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  • Summary: Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre-greats and the 90’s cult comic book. Experience deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a story driven by exploration of the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Nov 29, 2018
    95
    Akin to nights in the basement, with a party gathered around a friend brooding behind the DM's screen, Battle Chasers: Nightwar feels like a classic romp in a dungeon with some dragons. Though the adventure is new, it still feels familiar. Airship Syndicate has impressively refreshed some staple conventions with modern concepts, maintaining a comfortable level of nostalgia that exemplifies the best qualities from RPGs of yore. It's just fun to load up and be enchanted by.
  2. Oct 2, 2017
    87
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar will conquer you from the beginning with its mix of JRPG combat-system, western aesthetics and gameplay for all tastes.
  3. Oct 20, 2017
    80
    Gorgeous to look at and packing some seriously satisfying dungeon dust-ups, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a great RPG. Its story may struggle to surprise and its pacing is a little on the slow side, but stick with it and you'll get lost in a deep and rewarding adventure.
  4. Oct 2, 2017
    79
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar proves to be a solid turn-based RPG with polished mechanics, interesting dungeons, beautiful artwork and animation, and a lot distractions to keep you entertained. Despite some UI and performance issues, fans of the genre should still find it to be a game that is worth their time.
  5. 75
    While not without its fair share of problems and technical issues, Battle Chasers: Nightwar still manages to provide plenty of tense battles that challenge players. It’s a shame that the characters never get to show their full personalities throughout, and that dungeons lack the personality of a truly great role-playing game, but even these issues can’t hold it back from being a worthwhile time for players.
  6. Oct 17, 2017
    70
    I’m sure a patch will fix the crashes soon, but otherwise, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is one of the few RPGs I’ve played recently that respects the player’s time and rewards them with story beats, smart dungeon designs and great characters. It may not be perfect, but when it comes to RPGs, it’s a step in the right direction.
  7. Oct 2, 2017
    50
    In essence, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a pretty average RPG with some interesting tweaks to combat, but suffers from tedious crafting, bad party management, and padding and serious crashing issues that need to be addressed immediately.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Oct 10, 2017
    10
    Plenty of AAA games release with bugs yet achieve 8's 9's and 10's. Battle Chasers Nightwar is an indie game that deserves a 10 despite bugsPlenty of AAA games release with bugs yet achieve 8's 9's and 10's. Battle Chasers Nightwar is an indie game that deserves a 10 despite bugs on ps4 (which are being fixed this very second.) One of the more Original AND nostalgic game in recent history, Its a JRPG that makes JRPGs relevant again to a wider audience. From the outstanding art by Joe Madureira, to the Tactical turn-based mechanics to the loot filled diablo-esque dungeons, Nightwar ticks off all the boxes for a return of classic rpgs with modern flair. Its been a long wait for comic book fans, but the story in Nightwar is just as fun and adventurous as we all remember from the 1998 series. If you are in to RPGs even a little... Dont skip this game. (So far im over 60 hours in...) Expand
  2. May 8, 2020
    10
    Battle Chaser is a rlly good RPG game which is kinda different to some other RPG games out there.
    I like the atmosphere in this game, the
    Battle Chaser is a rlly good RPG game which is kinda different to some other RPG games out there.
    I like the atmosphere in this game, the story, the music and the battle System.
    I just kinda wish the battle speed would be higher than that and it would include an automatic battle system but it does not.

    Well it is still a rlly amazing rpg game which everyone who loves playing rpgs should have played. Plus it is not even an expensive game 2. I germany I have paid around 10€ for that game.
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  3. Mar 9, 2021
    10
    Beautiful artwork, 100% fun and authentic gameplay with challenging difficulties. The story is simple but still a catcher. An obvious 10.
  4. Nov 14, 2020
    8
    This game doesn't bring anything new or mindblowing to the table, but decent in every aspect. The battle system is fine, and challenging mostThis game doesn't bring anything new or mindblowing to the table, but decent in every aspect. The battle system is fine, and challenging most of the time ( this one is a tie braker to me and I wouldn't say it lightly ). The dungeon design is decent, the atmosphere is fine. Toying with perks, crafting, enchanting and skills have its depth. I would recommend if turn-based rpg-s are your thing. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2017
    8
    Great game. 10 hours in and not had any issues with crashing, yet. The art design and music is fantastic, the turn based battles are wellGreat game. 10 hours in and not had any issues with crashing, yet. The art design and music is fantastic, the turn based battles are well thought out with lots of abilities and perks to make it interesting. Story is fairly 'Meh' so far, which is my only real downside. Game is well worth the reduced asking price! Expand
  6. Oct 10, 2017
    8
    It's a decent RPG with mechanics very similar to old Septerra Core. If you are like me a "senile" player who remembers good ol' days this gameIt's a decent RPG with mechanics very similar to old Septerra Core. If you are like me a "senile" player who remembers good ol' days this game will bring many feels. Also haven't encounter any bugs or crashes thus far. Expand
  7. Nov 30, 2018
    0
    Boring game, just visuals with stolen gameplay from Jrpgs it desperately tries to mimic. Kickstarters still waiting for their promised comicsBoring game, just visuals with stolen gameplay from Jrpgs it desperately tries to mimic. Kickstarters still waiting for their promised comics Joe Mad, you little liar. Expand

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