History YMMV / BreathOfFireDragonQuarter

27th Jul '16 5:49:29 PM wehrmacht
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* CriticalDissonance: Critics generally enjoyed the game and gave it positive reviews. Fan reception, as noted above, was MUCH more mixed, albeit the game's reputation has improved over time as noted below.
27th Jul '16 5:46:33 PM wehrmacht
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* VindicatedByHistory: Somewhat. Reception to the game has warmed a bit over time, with people praising its oppressive atmosphere, small-scale plot, innovative NewGamePlus mechanic, memorable soundtrack, and challenging strategic gameplay. It's to the point that [[http://www.telebunny.net/toastywiki/index.php/Games/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter some]][[http://gamemoir.com/opinions/5-unpopular-games-bold-moves-paid-off/ people]] argue that the game was actually a work of genius and simply too ahead of its time.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Somewhat. Reception to the game has warmed a bit over time, with people praising its oppressive atmosphere, small-scale plot, innovative NewGamePlus mechanic, memorable soundtrack, and challenging strategic gameplay. It's to the point that [[http://www.telebunny.net/toastywiki/index.php/Games/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter some]][[http://gamemoir.com/opinions/5-unpopular-games-bold-moves-paid-off/ people]] argue [[http://www.actionbutton.net/?p=392 argue]] that the game was actually a work of genius and simply too ahead of its time.
10th Jul '16 3:11:05 PM gewunomox
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* AnticlimaxBoss: Chetyre. One wonders if the real FinalBoss was actually [[spoiler:Dragon-[[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] Bosch]] before it. Really, you can't actually lose against Chetyre, unless you don't realize [[spoiler: you're supposed to push your D-ratio to 100%.]]
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack, composed by Creator/HitoshiSakimoto and directed by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, is one of the few things about the game most people like. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xzf_Ey5th8 Electric Power Building]] has an amazing soundscape, and [[https://youtu.be/Y_5C8JIYmlE Calling from a Distance]] is one of Sakimoto's more unique compositions, with amazing organ and lovely synthed vocals.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Chetyre. One wonders if the real FinalBoss was actually [[spoiler:Dragon-[[HalfHumanHybrid [[spoiler: Dragon-[[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] Bosch]] before it. Really, you can't actually lose against Chetyre, unless you don't realize [[spoiler: you're supposed to push your D-ratio to 100%.]]
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack, composed by Creator/HitoshiSakimoto and directed by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, is one of the few things about the game most people like. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xzf_Ey5th8 Electric Power Building]] has an amazing soundscape, and [[https://youtu.be/Y_5C8JIYmlE [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_5C8JIYmlE Calling from a Distance]] is one of Sakimoto's more unique compositions, with amazing organ and lovely synthed vocals.



** Capcom seems to (at least since 2007) semi-officially consider ''Dragon Quarter'' its OldShame as far as the franchise goes--no promotional material has come out since a few months after its release in Japan; it is the sole game in the franchise never to have had derivative works licensed such as manga or drama albums; it is the sole game never to have had a port from its original system (''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' did have a NoExportForYou PSP re-release and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' did have a Windows port); and all new promotional material for the franchise as a whole (save a re-release of the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire Complete Works'' artbook) has been for ''IV''. This treatment likely is due to the ''badly'' BrokenBase outside of Japan.

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** Capcom seems to (at least since 2007) semi-officially consider ''Dragon Quarter'' its OldShame as far as the franchise goes--no goes -- no promotional material has come out since a few months after its release in Japan; it is the sole game in the franchise never to have had derivative works licensed such as manga or drama albums; it is the sole game never to have had a port from its original system (''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' did have a NoExportForYou PSP re-release and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' did have a Windows port); and all new promotional material for the franchise as a whole (save a re-release of the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire Complete Works'' artbook) has been for ''IV''. This treatment likely is due to the ''badly'' BrokenBase outside of Japan.



* FauxSymbolism: Most of the symbolism is from the Kabbalah, including a mockup of the sephirot in its official art with [[http://www.dragon-tear.net/forum/printthread.php?t=7402&page=2&pp=15 appropriate placements]]. Elyon's own name also fits in this imagery set. There's also extensive Christian imagery with several of the regents' names, the name of the org Trinity as well as some other [[http://www.dragon-tear.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7402&page=2 hidden references]].

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* FauxSymbolism: Most of the symbolism is from the Kabbalah, including a mockup of the sephirot in its official art with [[http://www.dragon-tear.net/forum/printthread.php?t=7402&page=2&pp=15 appropriate placements]].placements. Elyon's own name also fits in this imagery set. There's also extensive Christian imagery with several of the regents' names, the name of the org Trinity as well as some other [[http://www.dragon-tear.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7402&page=2 hidden references]].references.



** There's a minigame with the fairies that allow you to exchange money for two different types of currencies. The idea is you buy low and sell high. One of them has a fairly predictable, but low rate of return. The other is higher risk... but it still follows a fairly predictable up and down curve. As long you check back every 10 minutes, you can earn enough money to max out your credits within an hour.
* HoYay: Elyon with Cupid, whom he is implied to have a relationship with.

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** There's a minigame with the fairies that allow you to exchange money for two different types of currencies. The idea is you buy low and sell high. One of them has a fairly predictable, but low rate of return. The other is higher risk... but But it still follows a fairly predictable up and down curve. As long you check back every 10 minutes, you can earn enough money to max out your credits within an hour.
* HoYay: Elyon with Cupid, whom he is implied to have a relationship with.



* VindicatedByHistory: Somewhat. Reception to the game has warmed a bit over time, with people praising its oppressive atmosphere, small-scale plot, innovative NewGamePlus mechanic, memorable soundtrack, and challenging strategic gameplay. It's to the point that [[http://www.telebunny.net/toastywiki/index.php/Games/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter some]][[http://gamemoir.com/opinions/5-unpopular-games-bold-moves-paid-off/ people]] argue that the game was actually a work of genius and simply too ahead of its time.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Somewhat. Reception to the game has warmed a bit over time, with people praising its oppressive atmosphere, small-scale plot, innovative NewGamePlus mechanic, memorable soundtrack, and challenging strategic gameplay. It's to the point that [[http://www.telebunny.net/toastywiki/index.php/Games/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter some]][[http://gamemoir.com/opinions/5-unpopular-games-bold-moves-paid-off/ people]] argue that the game was actually a work of genius and simply too ahead of its time.time.
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13th May '16 11:21:17 AM DarkStorm
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack, composed by Creator/HitoshiSakimoto and directed by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, is one of the few things about the game most people like. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHEy-VAk4Ww&fmt=18 Electric Power Building]] has an amazing soundscape, and [[https://youtu.be/Y_5C8JIYmlE Calling from a Distance]] is one of Sakimoto's more unique compositions, with amazing organ and lovely synthed vocals.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack, composed by Creator/HitoshiSakimoto and directed by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, is one of the few things about the game most people like. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHEy-VAk4Ww&fmt=18 com/watch?v=1xzf_Ey5th8 Electric Power Building]] has an amazing soundscape, and [[https://youtu.be/Y_5C8JIYmlE Calling from a Distance]] is one of Sakimoto's more unique compositions, with amazing organ and lovely synthed vocals.
25th Sep '15 12:14:52 AM wehrmacht
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** The second fight with Bosch is the first to introduce a new mechanic that prevents you from simply damaging the boss as you please; Bosch will heal 1/4 of his HP at the end of every turn, meaning you need to outdamage his heals, something the player might not have an easy time doing without having the right abilities and equipment. It doesn't help that Bosch is quite vicious besides, being able to easily one-shot any of your party members should he go for the right combo.

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** The second fight with Bosch is the first to introduce a new mechanic that prevents you from simply damaging the boss as you please; Bosch will heal 1/4 of his HP at the end of every turn, meaning you need to outdamage his heals, something the player might not have an easy time doing without having the right abilities and equipment. It doesn't help that Bosch is quite vicious besides, being able to easily one-shot any of your party members should he go for the right combo. This makes coming into the fight with a multitude of healing items paramount as the fight can drag for a long time depending on how much you can damage Bosch per turn.
25th Sep '15 12:13:42 AM wehrmacht
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* ThatOneBoss: The game is designed around the tension of the D-Counter and how it moves up, and so a lot of the game's bosses are very challenging specifically to tempt you to use it. Of particular note is a boss gauntlet that happens after you get through the Ice Caverns; you are ambushed by Ryu's former boss Zeno, and then have to fight a grueling boss gauntlet. The first fight has you up against '''8''' soldiers (an extremely large amount that can very easily become overwhelming). The second has you fighting a MightyGlacier of a machine that spawns smaller machines that can cast spells on you, and then finally the third one is a battle with Zeno herself and two more soldiers. Zeno is no pushover and can easily drain half of a complete life bar and more with her combos or just outright kill you if she has enough AP. She also becomes much more powerful upon getting close to dying, making her even more overwhelming. Getting through this entire gauntlet without using the Wyrm powers at least once requires a LOT of healing items and careful play.

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* ThatOneBoss: The game is designed around the tension of the D-Counter and how it moves up, and so a lot of the game's bosses and even some of the regular enemies are very challenging specifically to tempt you to use it. Of particular note is Below are a few examples:
** There's
a boss gauntlet that happens after you get through the Ice Caverns; you are ambushed by Ryu's former boss Zeno, and then have to fight a grueling boss gauntlet. The first fight has you up against '''8''' soldiers (an extremely large amount that can very easily become overwhelming). The second has you fighting a MightyGlacier of a machine that spawns smaller machines that can cast spells on you, and then finally the third one is a battle with Zeno herself and two more soldiers. Zeno is no pushover and can easily drain half of a complete life bar and more with her combos or just outright kill you if she has enough AP. She also becomes much more powerful upon getting close to dying, making her even more overwhelming. Getting through this entire gauntlet without using the Wyrm powers at least once requires a LOT of healing items and careful play.play.
** The second fight with Bosch is the first to introduce a new mechanic that prevents you from simply damaging the boss as you please; Bosch will heal 1/4 of his HP at the end of every turn, meaning you need to outdamage his heals, something the player might not have an easy time doing without having the right abilities and equipment. It doesn't help that Bosch is quite vicious besides, being able to easily one-shot any of your party members should he go for the right combo.
25th Sep '15 12:05:37 AM wehrmacht
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* BrokenBase: The game was very controversial on release and remains polarizing; while some people have warmed up to it with time (see VindicatedByHistory below), there's still a split between people who dislike it for radically changing the franchise and accuse it of being a FranchiseKiller, while others praise it for those same reasons. [[TakeaThirdOption Some think it's a great, interesting game on its own merits but shouldn't have been called Breath of Fire.]]

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* BrokenBase: The game was very controversial on release and remains polarizing; while some people have warmed up to it with time (see VindicatedByHistory below), there's still a split between people who dislike it for radically changing the franchise (including how they handled the dragon mechanic, which is now a dangerous SuperMode that discourages players from using it), and accuse it of being a FranchiseKiller, while others praise it for those same reasons. [[TakeaThirdOption Some think it's a great, interesting game on its own merits but shouldn't have been called Breath of Fire.]]
25th Sep '15 12:04:04 AM wehrmacht
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* CultClassic: The game does have a small cult following of devoted fans that consider it to be an amazing, tightly designed game that does not deserve its backlash.

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* CultClassic: The Despite the controversy the game does have has managed to win itself a small cult following of devoted fans that who consider it to be an amazing, tightly designed game that does not really doesn't deserve its backlash.
25th Sep '15 12:01:40 AM wehrmacht
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* BrokenBase: Reactions ranged from ecstatic to [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks furious]], especially outside of Japan--where its detractors have accused it of being a FranchiseKiller, despite the game being the top-selling game in its first week of release. (The fanbase isn't nearly as broken in Japan, for whatever reason.)

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* BrokenBase: Reactions ranged from ecstatic to [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks furious]], especially outside of Japan--where its detractors The game was very controversial on release and remains polarizing; while some people have accused warmed up to it with time (see VindicatedByHistory below), there's still a split between people who dislike it for radically changing the franchise and accuse it of being a FranchiseKiller, despite the while others praise it for those same reasons. [[TakeaThirdOption Some think it's a great, interesting game being the top-selling game in on its first week own merits but shouldn't have been called Breath of release. (The fanbase isn't nearly as broken in Japan, for whatever reason.)Fire.]]
19th Sep '15 8:31:29 AM wehrmacht
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* NightmareFuel: Pushing D-Counter to 100% causes this.

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* NightmareFuel: Pushing D-Counter to 100% causes this.[[NightmareFuel/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter Has its own page.]]
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