Excerpt: SquareSoft was the first to release Breath of Fire on the Super Nintendo in 1993. Under the circumstances, BoF was a welcome addition to the system's library. Remember, at the time, North America was lucky to get a couple RPGs a year. The isometric battle system and action-oriented exploration were unique enough for people to forget about BoF's shortcomings; namely, a generic plot, bland characters, and a wretched translation.
Excerpt: Breath of Fire is a port of an SNES RPG of the same name. As I've never played Breath of Fire or much of any RPGs on the SNES, I will have to draw on my old experiences with the Japanese NES systems because in truth, Breath of Fire is none too different from a classic Japanese-style RPG. Breath of Fire begins with the story of Ryu, who is part of the Light Dragon Clan.