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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 PlayStation 3 The game starts with Polka returning to her hometown.
Eternal Sonata PlayStation 3 Time points start to deplete the moment you make a move during battle.
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 From the category "be careful what you wish for".
Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Prepare to attack with sacred strike.

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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
Game 2.0 PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Oct, 2008 4.4 out of 5 88
XBox Front Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2007 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Xbox 360 Sep 24, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2007 74 out of 100 74

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