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 (791 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 11 people (73%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
An enjoyable short romp through the land of JRPGClicheia.

BoD VII contains everything fans of JRPG's love and hate about the genre along with enough parodies of the absurd elements of old-school JRPG's that it makes at least one playthough for fans of the genre a necessity.

The gameplay is as copy-paste as they come for the JRPG turn based genre, but it gets the job done and it wouldn't be a good parody without it.

The story is short, simple. and funny. If you were to boil every SNES JRPG's story down to their very basics then you would end up with this game.

I can only recommend this game to fans of turn-based JRPG's though. The jokes, howerever good they are, are not good enough to warrent playing if the gameplay is not something you can deal with.
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6 of 11 people (55%) 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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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Enter smasher simulator 2015. 10/10 would replace my enter button anytime.
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