Summary: The game play was nice. It starts out in a fun way. It does get repetitive though, and easily boring. The main reason why I wanted to play this game was for the multi player. Unfortunately you have to unlock it. I've completed 60% of the game and used the unlock codes for the multi player and it still wont let me play. I'm disappointed that this yet another game where you have to unlock multi player.
Summary: Typically, I'm not a huge fan of movie-themed games. However, this is a good one! Not fantastic, but good. The graphics are quite nice (in terms of the Wii) and the dialogue and storylines are entertaining. Not a difficult game to play for an adult. I had hoped it would be simple enough for my younger children. But, ages 6 and up should be just fine. Ratatouille uses both the Wii-mote and the nunchuck controllers and at least four buttons across both controllers.
Summary: Despite the Wii's having a rather modest game gallery as of yet in its early history, the system has already featured innumerable licensed games from CGI film animators. First there was 'Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,' then 'Cars,' followed by 'Surf's Up,' and now, Pixar's own pet-project (excuse the pun) 'Ratatouille.
3.5; fun for the kiddies, pleasant for everyone else
Cloud "...", Amazon
28 June 2007
Summary: Another Pixar movie, another tie-in. And like a lot of tie-ins, they tend to be more based on using the license rather than making a solid game. The Incredibles was a pretty alright game but its frustration factor and repetitiveness was aggravating and Cars was kind of a boring racing game. Now we can finally get into platformers which will no doubt please the kiddies. How much fun they have or even how much you'll have will probably be slightly minimal.
Excerpt: Ratatouille on the Wii It took us a while to catch up with the excitement of games machines like the Wii, though a year ago we finally gave in and bought one, especially as our daughter has now got to the age where she loves all things electronic. We try to limit her time on such things as she is only five, though there is no keeping her away from games consoles in this day and age. What happened to good old fashioned hide and seek and conkers?!
Summary: I thought I'd add a review here as we've had this game for a few months and I don't think the existing reviews explain the difficulty of the game correctly. My 4 year old happily plays all kinds of games on Wii and i-pad and normally takes to them very quickly. I myself have played games for 20 years, normally at the hardest difficilties so I'm well-versed in age appropriate gaming levels.