Excerpt: One of the premier RPGs headed to the Gamecube is Namco’s Baten Kaitos , a unique card-based RPG. I had the chance to get a closer look at the game at E3 and I’m very excited for its upcoming release.
Excerpt: The second effort from Monolith, the team behind Xenosaga , has come forth. With that sort of pedigree, one would expect a lengthy epic with sky-high production values. While Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean is hardly perfect, it certainly delivers on those fronts. Baten Kaitos is, simply put, a gorgeous game. The backgrounds are colorful, imaginative, and vibrant. The characters are fluid and intricately designed. Even battle effects simply ooze style.
Conclusion: One of the more ambitious innovations (gimmicks) of the game is the passage of time. Strangely enough, time doesn’t pass in night and day cycles and is in fact completely removed from your characters, the world and the plot. Time only affects certain cards in your inventory. A flaming sword will eventually go out, and a rare coin may become pocket change. The mechanic is interesting but ultimately not used enough to matter.
Excerpt: After reading a magazine and coming across the ad for this game, I was intrigued. I had to find this game and play it. Eventually, I forgot about the game, but then I actually found it while out shopping, and my instincts took over and I bought Baten Kaitos One of the first things I noticed about the game was how it seems to have combined elements of three games into one huge adventure.
Conclusion: We can't speak highly enough of this oddly named title. If you're a fan of RPGs you simply need to own this title. Its gorgeous visuals, intuitive combat system and intriguing storyline will keep you compelled for months on end.
Conclusion: also through their elemental properties and the image on a given card to get even more results during battle. But not only are cards used for combat, they’re used for pretty much anything. For instance, when you go into battle you aren’t presented with a menu in the conventional sense of the word. Instead you must draw cards in order to select an item, flee, cast spells or perform any other function you may come across in an RPG.
Excerpt: Namco has been known for making rather interesting RPGs. The Tales series (Tales of Destiny, Symphonia, etc.), the Xenosaga games, and now, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (Wow, is that a long title or what?). You take the role of Kalas, a cocky young man with a tragic past and the rather unfortunate defect of having been born with only one wing, in a world full of floating islands. This is an abnormal defect to have, because most people have two wings.
Conclusion: En tout cas, avec Tales of Symphonia, Baten Kaitos : Les ailes éternelles et l'océan perdu fait parti des excellents RPG sur GameCube. Autant dire que si on aime le genre et qu’on possède la console de Nintendo il faut absolument se les procurer de toute urgence sous peine de le regretter amèrement.
Conclusion: Un mondo colorato Entriamo nel gioco e cosa vedono i nostri occhi. Un mondo colorato da tinte pastello, con dei personaggi i tredimensione che quasi si mescolano con i fondali. Colori stupendi, ed effetti bellissimi, per fondali bidimensionali che lasciano a bocca aperta. Il comparto grafico è sicuramente l’aspetto che più colpisce il giocatore. Ad accompagnare questa grafica ci pensa un sonoro formato da ottime melodie epiche, e da effetti sonori ben utilizzati.
Pros: Tinte color pastello da lasciare senza fiato, Un must per ogni amante del genere, Titolo molto innovativo