Well, truthfully, BoF1-4 were one connected timeline, which I believe went 4, 1, 2, 3. Dragon Quarter basically eschewed the whole thing.
I applauded Breath of Fire Vs sort-of series reboot.
Does that really count as a reboot? The games were never really connected at all other than the protagonist's name.
As for a reboot.....it would depend on the series. We've seen how the reboot for Suikoden went.
I also agree that it depends on the series; Suikoden hasn't ridden the reboot train well.
Gameplay wise. Why the fuck is everyone here so story-oriented?! Anyways, how is it *not* a reboot?
Breath of Fire V was easily a big departure anyways. You attacked your enemies for the headsup, walked the battlefield, traveled "up" the world instead of across it, couldn't fish, you mined with ants[?], Ryu spoke, Nina didn't and technically didn't have wings... basically it combined capcom's survival-horrors with RPG -- I mean, your fucking saves were limited.
I can't remember if they said V *does* take place in the same timeline or world... but, I mean, it doesn't really matter since there was no real proof in-game. Basically, all it had the same was Dragons and Gooeys, and a blonde
and a blue-nette
.... and a term like "zenny".