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Breath of Fire 4

video game review video game review video game review Video Game Review: Breath of Fire 4 Publisher: Capcom
Category: Role-Playing
Platform: PS1
ESRB Rating: Teen    Release Date: December 2000

Overall Rating: 3 Stars out of 4

Review by Tom Allen
3 Stars out of 4

Breath of Fire IV is very much a traditional role playing game that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or come up with some bizarre "innovative" battle system to justify its existence. The characters are well animated and seem more vibrant than most RPG's.

This game is unique in that you get to play as the bad guy, Fou-Lu. You spend just as much time controlling this character in his quest as you do with Ryu, the main hero.

The plot involves two war-torn empires and a missing princess. Her sister sets out in search for her, and the game quickly jumps into action beats with a series of desert monsters. The battles follow the formula established in earlier games of the series, with the same isometric angle.

Ryu and Fou-lu can transform into dragons through the Meditate option under the Abilities menu, and more dragons become available with each dragon crystal you collect. Ryu can also summon a dragon to aid in battle, but he has to rest at an inn before being allowed to call the creature again.

Breath of Fire IV even has several fishing locations throughout the world to provide a break from the action. The story develops side by side with game play, so that each event is a kind of reward for your progression thus far. All in all, the game runs smoothly and is a good choice for serious RPG fans who have lots of time.

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