History VideoGame / EternalSonata

17th Jun '17 1:08:39 PM nombretomado
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''Eternal Sonata'' [[labelnote:Japanese title]](トラスティベル 〜ショパンの夢〜 Torasuti Beru ~Shopan no Yume~?, Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream)[[/labelnote]] is a role-playing video game developed by Tri-Crescendo and published by Namco Bandai Games. The {{Xbox 360}} version of the game was released on June 14, 2007 in Japan, September 17, 2007 in North America, and October 19, 2007 in Europe. The game was also released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 with additional content [[labelnote:Japanese title]]Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream Reprise (トラスティベル 〜ショパンの夢〜 ルプリーズ Torasuti Beru ~Shopan no Yume~ Rupurīzu)[[/labelnote]] on September 18, 2008 in Japan, and in North America on October 21, 2008, and in Europe on February 13, 2009.

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''Eternal Sonata'' [[labelnote:Japanese title]](トラスティベル 〜ショパンの夢〜 Torasuti Beru ~Shopan no Yume~?, Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream)[[/labelnote]] is a role-playing video game developed by Tri-Crescendo and published by Namco Bandai Games. The {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} version of the game was released on June 14, 2007 in Japan, September 17, 2007 in North America, and October 19, 2007 in Europe. The game was also released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 with additional content [[labelnote:Japanese title]]Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream Reprise (トラスティベル 〜ショパンの夢〜 ルプリーズ Torasuti Beru ~Shopan no Yume~ Rupurīzu)[[/labelnote]] on September 18, 2008 in Japan, and in North America on October 21, 2008, and in Europe on February 13, 2009.



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: A weird example. While the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-08/art/es-illust-box-art-jp.jpg Japanese]] and [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-08/art/es-illust-box-art-us.jpg US]] XBox360 covers are both pretty cutesy, the [[http://www.psu.com/media/eternal-sonata/133500e.jpg original US PS3 boxart]] is almost misleading.

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: A weird example. While the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-08/art/es-illust-box-art-jp.jpg Japanese]] and [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-08/art/es-illust-box-art-us.jpg US]] XBox360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 covers are both pretty cutesy, the [[http://www.psu.com/media/eternal-sonata/133500e.jpg original US PS3 boxart]] is almost misleading.



* JokeItem: Most of the [=EZI=] items areuseless, or worse, do harm to your characters. If you're plyaing the XBox 360 version, then it's still worth collecting them all in order to gain an Achievement, if you like gaining Achievements for XBox Live. If you have the [=PS3=] version, they are just something to collect for fun, as this version doesn't connect to the [=PlayStation=] Network.

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* JokeItem: Most of the [=EZI=] items areuseless, or worse, do harm to your characters. If you're plyaing the XBox [=XBox=] 360 version, then it's still worth collecting them all in order to gain an Achievement, if you like gaining Achievements for XBox [=XBox=] Live. If you have the [=PS3=] version, they are just something to collect for fun, as this version doesn't connect to the [=PlayStation=] Network.



** [[spoiler:The characters appear and recite lines from the game. However, they don't directly address the player like in the XBox 360 version and some of the lines they use are ones that are exclusive to the [=PS3=] version.]]

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** [[spoiler:The characters appear and recite lines from the game. However, they don't directly address the player like in the XBox [=XBox=] 360 version and some of the lines they use are ones that are exclusive to the [=PS3=] version.]]



* MythologyGag: A most curious meta example. In the Scrapbook bonus included in the [=PlayStation=] 3 UpdatedRerelease of ''Eternal Sonata'', there's a picture called "No way!" in which Frederic appears to have a ghostly hand on his shoulder and Allegretto, who took the photo, is all "W-What's that on Frederic's shoulder?" In one of the scenes following a boss fight in the Double Reed Tower, Allegretto makes fun of Beat's camera by suggesting that it could take pictures of ghosts. The curious thing, though, was that this scene was only in the XBox360 version and replaced by something else entirely in the [=PlayStation 3=] one.

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* MythologyGag: A most curious meta example. In the Scrapbook bonus included in the [=PlayStation=] 3 UpdatedRerelease of ''Eternal Sonata'', there's a picture called "No way!" in which Frederic appears to have a ghostly hand on his shoulder and Allegretto, who took the photo, is all "W-What's that on Frederic's shoulder?" In one of the scenes following a boss fight in the Double Reed Tower, Allegretto makes fun of Beat's camera by suggesting that it could take pictures of ghosts. The curious thing, though, was that this scene was only in the XBox360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 version and replaced by something else entirely in the [=PlayStation 3=] one.



* NintendoHard: Many elements of the battle system have been altered in the [=PlayStation=] 3 UpdatedRerelease to remove things that were easy in XBox360. Both roaming enemies and bosses give less EXP, bosses often substantially less. Beat's photos are harder to get Rank A and while in the original even Rank C sold for a lot of gold, in the update the best Rank A generally sell for less than a Rank C of the same monster from the original. Characters learn certain Special Attacks at different levels (usually, though not always, ones less favorable to the player) and one of the most painful - Angel Trumpets (the main items used for reviving) carry a weight of three in the item set instead of two.
* NothingCanStopUsNow: Count Waltz in the first battle against him because he has the main party pinned with an army of dragons and acquires the means to create glowing apogos. [[spoiler: This is only in the original XBox360 version which happens to be the only battle against him.]]

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* NintendoHard: Many elements of the battle system have been altered in the [=PlayStation=] 3 UpdatedRerelease to remove things that were easy in XBox360.UsefulNotes/XBox360. Both roaming enemies and bosses give less EXP, bosses often substantially less. Beat's photos are harder to get Rank A and while in the original even Rank C sold for a lot of gold, in the update the best Rank A generally sell for less than a Rank C of the same monster from the original. Characters learn certain Special Attacks at different levels (usually, though not always, ones less favorable to the player) and one of the most painful - Angel Trumpets (the main items used for reviving) carry a weight of three in the item set instead of two.
* NothingCanStopUsNow: Count Waltz in the first battle against him because he has the main party pinned with an army of dragons and acquires the means to create glowing apogos. [[spoiler: This is only in the original XBox360 [=XBox=] 360 version which happens to be the only battle against him.]]



** Averted in the original XBox360 version where he demands that the party surrender Polka and she surrenders herself right away.

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** Averted in the original XBox360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 version where he demands that the party surrender Polka and she surrenders herself right away.
21st Apr '17 10:05:00 PM nombretomado
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The party size climbs to ten in the 360 version, and a rather large twelve in the [=PS3=] version, possibly a record for any RPG not named ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', ''VideoGame/RadiataStories'', [[RunningGag or]] ''{{Suikoden}}'', but you'll only ever have three characters in the active battling party.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The party size climbs to ten in the 360 version, and a rather large twelve in the [=PS3=] version, possibly a record for any RPG not named ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', ''VideoGame/RadiataStories'', [[RunningGag or]] ''{{Suikoden}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'', but you'll only ever have three characters in the active battling party.
19th Feb '17 12:42:15 PM TwilightLord
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* NamesToKnowInAnime: Creator/AyaHirano as Polka in the Japanese version.
8th Jan '17 12:35:58 PM DustSnitch
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: ''One of the main characters is Frédéric François Chopin.'' Who knew [[{{Badass}} he could kick so much ass with a conductor's baton?]] In fairness, it's (apparently) all a dream, so his extra skills are at least explained. [[spoiler: And by the end he gets godlike power]].

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: ''One of the main characters is Frédéric François Chopin.'' Who knew [[{{Badass}} he could kick so much ass with a conductor's baton?]] baton? In fairness, it's (apparently) all a dream, so his extra skills are at least explained. [[spoiler: And by the end he gets godlike power]].
26th Dec '16 5:47:39 PM ADrago
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** There's a grandmother lady in the hotel in Baroque in Chapter 4 whom you must speak with to hear a poem in order to obtain a Score Piece later in the game. It's the only thing in the game that can be LostForever if you don't remember to talk to her. (Naturally this includes the reward you get for using the Score Piece later on.) You cannot return to most locations after visiting them the first time, so if you miss something, it's most likely gone until your second playthrough.

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** There's a grandmother lady in the hotel in Baroque in Chapter 4 whom you must speak with to hear a poem in order to obtain a Score Piece later in the game. It's the only thing in the game that can be LostForever {{Permanently Missable|Content}} if you don't remember to talk to her. (Naturally this includes the reward you get for using the Score Piece later on.) You cannot return to most locations after visiting them the first time, so if you miss something, it's most likely gone until your second playthrough.
15th Nov '16 2:50:05 PM rixion
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* TranslationCorrection: In the Japanese version, Chopin mispronounced the "grâce" (GRAHS) in his attack [[CoupDeGrace "Coup de Grâce"]] as the English word ''grace''. The English version had the correct pronunciation.
7th Sep '16 7:34:59 PM JMQwilleran
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* EliteFour: Count Waltz has four agents working directly under him: Legato, his right-hand man, [[BeleagueredAssistant Fugue]], the big lug [[GeneralRipper Tuba]], the cruel and calculating [[TheEvilGenius Fugue]] and the [[DualWielding]] assassin [[AnIcePerson Rondo]]. He actually has two other agents, [[spoiler:Claves and Serenade]], but both are spies and don't work directly under him.

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* EliteFour: Count Waltz has four agents working directly under him: Legato, his right-hand man, [[BeleagueredAssistant Fugue]], the big lug [[GeneralRipper Tuba]], the cruel and calculating [[TheEvilGenius Fugue]] and the [[DualWielding]] DualWielding assassin [[AnIcePerson Rondo]]. He actually has two other agents, [[spoiler:Claves and Serenade]], but both are spies and don't work directly under him.
7th Sep '16 7:34:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* EliteFour: Count Waltz has four agents working directly under him: Legato, his right-hand man, [[BeleagueredAssistant Fugue]], the big lug [[GeneralRipper Tuba]], the cruel and calculating [[TheEvilGenius Fugue]] and the [[DualWielding]] assassin [[AnIcePerson Rondo]]. He actually has two other agents, [[spoiler:Claves and Serenade]], but both are spies and don't work directly under him.
17th Aug '16 12:02:09 AM JMQwilleran
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** Even if you go through the trouble of [[spoiler:getting Claves back from the bonus dungeon Mysterious Unison]], the game basically acts as if [[spoiler:she isn't there]] for any few remaining scenes in which [[spoiler:her presence]] would be a factor, including the game's ending sequence. In fact, the only time this isn't true is in the UpdatedRerelease exclusive bonus dungeon in which you can get an altered scene with [[spoiler:her presence in the party.]]
14th Jul '16 6:04:47 AM Eyeshield
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: ''One of the main characters is Frédéric François Chopin.'' Who knew [[{{Badass}} he could kick so much ass with a conductor's baton?]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Falsetto and Claves are both after Jazz, although which is the Betty and which the Veronica is less obvious than in many cases. [[spoiler: rough speaking martial artist Falsetto appears to be the Veronica while soft-spoken and polite LadyOfWar Claves appears to be the Betty but Claves is a spy.]]

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: ''One of the main characters is Frédéric François Chopin.'' Who knew [[{{Badass}} he could kick so much ass with a conductor's baton?]]
baton?]] In fairness, it's (apparently) all a dream, so his extra skills are at least explained. [[spoiler: And by the end he gets godlike power]].
* BettyAndVeronica: Falsetto and Claves are both after Jazz, although which is the Betty and which the Veronica is less obvious than in many cases. [[spoiler: rough speaking martial artist Falsetto appears to be the Veronica but was Jazz's childhood friend while soft-spoken and polite LadyOfWar Claves appears to be the Betty but Claves is a spy.]]
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