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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.

Screenshots

Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 One of my characters is getting beat up.
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 While the landscape may be nice, the fixed camera allows you limited visibility at best.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 The locals offer some advice.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 You can buy items from merchants.

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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

Softpedia Xbox 360 Dec 28, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Oct 20, 2007 92 out of 100 92
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Nov 14, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Oct, 2008 4.4 out of 5 88
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 24, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Play.tm Xbox 360 Nov 09, 2007 85 out of 100 85
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 13, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Feb 20, 2009 80 out of 100 80
1UP PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2008 C+ 58
Yiya Xbox 360 Jan 15, 2008 C+ 58

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