Eternal Sonata is the bomb.

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#1  Edited By Cantius
Am I right? They just needed to improve the story though, it was bland as hell.
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#2  Edited By Riddler
welcome to September 07
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#3  Edited By HitNRun

How much did you pay for it? I was consider giving it a try, I didn't get my 360 until January and I missed out.

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#4  Edited By KingBroly

the bomb?  How about A bomb?  It takes itself waaaaay too seriously.

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#5  Edited By SmugDarkLoser

is it a giant bomb?

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#6  Edited By screwed

Still havnt played it, but am really looking forward to it.
Chopin is my favorite composer, just need to get a 360. Or wait for the PS3 version.... and then get a PS3

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#7  Edited By LightYagami245
SmugDarkLoser said:
"is it a giant bomb?"
lol

I hear the game is pretty good.

No offense, but shouldn't this be a blog though?
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#8  Edited By duxup

The dialogue is horrendous.  Gameplay was WAY too easy.

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#9  Edited By LightYagami245
duxup said:
"The dialogue is horrendous.  Gameplay was WAY too easy."
I don't think most people play an RPG for the gameplay.
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#10  Edited By SmugDarkLoser
LightYagami245 said:
"duxup said:
"The dialogue is horrendous.  Gameplay was WAY too easy."
I don't think most people play an RPG for the gameplay."

uhh... I do.  I play rpgs for the gameplay, the story, the graphics, the sound, everything.
Am I the only one here who enjoys turn based combat? 
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#11  Edited By Cube

I couldn't stand the style.

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#12  Edited By LightYagami245
SmugDarkLoser said:
"LightYagami245 said:
"duxup said:
"The dialogue is horrendous.  Gameplay was WAY too easy."
I don't think most people play an RPG for the gameplay."

uhh... I do.  I play rpgs for the gameplay, the story, the graphics, the sound, everything.
Am I the only one here who enjoys turn based combat? "
I enjoy it. I play RPGs for story(primary concern), sound, gameplay, then graphics.
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#13  Edited By Lev

I loved the style as well. The graphics look excellent, as do the sounds.

As someone said, it is WAY too easy. It's probably the easiest game I've ever played. I never had a single game over or continue through the whole game, and even the optional bosses in the optional dungeon were dispensed pretty easily.

I'd still recommend it to anyone curious about it.

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#14  Edited By zh666

Have you played Blue Dragon? by the time you fight the final boss your team is so overpowered that you can defeat him without him ever taking a single move.. now that's easy..

I just ordered Eternal Sonata and can't wait to play it.. I also have Enchanted Arms on the way as well.

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#15  Edited By Demyx
SmugDarkLoser said:
"LightYagami245 said:
"duxup said:
"The dialogue is horrendous.  Gameplay was WAY too easy."
I don't think most people play an RPG for the gameplay."

uhh... I do.  I play rpgs for the gameplay, the story, the graphics, the sound, everything.
Am I the only one here who enjoys turn based combat? "
nope, I liked turn based in FFX, and FFXII's switch to real time was irritating at first, but I got used to it.
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#16  Edited By zh666

the only real time element in XII was that you could run around in real time, but other than that it was still turn-based... actually running around did little to nothing in terms of strategy too.. it's not like you could dodge attacks or anything, it was just to make you feel like you had freedom...

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#17  Edited By and333

I heard that the storys one of the best things about the game but I haven't played it yet just heard. Also post on the Eternal Sonata Board dude! Show it some love!

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#18  Edited By Jolly_Lolly

Hmm, I should try that game out sometime.

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#19  Edited By Lev
Story-wise, I'd have to say Eternal Sonata has a better story out of all three. While Eternal Sonata's story isn't ground breaking or the best of JRPGs, I still think it's definitely better than that of Blue Dragon and Enchanted Arms.

Enchanted Arms... Grr, man did I think that game was really weak (sorry if someone here really liked it). Blue Dragon wasn't great, but I liked it more than Enchanted Arms.

Out of the three of them I'd have to say Eternal Sonata was the most enjoyable hands down. It's definitely the shortest of the three, but the collaboration of an enjoyable combat system, beautiful visuals, great music, and a tribute to a legendary musician make it the most unique in my humble opinion.

zh666
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"Have you played Blue Dragon? by the time you fight the final boss your team is so overpowered that you can defeat him without him ever taking a single move.. now that's easy..

I just ordered Eternal Sonata and can't wait to play it.. I also have Enchanted Arms on the way as well."
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#20  Edited By mrchristianq

I finally picked it up about 2 weeks ago but can't seem to get into it.  How far into the game does it start to pick up?

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#21  Edited By gameshark5

i thought it was reasonably top notch

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#22  Edited By Vaxadrin

I strongly disagree with the thread title, for the following reasons:

  • Pallette swapped versions of the 5 same enemies
  • A A A A A A A A A Y every turn
  • Why do I have to get water for this stupid girl's flowers?  This is dumb.
  • Everyone holds their hands out like they just washed them and are looking for a paper towel
  • We should go in that house *PAUSE* *PAUSE* *PAUSE* *PAUSE* I agree *PAUSE* *PAUSE* *PAUSE* Let's go!
  • Animu dying Chopin's magical rainbow land adventure
  • Everyone's names fit a musical motif, which would be cool if it weren't totally stupid
  • WHY AM I FIGHTING THIS FUCKING GOAT AGAIN?  WHY IS IT GREEN THIS TIME? A A A A A A A A Y TAKE THAT GOAT!

It certainly did look & sound nice, though, but that only takes you so far.
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#23  Edited By LightYagami245
zh666 said:
"the only real time element in XII was that you could run around in real time, but other than that it was still turn-based... actually running around did little to nothing in terms of strategy too.. it's not like you could dodge attacks or anything, it was just to make you feel like you had freedom..."
Yeah. Even if you are 3 feet away from the enemy, if they attack you, it still hits.
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#24  Edited By jimipeppr

I agree. The environments look incredible in this game and the soundtrack is amazing. HashtagSlowpoke.

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What the hell, are you a necromancer?

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#26  Edited By Justin258

God, it's been forever since someone described something as "the bomb". Seems like "the shit" is starting to go out of style too (and for good reason, it's terrible).

Do we get "the balls" next? Or are we going to wrap back around to "the bee's knees"? Yeah, I'd like that. These new consoles are the bee's knees, man!

At least it would humor me instead of make me sigh in disappointment.

Uh, I never played Eternal Sonata. Always heard that it was an OK JRPG.

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#28  Edited By Canteu

I agree with this 5 year old sentiment. The damn thing was only 6 hours long though.

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@believer258: It's the shit.

I think that's false, as a most reputable source has told me that Haze is "the shit". Because it's 2008.

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#30  Edited By FourWude

Yes. Yes it was. But Tales of Vesperia superceded it. Now that game is the Bomb-Shizzle.

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#31  Edited By SeanCoughing

So i'm seeing a lot of people saying this game is easy, would this be a good game for someone who's never played many turn based rpgs? I ask because playing through Costume Quest again has really made me want to give more turn based rpgs a chance (i used to hate them when i was younger). Also any suggestions for turn based rpgs for beginners is welcome.

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#32  Edited By BabyChooChoo

@seancoughing said:

So i'm seeing a lot of people saying this game is easy, would this be a good game for someone who's never played many turn based rpgs? I ask because playing through Costume Quest again has really made me want to give more turn based rpgs a chance (i used to hate them when i was younger). Also any suggestions for turn based rpgs for beginners is welcome.

I would think so. It is pretty easy, but thankfully not too easy in my opinion. I feel it strikes a nice balance of providing a simple, fun challenge without ever feeling dumb or cheap.

As for other suggestions, Lost Odyssey is simply a phenomenal game any and all rpg fans should check out. Blue Dragon seems somewhat divisive, but I really liked it. Valkyria Chronicles is probably my favorite game of all time and up there with Lost Odyssey as a game I think everyone should play, but I won't sit here and lie to you. Some of the levels in that game are downright cheap. The Breath of Fire games are really fun. Can't go wrong with most of the Final Fantasy games out there of course.

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