Battle Chasers Nightwar Review

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Battle Chasers Nightwar Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Battle Chasers Nightwar by Airship Syndicate and THQNordic.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences.

Battle Chasers Nightwar is a turn based RPG that’s not only based on a popular comic book series that originated in the 90’s but also heavily inspired by popular JRPG’s from the time period as well.

The story follows 5 unique characters named Gully, Knolan, Calibretto, Garrison and Red Monika. The story starts with our heroes arriving on a mysterious island and are immediately attacked by a group of bandits. Their airship is ultimately destroyed and they become entangled in the island’s troubles after they learn of an evil woman gathering the island’s artifacts for an unknown purpose. So, the heroes set out on a journey across the island to stop her.

The game features a turn based combat system, very similar in style to classic Final Fantasy games. You can take up to 3 party members into battle and each one has unique abilities which have various effects in a battle.

Attacks are split into two areas. The first are instant skills and the second is charge skills which take a turn or more to pull off. Skills also have buffs and debuffs that apply to enemies and party members. Enemies are also capable of applying these debuffs to your characters and they can easily alter a battle’s outcome.

There’s also special abilities that require the use of the boost bar. The boost bar fills up as you attack and use abilities. When it’s charged you can unleash a powerful ability. Some abilities purify and heal while others buff your party’s defenses. It’s a good idea to use them frequently, especially against stronger enemies.

The game also features an in-depth crafting system where you’re able to craft weapons, potions and enchant your items. You can purchase skill books from vendors to allow you to craft new and better equipment as well.

There’s also a beastiary in the game which actually has an effect on gameplay. There are beast perks which unlock as you reach milestones. For example, if you kill 50 bats you get a 1% increase in haste for all party members. So killing numerous enemies actually has a benefit to you during battles.

When your character’s level up they’ll sometimes get new skills as well as new perks (And perk points) to equip. Perks have a wide range of different effects such as increasing attack power or increasing haste or even defense.

One thing that I will admit about this game is that it’s better played in short sessions. I’ve played it for mostly long sessions in an attempt to complete the game but it gets quite boring after a while because there’s a lot of repetition in your actions throughout. You’ll be spending most of your time in battles no matter where you are in the game. Whether it be on the world map or inside of dungeons. There’s not much in the way of gameplay changes so it can’t keep my attention for over 2 hours.

Overall, Battle Chasers Nightwar has some excellent features and one of the best turn based battle systems that I’ve seen in a while. The only downside is that it does get pretty repetitive after 2 hours of play time so it’s best played in small chunks rather than long play sessions. If you’re in the market for a fun RPG with some great characters and a ton of battles then Battle Chasers Nightwar may be right up your alley.

Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers Out!

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System Requirements

PC MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or equivalent with 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

PC RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

MAC MINIMUM:

    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ compliant
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These are preliminary system specs that can and will change!

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

$29.99
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
8.5

Story

8.2/10

Gameplay

8.8/10

Audio

8.0/10

Game Quality

9.0/10

Features of Interest

  • Great Combat System
  • Great Cast of Characters
  • Good Voice Acting
  • Useful Bestiary
  • Gorgeous Artwork/Graphics

Worth Mentioning

  • Can Get Really Repetitive Over Long Play Sessions

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