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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (42 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 28, 2012
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November 22

Trading Cards Released

We have finally released 11 trading cards for Battlepaths. They come along with 9 unlockable emoticons and 4 profile backgrounds. Go get them!

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October 9

Version 1.7 Released - Hardcore Mode And New Achievements

The newest update for Battlepaths has just been released and features a new hardcore mode. Characters created in this mode will stay dead, but items in your stash remain so that future characters can benefit from the awesome loot acquired so far. Four new achievements have been added that can only be obtained in this mode.

Also, we fixed an annoying bug where the game would hang when ranged creatures fought outside the viewport.

Finally, you can now gain XP in one of the areas in the Halls of Challenge which comes in handy when going for max character level. The other areas are still the best choice to gather your perfect equipment.

Enjoy!

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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

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 175 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 support
    • Hard Drive: 175 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Monogame framework required
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Great game! Already played it 70+ hours and still start it from time to time.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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).

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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This game is surprisingly fun and addictive!

It feels like a simplified version of Dungeons of Dredmor, minus the crafting system. The graphics are on flash games level but that doesn't mean it's bad. The anmation is there, sufficient to say the least. The loot system is pretty neat as well (reminds me of Diablo). If you love loot-focused games, you should definitely check this out. I should mention that there is also a Hardcore mode included in the game, where permadeath comes in play. Excellent for the masochistic souls!

Battlepaths comes highly recommended from me! I give it a personal 7/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
a generic 2d rpg/rouge like, might have been better if I wasn't constantly missing every attack, no real strategy to battles besides pressing forward
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Maybe there is a good game behind this ugly mask of atrocious artwork and interface design, i can't tell. Couldn't make myself play it.

Update: Apparently, ugly graphics isn't enough to stop me from playing a game that gives me poorly drawn swords with marginally better numbers on them and then throws slightly stronger monsters at me and OH MY GOD! why am I still playing this game?
It does scratch that "kill mobs - grab loot - level up - kill more mobs" itch and i have to confess the later parts of the game may be challenging if you're not careful with your build. Still I can't recommend buying this game at full price because production value is lower than in some free games.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Bad Game. Not worth any money.
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50 of 68 people (74%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
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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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
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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39 of 57 people (68%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
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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37 of 57 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
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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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
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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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
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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39 of 69 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Honestly, Battlepaths isn't up there with Maj'Eyal, The Pit and Dredmore, but its a surprisingly decent roguelike that can be surprisingly difficult at times, especially against the end bosses.

My one main complaint that there's very little music.
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20 of 36 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
It was alright, a bit low quality. Fun unique RPG mechanics and loot
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Fun, old skool RPG. Again goes to show that while glitzy graphics are cool to look at, gameplay is KING. And this game, while I've only spent a short time playing, has polished gameplay and slick interface. Hope there will be more....
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Great little game with only a few minor annoyances if you enjoyed Dungeons of Dreadmor you should enjoy this too!

Video Review Below:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=269704575
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Great game! I'm totally addicted...
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