Battle Chasers: Nightwar - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • SKU: 5947454
  • Release Date: 05/15/2018
ESRB Rating: Teen
$39.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Instructions

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 23)

Product Details


  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Other|Role Playing
  • Release Date: 05/15/2018
  • Starter Pack: No

Synopsis


Prepare for survival in Battle Chasers: Nightwar. The town of Harm's Way is your only port of call before you dive into the dungeons to experience the thrill of old-school combat combined with a unique two-tier mana system. A compelling plotline and a nonlinear story produce a great game each time in Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Features


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

Explore a classic form overworld in real time, peppered with hidden dungeons, rare bosses and randomly appearing friends and foes, as well as an arsenal of Dungeon Abilities for every character

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

Action oriented, randomly-generated dungeons loaded with traps, puzzles and secrets. Use each hero's unique dungeon skills to survive

Non-linear story driven by lore on items, landmarks and secrets in the world, providing deeper insight into the mysterious Lost Vale and rewarding lore points, used to upgrade the heroes' abilities

For one player



Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great old-school JRPG feel

    Posted
    Atramagus
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    Battle Chasers hit a lot of nostalgic points for me, reminding me of my times playing the older Final Fantasy games, or other similar JRPGs from back in the day (Robotrek anyone?). The game consists of a lot of tactical choices, and a fairly streamlined skill tree system to power up your combat skills. The skill tree system doesn't lock in, allowing you to mix and match your skills and figure out the play-style you like while you play. The only complaints, and these weren't enough to knock of a star, is that the game can feel a bit grindy at times, characters who aren't in your party don't level, and if you go searching for treasure you may out-level the game making it almost too easy. Still, it was a great ride and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys old-school JRPGs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Game But Poor Optimization

    Posted
    Johann
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    The game is excellent. Good views, great atmosphere, and old fashioned but really interesting gameplay. Especially it's a fit to handheld mode. The only disadvantage is the poor optimization. It's not a serious issue but the loading time is actually a little bit long. Hope in the future there will be a patch to fix that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic JRPG

    Posted
    JonSmith
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    This is a great game like the old Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy games. I have put about 50 hours in completing the game and I didn’t even beat every big boss. The battle system is addictive, and the story is based on a comic that you should read the Wikipedia page of to understand the backstory. Great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun

    Posted
    Lazy
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    Super disappointed that the comic series that this is based on was never finished but this is the next best thing. Super fun game very reminiscent of JRPGs with turn-based combat that I grew up playing. Good visuals, music, enjoyable characters and story, and the gameplay has yet to get repetitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for classic RPG lovers

    Posted
    Nick
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    Graphically the game holds up very nicely on switch. If you like games like Chrono Trigger, this will be an enjoyable adventure. The devs did a good job to build this universe with media outside the game too. I hope this game does well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun traditional rpg for the Switch.

    Posted
    malbhet
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    Based off the comics this game is a traditional rpg with stylized characters but with similar gameplay to the older Final Fantasy games. Definitely worth having, the loading times could be better though, but still fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game!

    Posted
    Gonzo
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    Been enjoying this a lot! The dungeons are fun, art looks fantastic, and plays great on the Switch. Even though it's available on pretty much every other platform too, being able to play on the go is always a bonus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not the best JRPG

    Posted
    ryguy73
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    If you like role playing games you might like this one. i didn't. too much level grinding. over all good presentation. a little too old school for me. so if you like the old school rpg's this might be for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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