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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Oct 1, 2017

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.

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95%
Nov 28, 2018

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

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90 / 100
Oct 1, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a gorgeous RPG, with expansive randomly generated dungeons, compelling combat, unique characters, and an amazing soundtrack. Teleportation across maps and within dungeons encourages exploration, and the ability to select dungeon difficulties, as well as the fact that essential game elements, such as crafting and fishing, can only be done inside dungeons creates meaningful replayability and naturally sends you crawling through completed dungeons again and again. Featuring animated comic panels, and avoiding long-winded lectures about history and lore, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an indie game which delivers a top-tier JRPG experience.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a grand achievement from a small studio that needed a big win. It's not everyday you get to play a game that tends to reward you for everything you do. Great combat, fantastic dungeon exploration, incredible visuals and a great soundtrack. Battle Chasers: Nightwar hits all the marks

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Oct 4, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a magnificent success.

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Evan Slead

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

It can be extremely difficult to introduce a new game into a genre long dominated by one company and franchise, but Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a modern and expertly executed take on everything turn-based RPGs introduced to gamers so many years ago. It's a reminder that old ways don't have to die away; they just need the right people to hone in on what made the genre work in the first place.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar isn't the new quality in the genre, but it's still a fantastic jRPG for anyone.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

Absolutely worth your investment.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar does so many things right, and is an enjoyable experience throughout.

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90 / 100
Oct 9, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an incredible game that, even with technical problems and being developed by a small team, it's still worth being played by both fans of the original series and players wishing for more turn-based RPGs. The creative and finely-tuned combat, the fun dungeons and the beautiful art make the game a very nice surprise.

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