Do you like action? Do you like RPGs? Do you like playing games on your Blackberry, period? Then you’ll be happy to hear about this next game called Reaper, by Hexage! The best part is that it’s totally free to download and install on your device, through Blackberry World. Unfortunately, the game is only compatible with the Blackberry Z10 and Z30 currently.
The free version has absolutely no limitations or in-game advertisements. You can continue to enjoy every aspect about the game until your character reaches level 10. At that point, you have to purchase one of the premium versions in order to continue playing. Quite frankly, I think it’s a fair trade-off especially since the free version has no hindrances on functionality.
There are several different mechanics at play in the game, a lot of which happened to be borrowed from popular RPG titles. Playing the game is a bit different though, and as I describe it you’ll start to see why.
When you’re on a mission or playing a level, all you need to do is move your character left or right on the screen with touch based controls. You can also jump when it’s called for. Attacks are generally automated, unless you want to call upon a more powerful attack. In the event that you need to dispatch an enemy faster, you can use swipe gestures for the different attacks. For example, while in the air you can swipe down to come crashing down on top of your foes with your weapon.
The controls are all conveniently placed on the bottom of the screen. In the bottom left corner you have the directional controls, and that’s pretty much all that is necessary. You can tap on the screen above the character to jump, and tap again while in the air to double jump. If you double tap the screen while airborne, your character will launch a volley of air based attacks effectively spinning in circles.
Depending on the various levels or quests, you will be charged with fighting various enemy types. Some of those enemies include giant blobs, buzzing bees, evil bats and more. Some enemy types are much harder to fight than others, taking many hits before being eliminated.
In the bottom center you can see your health, or as the game refers to it your ‘life’. Every type you are hurt you lose a bit, until eventually it runs out completely. Don’t worry though, your health is automatically replenished each time you finish a level. Speaking of levels, while you’re not busy playing you’re on the world map.
You can basically travel from location to location, completing quests, encountering different characters and even visiting virtual stores. It’s pretty much what you would expect from a mobile RPG of this caliber. You also earn experience for defeating enemies and completing quests, which is used to level up. Each time you gain a level you can increase your health, damage or speed.
The graphics are extremely well done, especially the world map. I felt like I was almost inside a fantasy painting. You should definitely check Reaper out if you have a Z10 or Z30 in your possession.
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