It's been a bit weird looking into the Breath of Fire JRPG series, because it's not one of the more popular ones overall, despite being mostly pretty good that I can tell.
Yes, it seems to have some issues, but there are certain parts of it that easily offset that; perhaps my favorite is that it happily uses certain ideas that don't get used nearly enough in JRPGs, most notably the series' fairly signature fusion abilities. In the first game, you can combine your weaker party members into more versatile party members. That's pretty awesome.
(Also, I'm pretty sure bits of it actually inspired bits of Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Ancient Egypt arc; it'd be a bit too much of a coincidence for it not to have done so. It wouldn't be the first time I found that something had clearly inspired an aspect of Yu-Gi-Oh!)