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GF Rating
8.0

428 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Do you like Final Fantasy music?

posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jul 5, 2012

Member since Jun 2011

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

If you said Yes, then you better get this game. With a pair of nice headphones, the Final Fantasy music has never sounded better than this. This is a rhythm game, and it involves tapping the touch screen with your stylus. While it sounds very basic, there are different modes and techniques required. The game uses characters, music and gameplay videos from every Final Fantasy (1 through 13). I had a big burst of nostalgia hearing the Celes theme. Even if you are not a fan of music/rhythm games, you owe it to yourself to try this. This may sound weird, but this may be the best Final Fantasy game released in the last 10 years. I must get for any FF fan out there.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3DS

posted by Captain_Crunch1 (QUINCY, MA) Aug 29, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

A Rhythm Style game with final fantasy songs,u dont really feel involved with the rhythm u feel more involved with trying to tap a few circles,making sure u dont mess up..dont mistake this as a rhythm/guitarhero type game...its fun to actually get to check out the final fantasy songs from the games some are actually interesting to listen to it,yes very familiar tunes..u can complete this game not that long

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Good Nostalgia, Average Rhythm Game

posted by JohnathanK (LEXINGTON, SC) Jul 26, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

There's not too much to say about this game. Decent for an afternoon rent, but suffers from very shallow gameplay, as most rhythm games do.

The game is broken up into 4 parts: Intro/Outro - Hardly worth mentioning. All you do is click on the screen when notes get close to a crystal. You can't win/lose this, you even get the option to skip it.
Field - You try to get your character as far as possible with an overworld themed on the game in the series you chose. You do this with the same rhythm controls as the other main sections, except with a single straight moving line.
Event - Video highlights key points in the game and the single line from the first stage now curves across the screen.
Battle - If you've seen any gameplay/screenshots of this game, you have most likely seen this. Definitely the more enjoyable of the 3 stagetypes, this is the same basic gameplay as the others but with 4 straight lines representing your 4 characters.

And that's it. There's levelling up and unlockables, however the levelling system is just giving you more retries/more movement on the world map. The unlockables are characters which, quite honestly probably not worth the trouble unlocking as the novelty of this game will wear off long before you unlock them and level them to the same level as your first 4 party members.

I enjoyed the gameplay for the first game. By the second game I was not enjoying it nearly as much. And by the time I finished the third, I was packing the game up to send back to Gamefly. If you're a diehard fan of Final Fantasy, you might be able to squeeze a couple more hours out of this. But I just can't recommend this game over Rhythm Thief, even with the Final Fantasy nostalgia.

Pros:
Every series represented
Awesome song selection
Fun gameplay for a short while

Cons:
The different gametypes are not all that different
Really bland
Rides solely on nostalgia
Not worth $40
Released close to Rhythm Thief, which I personally believe i

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