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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44 of 53 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
94.5 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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42 of 65 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.7 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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 7 people (71%) 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 15 people (60%) 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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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
124.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Great game! Already played it 70+ hours and still start it from time to time.
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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
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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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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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
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Turn based diablo game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
annoying game zzzz
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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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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
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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