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Mixed or average reviews- based on 89 Ratings

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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 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. May 6, 2019
    6
    Slightly above average generic RPG
    So there are positives here, the game's got a nice perks mechanic, it's enemies vary from types making
    Slightly above average generic RPG
    So there are positives here, the game's got a nice perks mechanic, it's enemies vary from types making even slimes annoying in later stages, every main character plays different than the other, you can choose the difficulty of the dungeon you're going, good looking, innovates on little things from RPGs.
    So the cons... when the game is generic, is SUPER GENERIC, when it is not trying too much it's not trying at all, you can get to a grind block even if you play the story and every enemy, game uses % which make a single level the difference between dying in a dungeon and breezing through it. The story seeming like something new, but has a pitiful twist with a cliff hanger and mostly feels generic.
    The combat seemed good, but it's only the variety of stages that keeps you going, since the enemies after stage 3 will be recycle and repurposed.
    Voice acting varies from great to trash, when you find the best comp you won't use the others in any circumstance, the world is way too small.
    Lots of questions, especially the first one in the story, is not answered and completely forgotten.
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  5. Mar 12, 2018
    6
    10h of game content split over a 35h game.

    Time is the game is spent 75% battle, 20% menus and 5% story. Combats that are 100% win chance
    10h of game content split over a 35h game.

    Time is the game is spent 75% battle, 20% menus and 5% story.
    Combats that are 100% win chance by repeatedly spamming the attack button can still take many minutes per battle!

    Its not really possible to just play the story since you have to spend a lot of time grinding for levels just to increase levels high enough to get to the next story element.

    I think if you could skip the grinding I would give it a 8 or 9/10 but since you have to spend an insane amount of time in pointless and slow battles I ended up with a 6/10.
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  6. Sep 5, 2018
    5
    Its a fantastic turn based game. But some stupid decisions by the developers totally destroyed the game. When you reach level 11 the gameIts a fantastic turn based game. But some stupid decisions by the developers totally destroyed the game. When you reach level 11 the game starts to become unbearable of how strong the enemies becomes. You need to farm like crazy in this game to be able to progress. I understand that farming is part of the game. But too much farming is not either the way to make it fun. Do NOT force it. Let the super challenge be in NG+ for people who want it.
    I stopped playing the game after 20h. I am sad that I lost 20h on a game that was not worth it.

    PROS:
    Great mechanics.
    Beautiful graphics.
    Badass characters.
    Good Combat.
    Loots, armors, weapons and upgrades.

    CONS:
    Story is pretty boring. It could have had more soul to it.
    Level of difficulty is very bad balanced. Its not impossible to finish the game. But you need to put hell a lot of time in farming up XP. And I find that stupid. Farming now and then is cool put forcing to farm hundreds of hours is stupid...
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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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