The original Breath of Fire is notable for two things:

With all this, Breath of Fire does have a few redeeming qualities. For one thing, over the fairly large course of the game, the designers managed to put in some innovative back grounds and pretty towns and scenery. This doesn't however, change the mindnumbingly boring combat system, but when you get shrunk and must fight cockroaches on one of the games many Fetch Quests, well, it relieves the tedium.