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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: 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: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    One of the best classic RPG in recent years. Despite the medium story, Joe Madureira's drawings and combat mechanics elevate the game to a high level.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    10
    I absolutely love this game. Personally it feels like a mix of old Final Fantasy games and Dungeons and Dragons with rarity tiered loot. TheI absolutely love this game. Personally it feels like a mix of old Final Fantasy games and Dungeons and Dragons with rarity tiered loot. The combat is nuanced enough you have to plan different moves for strategy depending on what kind enemy you're facing. They did a great job with the music and sound effects as well. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    Definitivamente um dos melhores JRPGs já criados. Com uma pegada artística gráfica em estilo HQ, trilha sonora fantástica e com um enredoDefinitivamente um dos melhores JRPGs já criados. Com uma pegada artística gráfica em estilo HQ, trilha sonora fantástica e com um enredo rico, sombrio e adulto, dando continuidade aos HQs da década de 90 do aclamado Joe Madureira, vai lhe render horas de diversão garantida para quem é fã de RPGs ou para quem está ingressando no estilo. Jogabilidade fluida, diversidade enorme de inimigos, fator replay nota 10 com gostinho de quero mais.
    Battle Chasers Nightwar é um jogo indispensável.
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  4. 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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  5. Jun 17, 2019
    6
    This is not a full review, I played for over 15 hours and wanted to share my experience and express my opinions on the game. The combatThis is not a full review, I played for over 15 hours and wanted to share my experience and express my opinions on the game. The combat system, loot and the art design are great, but it has serious problems of pacing. After the first 10 hours you have to grind over and over because you are underleveled, so you farm, you take out the enemies that you coudn't kill previously, go to the next area and find yourself underleveled again. You can grind by repeating the sames dungeon with higher difficulty, but even only the main quest is repetitive, it's an incessant succession of battles with little variety. Play this game if you are an extreme fan of JRPG. I am a fan, but the repetitiveness is overwhelming. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2018
    6
    I played through the first dungeon and had enough. If you are going classic non-grid turn based add some variety - simply a timing button onI played through the first dungeon and had enough. If you are going classic non-grid turn based add some variety - simply a timing button on attack/defense adds so much.

    Pros:
    - Well done presentation
    - For what it is it does well

    Cons:
    - Again the gameplay was boring after a while
    - I like the game to force the difficulty, not the player/grinding
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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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