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Eternal Sonata

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
80
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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 Time your defense to minimize the damage.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Title screen
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 Meeting new characters.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Some more background story

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

Game Vortex Xbox 360 2007 96 out of 100 96
Softpedia Xbox 360 Dec 28, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Game 2.0 PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2007 4.2 out of 5 84
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2007 74 out of 100 74
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

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