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 23

Version 1.8 Released

Version 1.8 comes with a detailed status panel for creatures and game objects, a rebalanced weapon set, and a couple of fixes that some of you might have waited for.



Once you've battled a certain amount of a specific enemy type, the newly implemented status panel will show detailed information about their stats and allow you to optimize your tactics for coming encounters. Those deadly snakes here have their weak spot revealed already: zero resistances and low hitpoints! That makes them the perfect target for any kind of magical damage and/or effects that are triggered by potions or weapon enchantments. Any non-Dex build should account for that before going into battle or avoid them in the first place.

On the other hand, the panel allows you to examine your character's state and find out what enchantments are currently active and how long they will last, among other things. This time, I had my Speed build equipped with a sword that has a chance to cast an accuracy buff when striking to compensate for the lack of Attack Rating.



Also, Battlepaths says goodbye to XNA and now runs on MonoGame, which should fix many of the issues that several gamers encountered when trying to run the game.

Changelog

  • added a status panel for creatures and game objects
  • rebalanced stats of common weapons
  • tweaked the drop system
  • all smith items are now enhanced with a small chance to be superior
  • fixed fullscreen issue where fullscreen would not work on machines with multiple monitors attached
  • fixed several issues that made the game crash on certain systems
  • fixed several issues that prevented the game to run on certain systems

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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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Mixed (674 reviews)
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◕ ‿ ◕ Hayuka ◠◡◠
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game is ok if u like turn based games.
I like the graphics and the different ways to play this game. It can be really funny and also hard.

Get this game on a sale or in a pack of keys.
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TheSupremeDuck25 -[FF]-
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 2
Product received for free
i got this game for free, i would pay to get it out of my library
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Lucasones
5.9 hrs
Posted: July 21
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Mr Windblade
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKvsLUBnYyE

30 minutes of Battlepaths footage.

Not much to say - the game hits all the right marks, but still somehow feels underwhelming. This game is for hardcore fans of the genre who have simply run out of everything else to play. This game doesn't hold a candle to genre staples like Tales of Maj'Eyal or ADOM, both of which have superior gameplay, interfaces, and characters.

It's a competent game, and is priced reasonably, but so much of the game's core mechanics have been done better elsewhere.
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BlackEagle1519
3.3 hrs
Posted: July 8
Product received for free
Boring flash garbage about cockeyed guy who can't hit a ♥♥♥♥. I lost my patience, time and good agc. for 6 0.04€ cards...
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Lady Tesla
5.7 hrs
Posted: July 7
Art style of a Newgrounds flash game from 2007, nttawwt. An old school encounter system, nttawwt. 8-directional movement, nttawwt. A kind of humor one might find waiting in the aisles at the local cards and collectibles shop, nttawwt. Problem is, it's just not for me.
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Milkman
4.1 hrs
Posted: July 3
Its ok just reminds me of a mobile game which is a problem by itself but if you ever get it for 49 cents go for it, you get cards anyways, but don't pay 5 bucks for it not even close to being worth 5 bucks.
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Scarey
4.6 hrs
Posted: July 1
bad
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Rural Jihad
6.7 hrs
Posted: June 30
Don't waste your time on this game, If you want something similiar(a simple, monster whacking RPG) play Shiren the Wanderer or Diablo 1.
"Battlepaths is a loot-centric"
Loot-centric indeed becouse without grinding loot or levels you'll get your ♥♥♥ kicked, merchants sell good stuff only in the beginning, so you'll have tons of useless gold. Oh and the loot is always armor, boots, helmet, amulet or one handed melee weapon, that's it, you don't even have shields in this game.
"addictive 2D-RPG"
It was playable for 2-3 hours at most, but that's becouse I haven't played any simple RPGs(which I love) in a while. It can hardly be called even a simple RPG as there is only warrior class, you can't even rename your hero(he's always called Ralph or something, it's probably dev's name) and you don't have any skills(aside from "specials" that you activate to get+movement speed for few turns for example, which would do but you can have 4 max and I only had 2 on the level 17).
"excellent loot system"
Basicly anything that rolled without +damage is nearly useless, most of what you'll find is complete trash.
"The battle begins in Babatula, the first of three big realms to explore."
It's tiny, especially non-story dungeons, they are like one room, i'm not kidding, you enter something called the viper cave and it's just one room. And those bigger dungeons are annoying to explore becouse there is no map.
"You can choose to play in different realms that each have their own landscape and their own set of creatures"
The most boring, typical fantasy landscapes you'll ever see in your life and reskins of the same of creatures - mages, archers(basicly mages but without resists), strong melee fighters, quick melee fighters and weak enemies that can't do ♥♥♥♥ to you. That's basicly it.
"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. "
Regardless of your "build" all you'll ever do is press attack to whack enemy with your melee weapon, and sometimes use healing potions on yourself and throw damage/sleep potion, maybe throw a summon potion so that enemies can unfocus you for one turn. That's it, there are no potions of poison, weakness(even though there is poison and weakness status effects in the game) or anything, at least not in the first and second realms that i've played, all the atack/summon/heal potions were the same ♥♥♥♥ as in the very beginning but stronger.
Only your character has movement and attack animation, overall this games looks like an amatuer tileset for a roguelike while having zero content in comparison.
This is a game that should've been free, devs are still bugfixing it, but should've just abandoned it long ago and focus on making something better.
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tiagusalex
18.7 hrs
Posted: June 28
Don't expect Dragon Age or The Witcher here.
It's simple, kind of retro and it's fun though.
2D turn-based hack-n-slash?
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
55 of 68 people (81%) 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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70 of 98 people (71%) 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 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people 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 47 people (68%) 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 65 people (65%) 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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19 of 24 people (79%) 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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24 of 34 people (71%) 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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45 of 73 people (62%) 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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