Excerpt: As with many of the games on the Game Boy Advance, Breath of Fire II is
a port of a popular Super NES game. Not that it’s a bad thing, as it
gives people a chance to relive fond memories of gaming’s past, as well
as making it feel like a new game to those who missed out on it the
first time around. I am classified under the latter, having gone the
Sega route during the SNES vs. the Genesis.
Excerpt: When you think about it, games like this Breath of Fire II re-release are quite amazing. Just set the cartridge next to its Super Nintendo counterpart. It’s astounding. Pity the game itself does nothing that impresses half as much as this little exercise.
Excerpt: But wait, what’s this? Breath of Fire II is getting a second chance on Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance? With a little effort, the game could be to the portable gaming scene what it should have been on the SNES ten years ago: a great RPG. If Capcom would just take the time to update the graphics and sound, tweak the balance, and fix the terrible dialogue, they’d have a bona fide hit on their hands.