Baten Kaitos Origins takes place 20 years before the first Baten Kaitos game. It explains how the diabolical Emperor Geldoblame rose to power, and it also fills in many details about the ... See full summary »
I've just begun playing it, and can tell its going to a fun way to spend the day. These are just some basic non-spoiler stuff for the story. Baten Kaitos Origins is a prequel to 2003's Baten Kaitos and takes place about 20 years before. Some characters, both dynamic and static, that appeared in BK will also appear in this game. Some differences are: You now will be able to dash across towns and dungeons using a heartwing dash. This helps you pick up more ground and run as long as your meter allows you. Running too long will make you more vulnerable to enemies, and dashing while running into them can affect your battle performance.
Also, your party will draw from a single deck, rather than separate ones. In addition, you may create other decks with cards you prefer. Magnus cards are drawn in numeral order and pretty straightforward. There are options such as mixing quest magnus to create new ones and these will age overtime. However, your battle magnus will NOT age. One more thing, your party will be of three, instead of six like in the previous game. Oops, may or may not have included everything, but the rest you can find out.