture and jumping between furniture and shelves. Remy is a pretty acrobatic rat as you will discover when you play this game.
The enemies in the level will try to chomp into Remy and you have to battle them and get rid of them with a few punches or stomping on them. If you do run out of health you have to start the level from the start again which makes things alot more challenging. However, you can replenish your health with the food found throughout the game.
I liked the 3D environments very much and it makes good use of the PSP's power and what it is capable of. They are quite lavish as per the movie and have the look of some sort of oil painting in a lot of cases. The details in the graphics and objects make it look very real to the gameplayer. If you've seen the film then you may have a better understanding of the characters in the game but you don't need to. You will watch video clips that introduce the missions and show who the good and bad guys are. Occassionally Remy will make a comment or one-liner during a level but not all that often.
There are some missions that are more complicated and involved that the others. Each one normally lasts around ten minutes roughly. If you want to replay levels and collect all the magic keys if you missed any then you can do that as well. I think the length of the game is decent enough and you won't get too bored with it.
As part of the game purchase you will also get a couple of multiplayer games. The first one of these allows you to race a friend to the finish line and the other one lets you compete to see who can grab the most cheese before the clock winds down. Overall Ratatouille is a fun game to play even if it's not incredibly difficult. The levels are well designed, controls easy and runs very smoothly with great graphics. Fans of the movie will love it
In Disney/Pixar's animated adventure, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.