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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 Ready to begin a journey?
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 This glowing thing is a save point.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Dead end! I'll need to find another path around this lake...

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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. kimsnarf (4) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Xboxdynasty (XD) Nov 14, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89 Nov 12, 2007 89 out of 100 89 Oct 19, 2007 17 out of 20 85 Nov 05, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited 2007 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Nov 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Pelit Nov, 2007 73 out of 100 73 Dec 31, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameCell UK 2007 7 out of 10 70


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