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  • Summary: Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre-greats and the 90’s cult comic book. Experience deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a story driven by exploration of the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 11, 2018
    90
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a true indie gem, a love letter to the JRPGs many of us grew up with, brimming with beautiful graphics, stellar music, quirky characters, and a whole lot of mysteries to uncover. While the Switch release suffers from some slower load times, the probability combined with rebalanced gameplay makes this a must play for those who love dungeons and the heroes who crawl through them.
  2. 85
    Technical issues aside, Nightwar is an excellent well-crafted modern take on the classic JRPG style from a Western developer.
  3. May 21, 2018
    83
    A game that pays an homage to the old RPG genre while still being innovative in some ways. Sadly this port isn't perfect.
  4. May 11, 2018
    80
    With striking visuals that feel like they were lifted from the comic book pages which inspired it, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a welcome throwback to the classic turn-based RPGs of old with some appreciated new twists.
  5. May 12, 2018
    80
    The Switch version of Battle Chasers Nightwar is a 1:1 port of the other console versions updated to the last patch available, with slightly longer load times and little hiccups on the frame-rate. Therefore, if you love classic JRPGs with a western visual style, this is your cup of tea.
  6. May 12, 2018
    80
    Battle Chasers: Nightwars is a damn good update to JRPGS of old, carrying the genre into 2018 without sacrificing what made it so appealing to begin with. The fact it’s now portable on the Switch just makes it better still.
  7. May 11, 2018
    70
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a solid RPG with a strategic battle system and challenging dungeon-crawling, but it’s held back by its harsh reliance on grinding. Regardless, its slower playstyle can work in spurts thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode, which works well aside from some lag. If you are a retro RPG fan who won’t mind the grind, the game’s worth checking out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 22, 2017
    10
    I am actually playing this on PC, and will buy it for SWITCH WHEN it is released because its awesome game and it will fit mobile platformI am actually playing this on PC, and will buy it for SWITCH WHEN it is released because its awesome game and it will fit mobile platform perfectly. Could someone state whats the reason he/she gave low score even though the actuall game is not out yet? Where is metacritic admin? Why is this even allowed? Expand
  2. May 16, 2018
    10
    Average of 6,8? How... Really loving this game! Never read the comics but the game surprises me. Would recommend
  3. Oct 25, 2017
    10
    To counter act the trolls until real reviews can be posted.

    to reiterate what a poster before has said. "This score is to counteract the
    To counter act the trolls until real reviews can be posted.

    to reiterate what a poster before has said.

    "This score is to counteract the trolls that gave this game a negative review. As of the date of this post the game hasn't even been released yet and the Devs behind this game deserve a fare shake. I request metacritic take down all user reviews until the game is actually released".
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  4. Oct 6, 2017
    10
    This score is to counteract the trolls that gave this game a negative review. As of the date of this post the game hasn't even been releasedThis score is to counteract the trolls that gave this game a negative review. As of the date of this post the game hasn't even been released yet and the Devs behind this game deserve a fare shake. I request metacritic take down all user reviews until the game is actually released Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2017
    10
    Hey, Metacritic, why is Nintendo Switch version available for review, when it has been delayed by the developer for an unannounced amount ofHey, Metacritic, why is Nintendo Switch version available for review, when it has been delayed by the developer for an unannounced amount of time? Just asking since it already has 4 good and 6 bad reviews with an average of 4.2. Expand
  6. May 20, 2018
    9
    no llevo mucho jugandolo pero hasta ahora resulta ser in juego bastante entretenido, in diseño bastante bonito y colorido junto a un buenno llevo mucho jugandolo pero hasta ahora resulta ser in juego bastante entretenido, in diseño bastante bonito y colorido junto a un buen Sistema de combate por turnos Expand