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Eternal Sonata

a.k.a. Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream / トラスティベル ~ショパンの夢~ / Torasuti Beru Shopan no Yume

published by Namco Bandai / Atari in 2007-06-14, developed by tri-Crescendo, running on Xbox 360
type: rhythm, role-play
genre: Fantasy
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
3.9/5

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Official description
Overview:

On his deathbed, the famous composer, Chopin, drifts between this life and the
next. In his final hours, he experiences a fantastical dream where he encounters
a young girl facing a terrible destiny and the boy who will fight to save her. On
the border between dreams and reality, Chopin discovers the light that shines in
all of us in this enduring tale of good and evil, love and betrayal.
Developed by Tri-Crescendo and featuring the music of Chopin, Eternal Sonata
delivers amazingly detailed 3D graphics, a captivating storyline with over 30
hours of gameplay and an innovative action battle system.

Features:

• Custom-Made for Next-Gen: Enjoy amazing, high-definition, anime
style cel-shading and high quality textures shine to truly deliver an
awesome next gen experience.

• Innovative Battle System: Battle using a unique hybrid turn
based/action RPG system that combines free-roam and turn-based
action (up to three players during battle).

• Strategic Use of Light and Darkness: Adjust your battle strategy in
the ongoing struggle between light and darkness. Beware of enemies
lurking in the shadows, as their stats – attacks and potency – will
change, as will their physical form. Lure them out into the light or
destroy them there in the cloak of darkness. Also, change your special
attacks depending on whether you are in the light....or in the dark.

• Dramatic and Evolving Storyline: Experience a deeply moving story
focusing on the enduring struggle between good and evil all while
taking place in a dream during the final 3 hours of world-famous music
composer Frederic Chopin's life.

• Mesmerizing Music: Listen as world-renowned pianist Stanislav
Bunin performs Chopin's original compositions, which are a key
element in the environment and story of Eternal Sonata.

Story:

It was a world of dreams...
Late on the night of October 16, 1849, in an apartment at 12 Place Vendome in
the heart of Paris, Frédéric François Chopin, known as the poet of the piano,
dreams his last dream while lying in his sickbed. It is a dream of a beautiful,
magical world, like something from a fairy tale.
In that world, those with incurable illnesses are able to harness the power of
magic. He encounters a young girl facing a terrible destiny and the boy who will
fight to save her. Though he first thought that this world is just a fantasy, an
illusion created by his mind, Chopin realizes that there might be more to this
place.
A world of vivid colors. A world that feels so real.
Can this truly be just a dream?

Legal:
ETERNAL SONATA & © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Zerothis - # 2007-07-23 20:16:32 - official description - source
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This website is completely unofficial and is in no way endorsed by NAMCO BANDAI Games. ETERNAL SONATA & © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
(Zerothis) - # 2007-07-23 20:18:23
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Authors / Staff

audio

Frédéric Chopin (composer)
Motoi Sakuraba (composer)

other

Frédéric Chopin (star)
Stanislav Bunin (pianist)
External reviews (2) - average: 81%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
IGN2007*8.3/1083%
Metacritic2007*79/10079%
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