About this game
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Content Rating: Teen
Traditional turn-based combat with a unique overcharge mana system and incredible Battle Bursts. Explore an overworld peppered with hidden dungeons, rare bosses and randomly appearing friends and foes. Action oriented, randomly-generated dungeons loaded with traps, puzzles and secrets. Use each hero's unique dungeon skills to survive. Build your adventuring party by choosing three of six available heroes from the famed Battle Chasers comic series, each with unique abilities, perks, items and dungeon skills. Dive into the deep crafting system, using the unique ingredient-overloading system to create epic items! The best-selling comic book Battle Chasers was first released in the late 90s and quickly generated a passionate cult following.
Gamer Reviews952 Reviews
Critic Reviews25 Reviews
Ben Reeves — Oct 02, 2017
The balancing problems create an uneven play experience, which is disappointing considering the good things this stylish RPG has to offer. Airship Syndicate's gorgeous art design and fluid animations are a wonder to watch, and Nightwar's overcharge ability system offers a layer of strategy that is often missing from turn-based RPGs. Overcoming Nightwar's most challenging battles is a thrill, but only if you're willing to put your nose to the grindstone.
Justin Celani — Oct 10, 2017
Thankfully, the game is adamant about auto-saving constantly, so it helps circumvent some of the frustration. Even with all these issues, I still persisted in playing because beneath the technical problems that hopefully get ironed out over time, this is a gem of a turn based RPG and I recommend, even with its faults, fans of the genre need to give some attention to Battle Chasers. It might come from a small development team, it might be rough around the edges, but itâs could be one of 2017 most unexpected RPG hits that more people should be aware of.
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William Schwartz — Oct 10, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar delivers a satisfying game, but it really shines in moments where it blends a comic book with an RPG seamlessly. Fans of the series will fall in love with it, but it doesn’t revolutionize the genre or come close to reaching the upper echelons of it.
Azario Lopez — Oct 02, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar shows what an independent studio that cares about their graphic novel IP can do. Through hours of RPG combat and dungeon exploring, the game manages to stay interesting and fresh, which makes it difficult to put down. It’s clear that developer Airship Syndicate has created a unique and fun turn-based RPG, but most of all they breathed life in the Battle Chasers universe to expose the series to a new group of fans while satisfying the old ones with a brand new adventure.
James Paley — Oct 02, 2017
Role-playing and adventure games are constantly stepping forward and back, merging aesthetics with ideas once separated by whole decades. Battle Chasers: Nightwar represents a fascinating blend of comforting tropes and freshly-broken ground. Blistering, brainy combat is tucked into a gorgeous package rife with excitement and fun. Regardless of your spot on the RPG spectrum, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is one game you won’t want to miss.
Evan Slead — Oct 02, 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.
Dante Douglas — Oct 02, 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.
Justin Clark — Oct 02, 2017
Despite these issues, Battle Chasers is sustained through the strength of its story, a rollicking tale that takes our heroes literally to hell and back. It's bolstered by some sharp dialogue, gorgeous artwork, and an ensemble that plays extremely well off of each other. It's also a long game, but considering its relatively few major beats, it feels unnecessarily drawn out. It's too bad, because Battle Chasers is otherwise one of the rare comic-based games to have this many pieces in the right place.
Tyler Treese — Oct 02, 2017
While not without its fair share of problems and technical issues, Battle Chasers: Nightwar still manages to provide plenty of tense battles that challenge players. It’s a shame that the characters never get to show their full personalities throughout, and that dungeons lack the personality of a truly great role-playing game, but even these issues can’t hold it back from being a worthwhile time for players. It’s a game that begs for a sequel, and hopefully Airship Syndicate will get to do just that as they have nailed so much of the formula.
Robert Ramsey — Oct 20, 2017
Gorgeous to look at and packing some seriously satisfying dungeon dust-ups, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a great RPG. Its story may struggle to surprise and its pacing is a little on the slow side, but stick with it and you'll get lost in a deep and rewarding adventure.
Albert Lichi — Oct 02, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is very much like the PlayStation JRPGs that it is influenced by. There are elements from Final Fantasy, Suikoden, and even some Diablo. It is a shining example of why people love turn-based RPGs, thanks to the emphasis on character building, management and strategy. The presentation ties everything together with a strong sense of adventure and atmosphere without any hint of cynicism or pretension. This is a game that keeps on giving due to a slew of content that invites people to keep on playing way past the 40-hour mark, and because of the carefully constructed and balanced battle system, it is always exciting to travel this long and tense road. It may have a few rough and inconsistent spots here and there, yet Nightwar remains amazing in spite of its flaws and comes highly recommended to any fan of RPGs.
Steve C — Oct 06, 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.
Tyler Schurwan — Oct 27, 2017
Sporting more interesting mechanics than you can shake an oversized sword at, Battle Chasers has a little bit of everything from classic turn-based JRPGs for everyone. Even though it loses the wow factor on subsequent runs, the dungeon delving has a lot to offer and can hide some rather sneaky secrets. Not a bad title by any means, only a little repetitive, despite its efforts to be otherwise.
Kieran Harris — Oct 02, 2017
If you've already played a turn-based RPG you should know what to expect with regards to combat. Characters take it in turns to trade damage by dealing physical and magic attacks, working to slowly whittle down the other's health. That's not to say that Battle Chasers doesn't introduce its own share of mechanics, though. Overcharge is additional mana that expires beyond the current battle and is earnt by executing certain moves. There's also the burst meter, which lets you unleash game-changing abilities and is built up by healing, attacking, and by using consumables. Using your burst attack at the right moment is important, as it can completely sway a battle in your favour and requires a lengthy wait to replenish.
Garri Bagdasarov — Oct 02, 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
Lane Martin — Apr 09, 2018
Battle Chasers: Nightwar has a few glaring issues that keep it from reaching its full potential. The generic feeling story hurts a lot, and there’s a crafting system that feels tacked on and pointless. Everywhere else you’ll see a massive amount of polish from the stunning visuals to the thrilling music. Battle Chasers: Nightwar won’t be the best game you play, but it’s probably not going to be the worst one either.
Patri Tezanos — Oct 02, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar es una lanzamiento que puede pasar desapercibido al no venir acompañado de una gran campaña promocional, un padrino con demasiado renombre o una franquicia famosa. Pero está realizado con un cariño sincero a mecánicas e ideas que han funcionado durante tantos años en la industria del videojuego que es imposible que deje insatisfecho a los amantes del género rolero.
Ramón Varela — Oct 03, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar es un RPG es un excelente RPG por turnos que se apoya en el inconfundible arte de Joe Madureira. Puede que sus novedades sean escasas, pero el juego de Airshop Syndicate está sobrado de calidad.
Marcel Kleffmann — Oct 06, 2017
Wenn noch die Balance zwischen zu leichten und zu schweren Kämpfen sowie der Fortschritt (Erfahrung, Gold, Gegenstände) etwas besser austariert worden wären, hätte Battle Chasers: Nightwar locker einen Gold-Award einheimsen können. So bleibt es leider leicht hinter seinen Möglichkeiten zurück und weiß dennoch mit den Kämpfen sowie dem Stil zu überzeugen.
Mrderiv — Oct 03, 2017
Cette adaptation de l’univers Battle Chasers sous forme de RPG inspiré des grands classiques du genre est définitivement un très bel hommage destiné à la fois aux fans des comics des années 90, mais aussi aux plus néophytes en la matière.
Gianni Molinaro — Oct 03, 2017
Battle Chasers : Nightwar a tout pour plaire aux férus de RPG : un univers captivant, un système de combat classique mais aménagé de façon démoniaque, profond et sévère avec les fainéants, une richesse assez incroyable, une direction artistique sans faille, un défi de taille... Mais il souffre aussi d'un choix cassant volontiers la dynamique de sa progression et d'un gros manque de développement sur le plan de la narration.
Tommaso Valentini — Oct 18, 2017
Se avete finanziato Battle Chasers: Nightwar su Kickstarter potete stare sereni, i vostri soldi sono stati ben spesi. Ci troviamo di fronte a un progetto magari non totalmente innovativo o profondo ma curato a dovere e in grado di regalare agli amanti dei JRPG tante ore di gioco, grazie anche a una modalitĂ New Game Plus perfetta per sviscerare tutti i segreti del titolo.
Gianluca Arena — Oct 02, 2017
Nonostante non proponga nulla di veramente nuovo e sia afflitto da qualche problema di performance, perlomeno nella versione PS4 da noi testata, Battle Chasers Nightwar è riuscito nell'impresa di farci innamorare, forte di una direzione artistica da urlo, di un combat system solido e molto godibile e di ottimi valori di longevità e rigiocabilità, soprattutto in relazione al prezzo budget richiesto.
Francesco Destri — Oct 02, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar ha davvero pochi difetti e anche quelli che ha sono tutt’altro che indigeribili. Joe Madureira e soci hanno infatti creato un action-GdR con sezioni esplorative debitrici di Torchlight, combattimenti a turni in stile JRPG, diverse attività secondarie, dungeon da svuotare e grinding.
Rick Otten — Oct 03, 2017
Kortom, je hebt wel wat geduld nodig voor Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Zowel de laadtijden als de gameplay zelf zitten wel eens in de weg. En voor het verhaal hoef je het ook niet te doen. Als je niet bekend met met de personages of de wereld, zul je er bar weinig uit halen. Gelukkig staat daar een prachtige wereld, een verslavende gear grind en een bevredigend gevechtssysteem tegenover.
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