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Wraith
10-28-2008, 11:46 AM
A few reviews on Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ps3/eternalsonata):

Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/eternalsonata/review.html) gives it an 8.5, the same score as they gave the 360 version.The Good

Gorgeous visuals look even better on the PlayStation 3
Charming story is populated by an appealing cast
Fantastic soundtrack includes new music
Combination real-time/turn-based combat is flashy and fun.

The Bad

Easy and linear adventure with little exploration
Occasionally erratic framerate.


IGN (http://ps3.ign.com/articles/923/923711p1.html) gives it an 8.7.Although sometimes awkwardly paced and linear, Eternal Sonata is an RPG that everyone should consider checking out, especially for the unique premise and touching music. The battle system is rewarding and evolves throughout the game and seeing the characters interact is a lot of fun. Especially with the added features, there's really no reason for RPG-hungry gamers to pass up the PS3 version. But if you only take away one thing from this article, remember this:

Chopin is the man.

Gorvi
10-28-2008, 11:51 AM
And the combat is still awful.

EternalGamer
10-28-2008, 11:54 AM
It's not the combat so much as the repetitiveness. There is literally like ONE enemy type in most dungeons in the game (with a light and dark side). I played all the way through it but only because I was doing so co-op. It is a beautiful game, but an extremely monotonous one. Tales of Vesperia is far superior and offers a similar style of gameplay.

pomeroy
10-28-2008, 12:10 PM
And the combat is still awful.

To each their own, Gorvi. I love the combat.

Gorvi
10-28-2008, 12:13 PM
To each their own, Gorvi. I love the combat.
Well, yeah, I should have phrased that more as an opinion. I know some people loved it, but I just can't get it to click. At least the art and music are beautiful.

Karak
10-28-2008, 12:15 PM
Love this game. It had its issues but it was very enjoyable and damn pretty.

Bone
10-28-2008, 12:20 PM
The combat was great. The character dialogue, especially during special attacks, was excruciating and earned Chopin my "most annoying video game character" nomination.

Talon
10-28-2008, 12:20 PM
It blows my mind that this game got anything higher than a 7. It starts off with a potentially interesting premise then plummets straight into mediocrity.