Reviews and Problems with Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter
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Not for everyone, including previous BoF fans.
Diamondback , GameStop
22 January 2012
Summary: Dragon Quarter is definitely not for everyone. When I say "not for everyone", I'm including fans of the previous Breath of Fire (BoF) games as well. I'm an old school gamer. I grew up playing video games when role playing and adventure games were tough to beat. Dragon Quarter sort of goes back to the old difficulty curve found in older RPGs, but with different style; this can be a good thing for hardcore gamers, but in Dragon Quarter's case, you'll either love it or hate...
Summary: Before this game, I had only invested my time into two turn-based 3D RPGs my whole life: Grandia 2 and Final Fantasy X. The first got me addicted with it's story, engaging combat, unique music, and also it's amazing mixture of CG graphics with anime drawings. Then.....with Final Fantasy X, I realized....it's going take ALOT to beat the experience I had with Grandia 2. Enter BOF: Dragon Quarter.
Excerpt: Every now and then, you have a game in a long-running series that completely turns the formula on its head, which is a polite way of saying "if we didn't put the name on it, you wouldn't think for a second it's part of the series." Such is the case with Dragon Quarter, ostensibly the fifth entry into the Breath of Fire games and a radical departure from not only the series, but from RPGs in general.
Summary: I bought it because it goes with my Breath of Fire collection. I dislike the fairy village because the makers messed up the village. I also dislike the fact that you do not get any dragon genes. Although I gave it a good rating, compared to the rest of the series, it is below average.
Summary: This is basically a turn-based game similar to the Final Fantasy series. However, save points are somewhat limited and your character can die pretty easily when out numbered or if you don't have enough health potions. If you like this kind of game, getting it for near $10 is a good deal.
Summary: Firstly, as many of the other reviewers have pointed out, this game is not going to be liked by everyone. It strays far from its roots, and is now both far more challenging, and the battles are far more strategical. The learning curve isn't very good, as this game sort of throws you in at the deep end. However, for decent gamers who want a challenge, and for gamers who like the tactical decision making that is offered with many RPG's, this game is excellent.
Summary: I believe a lot of the negativity surrounding this game could have been avoided if the title had not carried with it the legacy of the Breath of Fire series. Honestly, other than the names and faerie mini-game, there is really nothing about this game that has anything to do with Breat of Fire and players should be made aware of that. To stress this, the dragon system, gone.
Summary: U KNOW...!!! ALL OF U THAT CRITICIZE THIS GAME...U R JUST MAD AT THAT U CANT BEAT BEAT THE GAME!!! U SHOULDNT B WASTING UR TIME TELLING US UR BS WHEN ALL U HAVE TO DO IS SELL THE FREAKIN'GAME!!! To me the game was AWESOME!!!! it is an easy game!! All u have to have is PATIENCE!! so every1 that likes this game and appreciates it then thank you very much:) for the rest of u...!!!!! STOP CRITIZING THE GAME PLZ!!!
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
12 September 2004
Summary: Breath of Fire - Dragon Quarter is a challenging RPG that features gorgeous graphics, especially in the cut scenes. You also learn a lesson about power and consequences. The game is very Final Fantasy-like with a character running around a map, solving quests and learning things as he builds up skills. Your party here contains up to three characters. This is a futuristic world where humanity is living underground.