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Baten Kaitos Origins
By: Nintendo

  1. Players explore a massive world filled with memorable characters and bizarre creatures
  2. From the high-tech high-rises of the empire to a rustic farming hamlets, the level and character design in Baten Kaitos Origins is wildly innovative
  3. With a twisting, turning storyline, dozens of side quests and thousands of lines of voice-acted dialogue, they will easily spend 80+ hours in this world
  4. With hundreds of weapons, armor pieces and items at their disposal, even fights against the smallest monsters will be a fun and frantic experience

Dimensions: Length: 7.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.53"

Product Description:

Baten Kaitos Origins is a prequel to Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, a Nintendo GameCube exclusive. The plot revolves around a group of characters that are struggling to discover the source of frightening changes (both natural and political) that are occurring in their world. During their journey, they will learn many details that help flesh out the first game, including how the despotic Empire government came to be.

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incredible!       rating
by:       on: 23-Apr 2010

this is a must have, must play, easily one of the best games I've ever played. I've never played a game where the story was so well told, even if very confusing, I still don't really understand the story, but I swear that you'll rarely come across a game where the story is told so well.
Great for Epic strategy fans       rating
by:       on: 27-Sep 2009

The sequel to Baten Kaitos, this game is a great addition for fans of that first game. You have real time card strategy action mixed in with an epic storyline.

It's fair enough to say that some people will love this game and other people will not feel the pull of the gameplay style. This is a *strategy* game. If you are a shooter fan, wanting to jump immediately into shooting and killing enemies, you will probably be disappointed. You can spend literally 15 minutes walking around talking and gathering before you're even allowed to enter into your first combat. This is a game that requires patience and dedication.

For people with that time, attention and desire for strategy, they'll get everything they could ask for. Your characters move in real time as you play and attack, their swords flying, their wings moving. Your organize your cards and play them for the maximum effect.

In the world around you, world-shaping events are taking place, and you meet a number of characters, roam through landscapes, and explore this world. It compares with Final Fantasy and other similar games, but with a card base.

The sound is reasonably good, with epic, energizing music pulling you into the gameplay. I found some of the voice actors to be uninspiring, but you find that in most games of this type. You're not expecting drama quality acting.

I would recommend people play the first Baten Kaitos before moving on to this one. That way you get a feel for the series and style, and really get a full appreciation for this game.

This is definitely a game that will keep you occupied for WEEKS. Other games out there can be finished in a day. This isn't one of them. Between the side-quests and other things to do, you'll be busy for a long while. Again, depending on your personality, this can be great, or this can be too much.

Highly recommended for epic strategy fans who have the time and attention to dedicate to gaming!
A decent prequel, but not the greatest...       rating
by:       on: 26-Nov 2008

Baten Kaitos Origins fixed some problems that the original had; the voice actors were decent this time and they added a "wing dash" and all that to make the player go faster and be able to hop over obstacles that one wouldn't have been able to overcome in the original. But the gameplay is still repetitive and gets boring after a while...not to mention the sidequest of mammoth proportions you have the option of undertaking. Not the best game I've ever played, but certainly not the worst.
great rpg for game cube       rating
by:       on: 30-Mar 2008

this is the second game of the baten kaitos saga but the history takes place 30 years prior to the events of the first game.This game is very good, the combat system is difefernt now and harder to use but that make the game more challenging.This game is much better thant the first because it has a lot of things that the firt didnt have like "New Game+"where you keep all your magnus in gathering(thank god), secret bosses and more submissions.If you play the first game you may want to play this too because it explains the background of what happened in lost ocean

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