Enter the world ripe with magic and monsters. Become the Black Swordsman and slay thousands of enemies in an epic action RPG!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (355 reviews) - 70% of the 355 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014

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“The game is incredibly polished from top to bottom.”
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“Reaper is exactly the kind of quality we’ve all come to expect from Hexage, and well worth adding to your collection.”
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About This Game

Enter the world ripe with magic and monsters. Become the Black Swordsman and slay thousands of enemies in an epic action RPG!

War broke between the industrious Imperium and the savage tribes of Wilderness. Demons and carrions have returned to the land.

Play all sides and make your own decisions. Take countless quests and uncover the secrets of Wilderness!

Level up your character with skills of your choice. Select from more than 30 unique & tiered skills to improve your character.

Loot gold from slain enemies, find treasures and negotiate quest rewards. Choose from hundreds of exquisite armors, swords and accessories.

Features


Dark Harvest Mode. Standalone action game with separate character and inventory. Win a sequence of battles to level and gear up.

Torken Arena. Face the mightiest Torken warriors in an unforgiving contest for gold and fame.

Dark Shrine. Long forgotten shrine in the woods holds a sinister secret. (Repeatable quest.)

Dark Item Set. Mastercrafted full heavy armor, sword and accessories available at merchants. Jet black and imbued with dark magic powers.

Fortune Teller. Orisee is a master of the Destiny Tarot. For a price, she may steal a card from fate itself.

Support and Feedback


Please contact support@hexage.net with any inquiry or feedback.

Follow @hexage for the latest development updates and news.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 60 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman has a lot of good things going for it, especially the price. It's an interesting combination of platformer and RPG that's addictive and will keep you hacking and slashing through level after level. There are only a few drawbacks that keep it from achieving a perfect score.

The Great:
1. The graphics are colorful and fun to look at.
2. The pacing keeps you going through the game, hacking your way through level after level.
3. Great sound effects and soundtrack help make the gameplay even better.
4. Excellent Price
5. Action-packed
6. Very easy to pick up and start playing!

The Bad:
The only major bad elements are related to the controls of the game. They're not terrible, but they can seem clunky at times. Every once in awhile you'll find yourself frustrated as a result, but this is a minor drawback to an otherwise excellent game.
I'm recommending Reaper, and look forward to what else the developers have to offer.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Pros:
* The art style isn't bad
* The small indicator showing the percentage of enemies in the current fight you've defeated is nice
* The world is relatively original

Cons:
* The story drags like hell and takes forever to get anywhere. After maybe an hour or two a subplot about demons arriving started being hinted, which I'd love to pursue, but instead the game forced me to do fetch quests and assassinations for different groups, most of which blurred together into one.
* Random encounters are compulsory. Trying to finish a quest and you bumped into enemies? Too bad, fight them before finishing the quest!
* Environmental hazards are just cruel. Fell down that pit because you misjudged a jump? There goes half your health, unless you bought an upgrade to avoid it! Standing next to some fire? ♥♥♥♥ you, you're taking damage.
* You can't manually attack enemies unless you build up your rage ("Skulls"). I know the game was originally for tablets and mobile devices, but on a PC there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to manually attack, or at least give us the option to toggle manual attacks on and off
* Enemies outnumber you by far and it's easy for the game to devolve into being stunlocked until you're dead or bullet hell. Individually the enemies are fine, but the majority of the time if you're facing more than three or four, it's a struggle to cope with them.
* Airborne enemies constantly fly away from you, making them difficult to fight and frustrating to deal with.
* The gameplay is essentially the same fight repeated ad nauseum, with the only changes being the enemies you fight. There's somewhere between ten to fifteen unique enemies - most of which are interchangeable - and everything after that is just a palette swap.
* Fights give you virtually no experience or gold; most of what you get will be through quests.
* Movement is clunky; you walk very slowly, jump awkwardly and arguably too high, and if you accidentally tap the same direction twice to adjust a fall, odds are you'll waste a skull and do a quick dash to the side, which additionally could be to your detriment.
* The protagonist's only motivation appears to be getting money, which he has no apparent use for outside of the in-game shops (which 90% of the time won't sell anything worth buying). It could be that this changes towards the end of the game, as I didn't beat it, but if that's the case there's no hint towards it earlier.

TL;DR: On tablets and phones, in short bursts, this could arguably be a fun way to kill time - arguably - but on a PC this game is a bore. It's too long, too slow, and the fights alternate between being tedious and too difficult. Not worth buying or playing.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
2slow4me. Must be bcause that sword is too heavy.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
A hack and slash games with beautiful graphics and smooth 2D animations.
There is a story mode and a pure hack & slash mode. You can move around
the map in story mode and visit different locations and fight monsters.
You can by stuff at certain traders and there is a level up system which keeps
the game interesting.

The main core in this game are the randomly generated levels including random enemies.
There are different enemies with different attack pattern that makes the gameplay challenging.

The downside of this game is the lack of different features.
Well, it's a hack & slash game but it gets tiresome and boring
due to the pretty long gamelength.

I don't recommend this game for achievement hunters.
There are achievements where you have to spend a
ridiculous amount of time to get it.

Let's say in 10 hours you are done with the story mode but if you
want all the achievement you better invest +30 hours more :D
You have been warned.

All in all a decent hack & slash game with a reasonable price.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This game is...not good.

I skipped all the text because do I really need to know why this Pale Swordsman is doing anything? Do I care? You move from place to place and hack and slash things, but there's no valid reason to continue other than to get the achievements. It's just not fun.

Also, what is up with the shops?! Who thought that was a good control scheme? Left analog navigates around your equipped items while the digital pad moves between items in that inventory slot. Meanwhile, right analog navigates around the shops items. L is used to sell items and R is used to buy items. Seriously, was moving with the analog and pressing A not good enough? They had to make this a puzzle. Jeez.
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