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Based on 4448 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 4448 ratings
  1. 10 (958)
  2. 9 (1883)
  3. 8 (948)
  4. 7 (333)
  5. 6 (117)
  6. 5 (57)
  7. 4 (25)
  8. 3 (25)
  9. 2 (18)
  10. 1 (84)

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  • Rating:10

    Awesome Game

    Great battle system, interesting story, and overall a really fun experience. I didn't really come across many. It starts off like a typical JRPG but the story evolves later on. I guess the dungeons followed a pretty basi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Wonderful...Piece of art..

    This game is...Strange.Very strange. Personally,I didn't like it very much.It looked like it was going to be a great game but while not completely horrible,fails to really get interesting (let alone,get interesting en... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Stay for the Battle Systems!!!

    I was holding back this game when it was released on Xbox 360 and thankfully bought the PS3 version at a reduced half price. JRPG has always been my favourite genre and I was hoping to get the typical "Star Ocean"/"Tales... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Typical run of the mill JRPG.

    I would have given this game a 5.5, but 1 whole extra point for music by Chopin. For the most part, it's a seen one, seen em all JRPG -- This is who we are, and this is what we do, this is where we're going, this is the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A beautiful game with a nice battle system but little else

    Compared to other games of its genre, Eternal Sonata is, overall, a slightly above mediocre game that just never lives up to its full potentials. It starts off well and fine but becomes something of a disappointment in ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Eternal Bliss

    There aren't a lot of JRPGs on the XBOX360 and what ones there are aren't as special as promised. Eternal Sonata is a different story. It's a grand game that hits all the right notes. It has a few minor issues, but nothi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    This game combines 3 of my favorite things: beautiful musics, cute cell-shading character design, and a +9999 damage!

    From the surface, this looks like a simple-standard-cute J-RPG that might not be as "hardcore" as Final Fantasy and the rest. But when you start playing this and absorb its story, this is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Eternal Sonata will torment you for eternity.

    I should have known. When I first laid my eyes on the box art, I realized that I'm in for a very shaky ride. The determined faces of under-aged kids were plastered all over the front cover, but what do I know, the game g... Read Full Review

    8 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    One of the best rpg's i've played, i don't care what you say i rather play this than any final fantasy.

    At first glance it's a game that you wouldn't even think about playing but as soon as i started i just couldn't stop. Don't be put off by it's cartoonish graphics, because it suits this kind of game and makes the environ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    An emotional story and beautiful presentation make this one of the best JRPGs from this gen.

    The story in Eternal Sonata takes place within a dream of Frédéric Chopin while Frédéric Chopin is on his deathbed.Frédéric Chopin is a renowned composer and pianist. In Chopin's dream,the ruler of the Fort kingdom na... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful