If you liked Proffeser Layton, you'll love this game. Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is a game about Raphael, aka Phantom R, who steals famous art only to return it a few days later. On the run from Inspecter Vergier, he meets a girl named Marie who has a violin which bears the same symbol as a coin his Father left him when he dissapered three years ago. Joining up with Marie, who is looking for her mother who gave her the violin whe she left her at an orhanege, they meet a man who claims to be Napoleon Bonapparte. Raphael must find out the mystery of the Braclet of Timat and find his father at the same time.
This game is really neat in its puzzles and gameplay. The game really makes you think outside of the box to get past areas, and I found the mini games to be challenging, but fair. Also the cutscenes and overall presentation is stellar. The 3D works great and the music is very fitting to the mood. While it did become frustrating at times, I can tell you you will probably like it. Usually these games aren't my cup of tea, but you really need to at least try it.
-Difficulty Spike in Minigames