Eternal Sonata is one of the most immersive, epic RPG’s to come out in quite some time. As a JRPG, it has cel-shaded graphics and vibrant colors that may turn off people who prefer the gritty, realistic graphics of many recent games, but if you’re willing to look past that, you’re really in for a treat. The game features more than twice the amount of playable characters of the average RPG, and features creative music-related names such as Allegretto, Beat, Polka, Falsetto, Jazz, Waltz, March, Salsa, Viola, Claves, Serenade, and others. The basic premise is that composer Frederic Chopin is deathly ill and sitting in bed. He is dreaming of a magical world filled with monsters and battles and epic journeys, and that is the world in which you play. The game features very long cut scenes that are skippable via the pause menu, and also features brief history lessons about Chopin’s actual life, as well as many of his most famous songs. Each chapter is named after one of these songs, and thematically each fits very nicely. Overall, the game is a marvelous experience and I’d say it shouldn’t be missed by anyone, whether you’re a fan of music or Chopin in particular, a fan of Japanese animation, a fan of RPG’s, or a fan of gaming in general.
Rats…I thought this was a thread about Hyundai’s 100,000 mile warranty.