gamers (88%) found this review helpful
I really enjoy Eternal Sonata and am currently still in the process of playing it. 26 hours into the game and I'm still highly involved and interested in what Namco has put out in Eternal Sonata. While sometimes the storyline drifts off into ways that doesn't seem like it should, it's a fairly easy storyline to follow. I also enjoy the way to conduct battle with the "Action Bar" giving you a set amount of time to act. It starts off easy to ease you into the battle sequences, then progressively gets more and more challenging. If you enjoy Final Fantasy-esque type games, then you should have a good time with this one.
posted by Twilight43 (PITTSBURGH, PA) Oct 28, 2008
Member since Sep 2007
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
Ok, I'm only like 5-6 hours into the game and I love it. The characters are unique in their own way. The story is different from any RPG that I've played. In a good way. Battle system is a great mix between turn-based and real-time.
Story: Pianist and Composer Frédéric Chopin is on his deathbed and has a BEAUTIFUL dream of a world where people with fatal illnesses have magic powers. A group of unique characters(all for their own reason) travel to Forte Castle to speak to Count Waltz. I won't ruin anything for you but lets just say the story does have some good plot twist.
Characters: From Allegretto to polka or beat,march salsa even Chopin himself, all are unique and play there own roles in the story. Game would feel like it was missing something if any of the characters were missing.
Sound: Beautiful scores from Chopin himself and other composers. great music. one word to describe it: Beautiful.
Gameplay: Batte system never gets old. great skills to unlock. Unique mixture of tactical turn base and real-time battleing. Watch gameplay on myspace to see what I mean.
Overall: Wether you played it on the 360 or new to the game completely. this is not a rpg you wanna miss. Rent it, Buy it just don't pass this game up.
Replay value is great( I hear) near side quest unlock as well as harder difficultity.
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
It Feels As Though Many People Are Playing This Expecting It To Be Final Fantasy, When, In Reality, It Is Very Different, And (Compared To FFX-FFXII And A Few Other Choice FF Titles) Is Much Better!.
The Gameplay Is Excellent The Battle System Is Refreshing And Very Easy To Understand, And As You Progress Through The Game, Gets More Challenging, Which Is Always Fun. This Game Also Has The Ability To Accommodate Two More Players (3 In Total) So That Each Person Can Take Over As One Of The Playable Characters In Battle. (Haven't Tried This Yet, But I Am Very Interested And Will Edit This After I Do.) The Story Line Is Interesting And Hasn't Gotten Old Yet (I Am 14 Hours Into The Game And Only On Chapter 3) The Graphics Are Warm And Not Overdone I Love The Score (I Think Mainly Chopin) Each Character Is Great And Unique In Their Own Ways
All In All A Great, Fun Play Definatly Has Replay-ablility Great Job Namco