Eternal Sonata (360)

Eternal Sonata (360)

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I’ve not been feeling too well today (no, not drinking excess from last night – I had this before them, just not so bad), so didn’t fancy anything fast-paced to play or camera-swingingly nauseating (I recall some badness when playing Crackdown whilst unwell once), so I didn’t pick up Mario Galaxy or Psychonauts, instead opting for this, which I got for Christmas.

The first thing that hits you about the game is how gorgeous it looks. I don’t think I’ve ever been as impressed by graphics as I was today. Yeah, I played the demo a long time ago, but didn’t seem to take it in then – besides, there was no opening sequence in that.

There are lots of cut scenes, but they haven’t bothered me yet. There’s a lot of story about Chopin’s life too (the game is set in a dream he’s having as he lies on his deathbed), and some of his music. It’s brilliantly presented.

In terms of gameplay, it’s pretty much a standard turn-based RPG. There’s a bit more to battles than just taking turns (you can move around, for example), but it’s not complicated. I’ve played through all the first chapter and a little of the second so far, roughly two hours of play. Loving it!

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