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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GameCube) Review

Cubed³
23 May 2006

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

GameBrink
19 October 2005
Overall 5
5.0

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GamesAreFun
30 August 2005
  • 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 substance.
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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GC)

ccgr.org
1 June 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. While the latter half of 2004 gave a much-needed injection of respectability into the Cube RPG library, there remained few true 50+ hour epics for Nintendo?s console beyond the aforementioned Tales of Symphonia and Sega?s Skies of Arcadia Legends.
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Overall 10
10

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (Gamecube) Review

Vooks
19 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Well, its finally here. After a good few years of development Namcos gun RPG has finally been released. When compared with other consoles the cube hasnt exactly been showered with a large quantity of RPGs with the most notable ones being Paper Mario, and Tales of Symphonia, both of which were of high quality creating a hard act for Baten Kaitos follow. The game promises much, including an innovative battle system and over 60 hours of gameplay.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
9.1
Storyline 8
7.5
Control 9
8.5

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RPGFan
22 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Baten Kaitos (BK) is an odd mixture of elements that work astoundingly well with a few failed components that turn a potentially amazing experience into one that is merely mediocre. On one hand, BK has some of the most strikingly original and masterfully imagined set of backgrounds and worlds that I have seen in any RPG of recent note. On the other hand, the character designs are bland and boring.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesFirst!
4 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Baten Kaitos is a card-based RPG that features 1000+ cards, over 140 attack combos, and gorgeous graphics. Even with its fair share of problems, which are mostly due to the fact that card-based games aren't exactly "all that", it is still worth checking out for GameCube owners. Read all about it right here.
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Overall 8
8.0

Baten Kaitos

GamePro.com
22 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Baten Kaitos stands out from the rest of the RPG bunch.
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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Project COE
16 November 2004
  • Conclusion: Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean is turning out to be one of the most brilliant and creative RPGs this year. Maybe Namco just has a way with GameCube RPGs. GCN owners are certainly happy to have Namco on their side, as they've provided many a great game to them this generation. Baten Kaitos is one of the most unique card-based RPGs to ever graze our gaming world.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.5
Control 10
10
Addiction 9
9.0

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Nintendo World Report
16 November 2004
  • Summary: Namco delivers again with gorgeous settings, a surprisingly engaging card-based battle system, and an epic quest that can only be described as enormous.
  • Pros: Active card-battle system with lots of room for experimentation, A quest over fifty hours long, Equally brilliant soundtrack, Gorgeous pre-rendered backgrounds and spell effects
  • Cons: Opening cinema is full of spoilers, Voice acting is stiff and distant
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