3 got me into the series. It was an awesome game, way beyond it's time. The ability to customize your characters stats they way you liked through masters (It is possible to get a Garr with super high agility and faster than Rei), the dragon system, the story, the music, all of it was a great experience. I can safely say that BoF 3 is one of my top 5 games ever made. 4 was a good title, but it lacked the fun I had in 3, and 2 and 1 were cool, but I couldn't get into them as well as 3. 5....idk I just didn't like it.