Man I was just playing this game a couple days ago. Crappy localization but still a top-notch console RPG of the old school. Never could figure out why Ryu chucks his sword at bad guys - weirdest attack animation I think I've ever seen.
His last name is "Bateson"? Huh. I never knew that. (Not that he had much of any official name in the SNES release, mind you.) You planning a full set of the hero characters? If so, I am very much looking forward to Nina.
To be honest my favorite was BoF 4, but maybe it's because it was the first one I've played of the series...
I think that the rating of goodness of Bod games in my case is as follows: BoF 4 > BoF 3 > BoF 2 > BoF > BoF 5 where BoF 5 is utter crap X( I mean why the hell they've made it a timed game? I hate those X|