Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean GameCube

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 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 ofThe 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
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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. Cheat Code Central
    80
    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: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. GouletteD.
    Jan 23, 2005
    10
    This is gamecube masterpiece that every gamecuber must have. Unique and very addictive. Stunning visuals and near-perfect gameplay.
  2. AthrunZ.
    Feb 10, 2005
    10
    Loved. Must have.
  3. YukiS.
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    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 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
  4. RyanM.
    Dec 19, 2004
    9
    Compare this to other recent rpg's, and you realize just how awesome this whole game is. graphically it is incredible, and it also has aCompare this to other recent rpg's, and you realize just how awesome this whole game is. graphically it is incredible, and it also has a unique new battle style. don't confuse "card game" with yu-gi-oh. ignorant people will dismiss this game for that point alone. baten kaitos has everything we need in an rpg. if tales of sympthonia didn't exist, then there would be nothing comparable to baten kaitos and it would deserve a 10. Expand
  5. KatieH.
    Oct 6, 2007
    9
    The only bad thing about this game are the VOICE ACTORS. Oh my god, it sounds like it was recorded in a toilet bowl.
  6. Mar 17, 2012
    8
    [Spanish] El juego está bastante bien aunque tira demasiado de clichés para los personajes, en algunas ocasiones faltos de[Spanish] El juego está bastante bien aunque tira demasiado de clichés para los personajes, en algunas ocasiones faltos de carisma, sobre todo Kalas, el protagonista, el juego es bastante preciosista y la verdad es que pese a que su sistema de batallas es algo confuso y deja mucho al azar el juego merece la pena ser probado al menos . Expand
  7. alcaponeDonking
    Dec 18, 2004
    2
    This is is soo rubbish maaaaannn. the graphics are great but apart from dat the gameplay and story is SHHHHHH$%^*T. The voice over will anyooThis is is soo rubbish maaaaannn. the graphics are great but apart from dat the gameplay and story is SHHHHHH$%^*T. The voice over will anyoo the hell out of yah. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#15 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004