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.

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5 / 10
Jun 23, 2019

This is the type of game that should be an automatic hit for RPG players, but there is something missing in the complete package. The graphics are good, and typical genre staples are present, but ultimately it gets lost in itself. Overall this is a solid title, but in the end it lacks heart. It does everything averagely, and nothing especially rises above, or provides anything unique - unfortunate, as its ingredients definitely lend itself to what might have been a really great game.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an amazing turn-based RPG. Even if you don't like these type of games, Battle Chasers will make you fall in love with them. Battle Chaser: Nightwear is much like Child of Light, but the fighting mechanics are a bit more complicated. The mechanics may seem hard at first, but if you give them some time and just play the game you will eventually learn how to manage them and that's when you enjoy Battle Chasers the most. You have to be careful in every fight and use the right strategy and tactics to win the battle. You should definitely try Battle Chasers: Nightwar and without any doubt it worths both your time and money; specially if you are a fan of RPG and turn-based games.

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Nov 28, 2018

A staple steampunk fantasy RPG that has learned well from its predecessors.

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8 / 10
Jul 7, 2018

Battle Chasers: Nightwar on Nintendo Switch is a highly engrossing experience, which JRPG fans, raised on the likes of Final Fantasy and Suikoden, will savour every minute of.

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8 / 10
Jun 23, 2018

Take a moment to step back and appreciate Battle Chasers: Nightwar as a whole, and, looking beyond the game’s clear inspirations, it strikes out with enough of its own identity to deliver a stirring and memorable adventure.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2018

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.

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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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May 23, 2018

Battle Chasers: Nightwar does turn-based combat with a level of finesse that isn’t seen enough anymore.

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8 / 10.0
May 22, 2018

Battlechasers: Nightwar is a fun rpg that benefits from the mythos that the original comics created. The characters are enjoyable, the world is teeming with personality, and the combat is both challenging and rewarding. There’s enough content here to keep most rpg fans happy, especially if they plan to complete the dungeons on the hardest difficulty level. Newcomers to the franchise will have no trouble getting into this one.

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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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