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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
6.8 out of 10

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

GameBrink
19 October 2005
Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
28 September 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...
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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GC)

ccgr.org
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.
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Overall 9
8.8

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Game Vortex
15 May 2005
  • 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.
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Overall 5
5.0

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

Cubed³
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...
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
9.1
Storyline 8
7.5
Control 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
22 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Baten Kaitos, the card-based RPG developed by Monolith Soft and Tri-Crescendo, headed by Shinji Noguchi was slated to be one of the most brilliant games on the Nintendo GameCube.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gamecube Review - 'Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'

WorthPlaying
6 December 2004
  • Excerpt: Genre: RPG Publisher: Namco Developer: Monolith Release Date: November 16, 2004 Buy 'BATEN KAITOS': GameCube About two years ago, Namco announced a duo of RPGs as Gamecube exclusives.
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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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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 7
7.0
Control 7
6.5
Replay value 9
8.5

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Project COE
16 November 2004
  • 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,...
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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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