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: Parents need to know that underneath its pretty veneer, this Teen-rated game raises serious philosophical questions about the choices people make when faced with their own mortality. Several cut scenes take place at Frederic's deathbed in his Paris apartment. There's plenty of fantasy violence but nothing too realistic -- except when it's directed at rats and other animals. Settings include scenes in bars and a wine cellar and players will encounter a drunken person.
Excerpt: When Eternal Sonata was revealed in this country, it met with a relatively muted fanfare. While keen RPG fans have eagerly traced its progress, the average gamer has paid little interest in this wistful technicoloured adventure, perhaps thanks to the recent saturation of quirky Japanese output, spearheaded by the Katamari and LocoRoco series.