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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.


Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Two of our main characters in a cut-scene
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Exploring a dangerous cave...
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Lots of monsters are found on this path.
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 Time your defense to minimize the damage.

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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 Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2007 89 out of 100 89
XBox Front Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2007 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 24, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 13, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Gaming Target Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
GameCell UK Xbox 360 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Xbox 360 Sep 23, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gaming Age Xbox 360 2007 B- 67


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