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Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 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. Mar 16, 2013
    9
    This game has a magical atmosphere that surrounds all. Everything contribute to this. Artwork, story (a bit cliche but charming, intriguing and the most interesting plot twists i've seen in a game of this type) and the (amazing, brilliant, virtuous) music. It's not the typical role game, the battle system is weird, hard to dominate at the end of the game but easy to get into and very attractive. Also, if you can't dominate it as good as you would want to you still won't get stuck in any part of the game, because of it's difficulty. It's very well adjusted, with some thrilling spikes. The duration of the storyline is about 35 hours, and with all the secrets it reaches 100 hours.This game won't leave you indifferent. You'll probably love it. Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2013
    9
    This game has all that makes a wonderful game. I was charmed by its combat system that is original, yet easy to understand. The graphics are really good for a game of this generation, and the story is wonderful. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2012
    8
    [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
  4. 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 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
  5. 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 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. Collapse

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