Battle Chasers: Nightwar for Switch

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar for Switch
Genre: RPGJRPGSingle PlayerIndie
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Content Rating: Teen


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.
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Despite a title that suggests it came out of a name generator, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a satisfying slice of JRPG that forges a confident, colourful character of its own from formulaic ingredients. The approachable comic style, plus a couple of neat mechanics that encourage experimentation, give it a freshness that belies the age-old systems at its core, and it doesn’t waste your time with filler.

Gavin Lane May 14, 2018

Nintendo World Report


The overworld is nicely streamlined and the dungeons, aside from being a tight fit on the Switch screen, are fun to explore. To top it off, the Joe Mad art is excellent and the overall presentation is superb. Nightwar is truly a fantastic RPG, and if you could wipe away the minor technical woes, it’s one of the best available on Switch so far.

Neal Ronaghan May 11, 2018



Beyond the challenge of combat, 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. 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.

Justin Clark May 15, 2018

Game Grin


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.

Tyler Schurwan Oct 27, 2017

Game Reactor


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.

Kieran Harris Oct 02, 2017



Quizás el mejor símil para definir Battle Chasers: Nightwar sea el del algodón de azúcar con el que abríamos este análisis. Ese dulce que no envejece y que siempre cumple. Ese dulce que nos atrapa y nos ameniza unas no pocas horas de nuestra vida. Una gran obra, bella y bien ejecutada que nos ha hecho salivar desde el minuto cero hasta el último instante.

Albert Manjón May 21, 2018


Obwohl die Fähigkeiten der Helden eigentlich überschaubar sind, machen die beeinflussbare Reihenfolge, die cleveren Überladungs- und Burstmechaniken sowie die Synergien zwischen den Charakteren viel her - besonders in längeren Kämpfen, die selbst im späteren Spielverlauf überraschend knackig und kompromisslos sein können. Unterm Strich hätte Battle Chasers: Nightwar aber mehr Feinschliff vertragen können.

Marcel Kleffmann May 23, 2018


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. Le dessinateur Joe Madureira n’apporte pas que son coup de crayon sans pareil à l’univers graphique percutant du titre, lui et son studio y infusent aussi une véritable dimension stratégique grâce à un système de combat au tour par tour hyper engageant doté d’une personnalité propre. Et si le titre aurait gagné à étoffer un peu plus son histoire et à freiner ses ardeurs côté grind, on reste tout de même accroché devant ce cocktail tant original que plein de respect pour son genre et son support de base.

Mrderiv Oct 03, 2017