Overall - 70%
While I did enjoy the game there were a couple things I did not enjoy. I do not enjoy tapping all over every screen to find coins and sound cds. I know this was optional but for a guy who likes to find everything this was VERY tedious. It would not of been so bad but there are a ton of areas to do it in.Another thing I noticed in faster games is when you mess up you cannot really recover by the next beat. You have to wait for a gap and get back into your groove. When Napoleon was sending his goons at me I could tap A hit the first one and miss the second one only to hit A on the third one and somehow miss
Rhythm thief and the Emperor’s treasure is a fun little rhythm game that just came out and you may be iffy about it. This review will make it so you know all the facts you need to know before going in to buy it. Can Rhythm thief keep up with the beat or should you find a new dance partner?
I will break the game down piece by piece and then give an overall score at the bottom.
You will play the game as Raphael who is just a young boy living in France. His father left without a word when he was young and he wants to know why. While he is Raphael he is just a normal lad but when he switches to Phantom R he becomes a great thief and a charmer. Right at the start of the game you are tasked with robbing from the Louvre. Your father left you a coin with a symbol on it and one item at the Louvre has an item with the same mark on it. Presuming that by collecting all these items you can find your father Phantom R is on the case. After playing a few mini games and getting passed some guards you end up getting the prize. After this you are introduced to the main enemy Napoleon Bonaparte. Yup it seems after many years he has been revived and is after the same treasures you are.After all that you are introduced to Marie. Marie is much like Raphael because her parents left her as well. Oh and one other important note her violin has the same symbol that Raphael is looking for. She ends up tagging along in hopes of finding out who her own mother is as well. So it becomes Phantom R, Maria and Fondue the dog.It is a fun little story that doesn’t try to take itself to seriously and made me laugh once or twice.
StoryMost of the action in this game comes from mini games. They try to toss new games at you nearly every chapter. They start off easy and get much harder as you go. If you can keep a beat the game will end up being much simpler for you.You have an over world that you can use to search for sounds and people to speak with. You move Raphael to the area you wish to see and then click on an object or person to interact with them. The objects are typically sounds that can create the worlds greatest instrument. The people have a multitude of uses. They give you new mini games(bought at the shop), sounds, tips on where to go next and French/European history lessons.The main part of the game play is the mini games. If you are not exploring you will hit these fast and often as you progress through the story. If you are an explorer expect a few gaps in between them. The games range from dancing and hiding behind statues to jumping from lights in the opera house and fighting robots. They are challenging and fun enough to keep you coming back for more even if you replay the same one a few times. This is also what you will be doing in the multiplayer part of the game.
A big draw to any game is the multiplayer. After you beat the main story you will want something to do you feel like you got your moneys worth. You still get the over world in this mode but this is mostly about the mini games. The way this is done strikes me as a bit odd. You need to street pass with other people and then they will appear in your town. Beat there score on a game and they become your fan. If not they leave. No streetpass? Nobody to play online.You can go head to head with local play but that requires someone else to have the game and be near you. Honestly I just replay games I like in the Rhythm list section.Kind of a bummer there is no head to head over wireless but what can ya do?