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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: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jun 19, 2018
    95
    Despite having a shallow tutorial, Battle Chasers is perfect for RPG lovers and beginners in the genre, bringing everything a great RPG should have: an engaging storyline, dungeons full of loot, extensive Bestiary and a very different status/upgrade system. Even with time-consuming loadings giving a "brake" on the "flow" of the game, the player is compensated with magnificent artworks and tips on the loading screen.
  2. Jun 20, 2018
    85
    Battle Chasers: Nightware is pretty typical as far as turn based RPGs go, but its tight combat, beautiful production values and faithfulness to its source material make it worth checking out on Switch.
  3. May 27, 2018
    84
    Atmospheric and very pretty dungeon crawler with tactically thrilling and complex turn based fights in a living cartoon world.
  4. May 12, 2018
    80
    Battle Chasers: Nightwars is a damn good update to JRPGS of old, carrying the genre into 2018 without sacrificing what made it so appealing to begin with. The fact it’s now portable on the Switch just makes it better still.
  5. May 14, 2018
    80
    Despite a title that suggests it came out of a name generator, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a satisfying slice of JRPG that forges a confident, colourful character of its own from formulaic ingredients. The approachable comic style, plus a couple of neat mechanics that encourage experimentation, give it a freshness that belies the age-old systems at its core, and it doesn’t waste your time with filler. Depending on your skill, you’ll probably spend around 30 hours on the critical path – comparatively breezy in RPG terms – though there’s plenty of side content to occupy you beside the main quest, plus a trio of heroes you’ll probably shun on your first playthrough.
  6. May 24, 2018
    79
    Even though the content updates from the other platforms are included from the get-go and make this a decent port of the tactic role-playing to Switch, there is still too much grind, too many fights against weak opponents. Plus you encounter performance problems that were not present on other systems.
  7. May 11, 2018
    70
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a solid RPG with a strategic battle system and challenging dungeon-crawling, but it’s held back by its harsh reliance on grinding. Regardless, its slower playstyle can work in spurts thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode, which works well aside from some lag. If you are a retro RPG fan who won’t mind the grind, the game’s worth checking out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Oct 6, 2017
    10
    This score is to counteract the trolls that gave this game a negative review. As of the date of this post the game hasn't even been releasedThis score is to counteract the trolls that gave this game a negative review. As of the date of this post the game hasn't even been released yet and the Devs behind this game deserve a fare shake. I request metacritic take down all user reviews until the game is actually released Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2017
    10
    I am actually playing this on PC, and will buy it for SWITCH WHEN it is released because its awesome game and it will fit mobile platformI am actually playing this on PC, and will buy it for SWITCH WHEN it is released because its awesome game and it will fit mobile platform perfectly. Could someone state whats the reason he/she gave low score even though the actuall game is not out yet? Where is metacritic admin? Why is this even allowed? Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2017
    10
    To counter act the trolls until real reviews can be posted.

    to reiterate what a poster before has said. "This score is to counteract the
    To counter act the trolls until real reviews can be posted.

    to reiterate what a poster before has said.

    "This score is to counteract the trolls that gave this game a negative review. As of the date of this post the game hasn't even been released yet and the Devs behind this game deserve a fare shake. I request metacritic take down all user reviews until the game is actually released".
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  4. Apr 18, 2020
    8
    If you do not pay attention, at some point it becomes necessary to run and gain experience, because it is already not enough, if you just goIf you do not pay attention, at some point it becomes necessary to run and gain experience, because it is already not enough, if you just go along the plot, the game is just super. Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2018
    8
    A great RPG game. Very nice graphics inspired by the Battle Chasers comic book series. The gameplay is relaxing and just what you would expectA great RPG game. Very nice graphics inspired by the Battle Chasers comic book series. The gameplay is relaxing and just what you would expect from a traditional RPG game combined with map exploration and dungeon delving. The overall experience is awesome. I loved the game and I recommend it to both RPG fans and not. Especially for those who have never played RPG games it is a great introduction to the genre. Expand
  6. May 25, 2020
    7
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a decent JRPG that doesn't really do anything too unique. It's enjoyable enough and provides a relatively standardBattle Chasers: Nightwar is a decent JRPG that doesn't really do anything too unique. It's enjoyable enough and provides a relatively standard JRPG experience, but it's honestly a bit pricey for what you get. It's close enough to being a full-price game without quite having the necessary polish and content for the $40 price tag. If you can get it on sale, which seems to happen every few months, then I'd recommend picking it up if you're a fan of JRPGs. However, if you haven't played any other JRPGs on the Switch yet, then there are cheaper options that are just as good or better and more expensive/similarly priced options that are significantly better in terms of quality and content. If you're not a fan of JRPGs, though, I doubt this game will do anything to change your mind. Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2020
    0
    Runs like garbage on the switch. The balancing of fights is so chaotic its like they threw darts at a dartboard to decide how difficult toRuns like garbage on the switch. The balancing of fights is so chaotic its like they threw darts at a dartboard to decide how difficult to make each fight. Short, not worth the money. Stay far away, this is one of the worst games on the switch. Expand

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