Posts Tagged ‘Role Playing’

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #69, and today’s game is “Breath of Death VII”.

I’ve been waiting for this one. I’ve wanted to pick up Breath of Death VII since I began this project, but it was always well represented in the top-50 list on the dashboard. With the recent flood of quality games, thanks to the Indie Games Winter Uprising as well as some great titles from other developers, BoD slipped out of the top 50 and I jumped at the chance to review it.

What can I say about Breath of Death VII that hasn’t already been said? Universally heralded for its combo-based battle system, its branching leveling-up system, and its innovations surrounding its treatment of random battles, it’s widely considered insanely good value for 80 Microsoft Points ($1 or so, depending on local currency). This game has an awful lot of gameplay for such a low price, a lot of humour, and a lot of video game references that even some casual fans will appreciate. One of the very best deals on the entire Xbox Dashboard.

The game is a parody of (more…)