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What's the best BoF Game?

Breath of Fire 0 0%
Breath of Fire II 4 30.77%
Breath of Fire III 5 38.46%
Breath of Fire IV 4 30.77%
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter 0 0%

Breath of Fire 3 is my favourite followed closely by 4. Then 1 and 2 and finally 5. Yes I even like Dragon Quarter. I wish the series had another entry on consoles and pc. If Capcom make it, I will buy it.

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"Doesn't this just beat all?"

I played BoF 3-5. I've only played through part of BoF2 so I don't know the full story there.
But out of the ones I played, I liked all of them, but BoF3 is my favorite. And Rei is probably my favorite BoF character. Weretiger!

Hiku said:

"Doesn't this just beat all?"

I played BoF 3-5. I've only played through part of BoF2 so I don't know the full story there.
But out of the ones I played, I liked all of them, but BoF3 is my favorite. And Rei is probably my favorite BoF character. Weretiger!

Loved using it as a Russian Roulette game whenever I'm in a tight spot lol, risky but fun.


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I love Breath of Fire and would really like to see a new one (hopefully with top tier cel shaded graphics), i would be ok with either Turn Based or Action RPG (if they decided to change the genre).

I think i only played through BoF III. Mainly because when i finally got Breath of Fire 2 i had a ton of SNES JRPG's.

The last BoF was pretty shitty though.

I'd love to see Breath of Fire come back as quality games. Would honestly prefer Switch as platform and cel shading look, not the traditional top down and definitely no realistic graphics.

If they change the combat system i'd want a decent real time system, not that boring stuff that Xenoblade X or FF XII did

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Ahhh, such fond memories of Breath of Fire. I played all of them except 6.

liked the jrpg series, but i don't think capcom will bring it back, but maybe we could see someday a remaster

I haven't played Breath of Fire. In my experience there are four eras in JRPG development. They are the NES Era, the Storyteller Era, the Square Juggernaut Era, and modern era. The NES Era was the primordial ooze days of JRPGs where heavy grinding, dominated the genre. Stories were kept simple, and progresion was linear. The Storyteller Era is defined by Final Fantasy IV. Games from this era were less grindy, and managed to tell a good story, but they still had linear gameplay forced by the need to tell a certain story.

Then, came the Square Juggernaut era. This was when Square was firing on all cylinders with classics like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and VII. Games from this era introduced all the things that make JRPGs the deep, complicated games that they are today. These games were filled with hidden secrets and things to do off the beaten path. Characters and parties were extremely customizable leading to different "builds" of the same character.

The modern era has many different companies, all following the same core elements set out in the Square Juggernaut era. These different companies have all done their best to either ditch turn based gameplay for real time battles, or make turn based gameplay much more interesting than most would have thought possible. Atlus' Etrian Odyssey series adds serious difficulty to traditional turn based gameplay. Xenoblade, Ni No Kuni, and Tales of have their own take on live action combat.

Anyway back on topic. I haven't played Breath of Fire, but I would peg it as a game of the Storyteller Era. Don't get me wrong, games of that era are still decent and fun. But I've already played so many of them, and they just seem to pale in comparison to games from the Square era, and modern era. Someone sell me on the idea of playing BoF series though.

Own the entire series.

First one is ok.Typical of a first entry of RPG series.

Second one starts to establish a personal Identity for the series. I thought the Dragon element was a step backwards but everything else was a good step forward. Sound was cool though very repetitive. Both BoF1-2 have terrible translations. Be warned.

BoF3 is the official establishment/Identity for the series. Does everything better than BoF1/2.

Breath of Fire 4 is my personal favorite. Step back in the Dragon/Map system but everything else was awesome. I do think Breath of Fire 3/4 were waaay to easy.

Breath of Fire 5 is like what happens when you combine an RPG with classic Resident Evil trappings. Breath of Fire 5 is also an example of game that was too radical of a change. I like it for what it is, but if need to settle my Breath of Fire itch I wouldn't choose this installment.

I finished BoF1 on SNES and GBA

2 on SNES and GBA

3 on PSP

Dragon Quarter on PS2

Have 4 on PS3 but havent played it.

Favorite is BoF2 for SNES/GBA with 3 being my least favorite.


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