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  • Summary: This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is the first music rhythm game in the history of the world famous franchise.

    Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, SQUARE ENIX brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to THEATRHYTHM
    This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is the first music rhythm game in the history of the world famous franchise.

    Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, SQUARE ENIX brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY. The title features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.

    THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features a hybrid of music rhythm gameplay with RPG elements. Adorably re-designed heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles will set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player's stylus.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Jul 2, 2012
    100
    Overall I was surprised by just how much meat there was to Theatrhythm's gameplay, which ends up being a lot more than just tapping along with icons on a screen. The whole concept of building a party, outfitting them will skills and equipment, and leveling them up over the course of 40 plus songs is really a lot of fun, and insanely addictive.
  2. Games Master UK
    Jul 24, 2012
    89
    Gorgeous to look at, epic to listen to, and an absolute pleasure to play. [Sept 2012, p.105]
  3. Jul 17, 2012
    83
    Theatrythm: Final Fantasy is the perfect proof that music- and roleplaying games can fit together.
  4. Jul 3, 2012
    80
    The varying levels of difficulty, heavy emphasis on fan service and inviting gameplay make Theatrhythm a great way to celebrate the franchise's legacy.
  5. Jul 6, 2012
    80
    A surprisingly successful effort at wrapping an RPG around a rhythm game. Come for the Final Fantasy name, stay for the music.
  6. Jul 6, 2012
    75
    It helps to think of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy as a digital celebration of the series' music and culture rather than a deep gaming experience.
  7. Jul 10, 2012
    60
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, as an hommage to 25 years of Final Fantasy games, is a pure fan service musical game. But one that features some of the best pieces ever written for video games, a very strong point that would almost balance out the shortcomings of a repetitive gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    10
    I say this game is must get on the 3DS. The library of games is small and lacking and this game really does shine. While the songs are on theI say this game is must get on the 3DS. The library of games is small and lacking and this game really does shine. While the songs are on the short side (which is not always a bad thing considering it is FF) it is really fun. I am in no way a FF addict or avid player to be honest but I keep finding my self back playing this game until my system is dead. It helps to be a fan of the series but I think any rhythm game fan would enjoy this equally as much. The songs are great and the game play is fun and engaging and you can unlock higher difficulties to really push the threshold. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2014
    10
    Insanely addictive, I have spent over 110 hours just tap, tap and of course tapping through all the songs of the game. Got loads of favouritesInsanely addictive, I have spent over 110 hours just tap, tap and of course tapping through all the songs of the game. Got loads of favourites from FFXIII Defiers of Fate to FFVI Terra's theme I just love tapping through the game whether I'm in bed, on a plane or in a waiting room. It is unbelievably well done and watching the memorable cutscenes with the beautiful music behind it. I cant tell you how many times I've cried while listening FFX to Zanarkand or FFVIII Waltz for the Moon. If you want something different for the 3DS then I recommend this. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    10
    All right, I may be biased. I love final fantasy, and I love Chibi Lightning. But Theatrhytm is really good fun. The foundation of the game,All right, I may be biased. I love final fantasy, and I love Chibi Lightning. But Theatrhytm is really good fun. The foundation of the game, the music, is not only drawn from some of the best soundtracks around, but easily some of the best in gaming; making for a fantastic rhythm game. I can easily play some of the songs over and over again, especially the Sunleth Waterscape and the Seymour Battle theme. And despite a genre which I initially expected to being non conducive to classic FF grinding and collecting, earning new songs and characters makes playing it so, so much more engaging, and adds hours and hours of playtime, even if you are not a fan of the series. In short, the game is a blast and one of the few portable games where I turn the volume to the max.
    Ps: I got the bonus sticker set, LOVIN IT.
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  4. Aug 7, 2012
    9
    Of all the many Final Fantasy games out there I've only played one to completion, and that's the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII. Did my lackOf all the many Final Fantasy games out there I've only played one to completion, and that's the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII. Did my lack of familiarity with the other titles in the series detract from my enjoyment of the game? Not one bit. The music is great, the controls are satisfying, and the ability to change and equip your party make this game highly addicting and a joy to play. Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    8
    if you're looking for the elite beat agents for the 3ds you've come to the right place, absolutely tons to do and great scale of difficultyif you're looking for the elite beat agents for the 3ds you've come to the right place, absolutely tons to do and great scale of difficulty for rhythm fans of all skill levels, really great nostalgia trip too when it comes to the movie stages for each game where you get to play over the main theme of each game along to a movie of cut scenes from the game playing in the background.

    Paid dlc from the store too which comes at a cost of 1euro a pop in Europe anyway, we checked out the cosmo canyon dlc which had 2 versions of the song so yeah if you want to extend the library of songs it's not going to set you back too much, when compared to the 3euros a song guitar hero or rock band games dlc.
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  6. Feb 1, 2014
    8
    I love this game, Square Enix's decision to have a rhythm based game with rpg elements like a party of 4 characters and stats etc is a gutsyI love this game, Square Enix's decision to have a rhythm based game with rpg elements like a party of 4 characters and stats etc is a gutsy idea and it worked. I can only think of a couple of negative things i can say negative about Theartrerythem one is it left me wanting more, they could of had more field or battle songs in the game (not as DLC) I am aware about the first game with the battle theme being for every battle that the player encounters but more songs would of been nice, also the controls are a bit off especially the music video stages, like sometimes i flick up and it doesn't read it properly but that happens rarely. As a whole, great gameplay, great song listing, fantastic new art style which looks great, good rpg elements thrown into the mix, Theartrerythem Final Fantasy is a good buy for anyone who wants a good rhythm game or just a break from the old formula. This is a great way to celebrate FF's 25 anniversary. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2016
    0
    One of the worst music/rhythm games i have ever played. Totally overrated by Final Fantasy fangirls. While the music in most final fantasiesOne of the worst music/rhythm games i have ever played. Totally overrated by Final Fantasy fangirls. While the music in most final fantasies is great, it doesn't sound that good on the 3DS. And the gameplay is abysmal. Why pay money for this when you can listen to the various OSTs in much better quality on Youtube? Expand

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