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Old 04-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #1
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:42 AM   #2
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I'm surprised more people aren't saying this, but isn't it a bit discouraging to know that 2/3 of the achievement points will require playing the game twice? Talk about sucking the feeling of accomplishment out of the first play-through. I'm not sure I've ever played through an RPG twice. Once you know how the entire story unfolds, is there really a point doing it all over again?

Kind of discourages me from getting the game... I guess that would be the downside of the whole Gamerscore system...

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Old 10-13-2007, 01:46 AM   #3
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I'm surprised more people aren't saying this, but isn't it a bit discouraging to know that 2/3 of the achievement points will require playing the game twice? Talk about sucking the feeling of acomplishment out of the first play-through. I'm not sure I've ever played through an RPG twice. Once you know how the entire story unfolds, is there really a point doing it all over again?

Kind of discourages me from getting the game... I guess that would be the downside of the whole Gamerscore system...
I was thinking that the game provided some kind of story explanation or reasoning for the second play through. Something to explain why things are different the second time around. Just my guess and feelings about having achievements that require 2 play throughs.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #4
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The story isn't any different the second play, they just up the difficulty is all.

I think it's cool, because you can just play the game and enjoy the story and get really into it without worry about achievements, then on your second play you can just play for achievements and since you've already done the story, you know what to do and where to go. I love the game and the achievements are awesome, I think.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:25 AM   #5
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So if you play a second time through the difficulty is automatically bumped up? And if that's true is it significantly harder or still enjoyable to play through?
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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i still think there should be achievements that take time and aren't just completing story chapters.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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i still think there should be achievements that take time and aren't just completing story chapters.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:10 PM   #8
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Does anyone know why this game has these achievements?
how are you supposed to know, without using this info, where the mysterious unison(or whatever its called) is, where all the score pieces are, play the game twice, wtf are these achievements, these are no achievements this sux ! this sux very very much
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Almost every game has some sort of "find the hidden thing" achievement, so this game is no different than Halo 3 or anything else. Not sure why you're mad at this one and not every single other game released for the 360.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:10 PM   #10
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It's called dedication. Not to be mean or anything but games aren't just about achievement whoring.
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:02 PM   #11
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thats no problem for me you know, i like the difficult achievements, but how are you able to know this without this site? this sux, it really sux it should have been like a 100 G for finishing the story and some xtra side quest achievements, maybe a hard mode, dont give an achievement for collecting stuff but its stupid dont you think
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I think it's fine. If you really want to get all the achievements in a game, you'll do whatever it takes. If you don't care much about the achievements, you'll just play the game and then put it aside. Search and find achievements only take time. Someone had to make the lists and maps that we have on the site, so obviously it's not impossible to find the items for the achievements.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:50 AM   #13
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I've seen this game at blockbuster now a couple of times and have been hesitant to pick it up. Mainly because it will drain too much gamepass time. I'm finally starting to get extremely sick of all these horrible achievement whore games and am really considering giving it a try finally. RPG is my favorite genre so I figured it would be nice to play something enjoyable for a break. What exactly is so good about this game though? I played the demo and the graphics are certainly unique and well done but is the story well crafted? I couldnt really get a feel for the game from the demo. From some of the reviews I've seen it seems this is the best option for RPG fans. Also, what else wasnt so great about the game besides obviously having to play it twice for all the points.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:31 AM   #14
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So if you play a second time through the difficulty is automatically bumped up? And if that's true is it significantly harder or still enjoyable to play through?
For a second time since we got caught up in that discussion.

I think it's nice though for games like Eternal Sonata where you have to achieve something and not just beat the game and voila, 1000 points instantly. Games have always been like this, maybe not achievement wise but there have always been 100% completion awards, easter eggs, other play modes to unlock and numerous other things. And those were just for the hell of it. If you don't feel like spending extra time to collect the miscellaneous then you do not have to. If it's an enjoyable game then I think a couple 100 points is okay as long as the game itself is enjoyable.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:04 AM   #15
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Definately a little saddened by the achievements in this game but so far have enjoyed the game though i am only on the first chapter
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:44 AM   #16
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At least the game doesn't have 50 achievements, most of which require you to level a certain (or all) characters to level, say, 99 (not sure what the cap is). I like the fact that there are only 22 achievements. I also feel that this game is one that you play through for the sheer enjoyment of the story, combat system, characters, and learn about the life and death of Frederic Chopin, one of the greatest pianists of all time.

RPG's have never been quick 1000's. Enchanted Arms was probably the easiest 1000 for an RPG, but you had to invest the time playing through the story. Blue Dragon is another one; I've seen numerous members of this site saying that they've invested 100+ hours with Blue Dragon, and aren't complaining one bit.

RPG's are meant to be enjoyed, plain and simple. They tell a story.

If you want a quick 1000, go pick up Madden 08. You'll plow through that in less than a few hours.
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2 or more?

Does anyone kno if second & third player get achievements? Or is it just for first player?
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EZI Question...

EDIT: After selling my EZI Pajamas I was still able to get the "EZI Collector" Achievement. So I figure you DO NOT have to have all of the EZI items in your inventory at one time. Hope this helps anyone else that was in my predicament.

I have been playing through my second playthrough in Eternal Sonata to complete getting the score pieces and EZI items in chapter 6...

I remember aquiring the EZI Pajamas in Baroque Castle and I went through my EZI list to check off what I was missing... low and behold i must have sold my pajamas off when trying to get some money earlier on.

I was just wondering if you can still get the "EZI Collector" achievement if you had at one time all the EZI Items, or do you have to have them all in your item selection place at one time to get the achievement...

It just will really tick me off if I have to play through the game a 3rd time to get this achievement.

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Old 01-03-2008, 12:51 AM   #19
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About how long for the full 1000, I just got this one from Gamefly, and I want to know what I'm in for.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:37 AM   #20
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For the full 1000 you are forced to play through the game twice. Youre looking at about 60 hours of gameplay for all the points.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:43 AM   #21
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about how long do the individual chapters take?
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For the full 1000 you are forced to play through the game twice. Youre looking at about 60 hours of gameplay for all the points.
Well F me in the goat ass, I was looking for something a little less time consuming, I am just finishing up Mass Effect, and I don't think I have the patience for another long grind...looks like this one's going back to Gamefly, I need some mindless funny entertainment...Pirate's of the Carribean here I come.

Note: If you really really like this game, I'm not giving up on it, we'll call it a hiatus from long RPG's for a bit...
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I gave him his fruit basket back in chapter whatnot, but he still does not let me play a score piece with him ;;
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This game is really really boring and time consuming.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:55 PM   #25
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Are the achievements easy to pick up or do you have to rely heavily on the guide and make sure you don't miss little things throughout?

It looks like they aren't too hard but some of those larger achievements look like they have a lot of little things to collect or steps to take.
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where exactly in fort fermata is chord. I know there is a locked door, but it just takes you to the other side, there is no door. Im only in chapter 2 right now but when i hit chapter 5 ima start the chord quest. i just wanna know where he is ahead of time.
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Does the second playthrough difficulty make any achievements that were available the first time harder to get?
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Definitely. Make sure you do the Mysterious Union the first play through. It is quite difficult on the second play. Of course, if you're good at stringing together your Harmony Chains, most fights are pretty simply either way.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #29
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I quite like this game, didnt play it for a ling time now, these achievements are just shocking me, there are one of the worst achievements ive ever seen, this game is long, u gotta play thru twice, and collect some bullshit stuff, meh.
JRPGs tend to have weird achievements, tales of vesperia looks the same :/
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Ummm, for the 20 photos, do they have to be DIFFERENT monsters or can i just take 20 pics of the same creature?
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