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!
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It's been awhile since I played through this game, but I'd like to write my lasting thoughts on it. The game was incredibly short for the style of game it was; however, for what it was it was an amazing experience. It typically can be purchased for next to nothing during steam sales and for what you pay vs what you get, this game is amazing. Decent story line, fun old style turn based RPG, and let's not forget the humor spread all throughout the game. If you're a fan of the old style RPGs like Dragon Warrior or Final Fantasy this game will delight you for a few hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The first(?) Zeboyd game and it's a solid 4 hour RPG that is often on sale for a buck along with the more polished CSTW.

You're certainly not missing out on anything by not playing BoDVII, but if you've got a hankering for SNES style gameplay you'd be hard pressed to do worse. The dialogue and humour are a touch predictable and can get tiresome after sometime; there's only so many times you can retread same jokes about RPG tropes and cliches that have been repeated ad infinitum elsewhere on the net.

Notable features are the limited encounter rate per dungeon that still allow you to reach a decent level and the option at level ups on how you wish your character to advance. Admittedly the latter feature is not fully realised in this game as the "alternative" paths are limited in their viability by equipment.

It's a fun little game and extremely cheap and short! If you're really strapped for time though you would probably be better off with the game it is bundled with as all the features here are better implemented in that game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Breath of Death VII, along with Cthulu Saves the World, is a nice throwback for JRPG fans and has some nice comedic dialogue and characters that'll entertain you. It's about 6 hours for both games, for a measly 3 dollars. So you should get it, you cutie, you.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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. Some may perceive this as amusing, but it is annoying to me.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
It's okay.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Okay, but not really worth the time. BoD VII is funny, but would have been better as a comic strip. Go play a real RPG, or play outside!
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
COMING UP COMING DOWN
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24.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
The original throwback RPG before Cthulu saves the world. Very short, fast JRPG-esque experience that has comedic dialogue and cast. I would recommend it for the price tag and quick fun from this Indie developer.
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9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Don't be fooled by the title. This is not the 7th game in a series.

The game has a turn based battle system where enemies become stronger each turn, encouraging you to finish battles as quickly as possible. Using certain skills and attacking builds up a combo counter that increases the effectiveness of other skills. This game is slightly more strategic than other turn based RPGs.

The story is very silly and full of references to older RPGs. Don't expect a serious story.

If you buy the Double Pack, play this one first. Cthulhu Saves the World has some improvements that might ruin this game for you.
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
If old style RPGs are your thing then this game is for you. It has most of the traits of old RPGS and JRPGS, random encounters, leveling systems, good background music, and occasional comedy.
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
The game is not nearly as funny as the theme and title suggest. Its also very repetitive and straightforward. Why does it have more reputation than other generic rpgmaker type games is beyond me. For a more funny and unique retro style rpg with depth, search for "Dark Scavengers".
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