Breath of Death VII: The Beginning
Breath of Death VII is a retro looking parody JRPG, reminiscent of games from the early 16-bit era. It's full of jokes and quotes taken from all over the rich RPG history. Gameplay is standard RPG fare for the most part, with random encounters, dungeon crawls, boss encounters and more. There is a difference however to how the level building works. When the character reaches a new level, the player gets to choose between two options with different stat increases (usually strength and health versus mind and magic points) in a branching way. This means that once a choice is made, that same stat or magic will become unavailable for the rest of the game. The next time the character gains a level, two new options will be available instead.
The game's duration is roughly 4-6 hours and there are two difficulty settings as well as a Score mode to add some replayability. The game keeps track of various statistics during play, and they can be viewed as an epitaph on a tomb stone from the main menu.