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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 Opening cinematic
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 You can interact with certain locations.
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 Current character party
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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Video Game Talk Nov 01, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Armchair Empire, The Feb 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Oct, 2008 4.4 out of 5 88
IGN Oct 24, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Tweakers.net Feb 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Feb 20, 2009 80 out of 100 80
RPGDreamers 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Revolution Nov 05, 2008 B 75
RPGamer Dec 21, 2008 3.5 out of 5 70
Gaming since 198x Jan 07, 2011 3 out of 5 60

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Kabushi (191323) added Eternal Sonata (PlayStation 3) on Sep 29, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Unicorn Lynx (181378)