Reaper is cuteness-slasher excellence for all mobile platforms (WP & BB included!)


Developer: HexageDownload: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Amazon, Ouya
Genre: Action/RPGPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)

If you enjoy light-hearted, art-heavy action games, have a look at Reaper. It's a perfect harmony of soft, candy-colored visuals (that don't feel grotesquely sugary, mind you!) and casual platforming with lots of sword-bashing. The storyline, in a nutshell, concerns an anonymous black swordsman that "must take countless quests and uncover the secrets of the Wilderness".

We're too early in the game to really "get" what's going on in this land full of charms and cute, but dangerous "frenemy" types, but so far, the trip's been worth it. Reaper is incredibly polished in terms of presentation and gameplay. Screenshots speak enough of the gorgeous graphics, but you have to experience the smoothness of in-game movements for yourself. Yes, it is a legitimate action game that's full of sword combos, weapon upgrades, armors, accessories, and skills to unlock. But at the same time, it's so beautiful, that playing it doesn't feel like a rush towards bloody victory, but like a fairy-tale delight. That's a welcome refresher among one too many gory hack-n-slashers that push gratuitous violence in awkward graphics and don't do much else.

Enough spinning prose. Reaper is out for every relevant and not so relevant mobile platform out there - Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Amazon, and Ouya. The first 10 levels are free, the rest are unlocked with in-app purchases.

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