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Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter

a.k.a. Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter / ブレス オブ ファイアV ドラゴンクォーター / Breath of Fire 5 / BoF5

published by Capcom / CE Europe in 2002-11-14, developed by Capcom, running on PlayStation 2
type: action/reflex, role-play
genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Manga
series: Breath of Fire
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng fre ger ita jpn spa
4.1/5

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Official descriptions (2)
They live in another time, another place. A labyrinth-like world devoid of all light; where civilization has been forced to live underground for generations. Man has no recollection of how life once was. Yet a Ranger named Ryu is determined to discover the world above and begins an adventure to make his way to the surface. Can he lead his people back to freedom?

* For the first time on PlayStation 2 comes a brand new Breath of Fire instalment.
* Visually stunning cel-shaded subterranean world settings.
* Revolutionary new battle system that allows players to set up traps and decoys before going into battle.
* 3-D underground worlds evolve based on your playing style for a different gameplay experience each time.
* Encounter countless challenges, battles and adventures in this action-packed RPG adventure.
Box blurb - # 2009-09-09 17:03:48 - official description
Reach for the Sky
It's an epic quest of magical proportions. You live in another time, another place, devoid of all light sources. You are now part of the underground world. Foil your menacing enemies to reach your ultimate mission. Only you can discover the way out of the labyrinth-like dungeon that envelops you and your friends. Escape your underground captors and you'll reach the world of the living. Breath of Fire V is the first of the series to appear on the PS2, and offers visually stunning cel-shaded subterranean worldsettings and an entirely new real-time/ turn-based battle system. Breath of Fire V will keep you impressed for a long, long time!
# 2007-04-11 02:52:22 - official description
Comments (4)
The story and location (the world) are unrelated to earlier BoF games, gameplay also was revised almost completely. Besides using some very recognizable parts of the series (Ryu, Nina, transformation into a "dragon", etc.), the reason for labeling this game under BoF is a marketing mystery. If they had bothered to completely cut ties with BoF, the experimental nature of the game would've likely been received much better instead of being targeted by BoF fans with scorn. The greatest flaw of the game to me is the complete lack of voice overs which is somewhat unusual for games this "new".
Sanguine # 2009-09-11 01:13:03
difficulty-single - despite this, every time your whole party dies the game gets easier as current party XP and gained skills are transferred back to the point when you made the save. This can be omitted, though.
midas' touch - Ryu's dash and D-dive abilities.

bioroids - the genics.
pigmen - duke genics
minotaurs - deathcow genics
blobs - the various goo creatures
insectoids - there's a variety, though most commonly you see the ant-like midget humanoids who work in the fairy colony.

minigames - the fairy colony management. It's much more useful and time consuming than it might sound based on it being a minigame.

performance issues - with 3+ enemies and placing one or more magical wards (especially electrical) the camera movement and movement circle appearance becomes stuttery.

--- notes for future
gar genics (garsniper, garpike) have the head of a seahorse
Sanguine # 2009-09-10 16:20:29
EAN-13: 5055060921005

Product ID: SLES-51496
Sanguine # 2008-08-15 11:51:27
I've heard almost nothing but bad things about this game, probably because it's quite different from its predecessors, but I quite liked it. The most notable change from previous Breath of Fire titles it the new battle system, which plays more like a strategy RPG similar to Arc the Lad. Also, Dragon Quarter is more like a giant dungeon crawler instead of a traditional Japanese RPG with an overworld to explore. This game is a lot more challenging than its predecessors and if you're upto the challenge, I think you'd find the game quite entertaining (and you can pick it up for dirt cheap online!).
(cjlee001) - # 2006
Technical specs
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