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Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: The story of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean takes place in a time when lands exist in the sky and once vast oceans are mere legend among men. In the game, you'll control a spirit that guides Kalas throughout his journey and fights by his side. Collect more than 1,000 types of Magnus cards to help you fight, heal yourself, solve puzzles, and more. Get ready to unlock the mystery of the lost sea in a story of friendship, betrayal, and prayer. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. I've played through dozens upon dozens of games and I have never seen a game with graphics like this.
  2. A beautiful and intense RPG, mixing turn-based strategy with graphics that, although pre-rendered, are mind blowing in terms of crispness, colour and detail. [GamesMaster]
  3. The battle system has a flaw or two, but the lavishly detailed world of Baten Kaitos is a great place to go for a nice fairy tale.
  4. Without giving too much away, I can say this: There is a plot-twist in this game that is so great that even the most hard-core RPG veterans won't see it coming.
  5. It's the balance of gameplay elements that make Baten Kaitos an interesting game to play. It's not particularly memorable but it does capture you in the moment. For a game of such length not to feel repetitive is truly an accomplishment.
  6. 78
    It's very unfortunate that everything in Baten Kaitos did not come together to create a truly great gaming experience. The shallow battle system becomes boring quickly, and the voice acting's poor quality drops the game to a simply average level.
  7. The fact that it was a card battle game, it could only hold attention for so long to where the system got repetitive, and fighting was a drag after the halfway point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. AthrunZ.
    Feb 10, 2005
    Loved. Must have.
  2. YukiS.
    Nov 3, 2005
    Baten Kaitos is an amazing rpg game that I became obsessed with the moment I watched the intro. The score is amazing and vibrant, ranging from slow classical to speedy almost rock. The graphics are spectacular, and the charactor development takes you in to the game. I admit to throwing pillows at the t.v. when a particurally annoying scene came. The card-style fighting system is challenging (I still haven't gotton the combo system thing down yet). What really pulled me into the game were the graphics and the settings. The intro is amazing, and really gives you a taste for what's to come. I recommend it to anyone who loves rpg's, and to everyone who isn't a big fan, either. Expand
  3. GouletteD.
    Jan 23, 2005
    This is gamecube masterpiece that every gamecuber must have. Unique and very addictive. Stunning visuals and near-perfect gameplay.
  4. JosefW.
    May 18, 2005
    Truly a beautiful game. A Master Piece.
  5. TheElusivePossom
    Sep 2, 2005
    Baten Kaitos gets a lot of things right: the soundtrack is brilliant, for starters, being a delicious mix of orchestral splendour and power metal. The pre-rendered backgrounds look great, and the character models suit them well. The battle system is certainly inventive and easy to get into, although perhaps unnecessarily involved (I've almost finished the game, and I haven't paid any attention to the run/pairs combo system). The storyline is pretty well thought out and movement not as linear as some other RPGs. However, the voice-acting is unfortunately dire, but this can be turned off. Also, if you're the kind of person who wants to find everything in a game, then be prepared to take a LOT of pictures early on with the camera Magnus, because you'll kick yourself when you lack the essence of the first boss you faced. Expand
  6. KrystalB.
    Oct 3, 2006
    A delightfully epic and original game, though perhaps at times more original than actually good. Overall, though, definitely a must-play.
  7. alcaponeDonking
    Dec 18, 2004
    This is is soo rubbish maaaaannn. the graphics are great but apart from dat the gameplay and story is SHHHHHH$%^*T. The voice over will anyoo the hell out of yah. Expand

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