Summary: They doomed this game in the US by releasing it the same month as Theatrerhythm, I mean are people going to buy a new IP or a game celebrating final fantasy music? I got both but few did of course. Rhythm Thief stands on its own as a great game, the music is catchy, the characters are great, the story was really good and it was left open for a sequel.
Summary: I think this game was really really cool although it was a little hard. The story really caught my attention. I think the hardest level is R37. I really enjoyed this playing this game and you will too.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was the best game I ever played, Raphael is a really cool character also Fondue. SEGA was really talented to make this. Also the Rhythm Games are pretty interesting and it has an engaging storyline. I hope they make a sequel. Also each Rhythm Game as you progress through gets harder and it teaches you French. This is really good and I recommend it for anyone!
Summary: I personally think that this game is okay. There is a few things that really turn me off, though. These would be: the collectibles, it seems a waste of time just trying to find the hidden music sheets, it feels like, whenever I try to collect them, the touch screen will not sense where I have clicked, or for some reason I can't re select that same music note.
Summary: How many good 3DS games are new franchises, not old franchises like Mario, Sonic, Layton, or Link? Not many, and this one is the best of those "not many". In fact, as for me, this is the best 3DS game I've ever play. The music, the gameplay, the funny moments, the story, all of them. Well, except the dubbed voice for US version, it's not as good as Japan version. Overall it's still "10 of 10" stars.
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure review: A decent mix of storytelling and rhythm games
The Monster Hunter, Game Informer
17 November 2012
Summary: Rhythm games haven't always been the most popular. Most stay in a single focused line of featuring a good amount of tracks, with multiple difficulty levels and unlockables. Sega wanted change that with Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, featuring a compete story, and a little bit of puzzles. For the most part this works well for the game, but in others it fails.
Summary: A wonderful game. The music is catchy and fantastic, and the rhythm games are brilliant. A unique and interesting story blend the whole thing together with beautifully animated 3D cutscenes. You really should go and buy this now. Congratulations SEGA.
Summary: As rhythm game, this covers very well it purpose, the stages are very addictive and it really makes very good use of the touch screen and the buttons. The storyline is okay, maybe is not fantastic, but is enough entralling that you want to know everything about the same. I Loved exploring Paris, the NPC's are enjoyable and have nice personalities.