Conclusion: The overall deep storyline which questions fundamental values of human nature is rewarding when you reach its final conclusion - Eternal Sonata clocks in at roughly 20 - 25 hours which makes it an investment of your time - but its well worth, even if just for a look, though the game really does only pick up halfway through.
Conclusion: Frankly, I had trouble sticking with Eternal Sonata for these reasons, but I suspect that it will pull in the rabid, RPG-dedicated audience that loves this kind of action. On top of that, it’ll likely draw in some others who are curious or who like a bit of twisted in their game library. Of course, there’ll always be achievement junkies looking for some boost to their Gamerscore.
Excerpt: Games will educate people if the content included in them gets to deserve the status of "art". Basing an RPG on Chopin's works, life and death is probably the most original concept I've stumbled upon in the last 5 of 6 years of my RPG fanaticism. I've played practically all of the Final Fantasy titles...
Conclusion: If you are looking for a solid role-playing game for the Xbox 360 then you definitely need to add Eternal Sonata to your list. The gameplay is fast and furious and the presentation is simply to die for. Don't be surprised if the story leaves you scratching your head at parts but that's a small price to pay when you look at the whole package. I suppose the question will be out there as to whether or not this game is better than Blue Dragon.
Conclusion: What else can I say? If you've read the review, or even just the summaries, you'll know this game is simply amazing. A must for any RPG fan, and for non-RPG fans, this just may convert you. The story may be a little confusing for some, but if you can follow along, you'll enjoy every second of the ride.
Excerpt: Let the music take you to another world! The xbox 360 doesn’t have all that many Japanese Role Playing Games, or JRPG`s as they are known, only the 3 disc epic that id Blue Dragon springs to mind. So when Namco Bandai released Eternal Sonata. Fans of the JPRG genre (me included) got very excited. If you had been following it’s journey to release from its early import days (when it was known as Chopin’s Trusty Bell?or something equally odd!