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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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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

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 the 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
17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
This one comes bundled with Cthulhu saves the world (another great game). 16-bit retro RPG? With a really interesting setting at that... I mean robots and vampire techies? How cool is that? I tell you... It's very cool ;)

Two great RPG's for the price of one? How can one resist?
Posted: May 4
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
A vampire-mechanic.
A skeleton knight.
A priest.
A+/5
Posted: June 9
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Its sometimes hard for me to get into turn based RPGs like this. Their not really my type of game. I bought this game because it was on sale and when I played the game it was not what I was expecting. This game is a lot of fun. I only played a little bit of it and I enjoyed every secound of it. This game is very funny and very fun. The random encounters don't even bug me as much as they do in pokemon or something because you feel like you get a lot XP, coins and stuff like that after you defeated what attacked you. There is a lot of Humor in this game and its just funny as hell. If you are into turn based RPG games and you haven't played this yet, buy it because you will love it, or if you don't really play games like this then you should still try it out.
Posted: May 7
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
This game is amazing. I have never played a JRPG before and I feel like it was a good introduction to the genre. It was not especially difficult (I played on normal). I only died 3-4 times, two of those on the final boss.
The story is nothing special, but it's a nice add-on regardless. I enjoyed this game immensely and would definitely play it again one day.
Posted: May 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I own this game for months and I played it just now. I regret it.

-What is an undead man? A misserable little pile of secrets .... and bones.
-Enough talk! Have at you.

Never have I seen a parody for a Castlevania game so obvious and funny in the first 2 minutes of gameplay. 10/10
Posted: August 24
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
This game is a turn based-jrpg with a retro feel into it. Don't expect a game in the scope of Chrono Trigger, FFIII and all those jrpg classic's. It is not a such a game. I would describe it as a "parody" of those games. It has some good dialogues and there are tons of references of retro games. Even the title is a reference to Breath of FIre. A feature that I liked it that when you level up, it gives you two choices of what you want to upgrade. For example it can be your defence, or you may improve a certain spellThere is also a limit in each dungeon for the rendom encounters, so at some point there will not be any more random battles. But that doesn't mean that you can't fight at will. If you bring on the pause menu, there is an option to fight an enemy if you fought all the battles in that dungeons and you want more. . The story is not anything special and the combat can feel a little bit repetitive. Later on, on the game I found that I could just skip some battles with just mushing the A key. It is about 5 with 7 hours long. There are not that many things to discover outside of the main story, so you can't enhance that time.
Buy if: - You are a fan of the snes jrpg classics and you want to play a parody about them.
Don't Buy if: -You expect it to be the next Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy III etc.
-You have never played a jrpg before, and you to want to intorduce yourself to the genre.
Posted: January 19
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