History VideoGame / BatenKaitos

18th May '16 10:47:26 AM NOYB
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So what makes the game interesting? Well, for starters, there's the visual appeal. The graphics remain among the best on the Gamecube, but it's more than that: the game has a visual style which is very interesting. Unlike most media which have used the "floating continent" schtick, the world of ''BatenKaitos'' is more than just a few chunks of otherwise-normal firmament suspended in the air. The architecture and costumes of the world offer unique "local flavor" without clear parallels in other worlds -- the land of Diadem, for example, has buildings made out of dark purple clouds which are very striking, and other towns and dungeons are similarly cool-looking. Furthermore, the characters have interesting designs, enhanced by their "[[WingedHumanoid Wings]] of the Heart", which appear during battle and some cutscenes. The wings change the way the characters move and fight, allowing for unique and flashy special attacks. And then there's the [[AwesomeMusic/BatenKaitos soundtracks]] of both games, which are often collectively considered Creator/MotoiSakuraba's finest work.

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So what makes the game interesting? Well, for starters, there's the visual appeal. The graphics remain among the best on the Gamecube, but it's more than that: the game has a visual style which that is very interesting. Unlike most media which that have used the "floating continent" schtick, the world of ''BatenKaitos'' is more than just a few chunks of otherwise-normal firmament suspended in the air. The architecture and costumes of the world offer unique "local flavor" without clear parallels in other worlds -- the land of Diadem, for example, has buildings made out of dark purple clouds which are very striking, and other towns and dungeons are similarly cool-looking. Furthermore, the characters have interesting designs, enhanced by their "[[WingedHumanoid Wings]] of the Heart", which appear during battle and some cutscenes. The wings change the way the characters move and fight, allowing for unique and flashy special attacks. And then there's the [[AwesomeMusic/BatenKaitos soundtracks]] of both games, which are often collectively considered Creator/MotoiSakuraba's finest work.
13th Apr '16 7:48:19 PM acrobox
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* FiveBadBand: The Machina Vanguard from Baten Kaitos Origins.
** The BigBad: Baelheit
** TheDragon: Shanath
** TheBrute: Heughes
** The EvilGenius: Nasca
** The DarkChick: Valara
* FiveManBand: The playable characters in the first game.
** TheHero: Kalas
** TheLancer: Gibari
** TheBigGuy: Savyna
** TheSmartGuy: Lyude
** TheChick: Xelha
** TheSixthRanger: The Great Mizuti
** SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:Kalas; Xelha takes over Hero duties when Kalas is being evil.]]
*** Also, the 'Loyal Brotherhood of Five' ([[spoiler:'Malpercio']]) from Baten Kaitos Origins:
*** TheHero: Seph
*** TheLancer: Thoran
*** TheBigGuy: Marno (mostly mute)
*** TheSmartGuy: Pieda
*** TheChick: Ven

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* %%* FiveBadBand: The Machina Vanguard from Baten Kaitos Origins.
%% ** The BigBad: Baelheit
%% ** TheDragon: Shanath
%% ** TheBrute: Heughes
%% ** The EvilGenius: Nasca
%% ** The DarkChick: Valara
%% * FiveManBand: The playable characters in the first game.
%% ** TheHero: Kalas
%% ** TheLancer: Gibari
%% ** TheBigGuy: Savyna
%% ** TheSmartGuy: Lyude
%% ** TheChick: Xelha
%% ** TheSixthRanger: The Great Mizuti
%% ** SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:Kalas; Xelha takes over Hero duties when Kalas is being evil.]]
%% *** Also, the 'Loyal Brotherhood of Five' ([[spoiler:'Malpercio']]) from Baten Kaitos Origins:
%% *** TheHero: Seph
%% *** TheLancer: Thoran
%% *** TheBigGuy: Marno (mostly mute)
%% *** TheSmartGuy: Pieda
%% *** TheChick: Ven
10th Mar '16 1:00:57 AM drac0blade
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* GuideDangIt: The Outer Dimension has mutually exclusive LostForever items (do perfect on the minigame for one item, but you have to do badly to get into a fight against an exclusive monster with a unique drop and photo). No where is it hinted you need to choose to restart the minigame (which can't be done manually, you have to fail, which is actually rather hard) to get both.
** The EX Combos in ''Origins'' are virtually mandatory to survive the later levels without insane grinding, and the game gives no hints as to what they are. Not even the manual explains them.

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* GuideDangIt: The Outer Dimension has mutually exclusive LostForever items (do perfect on the minigame for one item, but you have to do badly to get into a fight against an exclusive monster with a unique drop and photo). No where Nowhere is it hinted you need to choose to restart the minigame (which can't be done manually, you have to fail, which is actually rather hard) to get both.
** The EX Combos in ''Origins'' are virtually mandatory to survive the later levels without insane grinding, and the game gives no hints as to what they are. Not even the manual explains them.
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2nd Mar '16 10:10:41 AM StFan
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->''Cast light upon the darkened earth,''
->''Save those lost in despair,''
->''O Mighty Ocean,''
->''Guide as we journey through''
->''The darkest pit of night''

'''Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''' is a [[WordSaladTitle memorably named]] JRPG and part-CardBattleGame for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, developed by Creator/MonolithSoft and published by [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]].

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->''Cast light upon the darkened earth,''
->''Save
earth,\\
Save
those lost in despair,''
->''O
despair,\\
O
Mighty Ocean,''
->''Guide
Ocean,\\
Guide
as we journey through''
->''The
through\\
The
darkest pit of night''

'''Baten ''Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''' Ocean'' is a [[WordSaladTitle memorably named]] JRPG and part-CardBattleGame for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, developed by Creator/MonolithSoft and published by [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]].



** There are also several VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} magnus; in the first game, it can be crafted out of various items, while in ''Origins''...[[ThatOneSidequest well]]...

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** There are also several VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} ''VideoGame/PacMan'' magnus; in the first game, it can be crafted out of various items, while in ''Origins''...[[ThatOneSidequest well]]...
2nd Mar '16 9:55:49 AM StFan
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* BraggingRightsReward: Collecting all the magnus in both games is extremely difficult but utterly pointless.
** The reward for completing the VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} [[ThatOneSidequest sidequest]] in ''Origins'', permanent critical hits, is obtained by feeding VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} every quest magnus in the game. By the time you get it, there's nothing left to do.

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* BraggingRightsReward: BraggingRightsReward:
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Collecting all the magnus in both games is extremely difficult but utterly pointless.
** The reward for completing the VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} ''VideoGame/PacMan'' [[ThatOneSidequest sidequest]] in ''Origins'', permanent critical hits, is obtained by feeding VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} Pac-Man every quest magnus in the game. By the time you get it, there's nothing left to do.
12th Jan '16 8:15:51 AM crazysamaritan
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* FacialCompositeFailure: In Origins, the protagonists find that TheEmpire has put up these kinds of posters around Pherkad. The [[BlatantLies descriptions]] on the posters accuse Guillo of [[WouldHurtAChild kidnapping children]], Milly of [[TheSandiego rampant kleptomania]], and Sagi of ''marriage fraud.'' Their reactions are priceless.

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* FacialCompositeFailure: In Origins, the protagonists find that TheEmpire has put up these kinds of posters around Pherkad. The [[BlatantLies descriptions]] on the posters accuse Guillo of [[WouldHurtAChild kidnapping children]], Milly of [[TheSandiego rampant kleptomania]], kleptomania, and Sagi of ''marriage fraud.'' Their reactions are priceless.
19th Dec '15 5:53:31 PM nombretomado
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But for the love of God, remember to turn off the voices on the first one. Talk about phoning it in. [[note]]This was because the voice acting was recorded in ''Japan'', with the few English-speaking voice actors they had on-hand. Fans of ''MetalWolfChaos'' or ''{{Shenmue}}'' may recognize some of the actors as a result.[[/note]] If you do want to hear the voices (Rockin' NarmCharm!) make sure to set the audio settings to surround sound, otherwise everybody will sound like they're talking through a cardboard tube (which was supposed to simulate the feeling that you're really listening in from another world, but ended up sounding like poor audio quality). And please, until you're at the end of the game, do ''not'' watch the opening video, unless you don't mind knowing every major event [[spoiler:save one]] in advance.

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But for the love of God, remember to turn off the voices on the first one. Talk about phoning it in. [[note]]This was because the voice acting was recorded in ''Japan'', with the few English-speaking voice actors they had on-hand. Fans of ''MetalWolfChaos'' or ''{{Shenmue}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'' may recognize some of the actors as a result.[[/note]] If you do want to hear the voices (Rockin' NarmCharm!) make sure to set the audio settings to surround sound, otherwise everybody will sound like they're talking through a cardboard tube (which was supposed to simulate the feeling that you're really listening in from another world, but ended up sounding like poor audio quality). And please, until you're at the end of the game, do ''not'' watch the opening video, unless you don't mind knowing every major event [[spoiler:save one]] in advance.
18th Dec '15 1:52:41 PM morenohijazo
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* InfiniteStockForSale: Stores had limited items, though after a while they would restock.
23rd Oct '15 1:57:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* PlayingThePlayer: [[spoiler:Most players will conclude that the first game's blatant cutscenes about the possibility of a spy in the party are a RedHerring. GenreSavvy players might take it a step further and conclude there really is a spy precisely because it seems like so much of a RedHerring, albeit with a twist such as the spy being forced to spy against his or her will. ''Nobody'' will conclude the spy is not only real and utterly unrepentant, but ''the main character''.]]

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* PlayingThePlayer: [[spoiler:Most players will conclude that the first game's blatant cutscenes about the possibility of a spy in the party are a RedHerring. GenreSavvy Skilled players might take it a step further and conclude there really is a spy precisely because it seems like so much of a RedHerring, albeit with a twist such as the spy being forced to spy against his or her will. ''Nobody'' will conclude the spy is not only real and utterly unrepentant, but ''the main character''.]]
17th Oct '15 2:23:38 PM SuperLlama
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* BoringButPractical: The FinalBoss is a BarrierChangeBoss, but beyond that doesn't really have any special offensive gimmicks and only one finishing move. But he hits ''really'' hard. Hard enough to slowly wear you down the longer the fight drags on.

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* BoringButPractical: The FinalBoss of the first game is a BarrierChangeBoss, but beyond that doesn't really have any special offensive gimmicks and only one finishing move. But he hits ''really'' hard. Hard enough to slowly wear you down the longer the fight drags on.
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