Excerpt: World under threat, boy and oddball cast of characters save it. This scenario is all too familiar to avid RPG fans, but Eternal Sonata is different. The idea is that non fictional and world famous composer “the poet of the piano” Frederic Chopin is on his deathbed, dying from tuberculosis with the majority of the events of the game taking place inside Chopin’s dream, well it’s something different to say the very least and as a plot device it does actually work.
Excerpt: Eternal Sonata , or Trusty Bell as it is known in Japan, is bound for the Xbox 360 in a few months. With only a handful of RPGs currently available for the system, RPGamers with Xbox 360s are longing for something to play.
Conclusion: You can add to the wrestler count of TNA Impact! by creating your own mauler, but again, the feature set comes up a bit lame in TNA Impact! ’s race to catch SmackDown vs. Raw . There simply aren’t enough options in the create-a-wrestler, resulting in more of the same grapplers repackaged in the few different costume choices.
Conclusion: My major gripe with the game is that it can be very buggy. Very occasionally you see traffic spawn out of thin air and during my review play through I experienced one glitch that broke the game entirely. I failed a mission by being pulled from my car by a police officer, but upon reloading a checkpoint the animation of the cop pulling me from the vehicle just kept on repeating over and over again.
Summary: Eternal Sonata's superb art direction will dazzle you, but a dreamy story and exciting battles make it sing.
Pros: Magnificent visual design makes even the most mundane places look beautiful, Stunning musical score, Inventive battle system is both tactical and packed with exciting action, A great cast of warm, charming characters will draw you into the story
Cons: Story is completely linear, Photography element makes money too easy to earn