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  • Summary: Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a story driven by exploration of the world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 2, 2017
    90
    Battle Chasers is a great game and great RPG. I love the rich characters and their background. The art style makes this whole experience beautiful. The story, while I have not completed it yet, has captured me and I can’t wait to see where it goes. I think anyone who enjoys RPGs will enjoy Battle Chasers.
  2. CD-Action
    Dec 19, 2017
    85
    An excellent modern nod towards the likes of Final Fantasy, and a beautifully drawn, masterfully animated feast for the eyes. [12/2017, p.72]
  3. Oct 2, 2017
    84
    Atmospheric and very beautiful dungeon crawler with thrilling tactical and complex round-based strategy battles in a lively cartoon world.
  4. Oct 11, 2017
    80
    There’s a solid 20-40 hours of game packed into Battle Chasers, more if you like to build characters, dungeon delve, and explore all the hidden nooks and crannies. For $30, there’s more on offer here than most modern AAA games..What it lacks in AAA flash and pomp, Battle Chasers more than makes up for with compelling gameplay and incredible story and art direction.
  5. Oct 10, 2017
    78
    Classic but stylish, Battle Chasers: Nightwar has a truly inspired art direction and tons of good ideas; unfortunately, some bugs ruin the experience of a pretty unique RPG. Airship Syndicate needs to fix this, as soon as possible, so that the game can reach its true potential.
  6. Oct 4, 2017
    75
    As pretty as Nightwar is, the need to continually grind within the game creates an experience that is difficult to force yourself through. This is in spite of the truly engaging battle system, which offers layers of strategic combat that make it stand out from similar turn-based RPG’s. There’s a great world to explore in this game; if only it didn’t take so much grinding to properly enjoy it.
  7. Jun 24, 2019
    50
    This is the type of game that should be an automatic hit for RPG players, but there is something missing in the complete package. The graphics are good, and typical genre staples are present, but ultimately it gets lost in itself. Overall this is a solid title, but in the end it lacks heart. It does everything averagely, and nothing especially rises above, or provides anything unique - unfortunate, as its ingredients definitely lend itself to what might have been a really great game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Oct 8, 2017
    10
    Quote to:
    Game for people who love turn-based and rpg games.
    + Good optimization)) Yes in 2017 this is + + Music + Design + Animation +
    Quote to:
    Game for people who love turn-based and rpg games.
    + Good optimization)) Yes in 2017 this is +
    + Music
    + Design
    + Animation
    + Style
    - Simple storyline
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  2. Oct 8, 2017
    10
    Great game from every angle. Especially art work quality is high. And it's price is suprisingly low compared it's quality. Controls has noGreat game from every angle. Especially art work quality is high. And it's price is suprisingly low compared it's quality. Controls has no problem dont mind about that complains. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2017
    10
    Game for people who love turn-based and rpg games.
    + Good optimization)) Yes in 2017 this is +
    + Music + Design + Animation + Style -
    Game for people who love turn-based and rpg games.
    + Good optimization)) Yes in 2017 this is +
    + Music
    + Design
    + Animation
    + Style
    - Simple storyline
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  4. Oct 20, 2017
    8
    I'm going to be quick.
    PROS-
    Beautiful graphics, it's like being inside the comic. Great sound FX and BGM. Amazing Visual FX Decent voice
    I'm going to be quick.
    PROS-
    Beautiful graphics, it's like being inside the comic.
    Great sound FX and BGM.
    Amazing Visual FX
    Decent voice acting

    CONS-
    Prior the first update, the game was very clunky for some players. A lot of FPS drops, playing with the mouse+keyboard is NOT recommended because it has input lag, way too much while navigating the menus.

    Difficulty seems to still be a problem, even after the patch, you gotta do a lot of XP farming because the difficulty gap goes sky rocket after you reach lvl 10. So always try to be at least 3 or 5 levels above the required level for some missions and hunts.

    If you are NOT a fan of turn based RPG, then this game won't be for you, because the characters take quite sometime to attack due the animations. Don't get me wrong, the animations for each normal and special attacks are well made, but for some people they feel kinda slow.

    All in all, if you were a fan of the comic+ a fan of turn based RPG, then this game is a MUST for you.
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  5. Nov 23, 2017
    6
    An adequate if unspectacular game. The visuals are nicely done and if you like the artwork of Joe Madureira it's very pretty. Audio is more ofAn adequate if unspectacular game. The visuals are nicely done and if you like the artwork of Joe Madureira it's very pretty. Audio is more of a 50/50 with the voice acting being nicely done while the music is pretty boilerplate and generic. Story is nothing special for fans of RPGs or the Battle Chasers comics.

    The biggest issues with the game are some questionable design decisions like only being able to craft in dungeons or apply enchants in very specific locations. Most of what you accumulate from drops is crafting loot, but 90% of the time gear you can craft is severely dwarfed by items you can buy or earn from the Heroic or Legendary dungeon completion boxes.

    Difficulty is also wildly inconsistent as trash enemies often posed a more annoying threat than dungeon bosses. The exception to this being some of the Hunt targets; in particular the Mire of the Deep hunt boss only has two attacks and one is a group wide attack with heavy damage plus a severe poison effect. If you get unlucky and he only uses this attack the fight becomes basically un-winnable.

    Nightwar is a competent game but fails in some vital areas to rise above other classic style turn-based RPGs; especially coming out in the same year as the exceptional Persona 5 and Divinity: Original Sin 2.
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  6. May 23, 2018
    6
    Mixed game. It's a blend between action rpg (real time dungeons exploration with puzzle elements like Zelda) and turn based rpg (combat isMixed game. It's a blend between action rpg (real time dungeons exploration with puzzle elements like Zelda) and turn based rpg (combat is turn based japan-console style)
    Good visual, good price on gog (for an indie game), easy to grasp, not too long.
    Problems lies in:
    a) repetitive gameplay expecially during fights...you will use the same moves over and over again ..poison-fire-magic-bleeding damage all have the same impacts in gameplay ... enemy recycled trough levels that only change teirs colour...you get the idea
    b) Lots of grinding
    c) Very few npcs with almost no interactions with the party and almost no dialogues
    But this game have some potential and probabily (if they have more money to invest) it could have a good sequel .
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  7. Nov 30, 2018
    0
    Nice art but really awful boring game, nothing new from past jrpgs this thing tries to copy.

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