Reviews and Problems with Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure
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An Attempt To Revive the Rhythm Genre
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...
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.
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.
Review: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (Nintendo 3DS)
16 July 2012
Excerpt: The 3DS is beginning to hit its stride, with more companies focusing on new IP’s and exclusive titles over console ports and rereleases of older titles, and there are a lot of strong titles making their way to the console.
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.
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.
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.