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Breath of Fire III (PlayStation)

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Description

Capcom's third installment of its epic RPG. Breath of Fire III is the first installment of the Breath of Fire Series to appear on the Playstation (And later ported to the PSP).

Set free by the the workers of Dauna Mine, Ryu of the Brood learns to both understand his power, and to understand the history of his extinct kind. By both utilizing Ryu's unique power and the abilities of those whom assist him, players will uncover the history of the Brood, learn more about the characters, and the very reason why the Brood were wiped out.

Players control Ryu and his allies on their journey, each of Ryu's friends have abilities only they can use, and they will have to work together to make their way through the obstacles and enemies that they encounter; creativity is key to your success in this game!

Ryu eventually is able to utilize his power of the Brood, allowing him to ascend into various dragon-like forms. This is done using a gene-splicing system that dictates what sort of form Ryu will take.

Breath of Fire III also includes a Master System, which permits Ryu and his allies to learn from various people to augment their abilities differently as they gain experience; these trainers can also teach abilities to those whom train hard under them.

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Breath of Fire III PlayStation A very short and vague intro
Breath of Fire III PlayStation Open-field mid-game battle; Mono opens her healing spell list
Breath of Fire III PlayStation Later in the game you access a new region called Lost Shore - this is its major town
Breath of Fire III PlayStation Mountain pass battle. Here it is, finally - Ryu has transformed into a dragon!..

Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Long Zhanshi 3" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

RPG Land Dec 30, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Super Play Jul, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Just RPG Jan 31, 1998 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Jan 01, 2000 4 out of 5 80
IGN May 15, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGDreamers 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Jun, 1998 B- 67
Legendra 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 31, 1998 12 out of 20 60

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References

If you look closely in the coliseum you'll spot Sakura and Chun Li, from the Street Fighter series.
Xa4 (274) added Breath of Fire III (PlayStation) on May 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122912)