Rated 8 out of 10 by Sealightbreeze Eternally Yours
Overall, this was an exceptional game. The game play has a high rated value. You can battle monsters in both the light and dark. Depending on which area, and monster it is, they can transform and change with the day/night time. The character design was really cute. There are so many brand new characters at first, but they each have their own distinct personality. They are each so cute and distinct. Recently, this game was re-released for the PS3 with two brand new characters among other things that have been added. The battle system in the game is really fun, and is also well thought out. I like how each character has a musical name. The game time and game play is high. I think that it ranges between 30-40 hours. If you want to find every single item and extra in the game, it can last a lot longer. If you want this to be a gift for someone, they will be very happy to receive this game. I would have to rate this game a 9/10 or a 8 at the lowest. It is sure to bring smiles to other people's faces.
Rated 10 out of 10 by xXGamerXx Eternal Sonata Review
OK, when I first bought this game, I thought, is this really going to be a good game? I myself am a musician, so I thought it would be a good game. After I started to play, I couldn't ever stop. I really never beat it, but I know that it's one of the best games I've ever played, or maybe the best. I really like the music in this game, because all of it is mostly of Chopin's music. It's incredible. The battle system keeps you hooked, and who doesn't want that? I know I would like a good battle system. The only thing that really bothered me was the short movie scenes about Chopin. It has nothing to do with the story. It's kind of upsetting, but the game makes up for it by giving you a good time. Sometimes, you could put down the controller, or just sit there, and listen to the music. My favorite music was when the battle started, during the battle, and when you win the battle. I know, its funny, but its the truth. That's all I have to say about the game! ITS A MUST HAVE RPG!!!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by granitefox Great Game, period
When I saw this game on the shelves I decided to buy it, because a friend just told me how wonderful it was and recommended it. When I first started playing it, i took some time to get used to, but later, after the prolouge and etc, it became one of the best games I've ever played. The gameplay and action is exciting as you get through things called "party levels", which as you progress, makes the game slightly more hard. But the cutscenes are amazing. They have so much thought in them, and draws you in to reflect about yourself. The music is the best part of it, though. By Motoi Sakuraba, (excuse me if I got his name wrong...) the music fits into each situation perfectly. From mellow and soft to hardcore and, well, epic, the music helps you stay in touch with the game. Plus at chapter intervals, you learn about Chopin's life, explaining mostly with music pieces he had created. All in all, I think this game is for those people who're not into harcore shooter games and epic themes or whatever, but someone who enjoys a philosophical adventure, JRPG, and a laid-back calming game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by kuja191 Best RPG for Xbox 360
I honestly made a big mistake when I traded this game in. The best RPG game on Xbox 360 that I have played to date. I was looking back on it on youtube and imagined me playing it again. Love it since it involves music. Can't wait to play it again!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Treble Truly Eternal
When I first saw the preview for Eternal Sonata in my copy of Game Informer I figured I would like the game due to the fact that it was being released by Namco Bandai. A couple days after it was released I rented it and invited some friends over to play with me. The controls were a bit odd at first but once you got the hang of them they stuck like glue. The story was pretty original and the characters acted just like you would expect them to. The graphics really stood out in my opinion I really enjoyed seeing the cell-shading on the environments and the characters. The battles were pretty good as well. When your turn was over you also had a chance to block or eventually counter the enemies attacks which gave you something to due besides watch the enemies. Overall I really enjoyed the game, the fact that it was multiplayer just made it that much better. I can't wait to play the new version on my PS3.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Ryuna444 Eternally addicting.
Eternal Sonata was shorts than i expected but worth the money. I became addicted with the game quickly with the unique fighting style, beautiful graphics, and the unique characters. However, the character names aren't very unique they are named after various things related to music - specifically sheet music and most like piano keys. The storyline was generally good accept for the constant history stories of Fredrick's life. The unique attributes to the game are score pieces - easy ways to get free items. Although in the stores throughout the game , which there isn't many, weapons and items are cheap. You can easily gain money from photographs that beat can take using his special attack. This game was generally good. I'd give it a 9/10. It has it's ups and downs. I beat this game pretty quick. probably around 25-35 hours of gameplay. i was rather sad when it ended.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kingdomkey101 Enternal Fun
I am a JRPG (Regular and mmorpg are good to) fan. this is the first RPG game for the xbox consoles that I actually enjoyed playing. I thank Microsoft for putting out high quality RPGs on there system (only took them 1.33 generations). The music I would have given a twelve if possible (It's the best I have heard in a game). The story needs a sequel, due to the ending (while 30-40 minutes) not addressing major points. The story is very good though. The environment and character designs are beautiful and are far above another game out for this system (cough blue dragon cough). the battle system is easy to do, but near impossible to master (Thankfully you don't have to master it to beat the game). The characters and voice acting are good, believable, and funny. The controls are responsive and forgiving. there is going to be a PS3 special edition of the game, however it is still TBA (as of April first 2008). so count on another year or two for that, they are planning more playable characters, cut scenes, system that changes appearance with weapons and armor and of course more weapons and armor pieces. In conclusion if you like RPG (especially JRPGs) pick up this game it's well worth it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by GamerX Solid RPG
Eternal Sonata, if you haven’t bought it already, is a must buy for any RPG lover. It has a very unique battle system that you don't see on most turn based RPGs. You’re given a certain amount of time for your turn and you can basically do what you want with your character to move him or her on the battlefield either toward the enemy to make an attack or away to create a good defensive strategy. It is also multiplayer which is another rarity for RPGs. It’s a lot more fun to beat up fantasy creatures with your musical instrument weapon of destruction with a friend :). The graphics and sound are pretty darn impressive, and the interface / controls are very easy to get use to, even for people who aren’t use to playing turn based RPGs. The storyline is the selling point of the game though. It’s almost like finding that perfect movie/book and feeling like your right there with the characters. The only problems I had with the game is its not that challenging and there’s not much along the lines of customizing your character but it still has plenty of entertainment value. If you’re still unsure if Eternal sonata is right for you at least rent it to try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jebtheone Chopin fun
As a lover of classical music, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this game. The soundtrack is beautiful and the world's are lush and colorful. The art f this game was simply fantastic. The storyline was engaging and I never got bored while playing. The game is a little on the short side but the game is designed for a second play-through. Gameplay was great. The challenge level on the first play-through is a little lacking. The second play-through however, is a lot harder. The character's are what you'd expect except for Chopin, who turns this game into something completely different. I also loved that at the end of every chapter, you got to learn a little more about Chopin's life. Overall, I would recommend this game to RPG lovers and Action/Adventure lovers. 9/10!
Rated 9 out of 10 by NinjaPotato Awesome gameplay but never really finished
I had absolutely loved this game from the start but at the end when **SPOILER* after you fight Fredrick and then polka jumps off but is saved by the agogos,**SPOILER OVER* it just kinda stops there. It never tells you about what happened with the mineral powder or anything they even went to forte to do! Otherwise, this game was absolutley perfect, and there are tons of save spots so you can have multiple games going at once and you can play as many times as you want. You can also opt. for multiplayer battling so you can go through the story and when you battle, three people can play at once (or two and somebody can controll two people while the other controlls one). So other than the hanging story line, this was a phenomenal game and i would reccomend it for anybody.