Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean GameCube

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2004
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
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  1. Oct 21, 2012
    7
    Baten Kaitos is conflicted and flawed but still manages to be an enjoyable game. The story is familiar, cliche, and predictable but well written and charming at the same time. The voice acting is horrid but you can turn it off. The environments are often gorgeous but character animations are stiff and awkward. The card battle system is as refreshingly different as it is deep but alsoBaten Kaitos is conflicted and flawed but still manages to be an enjoyable game. The story is familiar, cliche, and predictable but well written and charming at the same time. The voice acting is horrid but you can turn it off. The environments are often gorgeous but character animations are stiff and awkward. The card battle system is as refreshingly different as it is deep but also flawed and frequently frustrating. The only thing that doesn't have anything detracting from it would be the score, which is solid across the board. Perhaps the best card in it's hand is that it's an actual RPG on the Gamecube. That alone is reason enough for owners of the system (or the Wii) to check it out if they have the opportunity. Expand
  2. JonathanZ.
    Feb 13, 2005
    6
    As I played Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and Lost Ocean for the first hour, I was blown away by the beautiful backgrounds, each almost a work of art. (Rather than being full 3-D, they
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    6
    I had high hopes for this game, having heard generally positive things. However i couldn't help but be disapointed. The story is incredibly bland and cliche and the characters are boring. At first I liked the battle system. It seemed to filled with good ideas. But unfortuneatly it got worse instead of better as it went along. You get less time to make desicions. And eventually it feelsI had high hopes for this game, having heard generally positive things. However i couldn't help but be disapointed. The story is incredibly bland and cliche and the characters are boring. At first I liked the battle system. It seemed to filled with good ideas. But unfortuneatly it got worse instead of better as it went along. You get less time to make desicions. And eventually it feels like you have no idea what cards you'll end up with. I must admit the music and graphics are good. I however feel the package as a whole did not deliver. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31 silver [Vol 782]
  2. 80
    An enchanting tapestry of stylistic design, a deep and unconventional battle system, and fifty hours-plus of rewarding game play.
  3. While the story and characters are unfortunately very weak, Baten Kaitos is easy to recommend to anyone looking for an RPG that focuses strongly on gameplay rather than storytelling.