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 (910 reviews) - 84% of the 910 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
Breath of Death VII is a very short and basic, yet enjoyable, RPG. As someone with little experience playing RPGs, I found myself able to enjoy this one a lot. I imagine hardcore fans will find this game boring and lackluster, so don't have very high expectations. This game is enjoyable for a very simple reason; it's fun, the dialogue is funny, the storyline is somewhat intrigueing, the battles are cool and the soundtrack is pretty sweet. There is not much character development or a big world to explore, instead, most of my personal enjoyment came from the dialogue and basic gameplay. The characters are pretty cliché, but still feel a bit unique. They're not that developed, this always left some room for imagination, personally, when I was imagining this game through the dialogue.

A very short, but fun (and cheap) RPG is the best way to describe it in short. If you enjoyed this game, you'll also definitely love Cthulhu Saves The World, which is basically a straight improvement in almost every way.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
“The chest screams ‘Bazooka of Ultimate Destruction’ to me!”

Breath of Death VII: The Beginning (BoDVII) is a classic 2-D turn-based role-playing game (rpg) by the company Zeboyd Games with emphasis on combat mechanics and tactics.

Atmosphere & Details:

+ The 16-bit-style and general layout of the game provides a retro-feeling.
+ Various entertaining allusions and references to rpgs from the ‘90s.

o Relatively short game that can be finished within a few hours.

- The musical background lacks variety.

Combat & Tactical Gameplay:

+ Fast paced battle system with round-based combat mechanics.
+ Easy character development with branching level-up system.
+ Employs an interesting combo system with multi-character combination techniques for special attacks.

o Party size is limited to a maximum of four characters.
o Encounters in an area are limited (with a manual option to have additional encounters).

- Next to the protagonist there are only three recruitable characters.

Characters & Story:

+ Creative characters offer amusing dialogues and slapstick humour.

o Protagonist is mute.

- Lack of coherent and fluid story telling.
- No voice acting during the entire game.

Summary:

Zeboyd Games has created with BoDVII a short and entertaining game experience. It pays tribute to the classic rpg genre and successfully mimics the basic mechanics without overstaying its welcome.
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Trivia:

Despite its title, it is the only game of its "series", and the previous "six" do not exist. The title is simply a parody.
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This game has no Steam achievements.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
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20/20 hope to lived to get sp00ked
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
Short game, but worth the play. The characters are witty and funny, and sometimes the plot and dialogue is just so weird and pun-filled that you can't help but laugh. With it's classic rpg design, definitely worth it to spend some money to play for some nostalgic and fun-filled times!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
It's short, it's basic, and yet it's super enjoyable. The dialogue is pretty funny, and the soundtrack is nice.

6/10
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