Summary: Tri-Crescendo is at best a niche videogame developer, their most notable titles being the Baten Kaitos titles for the Nintendo GameCube, which they co-developed with Monolith Soft. In 2007, they developed the Xbox 360 title Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream, with Namco-Bandai games publishing it, the game seeing international release as Eternal Sonata. The next year, Eternal Sonata saw a port to the PlayStation 3 with some additional features.
Summary: Fans of RPG's JRPG's and/or classical music should enjoy this one. The only downside to this game is they adopted awkward names for familiar items i.e. potions are "cookies." As silly as the whole thing may seem, don't play this one unless you're up for a challenge, you HAVE to grind like a mother all throughout the game, otherwise every single boss you encounter is going to wipe the floor with you.
Summary: I found this cute game to be very fun, with an engaging cast of characters. PROS: -Gorgeous graphics and art -Distinct, fun cast of playable characters with (mostly) excellent voiceover, exceptions certainly exist -High level of difficulty to complement the simple-yet-deep battle system -Did I mention a good voiceover? -Thought-provoking, if not somewhat random, plotline.
Summary: When I first heard about this game, I was rather excited because there weren't many RPGs available on the PS3 at the time. I've only just now gotten around to playing this game (spent all my money on DS games!). When I first heard the game's premise (that you are experiencing the fever dream of famed composer Frederic Chopin), I was really intrigued. It's a very unique premise for an RPG and has the potential to be deep, artistically meaningful experience.
Summary: First off, Eternal Sonata is not for everyone. On a personal not, I have enjoyed this game very much. It's a standard RPG where you have a party, you travel through a mystical world in non-random encounters and boss battles will test your ability. That being said, the way it is put together might not be very attractive for everyone. The animation style makes the cutscenes seem a little bit slow.
Great game with great graphics and sound. Good Value for money definitely.
10 May 2011
Summary: I read about this game through some online game site reviews and most of them have good comments. I have always been a RPG fan especially of this genre with cartoon like characters. That is the reason why i chose to get this product and i must say i am happy i make this decision. The graphics and sound is very good, bright and nice. I particularly like the battle system. Something different and after a while you will get the hang of it.
Summary: This game is fun! How fun? I preferred it to Final Fantasy 13 fun... It has it's weak points(1 really) but that does little to dull my amazement with this game. The art is beautiful, the graphics(yes there is a difference) are technically sound, and the music is wonderful(turned me onto a lot of good Chopin pieces). The only con I found with this game is the non-skip-able background text about Chopin's life...
Summary: I'm a big RPG person so I will probably try most RPGs that go on sale, as well as ones that have had semi-good reviews. I tried the downloadable demo for Eternal Sonata and decided I liked what I saw and the fighting system, so I went ahead and got the game. While the game itself is very beautiful and bright, with a satisfying and interesting real-time/turn based battle system that I won't go into detail about, the story is a little off putting to me.
Summary: The order was good and for such a low price, I had to give it a GOOD rating. Con with product, however, is the manual book. Seems copied hence the unclear image depictions and the fact that the shrink wrap did not have the ps3 logo embossed around it. Other than that, I'm stoked to play this game!
Summary: I was very pleased with my purchase. The game is fun, far from being gore or violent and it is great for just kicking back after an end of term exam! I have yet to finish the game, but the monsters are a little repetitive and the dungeons are slightly dull, but the movie sequences compensate for the two. Not to mention that the graphics and the music are absolutely mesmerizing, all in all I give the game a four out of five.