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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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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 2, 2017
    100
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a throwback to classic JRPGs, but in many ways an improvement. It’s like Aliens compared to Alien; all the aspects that made the original great have been polished up, tweaked and turned up to 11 to deliver something that is arguably even better than the inspiration.
  2. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a magnificent success. At first glance, the beautiful visuals draw you with hopes the gameplay could match how excellent they look... and it does. The JRPG combat requires deep, tactical thought in nearly every battle as you push through your foes. Unlike most RPGs, even the random fights will often require some thinking to determine what to use to benefit you both in the current fight and in future fights, as resources are not always infinite. Bosses most of all can feel like epic battles where your strategy plays a key part in the process. Backed by strong character development and plenty of side content to keep you going, this is an RPG any fan of the genre would be a fool to miss. It's not perfect, but few games ever are. What's here is excellent and it comes highly recommended.
  3. Oct 11, 2017
    90
    I played on both PC and Xbox One and found -- for the most part -- it to run satisfactorily, but it does suffer from some long loads and frame-rates can chug a bit if you’ve had it running in any background for too long. But really, those are about the only major concerns overall. It’s delivery of an interesting and new game-world is handled well; inviting newcomers in to learn as much as they can about these battle chasers as possible. And with success, there’s bound to be a bigger and better entry in this franchise moving forward. Addictive, challenging and charming in its throwback love, coupled with stunning art, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a gamer’s game. It doesn’t over-promise to under-deliver, and perfectly delivers on its premise. Absolutely worth your investment.
  4. Oct 19, 2017
    80
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an awesome modern exponent of the great virtues of the most classic RPGs. A long and fun game with a fantastic design that the veteran players will appreciate for their tactical turn-based combat and character progression.
  5. Nov 5, 2017
    80
    A solid old school turn-based RPG, graced by Madureira's awesome art but a little bit unbalanced towards combat rather than narration. Definitely a game to consider by lovers of the genre.
  6. Jan 1, 2018
    75
    Airship Syndicate brings a title where some points fail, such as optimization or a more immersive soundtrack, but has an excellent artistic section, a very intuitive combat system and an acceptable duration, which will be the perfect excuse for those who have never dared to take turn-based RPG games.
  7. Oct 17, 2017
    70
    Those difficulty spikes are just too unforgiving, and there’s only so many times you can be completely obliterated by the same set of enemies before you have to throw in the towel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    Excellent RPG! Great combat, great story and awesome presentation. Totally recommend for RPG fans and everyone.
  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. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    One of the best rpgs out there! Incredible and immersive! Recommended for every RPG fan! Looking forward to more from this franchise!
  4. Nov 13, 2019
    9
    Un excelente rpg por turnos con un apartado artístico muy Madureira y unos personajes carismáticos. Excelente sistema de combates que teUn excelente rpg por turnos con un apartado artístico muy Madureira y unos personajes carismáticos. Excelente sistema de combates que te enganchara hasta el final. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2021
    9
    Cool game
    A charming game with interesting plot and good mechanic of dungeon and tactics strategy. A lot of addictive notes, which are tell
    Cool game
    A charming game with interesting plot and good mechanic of dungeon and tactics strategy. A lot of addictive notes, which are tell you something interesting. Stunning characters, ton of abilities.
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  6. Oct 9, 2017
    8
    This game is a solid 8. If you enjoyed JRPGs in the 90s, this is for you. BCN is a double-A game with amazing production values. In fact, IThis game is a solid 8. If you enjoyed JRPGs in the 90s, this is for you. BCN is a double-A game with amazing production values. In fact, I can think of a LOT of triple-A games that can't deliver the level of gameplay this little gem does. Graphics are very pleasing, the world is colorful and large, the characters have personalities of their own, the party synergy is great, and the enemies are varied enough. Sound effects are pretty good, too.

    I recommend this game to anybody, really.
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  7. Aug 23, 2019
    0
    L'indé du mois est une sorte de japoniaiserie... mais bricolée par des yankees ! c'est aussi et surtout toute la "fraîcheur" d'un indé en 256L'indé du mois est une sorte de japoniaiserie... mais bricolée par des yankees ! c'est aussi et surtout toute la "fraîcheur" d'un indé en 256 couleurs au graphismes (?) de dessin animé très neuneu. un côté neuneu qu'on retrouve dans cette équipe de bras cassés mais également dans l'espèce d'histoire (?!) et ses dialogues lénifiants et niais...

    En tout cas, comme dans ces vieux jeux de rôle japoniais tout moisis, on retrouve les combats en tour par tour... mais du tour par tour bien pourri, vilain, limité et ultra répétitif. C'est d'ailleurs la même interface (de profil) à peu de choses près que les daubes nipponnes ... Le petit monde proposé est générique, génériquement idiot et on ne peut sauvegarder que lorsqu'on... quitte le jeu ?

    ça pour le quitter, je l'ai quitté vite fait, c'est clur ! (c'est clair et c'est sûr) : ce que c'est daubé ce machin, ça fout les jetons tellement c'est daubé de partout !
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