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Breath of Fire IV

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Description

Nina, the princess of Wyndia, and Cray, chieftain of the cat-like Woren tribe, are searching for Cray's relatives who disappeared under mysterious circumstances during a diplomatic mission. Flying through the sky on their sandflier, Nina and Cray are attacked by a worm shaped dragon. With their vehicle damaged, Nina returns to the city to find parts, bumping into a naked young boy named Ryu along the way, who is unsure of where he is. At the very same time, Nina is again attacked by a dragon. Confused by the strange events taking place, Nina agrees to help the young boy. Meanwhile, the ancient Emperor Fou Lu awakens from his slumber in his tomb. His plan is to return to the world of human, conquer it anew, and impose his iron rule on it...

This fourth installment of the Breath of Fire series is a fairly traditional Japanese-style RPG, with turn-based combat, party management, linear story progression, and other characteristic elements of the genre. As in the previous game, characters become stronger and learn new skills by performing tasks for "masters" living in different towns. Ryu, the main protagonist of the series, has retained the series' trademark gameplay element: the ability to turn into a dragon during combat. Breath of Fire IV is rich in mini-games of various types, including the popular fishing mini-game that was present in previous installments as well.

Screenshots

Breath of Fire IV Windows Handle your characters here
Breath of Fire IV PlayStation Cliffs and ancient pillars...
Breath of Fire IV PlayStation You simultaneously play two stories, the one of Ryu, and the other of the first emperor Fou Lu
Breath of Fire IV PlayStation The jumping is non-interactive, but at least there are a few such "hotspots"

Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Long Zhanshi 4" -- Chinese title
  • "Breath of Fire IV: Utsuro Wazaru Mono" -- Japanese title
  • "ブレスオブファイアIV うつろわざるもの" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A great RPG... PlayStation Daniel Backhaus (3)

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2000 93 out of 100 93
IGN PlayStation Dec 04, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
4Players.de PlayStation Aug 13, 2001 81 out of 100 81
RPGDreamers PlayStation 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult PlayStation Feb 01, 2001 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 21, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Legendra Windows 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) Windows May, 2003 5 out of 10 50
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jun, 2003 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

English version

The English versions remove some sexually suggestive scenes as well as a violent sequence in which the anti-hero Fou-Lu decapitates a character.

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