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The hero of Eternal Sonata is a real historical character, the famous 19-century Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. The game begins with Chopin lying on his deathbed and having a strange dream in which he is transferred into a fantasy world where places and people have musically sounding names. Chopin encounters a girl named Polka, a magician who is on the run from her own destiny (since all magicians die young in her world). Other people join them on a quest to overthrow an evil nobleman. Events from Chopin's real life are shown as parallels to what happens in his dream.

The game is conceived in the tradition of Japanese RPGs, with a linear, character-oriented story line and graphics with animé influences. The gameplay combines several elements of classic turn-based combat, strategy, and real-time fighting. Your party has a limited amount of time for a turn, during which you can move a character over the battlefield and execute actions, which take different amount of time depending on their effects. Light plays an important role during battles, since characters have different attacks and spells when standing in the light or in a shadow.

The game uses works by Frederic Chopin as its musical score.

Screenshots

Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Introducing some characters...
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 The question mark means I may be able to perform an action here? Hmm...
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 A little bit about the music playing
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Prepare to attack with sacred strike.

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Alternate Titles

  • "信赖铃音: 肖邦之梦" -- Chinese Xbox 360 spelling (simplified)
  • "Xin Lai Ling Yin: Xiaobang zhi Meng" -- Chinese Xbox 360 title (romanized)
  • "Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume" -- Japanese Xbox 360 title

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User Reviews

With better gameplay this charming tale could have been a gem. Xbox 360 kimsnarf (4)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Xbox 360 2007 96 out of 100 96
Deeko Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 24, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania.de Xbox 360 Nov 05, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Tweakers.net PlayStation 3 Feb 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
RPGamer PlayStation 3 Dec 21, 2008 3.5 out of 5 70
Legendra Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Oct 05, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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