Weekly Game Music: Deep Red Pastures (Baten Kaitos Origins)

New week, new music.  We start this year with a little-known JRPG game.  The genre is full of audio surprises.  Anyway, here’s Deep Red Pastures, composed by Motoi Sakuraba.  It fits with the windy setting of the game, Baten Kaitos Origins.

Baten Kaitos Origins starts with our hero, Sagi, tasked to commit murder by his boss.  Yeah….no, Sagi doesn’t fall for this one, but another unknown being takes care of the job for him.  Sagi, of course, gets blamed for it, and has to uncover the case behind this problem to clear his name.

Baten Kaitos Origins is a card game, where every weapon, equipment, magic, and items are represented as a card.  It’s quite an explorer-happy game where a card could be hidden at any nook and cranny.  All battles are turn-based, where in each turn, the player has a hand of cards (and thus, moves) to choose from before attacking or defending.

Baten Kaitos Origins was released on the Gamecube in 2006.

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