posted by mixedgoddess18 (MOBILE, AL) Jul 25, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
I really really REALLY wanted to like this game. The story idea was original and beautiful but in my opinion was not executed properly. It fell flat and was disappointing at most times. It was down right boring it felt like I was playing a game ment for little children. There was no challenge what so ever and the enemies were repetitive; not to mention the fact that the boss battles were a joke. I did however like the soon that they took on the combat system it was the only thing keeping me from falling asleep.
This game is a fantastic piece of work and it has to be one of the most challenging games on this generation of system.
Eternal Sonata, a JRPG from Tri-Crecendo, brings you into the world of Frédéric François Chopin a Polish pianist that moved to France and accumulated tuberculosis at the age of 39. The game brings you into the world of his dreams where the characters and areas are strangely named after musical elements.
The game does have some flaws and pros. The voice acting is down-right superb, while the Japanese dub is fairly well bad... The combat system works really well and feels like Final Fantasy 7 as how you run into your enemies. This is not turn-based as Final Fantasy though this is more of a hack-and-slash RPG putting elements of the Tales series.
At some points of the game you will feel completely and utterly frustrated and angry, I did not finish this game but got through about 95% of it then chucked my controller at the wall. Some of the encounters are down right near-impossible and puts you on the verge of ripping your hair out of your head. The bosses are all unique and there are some re-used skins that are used on some enemies but it isn't a huge concern.
Overall this game is fantastic, and I recommend it to anyone that loves a great JRPG, and a challenge. Just don't give it to your friends with bad anger issues!