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 (221 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014

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“The game is incredibly polished from top to bottom.”
PC Mag

“Reaper is exactly the kind of quality we’ve all come to expect from Hexage, and well worth adding to your collection.”
http://www.geek.com/games/reaper-tale-of-a-pale-swordsman-gets-mobile-hack-and-slash-right-1570124/

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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
It's what you'd expect from a mobile port and then some - The controls are a bit clunky, but you get used to them over time. The plot isn't really there, the fighting is, at times, impossible (Screamer jumps are uninterupttable).

But the gameplay itself is so easy to pick up that I just find myself just... enjoying the experience. The ranking system gives a sense of progress, as do the constant quests.

I'd imagine that if a full-sized dev team were to take Reaper and flesh it into a full game, it would be amazing.

8/10, Slicing through everything in sight is awesome
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
accurate depiction of my life
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126 of 165 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Guilty of being an impulsive buyer, this is one of the few games I've bought on a whim that has surprised me greatly. Fun and fast enough and mildly complex enough to keep me intrigued. It's cheap, buy it already!
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134 of 222 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Lets start with what I didn't like with the game.
1. Controls:
-The Map interaction really shows that this was made for a touchdevice to begin with, it's a thing to get used to but annoying when you are new to the game.
- Combat is a just watching the game play itself as you will auto attack instantly and consistently as soon as an enemy is comes close. You have your Manual attacks that is an Uppercut or a Slam (downward) attack but they are weak unless you wait long enough for your auto-attack to build up enough rage (skulls on the top) to make them stronger. This is fine for a touchgame when you have a limited amount of "buttons" to use to not disturbe you visual of the screen for the gameplay but a huge flaw when you have an actual controller to play with. For me this was a really fun draining aspect of the control.

Otherwise the movement is very solid and responsive and you can get a really good flow (wich is needed with combat mechanics mentioned above.

Graphics, sound were all good though.
Story I can't say much about since I didn't get very far in to the game due to the offputting controls.

If I had the choice again then I would rather have picked this up on an IOS device rather than getting it here for PC.
All the positive feedbacks in this review area fooled me though.
Maybe I will give this another chance later but not right now.

Wether or not this will be helpful to you I can't say. Just be sure to know what you are paying for, the controls are a major thing to consider if seeking a fun little game to play. This is just way to casual for my taste to be played on a PC with a controller.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This is a very well polished and fun game with a lot of content at a low price. I have a full video review here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRtGYNuKAwA
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Last month Android and iOS users were treated to Reaper – Tale of a Pale Swordsman, a side-scrolling action rpg akin to Rogue Legacy on the PC. Reaper however plays a lot more like a traditional RPG than the aforementioned, forgoing the rouge-like elements of its inspiration. While it does effectively utilize many rpg elements well, it’s definitely not perfect. However, developers Hexage of Radiant Defense notoriety aren’t kidding themselves and only ask $5 for their PC port. All in all it’s absolutely worth the time and money.

The core of the title is the combat, a 2d hackfest of the slowest kind. While you would imagine a title like this to warrant flashy moves and twitch gameplay, it has a very slow deliberate pace which can be attributed to its mobile roots. While your movement speed is upgradable as you level up, the game still sports a pacing better suited for a touchscreen than a battlestation. That being said once you get used to the deliberate pacing the game actually tends to open a little.
While we are keeping in mind that this is pretty much a direct port of the mobile title, there were a few gripes we have. First and foremost is the inclusion of an “auto attack”. For a mobile game this feature makes sense, but the fact that it was not made optional for the PC port hurts this title, especially due to the fact that it’s the catalyst of the games combat system. As you walk up to enemies without pressing any button whatsoever your character will be begin chopping away...

Read the full review at Thumbthrone.com.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Played this game on windows store and loved the free version I am so glad this got green lighted

IM SO HAPPY :)

but realy try this game
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
this game is such a fun and sometimes challenging game. I deffinately think that you'll have a fun time while playing it WARNING: U MAY RAGE
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24 of 41 people (59%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
For $5 this is an easy choice. It is a very simple game with super easy mechanics that allow you to flow across the screen performing cool combos and taking out enemies. The quests are not too deep but provide you with enough entertainment to keep you going. I voted for this game when it was just greenlight and now that its out, I'm happy i got it. Its a fun little game!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
It is a wonderful game! I never get tired of it... The runing around to turn in quests get boring, and I love how they give you random battles along the way. It really keeps the game fun. You might be thinking, $5.00 that must be some kind of, a trick... It's probably not fully featured. Has to be some flaw. I'm here to say to you, NO, it is a full featured game, wl awesome cartoony graphics, yet they don't miss out on blood! I'd rate it, 8/8 because my favorite number is eight.(It is perfectly symetric!)
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
For me this is on my cool casual list - games that I play almost every day for a short time.
The graphic style is amazing, love it. The gameplay is fun and quirky and the gold... oh the gold! Shiny!

Check my video for more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcye4jsYm5M
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Reaper Tale Of A Pale Swordsman was a game made for mobiles. Once again, it shows. The art is beautiful, but the game runs at 30FPS and has that certain 'slow-mo' feeling sometimes. But it's not intentional, let me say that.

I've played it for a couple of hours now and all you're doing is walk from one point to another, while completing quests and defeating enemies. Quests consist of fetch quests and kill quests. Fetch quests have you run to several places on the map to collect stuff. But it's just clicking on the map. Your character doesn't have to do anything here. The kill quests, of course, let you kill enemies. These enemies range from simple to moderately hard. You'll be using your skills (quests grant you XP and allow you to level up resulting in several skills you can unlock) and the combat system to complete these. The skills usually let you have more health, or do more damage so there's not much variety here, but the combat system is a bit unique.

Walk towards an enemy and you'll be auto-attacking it. Auto-attacking gives you skulls and the more skulls you collect the more damage you can dish out if you decide to manually attack. I wouldn't say it's a deep system, but you have to use a bit of strategy to defeat some of the tougher enemies or if there are a lot of enemies spawning. Unfortunately, it's the only positive thing I have to say about this game.

Because it's clearly made for phones and the gameplay is just too shallow to be enjoyed on the PC I just can't recommend this game. Skip.

[Rating: 57/100]
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Anticipated this game since i saw it on greenlight, and i was NOT disapointed. Absolutely love the game!
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22 of 40 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
The first time I tried this game on my Android phone I was blown away, never before had I seen such a great game with such a colorful and excelent art style.

And naturally after playing the first 10 lvls, that were in the game, before you had to upgrade to one of 3 versions, i chose the 3 star version just to support the devs of the game. To my big surprise it was released on Steam and for me this was an instant purchase, no questions asked. It might just be a straight port, which does not bother me what so ever, because it is an awesome and fun game.

So instant purchase for me, well worth the 5£
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Had this game on kindle fire and loved it. got it on here and love it even more with controller rather then touch control. deffinetly worth the 5 dollors to get it
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Great game, controls work pretty well in my opinion to. I would recommend this to just about every person i know but the only reason that its "about everyone" is that the enemy AI can be frustrating at times, but this is still a great game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
to be honest wasnt expecting much from a 5 dollar game but i was pleasently surprised. less 30 minutes in and i was hooked. fun easy to learn game play, chill music, and fun graphics. this game is definitely well worth what you pay!!!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od-3Whiad3I

Reaper - Tale of a Pale Swordsman is an interesting take on the action-RPG genre, with elements of 2D brawlers and choice-based narrative thrown into the mix. But how well does it combine all those elements, and can a mobile game really live up to the standard of similar titles for the PC?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
good game. your a badass doing badass things. pretty fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
old school style, nice art, easy to play but hard to stop playing. Really good game 8/10
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