Resurrect the classic era of RPGs with the retro parody RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning. Join Dem the Skeleton Knight, Sara the ghost historian, Lita the vampire techie, and Erik the zombie prince as they explore an undead world in search of the secrets of the past. Laugh! Cry! Laugh some more!
User reviews: Very Positive (796 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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Packages that include this game

Buy Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack

Includes 2 items: Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World

 

Recommended By Curators

"The first RPG that we made! Explore an undead world in true 8-bit RPG fashion. Comes in a bundle with Cthulhu Saves the World."

Reviews

“Breath of Death VII is one of those rare parody games that recognises and mocks the pitfalls of its genre, but then sidesteps them in its own design, equipping itself with a veneer of smug satisfaction that transfers to the gamer.”
HonestGamer

“The writing is impeccable, sharp, and one will find themselves in gigglefits throughout, especially when they begin to recognize many of the references being made to older games, and the vast number of play-on-words.”
RPGamer

“Breath of Death VII: The Beginning is a real surprise. It's an RPG that feels like it was a classic from back in the day, but it doesn't have any RPG hang-ups.”
WorthPlaying

“For an RPG whose sheer fun factor is on par with a lot of the $30 to $60 games people shell out multiple bills for, it's an extreme bargain.”
RPGFan

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About This Game

Resurrect the classic era of RPGs with the retro parody RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning. Join Dem the Skeleton Knight, Sara the ghost historian, Lita the vampire techie, and Erik the zombie prince as they explore an undead world in search of the secrets of the past. Laugh! Cry! Laugh some more!

Key features:

  • Old school RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities!
  • Fast-paced turn based combat!
  • 4-6 hour quest with multiple game modes & difficulty levels for added replay value.
  • Easy to understand branching character customization system with frequent LV-Ups.
  • Multi-character unite techniques and combo break system for added depth!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200 MB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c compatible
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional: Current version of Windows Media Player
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Fun RPG with a sense of humor. Also, for the price (and it has a buncle with Cthulhu Saves the World, another great game), there is no excuse not to get it.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The creators of this game succeeded in reproducing and improving the game play of classic NES RPGs. They got rid of unnecessary features and streamlined the whole experience, but they completely failed to capture the charm, atmosphere and "style" of the old classics like Breath of Fire or FF VII (as referenced in the title). My biggest problem with the story, characters and atmosphere was that they don't take anything serious and constantly break down the fourth wall.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Good old RPG with good humour , i actually start to like it.

Dem C´mon.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
As a fan of both Japanese RPGs and parodies, I am surprised how badly this game fails at both. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to criticize level design or battle system (not to mention the story) - you don't expect "You Only Live Once" to be a good platformer, right? But it also lacks humour. I am about half through the game, ad so far, there's been not a single decent joke. Mark Leung's ROTB was way better in this (playing it was still a pain, though). What this game does, however, is repeats most common flaws of JRPGs. One can think it IS the promised parody at work, but it's done in such unentertaining way, that any good JRPG of old (not to mention modern indies) with their inner jokes and self-parodies easily beats it.
The JRPG tropes are widely presented - with equal parts love and criticism - in popular culture nowadays - from Eat Lead to Abenobashi to Sophie Houlden's "The Linear RPG" to Robot Chicken. To make an entertaining game, it's not enough to put in a vampire wannabe and a world map that looks like Dragon Quest's. Not anymore.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game reminds me of Dragon Warrior in the NES that I used to play long time ago.
Since I liked this game very much, I shall review this!
Gameplay: 9/10
I liked RPG games like these and with an added taste of humor!
Graphics: 8/10
What could go wrong with it?
Fighting System: 6/10
meh nothing changes but there's tons of new skills and stuff!
Overall: 7.5 / 10
Get it NAOW!
It's worth buying you know, and it has trading cards in it :)
And also play the Cthulu Saves The World, I think it's included in
this package.
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