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  • Summary: Enter the world of Rhapsody, where music and action combine to create a charming adventure. A remake of the PlayStation original, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure for Nintendo DS delivers high-resolution 2D sprites, innovative music-based RPG gameplay, and more features than ever before. New features exclusive to the DS version include dual screen navigation and unlockable characters not previously available. Experience a wonderful symphony of RPG fun! [NIS America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 91
    Rhapsody is one of the best "oldschool" experiences you can have these days.
  2. A simple, fluffy and light-hearted affair, but one that will charm your socks off and make you giggle if you give it a chance. [May 2009, p.74]
  3. Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a charming and welcome addition to the DS library. If you're looking for any sort of challenge, then turn around now, but if you prefer characters and light-hearted stories in your RPG. then by all means pick it up. This is a perfect title for newcomers to the RPG genre and hopefully sends a message to other publishers dumping shovelware onto girl gamers.
  4. 66
    Rhapsody might be a good choice for the budding RPG player, but it's too easy and too old fashioned for most of us.
  5. Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a lovely remake of a niche PlayStation classic, but it still lacks broad appeal.
  6. As a whole package, Rhapsody delivers a charming and entertaining tale about love and finding one’s happy ending.
  7. 42
    Outside of the charming (and yes, very girlie) story and genuinely humorous dialogue, all that's left is a short, extremely easy, and sometimes confusing RPG.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JacobS.
    Oct 7, 2008
    10
    This game sets out to provide a cute, fun, well-balanced RPG experience. I love it. It does an excellent job of providing this experience. The music is excellent, the characters are entertaining, and the story is sweet. No problems here. Expand
  2. ChristopherP
    Jun 13, 2009
    9
    A simple, sweet, and adorable little RPG. It might offer nothing new gameplay-wise, but the story is lighthearted and entertaining throughout. As the title suggests, it's a "musical RPG", meaning there are occasional musical numbers with actual voice during the story. They're surprisingly fun to watch (and you can replay them on the main menu if you like, which is a lovely feature) and add a nice touch. It's not going to win any awards, but I found it to be wonderfully fun to play and finish. And yes, it's very girlie, what with you saving a prince and all. I won't spoil the ending, but it's pure sugar, no substitutes. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2012
    8
    Rhapsody is a nice, sweet, relaxed turn-based RPG for those looking for a mild medium-length experience full of fairies, toads and sleepy kittens. Forget the unforgiving gameplay of FF2 or Megaten, allow for some exaggerated cuteness and you'll be welcomed by a warm little game. Rhapsody is rather accessible to newcomers to the genre and likely to be appreciated by anyone looking for a relaxed RPG experience. What ruins the fun are some annoying showstopping bugs and some minor glitches that force you to save often, naturally destroying the otherwise easygoing flow of the game. I was going to give it 7/10 but then remembered those two days I played the game 5 hours with no breaks, and this must mean something. Expect around 13 hours of lighthearted fun. Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    7
    An endearing little JRPG where characters often break into hilarious musical performances complete with original Japanese audio and all. It might be too simple, easy, and childish for most people but it has plenty of character, humor, and even a sentimental little story hiding behind all the wackiness. Expand