I want to talk about my favorite game: Baten Kaitos Origins. Damn that game is sooo good! I know some people never heard of it (Gamecube game) and other have played the first game but maybe didnt like the combat system (More strategic than Origins), but I can tell you , you will love this. I have found a video where you can heard the main cast talk, fight a boss and see the gameplay.
Now you think, why is he talking about the second game instead of the first game. First of all, the combat, it's way more dynamic, and fun! (But hey I really love the first game too!) As you can see in the video , you have a main deck of card (NO IT'S NOT LIKE MAGIC The Gathering ARRG I saw many people scared of it just because it's a "card game battle" which is not) for all the 3 people you control. There's cards with 1 sword up to 3 swords, this is like Attack 1, Attack 2 and Attack 3, you can't play Attack 2 or 3 before Attack 1.
Picture of the arena
After you first your Attack 1 (since you have time) this is were it get dynamic it's because you have enough time to pick you cards but not too much, so as I was saying after you pick Attack 1 you can chain with attack 2 and 3 and land a special attack (which you can chain special attack after special attack the same way the Attack thing goes).
Say thing with the Defence system when an enemy attack you. You can have heal card and you can discard card. Which make it super fun to play!
[i]Weapon and armor can have element attribute (Normal, Fire, Water, darkness, light and time element).
(im watching this post and wow, I never write a post like this before, im kind of scared, I have difficulty to find the best words I want (french is my mother language)
Some background, also youtube video quality sucks, the game is beautiful I tell you (image don't reflet what the game feel like)
Now for the graphics. GORGEOUS! I mean it's Pre-rendered background, how can you be wrong with it ? In 5 years it's still gonna be great! and Character model, I admit, it's not great looking, but there aren't alot close-up.
For the music, it's fantastic, Best work for Motoi Sakuraba.
it's the daughter of Motoi Sakuraba who sing :3 Also this music is #3 in this top 100 !
The Story! I almost forgot! First of all, Baten Kaitos Origins is the second game BUT it take's place 20 years before the first one, so almost all the cast of the first one are childrens, babys or aren't even born. So you DON'T HAVE to played Baten Kaitos 1 to play the second and im only saying that to the persons who didnt like the first one because of the combat system (which is more slow).
Also if you like time travel story your gonna be served!
So I was saying, the story is great! Great Characters, funny sentences, great plots, there's like 100 side quests (compared to like 6-7 for the first one) there's Optional bosses that you can do and change a little bit the ending AND a Secret awesome ending boss that not changing the story but you learn more about it.
Also the Card, they change overtime. In Baten Kaitos you can grab the essence of an item in a Blank Magnus Card, that you can only use 1 time. So if you take for exemple Milk, after maybe 2 or 3 hours it will turn into yoghurt than after a couples more hours it will turn into cheese. Same thing with a Strong Fire will turn into a weak fire, etc.
Did I talk about everything ? Graphic, music, story, gameplay hmmmm...
Oh there's an Arena where you can challenge monster and boss, gain item, get gold statue of you, awesome.
The people beneath the sky
Oh and by the way you can do the second game and after that the first one since the second is taking places before the first one, but I suggest doing the first one because the second game adds some things that aren't in the first one (just like any other sequel)
Since it's a gamecube game, you can all play it on your Wii :)
Guillo, he/she is so awesome! Have 2 voice, the male voice is Liquid Snake :3
Oh and DON'T
check other youtube video, you might get spoiled! and it will ruin the entire game or even the series itself! (just like me with .hack :O)
Well anyway I just wanted that other people that never heard of it can have a little taste and I hope I didnt made any mistake with my english :) It's a Hidden Gem that you shouldn't miss (and now I kind of feel bad by not talking about the first game which I like equaly as that one, it's just now I prefer dynamic combat than slow and more strategic one)
awwww now im talking about it and I want to play!!! read