Reaper Tale of a Pale Swordsman gets mobile hack and slash right

first_imgThe most common problem with mobile games is the difficulty found coping with the interface in order to enjoy the game. Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman has found a fun way around this issue, and in doing so has created an incredibly fun game available on most mobile platforms.We’ve come to expect great things from Hexage, the mobile game developer team responsible for half a dozen amazing games on iOS, Android, and other platforms. Their games range from tower defense to robot combat and even a quirky spaceship shooter. Each of their games is skillfully crafted to play nice with a wide variety of screen sizes, so you get the same experience on the iPhone 5 as you do on the Surface RT and everything in between.Their latest title puts you in control of a tiny swordsman, who has been awakened from a deep sleep to reset the natural order of things in the fight between a savage magical wilderness and a steam era imperial empire. This is Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman.Reaper’s greatest asset is its controls. Instead of resigning the user to a virtual D-Pad with simple controller style buttons, the whole screen is your playground. The control area is split into several zones, making it so you tap with your left thumb to go left or right in this 2D world.The left hand side of the screen has a pair of left and right indicators to keep you on the right path, but you can use any point in the space directly above that icon to move your player around. The right hand side of the screen is for combat, which is a combination of gestures and taps . You swipe around to make lunging attacks, while swiping up and down to perform more local slashing moves. Tapping controls jumping and double jumping, as well as a spinning attack for opponents in the air. It takes a minute to get used to, which is helped immensely by the tutorial offered in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it you’ll not want to go back to a virtual D-Pad. If you’ve got a physical controller for your device, Reaper supports that input style as well.You can play Reaper for free until your character reaches level 10. At that point you’ll be capped, and moving forward without paying for the game will be increasingly difficult. At level 6, the game will start asking you if you’d like to upgrade to the full version. Reaper’s full version is split into two versions, allowing you to pay up to $4.99 for a special edition of the game that includes unique weaponry and items.So far, Reaper is exactly the kind of quality we’ve all come to expect from Hexage, and well worth adding to your mobile collection.Now read: Dice releases Battlefield 4 PC system requirements VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Reapter Spin AttackReapter Spin AttackReaper StatsReaper Random EncounterReaper Level UpReapter Paylast_img read more