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Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure
8.6 out of 10

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

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Overall 8
7.5

An Attempt To Revive the Rhythm Genre

Game Informer
7 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Tap to the beats while solving a graphic adventure à la Professor Layton Graphics: 3D rhythm and 2D exploration sequences get the job done, but are far from impressive Sound: The music is surprisingly average and unmemorable; the cheesy pop songs don't help, but the classical tunes are a...
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Overall 7
6.5

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

Nintendo World Report
21 July 2012
  • Summary: It's a rhythm game that's good at everything... except being a rhythm game.
  • Pros: Excellent story and presentation, Good music
  • Cons: Poor gameplay
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Expert Review

gamerdad.com
20 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is rated E-10 with ESRB descriptors of Alcohol Reference, Cartoon Violence, and Mild Suggestive Themes. Paris is famous for its wine, so there are a few mentions of it here and there by the locals.
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Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure review

GameZone
17 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Just when I thought July will only have a single rhythm game that I'll be obsessed with for the Nintendo 3DS, out of nowhere comes Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure , quite possibly one of the most entertaining and well put together rhythm games I've ever played.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rhythm Thief Review: Great Artists Steal

1UP
12 July 2012
  • Summary: Sega marries Layton's presentation with a fun and whimsical musical style.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure review

GamesRadar
10 July 2012
  • Excerpt: All too often, we as gamers read the cries that too many videogames lack originality. However, even if a game has obvious inspirations, that doesn’t mean it deserves immediate rejection.
  • Pros: A surprising variety of rhythm games included, Finds many clever ways to use 3DS controls, Gorgeous anime style that renders Paris beautifully
  • Cons: Isn't the most original game, Many songs are forgettable, Paris has far too many fetch quests
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Overall 6
6.0

Fun, quirky, beat-based mini-games; some mild violence.

Common Sense Media
23 June 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure is a music and puzzle game suitable for older elementary school kids. Most of its rhythm-based activities -- hiding behind statues, bounding across rooftops, cooking food -- are completely innocuous.
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Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure

Hooked Gamers
22 June 2012
  • Conclusion: It is rare for a game to have such a variety of different ingredients and managing to gel them together this well. Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure manages to pull it off with elegance.
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Review: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (Nintendo 3DS)

Diehard GameFAN
21 June 2012
  • Summary: : Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure makes a strong mark as an IP to watch going forward, as it’s a good time that, while not without its flaws, is well worth adding to your 3DS collection.
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Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure Review

VideoGamer.com
9 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Why are developers so intent on turning hardened gamers into blubbering wimps? Whenever a developer throws down the 'our game is so hard it will make you cry' gauntlet the industry gives off a big masculine groan.
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