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Ta-da! Estrelita’s new story at FanFiction.net!!

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Breath of Fire III official art on the characters. Swiped from Wikipedia.org.

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Title: Breath of Fire III: Of Gods and Dragons

Based on: Breath of Fire III (PSX Game)

Type: Fantasy / Adventure RPG

Length: Twenty-eight chapters, one prologue, one intermission, one epilogue

Short Summary: Dragons. Great beings the Goddess deemed evil, with a roar that shook the world, that struck terror in the heart of the bravest man. But they are now extinct, for reasons unbeknown to us… except for the last Dragon. This is his story.

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Read it here.

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A Partial Summary on the Storyline of Breath of Fire III:

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The world is advancing. People have discovered a new source of energy. Chrysm crystals, formed by the fossilisation of bodies of magical beings.
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Magical beings such as the extinct Dragons.
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Dragons, great beings deemed evil by the Goddess, with a roar that shook the world, that struck terror in the bravest man.
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No one knows why they are extinct now.
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Deep in the Dauna Mine, two people discover a dormant Dragon whelp in the highest quality chrysm crystal they have ever seen. By their manager’s orders, they regretfully shattered the crystal to free the Dragon.
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Only to discover it is still alive.

The Dragon whelp, frightened out of its wits, is captured, but escapes as its cage rolls off the train and onto a cliff.
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A half-tiger and a young boy, hunting in the forest, discover a small, shivering boy hidden under the bushes.
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A boy, whose name is Ryu, who remembers nothing but his name. With nowhere to go, the duo take him in as their family, as brothers passing their days peacefully.
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But apparently these peaceful days are not to last long.
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They are targeted by strong members of the black market, whose attacks are intended to kill the trio.
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Ryu survives, and leaves the area in search of his family.
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Only to meet the attackers who have separated him from his friends.
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They try to kill him once more.
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He is pushed beyond limits. Filled with determination to protect the princess who saved him once.
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Unconsciously, he draws on the power of his heritage.
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He is not human.
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The blood of a Dragon flows within him.
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And there, the story begins.
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My Views on this Game’s Story, a.k.a. Why Choose This for a Novelisation?

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Back in my younger days when I used to play games all day long, the PS1 was my trusty companion. On that console was the platform for most of my favourite games; Alundra, Brave Fencer Musashi, Tales of Destiny, Azure Dreams, Legend of Legaia, Legend of Mana, Legend of Dragoon, etc… and of course, Breath of Fire 3.
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I’ve always loved Dragons. You could say that, among all races, Dragons are my favourite races. Hence, I’ve never liked stories with all evil Dragons (so I never quite liked the portrayal of western Dragons… too evil for my liking), but prefer stories with Dragons as legendary beings, powerful beings that humans can’t match.
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Dragons, in my view, aren’t actually reptiles, but actually avians – same category as birds. They don’t always breathe fire, they can also spew ice, lightning, and other sort of things, depending on the element they are. Even humans in the magical world have at least an element that they’re pretty good at, right? Same with Dragons. Not all will shoot fire or even use breath attacks – some may be good at speedy flying and clawing, some may be slow but really strong. But, even though I like stories with Dragon riders / trainers and such, I prefer them to be a noble race on their own, that can talk as well as humans do.
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But I’m getting rather sidetracked… the topic is, why Breath of Fire 3?
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Of course, the main reason would be: DRAGONS!!
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But there’s also Breath of Fire 1, 2, 4 and 5, you’d argue.
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True. But Breath of Fire 3 is my favourite one among all the BoF games. It’s the first Breath of Fire game I’ve ever played, and therefore my attachment to BoF3 is always the strongest. That’s why I chose BoF3 as my novelisation topic.
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By now, you’d think that my head works in simple ways, right? xP
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Anyway, hopefully you’ll enjoy reading my novelisation! I post new chapters regularly, around Saturday 12pm (GMT+8) every week, so you don’t have to hang on the uncertainty of wondering when a new chapter will be up!
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Also… please review. I take anonymous reviews, too. xP

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~Estrelita Farr, happy with Breath of Fire III!

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First, let me start off by how I found the video. xP

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  • Early this year, my boyfriend bought a PSP with his group of friends and got Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (and recently he started playing MH Portable 2G, using the unofficial English patch). Since I’m also a gamer, I played his PSP occasionally when I’m bored, though the games he had then wasn’t of that much interest to me (and since I have a PS2, I don’t see the point of getting a PSP so I didn’t o_o)..
  • He asked me a few times to search for some PSP games that I can download to play on his PSP when I’m bored (and when he’s not using it!), so I bounced off to GameFaqs (doesn’t everyone? xP) to search for a list of PSP games. Then I gave up and read reviews on RPGFan instead. =D.
  • And then I saw THREE pretty good reviews on FFT: WotL (which is a port of the original PS1 game), and since I loved the original, obviously I had to get it!.
  • Upon finding out that FFT:WotL has some new cell-graphics cutscenes, then I went off to YouTube to look for some videos (not afraid of spoilers since I already completed the original a few times!)..
  • THEN I FOUND THIS!! =D.

It’s a GMV (game music video) made using cutscenes from FFT:WotL, and I think the lyrics fit very well in the portrayal of Ramza and Delita’s friendship!

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(And yes, I do like certain Japanese songs, I do like anime songs after all. xP)

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Here, watch it!

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Oh, before that:

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Wallpaper of the Period

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (Game)

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Gotta update the wallpapers and you know why I choose this. xP

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Presenting… the GMV!!

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**Edit: Hey, I dunno why the author took this out just a few days after I wrote this on my blog!! I’ll keep looking for it, but so far, zilch. T_T

Nice, wasn’t it? Made me so hyped up over FFT:WotL, then I just had to bug my boyfriend to get it ASAP. xP
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Now I wanna make a music video too!! Though I’ve no artsy idea at all now. T_T
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Disclaimer: I DID NOT MAKE THIS GOOD GMV!! Credits go to the maker. o_o

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And now… a very mini FFT review!!

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Upon starting FFT:WotL a little after reading lots of reviews, I thought I knew what to expect… but no! It blew me off!

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The Pros:

The conversation translation of this PSP version (compared to the PS1 original) is much better now – everyone speaks in funky Shakespearean English!! Yep, the English is a little difficult to me too, the grammar is confusing for me! And that’s a good thing, because it makes it interesting. xP

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But hey, the characters come back in 3D cell graphics, with GOOD voice actors! This isn’t one of those games with ridiculous sounding English voice actors; it’s pretty good!

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The Cons:

Though unfortunately, it’s still just a PS1-to-PSP port, so the actual gameplay and off-cutscene graphics are still the same (I was kinda hoping to see different graphics outside cutscenes… oh well o_o). The icky part is, whenever you use a skill (as in, anything that turns the background dark, INCLUDING using potions!), the animation slows down a lot! The sound effects of those skills don’t match the animation most of the time, and I didn’t think it was that bad. T_T

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Still, it’s a pretty good game to play, and I look forward to seeing all the cell-graphic cutscenes!

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And hopefully you feel like playing the game now. xP

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~Estrelita Farr, signing out!

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