Excerpt: And that's only the tip of the iceburg. There's the strange item system where each item changes form as time passes within the game - a healing item might become a blob of poison suddenly, and the character who tries to heal him or herself suddenly finds that he or she has ingested a poisonous...
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GC)
18 May 2005
Excerpt: When Namco?s Tales of Symphonia was released on the Nintendo GameCube in the summer of 2004, most reviewers, including this one, felt obligated to point out that Tales was being dropped into an ?RPG-starved? console.
Excerpt: Baten Kaitos is a stunning game visually, even with its blemishes. Backgrounds are pre-rendered and feature some nice details that help to bring the game’s world to life. Each area is brimming with life like flowing water, billowing clouds, and townspeople going about their daily business.
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GameCube) Review
31 March 2005
Summary: It hasn't been a good time for Nintendo fans lately with regards to Namco. Hopes of a cross platform release for Tekken 5 have been dashed, Nintendo's exclusivity deal on Tales of Symphonia was only a timed exclusive and is already on the PS2, the next in the sequel already pencilled in as a PSP...
Conclusion: The soundtrack of this game is as beautiful and enchanting as the graphics. Motoi Sakuraba is renowned for creating outstanding tracks, and he hasn’t gone wrong with Baten Kaitos. His previous work includes most of the Tri-Ace-developed games, particularly the Star Ocean series and Valkyrie Profile,...