Battlepaths is a loot-centric and addictive 2D-RPG featuring neat monster hacking, an excellent loot system, and great variety in character development. Learn skills, use powerfull potions, and hunt down the Chaos Overlord.
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Release Date: Oct 28, 2012

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May 3

Version 1.8 Beta - Fullscreen Fix, Platform Fixes, New Features

Hello there!

Another update is currently available as a beta and it should fix many of the problems that some of you might have had with the game. In particular, the game should now

  • Run on all Windows platforms (including Windows 10)
  • Run on many more Linux distributions without extra work
  • Run in fullscreen mode on all systems and platforms
And of course, there's no Battlepaths update without new stuff. This time, we added a detailed info panel for creatures and game objects that shows up when moving the mouse cursor over them. Also, we've rebalanced the stats of all common weapons to make them more attractive compared to the uniques.

public beta access with pw: srdfs978fw23f

We'd love to hear from you in the corresponding discussion thread!

http://steamcommunity.com/app/296050/discussions/0/357284131800000343/

For the beta, you might need to install the .NET Framework 4.5 on your Windows machine manually to get the game running. In the official release, this will be taken care of by the Steam client.

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About This Game

Battlepaths is a loot-centric and addictive 2D-RPG featuring neat monster hacking, an excellent loot system and a huge variety of character development. Learn skills, use powerfull potions, and hunt down the Chaos Overlord. The battle begins in Babatula, the first of three big realms to explore.

Battlepaths offers a sophisticated drop system that generates countless different items along with more than 50 unique items. The character customization allows you to create a unique hero with its own strengths and weaknesses. You can build a heavy, damage dealing tank, a deadly ninja that utilizes high speed and agility to attack his victims from out of nowhere, a true master of mind who crushes his foes with powerful combinations of special abilities, or something in between.

You can choose to play in different realms that each have their own landscape and their own set of creatures. The many superior items you will find can be exchanged between different characters, one of which will eventually become the first powerful enough to face the Chaos Overlord.

Prepare yourself for Battlepaths!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 175 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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Mightyelk
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Buy something else.
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南Galih
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Like This Game
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EXPERIMENTONGOD
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Poor man's Diablo/Torchlight:

+ Good amount of looting
+ Decent music

- Extremely low production value. Even if you equip an axe your character is still holding a knife (...)
- Combat is boring/clunky
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Conr
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
best 14 minutes of my life
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ixurge
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
played 15 minutes.
bored to death.
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Nexiu
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Avoid this. I swear to God, you don't want to play it. You can find something better for the same price.
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intel
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
not my type and kinda boring
idling for card drops
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popner
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
Amazing experience for me: Open the game for the first time -> open the inventory as tutorial said -> some random action -> find out an item duplication bug.

How it works:
1) Move the item you want to copy (item A) to an empty slot
2) Drag A to an equipment slot. Now the item should stick to the cursor
3) Press TAB 4 times to switch between panels. There should be 2 items now, one in the inventory (A') and one on the cursor (A)
4) Click A'. If the item is not stackable, put it somewhere else.

P.S. The game crashed 2 times while I was writing this review.
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TwinTechBassHead
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
Don't play this the only reason i did was because i got it on {LINK REMOVED} as a free bonus. Just don't get this for the love of all things holy just don't.
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tqwert19
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
junk
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tqwert21
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
garbage
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cabfe
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
A pleasant turn-based Hack&Slash, ideal for those who discover the genre or want simplified mechanics.
The graphics may look simplistic at first but they are coherent and even cute at times.
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PepsyPlease
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
Considering it's price this game is ok. You may want to buy it on some winter/summer sale.
Character development could be better (like more skills and abilities) but still kept me playing, exploring for quite a while and even tried hardcore mode.
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Democracy
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
Fun and you'll learn what to do quickly.
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tyranosauros
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Awful, simply, awful.
Crashed for no reason, lost all my progress, I hope this gets taken off steam.
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Hypthekid
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
PROS

* Weirdly addictive.
* You'll like it if you are enthusiastic about loots.
* When in sale, it's on sale like 90% off.
* Cards

CONS

* Extremely repetitive and boring.
* We don't get the feeling of being in an action even in the boss levels. (oh, there's this guy, oh, i killed him.)
* It sharply becomes hard.
* There isn't any animation. It looks like it was made with little or no effort.
* You don't have a wide selection of building your character.

It's very mediocre. But it's worth IF ONLY it's on 90% sale.
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Vmaxman
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
no me gusta
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Morgana
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
My character's game looks funny in the game, still trying to hack my way through with cheat engine.
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Yung Normie$
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
it's easy, it's time consuming, it's fun but it isn't worth the 5 dollars, grab it when it's on sale
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Considering it's price this game is ok. You may want to buy it on some winter/summer sale.
Character development could be better (like more skills and abilities) but still kept me playing, exploring for quite a while and even tried hardcore mode.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
A fun Turn Based RPG that in some ways reminds me of Diablo II. Especially the music, which is incredible collection of Guitar tracks, and extremely reminiscent of Diablo II's Act II Soundtrack.

The gameplay CAN get a tad repetitive, but for a casual RPG this is very much worth your time.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Avoid this. I swear to God, you don't want to play it. You can find something better for the same price.
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50 of 61 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
It's often that I wish there was a third button, one that pats the devs in the back and says: "A for effort, now on to making something better".

There's little actually wrong with this little turn based hack&slash game. It's partially procedurally generated, you can collect some (not superbly interesting) loot, do "kill all orcs" and "clear the dungeon" types of quests, level up some basic stats, push some levers in dungeons, and teleport back to the base village to sell or stash your stuff. The price for it is right, it isn't badly made, I don't hate the graphics and I actually enjoyed the music and sound design. But there is little really interesting or novel here, and the gameplays is frankly eh... dull.

So yuh, I don't feel like these devs did enough wrong to deserve a downvote. But in a world where you can regularly pick up Torchlight and even Torchlight II for the same price tag, I just don't see why you'd choose this game instead.
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67 of 93 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
It plays like a roguelike, but it's basically just a generic loot-driven RPG. It has really inconsistent balance (scenarios 1 and 2 are really easy, and then scenario 3 killed me a whole lot, for instance) and a bunch of mind-bogglingly bad design decisions, too, like the Halls of Challenge not giving any XP at all.

In the end this is a game I can't really recommend to anyone! Go play a good loot-driven RPG (see: Titan Quest, Torchlight 2, Diablo 3, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing), a good turn-based RPG (Avadon or Avernum), or a good roguelike (ADOM, Tales of Maj'Eyal) depending on what made you look at this game.

(EDIT: Version 1.7 added the ability to get XP in the Anti Babatula area of the Halls of Challenge, and quite a lot of it. This makes hitting level 35 much more reasonably possible by running through the Anti Goblin Cave a few times, if you're really determined to do that.

It still doesn't fix most of my problems with the game, but it was worth pointing out.)
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
I got this game as a bundle and really cheap so I didn't start with very high hope for this game.

Well I was right! Don't put very high hope for this game.

On Steam review I can only choose Yes to recommend and No to not Recommend. But sometime like this game i would love to have an option "Neither".

This is not a terrible game but it's just too simple. It's simpler than the old Windows 3.2 Game Castle in the Winds. Which i played over 20 years ago.

The graphic is decent for indie, The Combat is very simple and there are not much choice for spells and ability.

Basic you build up your character and use ability to cover the short coming in order to get though tough fights.

You had to save and exit many times to level up and get items to win the tough fights.

I have just played 1 game of hardcore to get achievements and 22 hours later, right after I get the last achievement that require me to play hardcore I died on the last floor of Brutal challenge room.

This means i have to start over. But since i already achieved over 60% achievements and all the rest ones are just more grinding of exact same content over i don't think i will play this game for a second time.

Over all I would rate this piece 5/10. If you can get this game cheap and there are no other game for you to play... Give this piece a try.
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32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
This game is like a simplified version of Dungeons of Dredmor but without the humor. It feels more like a glorified flash game. That said, I am still enjoying it for what it is. If your in the mood for something light, give this a try.
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42 of 64 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
This game is a very fun, fast turn-based arpg. It reminds me alot of diablo (I think the background music in the town of Babatula is intentionally similar to the in-town music in diablo), but is a deeper game with its own unique style and character. There is a lot of loot and great variety of ways to build your character, Rick. I like the 2d, almost cartoonish character graphics and the art in general. This is some of the best turn-based hack and slash you can get for 5 bucks.

I also bought this game on Xbox Live in 2012- btw, shame on xbox for their shoddy support for indie games - I owned my xbox 360 for 5 years before I even realized there were indie games available. Xbox does nothing to promote indie games despite the large number of quality games, frequently available for just a dollar.
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
The trailer for this game is exactly what you get, so if you enjoyed it, you will enjoy this game. It is a combat-based action RPG in the style of an older Diablo game with a focus on straightforwardness, simplicity, and an absurd, lovable, and cartoonish style. The main character, Rick, is a melee fighter that you can augment by choosing different stats and items to wear.

Like Diablo, the fun of the game is in beating things up and finding items. Rick accomplishes both of these by slamming his knife into enemies until they die in Rogue-like fashion. The strategy comes how you plan ahead by choosing what to wear, what to carry, where to stand, etc. rather than the actual combat, which is mostly just your stats comparing with the monsters and deciding how to use your consumable items. You also have a special meter that can be used to give yourself a boost for a short time. It's easy to understand and enjoyable.

Once you finish the game, you can try again with a different character and a stat focus. There are 9 or 10 special abilities you can pick as you level, some of which are passive. You can have up to 4, but some of them won't be relevant for the way you're playing. For example, I wouldn't choose a power like Flash (which uses your special meter to teleport you) on a character focused on Strength and Speed because I would never have enough Willpower to use it consistently. Or similiarly, I wouldn't choose Eagle Eye (which raises your attack rating and critical hit rate) on a character with a high Dexterity because I would already be hitting everything accurately and it would be redundant. You can choose a special ability to focus on one path, use in an emergency, or to balance out a weakness. There are enough different combinations and achievements to play through the game several times if you want.

If the store page appeals to you and you're looking for a light, enjoyable game, I recommend this. It's exactly what it looks like and it has enough depth for me to enjoy 90+ hours.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
The looting is fun for a while, but later on the level designer says "Screw it, I'm just going to place all the toughest monsters here, and hope the player won an RNG roll and got some kind of game breaking weapon". Which would be fine if the game were engaging enough to warrant grinding. But it's not.

It's on sale for under a dollar often enough. Buy it then, if you need a time killer in your library.
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44 of 72 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
In short: it's turn-based casual simplified Diablo.

No,really, quests that are "kill them all", respawning monsters/loot, suffix-prefix loot system, magic drop boosts, two-three meaningful parameters (DPS, attack/defence (chance to hit/be hit), three resistances). And that's all.

If you are fond of err... flash-like rogie-lite games, it can be your game. Otherwise - too cheap and simply. Worth to spend one-two coffee-breaks in my opinion, but no more. 60/100.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Pros: Turn based, classic 80-90s style, not really roguelike, k.i.s.s. design (not the band)
Cons: Want to wait till it's on sale, kinda repetitive, same monsters over and over, kinda repetitive

Overall: Fun casual game. Your not going to get 2k hours on it, but a fun way to spend 50-100 hours. Grab it when under $5.
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
While it isn't terrible, Battlepaths plays like a game that should be free on Kongregate.

There are no options to speak of other than turning fullscreen off and on. Which means you can't rebind the awful keyboard layout (you actually have to use Esc for more than just bringing up the game menu!) and you can't adjust any audio setting besides turning off the music.

For a rogue lite, it has a shockingly low challenge level. The death penalty (yeah, you can come back to life!) just subtracts a small amount of experience and gold and sets you at the entrance to the map you were on, leaving all the monsters in their current state.

It ends up just being really boring and annoying to play. Buy when it's 80-90% off if you're curious, otherwise stay away. Go play Dungeons of Dredmor instead.
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38 of 63 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
I've played the xbox version, so I decided to buy this version. It's a pretty interestingly deep strategy RPG style game, with a large ingame world, and a great art style, it's got a pretty nice price for all the content you get. Buy it if RPG(s) are your cup of tea.
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46 of 79 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2014
This is a roguelike, it is not an ARPG or at all similar to diablo which the other reviews have stated or compared to.

The paperdoll is horrible, I was wearing a bandana, a leather vest and an axe. Yet my character had the standard shirt, and dagger showing.

The combat is EXCRUSIATINGLY slow. I love playing roguelikes so speed is not a problem - I thought - before playing this game. There is, and I kid you not, a two - three second delay between each attack. There is no reason for this to be that slow, it just makes dungeons etc take way longer to complete.

No character creation.

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There are many other games with a similar pricetag that have more features than this. I was not impressed by the game at all.

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EDIT 1: "there are many other games with a similar pricetag that have more features than this." check out Tales of Maj Eyal. Not only is that the exact same price. It is also - hands down - the best roguelike out there.

EDIT 2: More detail
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Battlepaths tries for a Diablo feel, with its hack-n-slash style of gameplay and nice loot system, and town start music that I assume deliberately evokes Blizzard's classic. The gameplay is more simplistic than Diablo, however, with precious little in the way of special attacks and skills. Loot doesn't appear as randomised as it could be - there seem to be a lot of dupe weapons and armour. And my biggest grievance is the movement system - you can only move up, down, left and right, not diagonally. At first it's not an issue, but becomes a big pain when you're trying to kill a bunch of those #*&%@ ranged attackers. And I haven't come across any ranged weapons myself, which would have greatly appreciated. Battlepaths is still fun and rates a purchase, especially when it's on sale or as part of a bundle - just know what you're getting. NB. it's probably not massively replayable either.

PROS:
- fun, simple and addictive slashing and looting
- nice and clean art style and some good music
- loot is always great in any game

CONS
- loot system could afford to be deeper/more randomised
- very simplistic combat system may put off some
- control annoyances - can't move diagonally
- no ranged combat?
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2015
Battlepaths is a 2-D, Dungeon Crawler game with RPG and Turn-Based Strategy elements.

Let's go straight to what makes this game unique: whenever you encounter a monster, you will enter a turn based mode, where every move or attack any of you make consumes Movement Cost. Also, each time you attack, a Special bar will refill of a tiny bit of it length; when the bar is full you will be able to use a special attack.

These are the main features of this game, there is no more depth than this, and what will keep you playing for hours, will be decided by how much you like this simplistic gameplay. Other than this, it's the classic Dungeon Crawler, comprehensive of the usual Hardcore mode (where if you die the character you made is gone for good, and you have to start over), its need for a better gear, +%Magic Find builds or +%Special Ability builds or +%Physical Damage builds... Clean the dungeon, slay the boss, get the drops and repeat!

For a better and more detailed overview of Battlepaths' gameplay, I recommend you taking a look to this guide, written by a developer, will help you to know anything you may wish to know about Battlepaths' characteristics.
While it may look like I'm linking this guide out of laziness, I find it an easier way to inform you only about what you want to know, keeping the review short for a fast reading while enclosing anything you may want to know about the game.
You can find the aforementioned guide here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=265362424

The game plays quite well, being balanced enough to let you reach the end of it without much struggle, given that you'll be carrying few dozens of good health potions with you along the way.

However, I did find the game excessively grindy, especially when it comes to get more gold to buy more potions to explore the harder levels, and even more grindy when it comes to reach the top level or the maximum skill level for the weapon you're using. It literally takes dozens of hours of grinding, and I found this obnoxious, therefore why I'm not going to recommend this game.

Regardless of its bland graphic and the mediocre sound department, this game doesn't stand out among the dozens of dungeon crawlers out there. Buy it only if you struggle to find new Dungeon Crawlers to brun some time.

Graphic: 6/10
Sound: 6/10
Longevity: 7/10
Gameplay: 7/10

Overall: 6/10
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
Fun little game, absolutely worth the four bucks. Old 1 turn = 1 attack/movement game sadly no graphical upgrades as your armor gets cooler. But nice little time killer that has kept me entertained for a few hours.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2015
A pretty simple turn-based rpg, Very simple.

You'll start by choosing one of the five sets of attributes and the first realm, but if you complete the previous you'll unlock the next, for a total of 4 available realms.

You start moving around the map, get quests, explore other areas, fight monsters and complete the quests. Pretty few skills and thus pretty few mechanics if not normal attacks.

Surely not worth to buy, since it has been free a while ago from the writing of this review, but surely nice to give it a casual try.
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