PSX Extreme writes: "The cry of the role-playing fan during the early stages of a new generation is always the same: "where are my RPGs?!" Unfortunately for PlayStation 3 owners, this cry oppressively hung suspended in the air for quite a long time, especially for fans of the old-school JRPG format that has sadly disappeared. Perhaps it's even more upsetting that the first quality JRPG we receive is a year-old port of a Xbox 360 title, but hey, we've got good news. Eternal Sonata really is a top-notch role-playing experience. The PS3 version is certainly the best, and although we also got Valkyria Chronicles a week ago, that's more of a strategy/RPG hybrid and a very different animal. Sonata is one of many recent Eastern RPGs to blend real-time and turn-based combat, so it's not exactly 100% traditional, but it's about as close as you're going to get these days. Many gamers will gravitate towards this charming and entertaining title, which not surprisingly features wonderful sound, beautiful visuals, and a competent and original storyline. It has a few irritating flaws, but it's still a great choice."