PS3 Tuesday, December 2, 2008 | 6:20 PM

Images of Eternal Sonata

Images of Eternal Sonata

Last out from Atari today is Eternal Sonata on Playstation 3, which will be released in February next year in Europe.


Atari press release:
Cross the Bridge Between Dreams and Reality…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 for the PLAYSTATION®3 delivers amazingly detailed 3D graphics, a captivating storyline, an innovative action battle system as well as new playable characters, quests, music and more.

FEATURES:
· New PS3 Quests, Battles and Events: Experience new quests, battles, events and multiple endings that will shed new light on the dramatic and evolving storyline;
· New Playable Characters and Costume Changes for the PS3: Now players can play as Crescendo or Serenade and change favourite character’s costumes;
· Exclusive New Music for the PS3: Listen to newly added Chopin music – a key element in the environment and story;
· Custom-Made for Next-Gen: Enjoy amazing, high-definition, anime style cel-shading and high quality textures delivering an spectacular 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 under the cloak of darkness. Change your special attacks depending on whether you are in the light or the dark.
· Dramatic and Evolving Storyline: Experience a deeply moving story focusing on the enduring struggle between good and evil, all taking place in a dream during the final 3 hours of world-famous music composer Frederic Chopin’s life.

All comments

Commented on 2008-12-02 18:35:50
jesus this took its sweet time. Hate to see how long the ps3 will have to wait for TOV
Commented on 2008-12-02 18:37:31
it looks quite good, that's some of the best AA i've seen in a ps3 games for some time(apart from K2).
Posted by bleachedsmiles
jesus this took its sweet time. Hate to see how long the ps3 will have to wait for TOV
well, that's what microsoft paid for, isn't it.
Commented on 2008-12-02 18:38:20
well TOV is Xbox 360 exclusive at least it's marketed as it, Eternal Sonata was never that on other hand, but sure took them a year to port it and it's not even released in the US yet.
Commented on 2008-12-02 18:39:42
this game has one of most stupid plots ever and I dont like combat and corridor-type world
Commented on 2008-12-02 18:46:34 In reply to ACEfromRussia
It's much better than Lost Odyssey I thought, so to each his own.
Commented on 2008-12-02 18:55:06
nope. LO is better in all ways
Commented on 2008-12-02 19:08:46
LO was pretty good I think.

This certainly wasn't better.
Commented on 2008-12-02 19:30:49
I've got both LO and this and I'm enjoying both of em'
Commented on 2008-12-02 19:41:45
One of the most disappointing JRPGs to come out in a long while.
Commented on 2008-12-02 19:55:33
Eternal Sonata is one of the best j-rpg ever made ... I have it on XBOX 360 , FANTASTIC GAME !!!
Commented on 2008-12-02 21:28:28
ES was an OK game. Not my fav current gen JRPG though. Based on some pic comparisons (by a very reputable Japanese site), the 360 version looks a bit better than the PS3 version in quite a few places, but the PS3 version has extra content. Either way I won't pick up the PS3 version in addition to my 360 version.
Commented on 2008-12-02 22:42:47 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
One of the most disappointing JRPGs to come out in a long while.
True, the one thing that was not disappointing is grafics, still looks awesome
Commented on 2008-12-02 22:46:27
I never played through it. It was so freaking boring and I hated the childish dialogs, simply horrible.
For me it is the biggest jRPG disappointment in this console generation so far.
If you hate kids in jRPG (you know what I’m talking about) then I recommend passing on this one. Most of you party members are below the age of 10 and the story is told in this matter! *shiffer*
Commented on 2008-12-03 00:02:43
Wow, preview images of a game I played through a year ago.

It was a passable J-RPG, with lovely visuals, but a weak story, terrible animation, poor combat, and bland characters meant it wasn't top tier for me. Lost Odyssey is easily the best J-RPG this gen.
Commented on 2008-12-03 01:33:03 In reply to ACEfromRussia
Posted by MugiMugi
well TOV is Xbox 360 exclusive at least it's marketed as it, Eternal Sonata was never that on other hand, but sure took them a year to port it and it's not even released in the US yet.
Didn't really take them a year to port... That was just how long it took the timed exclusivity deal to expire. And it was released in the U.S. in October!
Posted by moroboshi
Wow, preview images of a game I played through a year ago.

It was a passable J-RPG, with lovely visuals, but a weak story, terrible animation, poor combat, and bland characters meant it wasn't top tier for me. Lost Odyssey is easily the best J-RPG this gen.
I have to disagree with you. IMO, the best J-RPG this gen would have to be Valkyria Chronicles or Tales of Vesperia. Lost Odyssey had terrible animation, bland character designs, and poor story telling devices.
Posted by ACEfromRussia
nope. LO is better in all ways
Notice how the poster you replied to said "To each his own." That means everyone has their own opinion, so don't try to force feed yours down someone else's throat.
Commented on 2008-12-03 01:51:20 In reply to broman
Lost Odyssey is awesome, and VChronicles is a strategy RPG.
Posted by broman
It's much better than Lost Odyssey I thought, so to each his own.
Cry Moar, while i wait for Cry on, will ya?

Beggers can't be choosers, lol!
Commented on 2008-12-03 04:00:58
jackdoe
Played only demo of ToV(full game even didnt anounced in europe) - nothing special - just another "Tales of" game with bad english voice acting and average soundtrack, VC is strategy-RPG/Shooter, not a jRPG like LO.
LO has one of the most drammatic script ever. "story telling devices" - hm...cant find anything poor in cuscenes and dialogs way to tell the story. And it has awesome grafics novella!
And cant find enything bad in animations or char design. Looks awesome and not mediocre ordinary style of eternal wave of common jrpg's.
Cant wait Cry oN and FFXIII/versusXIII. I am tired with soulless cheap crap like ES, IU and Remnant
Commented on 2008-12-03 09:14:16 In reply to jackdoe
Posted by jackdoe
I have to disagree with you. IMO, the best J-RPG this gen would have to be Valkyria Chronicles or Tales of Vesperia. Lost Odyssey had terrible animation, bland character designs, and poor story telling devices.
Valkyria isn't a J-RPG, I don't understand why people keep saying it is. It's a strategy game. Vesperia I was disappointed with mainly due to the simplistic button mashing combat, dull story, and absolutely shockingly awful forced US dubbing.

And you are I'm afraid talking utter rubbish if you are criticizing Lost Odyssey's story. The thousand years of memories sections had the best writing possibly of all time in a video game. They were tremendous in every way. Plus the combat (proper turn based stuff with actual DEPTH!) was great.
Commented on 2008-12-03 10:12:12
Wow, some very childish replies in here. How sad.
Commented on 2008-12-04 20:10:47 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Valkyria isn't a J-RPG, I don't understand why people keep saying it is. It's a strategy game. Vesperia I was disappointed with mainly due to the simplistic button mashing combat, dull story, and absolutely shockingly awful forced US dubbing.

And you are I'm afraid talking utter rubbish if you are criticizing Lost Odyssey's story. The thousand years of memories sections had the best writing possibly of all time in a video game. They were tremendous in every way. Plus the combat (proper turn based stuff with actual DEPTH!) was great.
Lol. To me, a JRPG is an RPG that comes from Japan and it includes both strategy and turn based. Again, it was my opinion and it is not utter rubbish if I dislike the story. It is an opinion after all.
Commented on 2008-12-06 02:02:01 In reply to Xerx3s
Posted by Xerx3s
Wow, some very childish replies in here. How sad.
Welcome to the internet, you should be used to that soon.

It's best to just check the media and get the hell out :p

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