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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"This time, Kouen and Lasharus play Battlepaths! A sensible title, because most paths lead directly into a battle!"
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April 13

Version 1.73 In Public Beta

Players can now opt into the public beta branch and play the most recent version of Battlepaths. Among several minor changes, you will now be able to rebind the keyboard controls. During beta, this has to be done by editing the file "keymapping.txt" in the install folder.

Also, the game got a little more verbose and you'll get informed when your hero receives any enchantments, e.g. when getting slowed, weakened, or poisoned, but also when you receive temporal boosts from your equipment.

You can opt-in using this password: srdfs978fw23f

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January 26

Version 1.72 Released - Halls Of Challenge Update

The Halls Of Challenge now contain another mysterious door for which you have to find the proper key. You might want to double check your equipment before entering!

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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
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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
I underestimated this game when I saw it, but after playing it I realized how enjoyable it is. Yes, this is one of those games.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
A simple little game of haack-n-slash, exploring, and sorting through piles of loot.

Easy to pick up and play, albeit the controls are a bit clunky.

For the price it's an enjoyable, casual romp in Fantasy RPG land when you want to whack some mobs but not be bogged down with a lot of micro-managing or other heavy elements. This is the perfect game to play for just those times.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Good game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
...and another typical RPG created in RPG Maker own engine on XNA/MonoGame (using C#)...
with cool developers and addictive (in diablo sense) gameplay!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A silly game to play ,just for fun ,lol
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
It's a simplified casual Diablo cartoon flash game.
However it works. 8/10.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
A very simplistic yet somewhat addicting RPG which plays like a turn based ARPG ala Diablo or Torchlight. Very little character customization and somewhat lackluster presentation but overall fun enough to be worth a couple of bucks for a single playthrough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I didn't expect to like this game. It looked hokey and cheesy. Sure the graphics looked decent, but the art looked like something I would have doodled back in high school. You know what though? It all pulls together brilliantly!

This RPG doesn't try to be overly complicated. It's a simple game, with simple controls and simple graphics. It's simple to play, and simply enjoyable.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Lopas
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Turn based diablo game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Only for those who like old school rpg's, other than that, avoid.

It's a simple Diablo, and main point of the game is to smash enemies and loot items. Fun game to play for a few hours, with nice cartoonish graphics of an old school games.

I recommend it only because there is nothing to DISLIKE, but it's not a game for everyone, so if you like this genre, you'll like the game, if not, like I said, avoid.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Diablo: Newgrounds Edition.

Pretty much the perfect game if you want to play Diablo on the school computers during your lunch break in 2003.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
It looks cheap but ONLY looks
*Have a good equipment and strategy to defeat the enemies
+ I want say something about the bats:
  • they are soo cute ^o^
  • with a item you can spawn bat(s) which they helping you (and you can kill they than)
*You have a limited invetory:
+you can sell your loot (you will find a lot. Very lot)
-The Main Hero don't change his look.
*All Humans looking like sleeping/tired or on drugs...
-No (default) screenshot function available

12/15 Good Roguelike
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
This Rogue-like game have:
* a good mechanism (with respawn function: It's not a "1 life try"-game)
* but about the look:
  • Only the Main Hero have a moving animation, the enemies- not. But attack animations are
  • The Humans looks like asleep or they living in a "Smoke Weed Everyday" -village
  • The bats are soo cute ^W^

4/5 Cute bats & "Yo men! What's up ?"-guys
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Cooool game. =)
I played it several times through in the Xbox360 version.
My son also played it A LOT of times through, also in the Xbox360.
My favorite attributes are speed and strength.
You can play it several times, with other style,
depending on the main attributes that you choose.
Happy to see it also available on steam.
Keep the good work guys. We want a seeequeeel. =)

PS: I LOOOOVE ACHIEVEMENTS!!! AWESOOOME ADDING!!!
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