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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.

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Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 Most of the boss battles require planning over brute frontal assault.
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 Commencing a boss battle.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 About Chopin and his music
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 When you approach the enemy from behind, you will have the element of surprise when the battle starts.

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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

Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Deeko Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 13, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Fragland.net Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2007 81.5 out of 100 82
Gamernode Xbox 360 Oct 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Sep 25, 2007 B 75
Pelit Xbox 360 Nov, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Video Game Generation Xbox 360 May 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Netjak Xbox 360 Jan 22, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2008 C+ 58

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