Battle Chasers: Nightwar

THQ Nordic, Airship Syndicate

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
74%
Critics Recommend
Based on 104 critic reviews
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 3, 2017
PCOct 3, 2017
PlayStation 4Oct 3, 2017
Xbox OneOct 3, 2017

Developers: THQ Nordic, Airship Syndicate

Genre: RPG

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world. PLAN FOR SURVIVAL The desolate town of Harm's Way is your only place to prepare. Choose three of the many heroes you've unlocked, fill your travel backpack with items from your stash, make sure you've chosen the best equipment and abilities for each hero...and then strike out! INTO THE WILD Explore an overworld presented in classic form (and in real time), peppered with hidden dungeons, rare bosses and randomly appearing friends and foes, as well as a useful arsenal of Dungeon Abilites for every character. CLASSIC ACTION Old-school combat inspired by the console RPG greats, with a unique two-tiered mana system and turn-based initiative, featuring random buffs and debuffs on initiative slots. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Action oriented, randomly-generated dungeons loaded with traps, puzzles and secrets. Use each hero's unique dungeon skills to survive. EXPLORE AND DISCOVER Non-linear story driven by the discovery of lore on items, landmarks and secret elements in the world. Discovering these will both provide deeper insight into the mysterious Lost Vale, and also reward lore points, which are used to upgrade the heroes' different abilities. ANIMATED CUT SCENES Truly key story moments will be depicted in gorgeous, traditional 2D animation from Powerhouse Animation Studios, the studio that created the animated Darksiders cutscenes. For these, sit back and enjoy.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Reviews

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IGN

8 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

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

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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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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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