Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Reviews Summary

Old-School Mechanics
Beautiful Artwork
Light on Story

Summary: Warping you back to the halcyon days of console RPGs, Nightwar provides modern graphics and classical mechanics. It can be dense at times, but those that pierce through will find something special.

Rating Summary

Based on 104 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 104 critic reviews
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81 / 100
Oct 21, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a gorgeous, challenging RPG that's light on story but big on tactically satisfying battles.

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwars' combat and activity-dense world scratch the JRPG itch, even if the storytelling and character development leave a fair bit to be desired. Its attractive dungeons and outdoor regions are fun to get lost in, and there are just enough hidden treasures to claim to make exploration rewarding in a more than visual capacity. I'd be very pleased to see more turn-based indie RPGs along the same lines as Nightwar in the future - and the ending heavily suggests this won't be the last we see of this universe in RPG form.

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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

If you're in the mood for a grind, Battle Chasers delivers more than enough. Nightwar is full of tense action, but you have to be patient to make it to the end

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8 / 10
May 15, 2018

Lots of work has gone into Nightwar since its first release, and the balancing improvements make it an easy game to recommend on all platforms.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

I didn't go into Battle Chasers: Nightwar expecting much of anything, given the development studio's relative youth as a company and the spotty record of Kickstarted games. However, Nightwar's focus on style and character, coupled with a mostly excellent combat system, kept me hooked for much longer than I had imagined. Whatever your familiarity with its source material, this game builds a beautiful world with a surprising amount of depth just beneath the surface.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a well-put-together and challenging old-school RPG. There's something here even if you have no love or knowledge of the comic series. While there are whispers that this game might mean Battle Chasers will return to print, I'd honestly prefer another game for this cast of characters. Now I'll just wait for the Switch version so I can play it all over again.

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TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 6, 2017

There is so much to love about Battle Chasers's take on the JRPG. Its strategic elements, well-crafted characters (although the attempts at self-referential humour with Red Monika's physique are not always successful), brilliantly judged battle system, and satisfying crafting all combine with a good, albeit not groundbreaking, fantasy narrative. Sadly it's plagued by frequent crashes which impact the score at launch, but this game is otherwise easy to recommend for fans of the genre.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

The return of Joe Madureira to the videogame industry comes with a great game. Amazing visuals and artistic style that match perfectly its great gameplay mechanics.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2018

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a new return to the famous Japanese RPG games, with amazing world and good characters but not tied well to each other and highly designed dungeons in the game.

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8.3 / 10.0
May 21, 2018

A game that pays an homage to the old RPG genre while still being innovative in some ways. Sadly this port isn't perfect.

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