Baten Kaitos Letters 2

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Jun 172015
Baten Kaitos Letters 2

Hi Sparky! This week’s adventures take us to Diadem and Anuenue in search of two of the End Magnus. These areas are largely set-up: we acquire three more party members and solidify the main conflict here, while the major systems in the game start to flesh themselves out as Magnus become more available. We start in Diadem, land of the clouds: Kalas and Xelha land in the quiet fishing village of Nashira, and are introduced almost immediately to Gibari. The fisherman Gibari sets himself apart immediately from the remainder of Nashira with his realism and willingness to help strangers. It’s [Read more…]

Jun 102015
Baten Kaitos Letters 1

I’m pleased to present the start of another letters series! This time I’ll be discussing the lovely and strange GameCube RPG Baten Kaitos with Rebekah Valentine of GameSided. I think we introduce the game and its context pretty well in this first bit of correspondence, so without further ado: Hi Rebekah, I’m glad you agreed to play Baten Kaitos with me. It’s been too long since I’ve revisited this game, which has a lot of weird and interesting aspects that I think reward a close look. A little context may be in order. The Gamecube was the contemporary of the [Read more…]