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Back when I was a teen, I was very addicted to RPGs. My favorites were the SNES ones, like Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, Final Fantasy, etc.

However, I had a very pleasant surprise when I played Breath of Fire II for the first time. I loved everything about that game. The characters, the plot, the world, the gameplay... It was so good that I became a fan of the series.

So, of course, I went to play the other games. BoF1 for SNES, Bof3 and 4 for PS1... I played a lot of BoF4 with my friend and he wasn't even a fan of turn-based RPGs. The only one I haven't played yet is BoF5 for PS2, but I have watched some gameplay of it.

Now, Capcom seems to have abandoned this series. I heard something about a BoF6, but it seems to be a mobile game.

I keep dreaming about a Breath of Fire game for next-gen consoles. The world of Breath of Fire is so beautiful that I bet it would look gorgeous in next-gen graphics.

Does someone else wants a new Breath of Fire?



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Absolutely!

The first three games in the series were some of my favorite games from my childhood. Breath of Fire 2 and 3 were my introduction into the idea that religion and/or god could be antagonists in a story.

I've been hoping for a new game in the series ever since BoF 5. From what I've seen BoF 6 should hardly count as a mainline entry in the series, and even that is many years old.

If they were to release a new entry then I'd buy it in a second.



Capcom has a lot of amazing IP they're no longer working. Aside from Breath of Fire, I desperately want a new Dino Crisis and Onimusha! T_T



Obviously yes! I loved the first 5 games. BOF 2 and 4 in particular were ever present in my childhood and have special place for me. I think BOF 2 is one of my most replayed RPGs ever and I re-buy it in every platform I can. Even BOF5 for PS2 is a game I enjoyed a lot and that didnt really have a great reception - which is a shame, because even tho it feels very different in every aspect of the gameplay and visuals it still has a ton of positive values. I'd absolutely love to see a comeback of this series. BOF5 came out in 2003, so thats 17 years without a new full BOF game, its such a shame. Never played BOF6 tho, its a mobile game and I dont do those.



Yeah, I have some Jrpgs I really want to return.
Suikoden, Chrono, Breath of Fire, Wild Arms and Shadow Hearts come to mind.

I first got acquainted with Breath of Fire through my friend playing BoF 2 on SNES. It looked very interesting, but the random encounter rate seemed extremely hight...

Later I played Breath of Fire 3 on my friend's PS1, and Breath of Fire 4 on my PS2 via backwards compatibility.
Really enjoyed both of them. Especially 3 due to the characters. Rei in particular with his quirky comments, and Weretiger form.
Kaiser form in BoF 4 was fun as well.

Breath of Fire 5 was a very unique and interesting game, I'll say that.
Haven't really played anything like it since.

There was this "Dragon Counter" in the top right corner constantly.

It would increase slowly over the courser of the game. And some actions would increase it drastically. One being a power/transformation you could use in battle, which made Ryu insanely powerful. You could double, triple, quadruple, etc your power in battle which increased a certain amount of %.
I increased my power like tenfold one time, and one shotted one of the final bosses.

But that all comes at a cost. There is no way to lower the % number. It only goes up.
Once it reaches 100%, you die. You can re load your save file, but if you can't avoid reaching 100%, that's game over. Completely. You'll have to start all over from the very beginning of the game.

So they essentially give you near limitless power at your disposal from the start of the game. But you have to calculative or cautious with how you use it. For most bosses, I never made use of that power at all.

Another interesting system was a rank assigned to all the people in that world. Certain doors would be locked behind a certain rank. Once you beat the game, you'll be assigned a new rank, and can go through New Game + with that rank, giving you access to new areas which would prompt new cutscene and events, explaining more of the characters backstories.

I'm not expecting Capcom to revive this series any time soon sadly. I hope I'm wrong though.
But until then I guess the SFV Breath of Fire costumes is the closet we'll get.

Last edited by Hiku - on 19 March 2020

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Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

Now, Capcom seems to have abandoned this series. I heard something about a BoF6, but it seems to be a mobile game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfnlXEC8tpM

They would need to do a big budget, done right Breath of Fire.
Thats made for consoles, before I'd even get intrested.



Hiku said:

It would increase slowly over the courser of the game. And some actions would increase it drastically. One being a power/transformation you could use in battle, which made Ryu insanely powerful. You could double, triple, quadruple, etc your power in battle which increased a certain amount of %.
I increased my power like tenfold one time, and one shotted one of the final bosses.

But that all comes at a cost. There is no way to lower the % number. It only goes up.
Once it reaches 100%, it's game over. Completely. You'll have to start all over from the very beginning of the game.

So they essentially give you near limitless power at your disposal from the start of the game. But you have to calculative or cautious with how you use it. For most bosses, I never made use of that power at all.

Another interesting system was a rank assigned to all the people in that world. Certain doors would be locked behind a certain rank. Once you beat the game, you'll be assigned a new rank, and can go through New Game + with that rank, giving you access to new areas which would prompt new cutscene and events, explaining more of the characters backstories.

I'm not expecting Capcom to revive this series any time soon sadly. I hope I'm wrong though.
But until then I guess the SFV Breath of Fire costumes is the closet we'll get.


That game was so good, from the setting to the way the story develops its really eerily beautiful. It has that "melancholy" feel to it. Bosch was such a good villain as well, and the increase in the D-Counter really makes things tense, specially when you are struggling with a boss and want to use a transformation.



While they are at it, they should also release Deep Down.



             

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Jpcc86 said:
Hiku said:

It would increase slowly over the courser of the game. And some actions would increase it drastically. One being a power/transformation you could use in battle, which made Ryu insanely powerful. You could double, triple, quadruple, etc your power in battle which increased a certain amount of %.
I increased my power like tenfold one time, and one shotted one of the final bosses.

But that all comes at a cost. There is no way to lower the % number. It only goes up.
Once it reaches 100%, it's game over. Completely. You'll have to start all over from the very beginning of the game.

So they essentially give you near limitless power at your disposal from the start of the game. But you have to calculative or cautious with how you use it. For most bosses, I never made use of that power at all.

Another interesting system was a rank assigned to all the people in that world. Certain doors would be locked behind a certain rank. Once you beat the game, you'll be assigned a new rank, and can go through New Game + with that rank, giving you access to new areas which would prompt new cutscene and events, explaining more of the characters backstories.

I'm not expecting Capcom to revive this series any time soon sadly. I hope I'm wrong though.
But until then I guess the SFV Breath of Fire costumes is the closet we'll get.

That game was so good, from the setting to the way the story develops its really eerily beautiful. It has that "melancholy" feel to it. Bosch was such a good villain as well, and the increase in the D-Counter really makes things tense, specially when you are struggling with a boss and want to use a transformation.

Yeah, the atmosphere in BoF 5 was really thick. Eerie and melancholy. Things like that make games especially memorable for me, when done in a good way.

But I do remember being disappointed that Bosh still called me a scrub for being rank 1/1 in the opening during a New Game+.
Wish they would have altered the dialogue a bit, and him believing it was a miscalculation or something.

Last edited by Hiku - on 19 March 2020

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Oh wait ...
I guess a new BoF is fine too. I liked my playtime with the 2nd game ^^



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