Dragons and Ghouls, Breath of Fire II on the virtual console

By Spencer . August 27, 2007 . 11:03am

bof.jpgIt may not the best RPG series out there, but Breath of Fire II is a decent RPG where you get to morph into a dragon and escort an Angel. The highlight of this game is you get to design your own town and scout for villagers to live in it. You get to pick transient merchants and track down a person who acts as the village jukebox. You might be wondering why we are seeing Breath of Fire II first. Back in the day Squaresoft in the USA handled Breath of Fire’s localization, which means two companies need to make an agreement to bring the English version of Breath of Fire online.

 

Other games out this week are the Sega Genesis version of Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Super C from the NES.


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  • Veilknight

    Breath of Fire II is better than the original anyway, so it’s no loss really. This is probably one of the few instances we’ll see a sequel first instead of starting straight with the series beginning, so I definitely welcome this small change from the norm. The BOF franchise as a whole has a small yet strong cult following, although unfortunately has been overlooked by the media in favor of more popular franchises such as Final Fantasy.

    With the Virtual Console basically starved for turn-based RPGs at this very moment in time, Breath of Fire II basically fills this niche. In that regard, BOF II has little competition, which can potentially result in more gamers giving this game a chance, it really is an enjoyable RPG and deserves more recognition than it receives.

  • mikael

    hmm the breath of fire series doesnt seem to be so liked :P but i love them,its a different take on rpgs than the typical final fantasy (art style and in a sense battle mechanics) i like number 1 and 2 pretty much,the only problem ive had with the games is getting stuck,and being clueless of what to do next…
    it works checking everywhere in the old final fantasies but never worked for me in breath of fire no matter how many times ive tried the games,especially number 1…

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