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Eternal Sonata

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
80
3.9
Xbox 360
79
4.0
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Description

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 PlayStation 3 Open chests to find various items and weapons.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Introducing some characters...
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 On a ship's deck
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 In a swamp; monsters are numerous here!

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)

The Press Says

Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 3 Feb 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game 2.0 PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN Australia Xbox 360 Oct 31, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
V2.fi Xbox 360 Nov 05, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2007 4.2 out of 5 84
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2007 74 out of 100 74
Legendra Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameLemon Xbox 360 Feb 12, 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
Netjak Xbox 360 Jan 22, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2008 C+ 58

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