Lets Talk About Battle Chasers: Nightwar

I managed to pry myself from playing The Division (Yes, people still play that game) and listening to Marilyn Manson’s new album (well… sort of since I have it on repeat while I type this) to write something for Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

I’m having a great day. My favorite artist dropped a new album, I got three new exotic weapons in The Division and I really like Battle Chasers. If you love turn based games you’ll probably really like this one. I’m a few hours in and I really like the gameplay and aesthetic, but I don’t really care for any of the characters yet. I’m hoping that’ll change as I continue to play and do more story related content. Half of my time has gone to grinding my party up and upgrading my gear.

The world map is where you’ll spend most of your time and it’s great that it’s actually good to look at. Moving around the map is simple. There are enemy icons, treasure chest, flowers and all sorts of things to do on your way to your next objective. The highlight of this game is the gameplay. It’s turn based and (so far) is pretty damn difficult. I don’t have much money so I have to decide whether to buy new gear, upgrade the shopkeep or just buy some healing potions. Everyone gets a chance to act during battle. Some times it pays to play defensively instead of going for the kill shot because some enemies can really fuck you up.

Traversing the world map isn’t the only thing to do in this game. There’s a useless fishing game that I’m sure no one waste’s their time on and dungeons. A dungeon is more difficult than your average battle. In a dungeon everything is different. Even the camera angle. There are puzzles to solve, enemies to fight, or avoid if you’re low on health, and, most importantly, loot to find. I like the dungeon crawling aspect of this game a lot. Every time I repeat a dungeon its layout is different. I can’t get tired of doing the same mission over and over if it’s different every time I do it. I like the randomization of it and it goes well with the gameplay in my opinion.

I’ve been playing through the dungeons on the heroic difficulty. I haven’t tried legendary because my team struggled on heroic so I’m pretty sure they’ll get murdered on legendary. Nightwar also has partial voice acting. It’s shame that it’s partial because what little voice acting I’ve heard is really good. I like everyone’s voices and I would love to experience this game with full spoken dialogue.

I’m really enjoying this game right now. It’s a nice distraction from all of the Divinity Original Sin 2 (90+ hours) I’ve been playing lately. It’s no near as good Divinity, but it doesn’t need to be.

Have you played Battle Chasers: Nightwar? What do you think of it? If you haven’t played it do you plan on playing it?

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Author: Drakulus

I'm a hardcore gamer that enjoys every type of genre there is. I'm also a father of four kids, two girls and two boys, and love to write about whatever pops into my head.

6 thoughts on “Lets Talk About Battle Chasers: Nightwar”

  1. I haven’t played this but my friend gifted me Divinity Original Sin 2. I hear it’s fantastic and I can finally play it tonight since I’m off of work tomorrow. All night grind session I suppose lol.

    -Luna đŸ™‚

  2. My girlfriend and I picked up copies of The Division on XB1 for $10, which felt like a steal. We haven’t gotten into it much, but it seems right up our alley.

    Battle Chasers was on my radar (still is, if the price is right). I like the look and feel, but I’m wondering how much not being familiar with the comic series is going to affect my enjoyment of the story. I keep hearing the game only borders on being “good enough” throughout and doesn’t do anything other than its aesthetic incredibly well. That’d be fine in a normal year but I’m struggling to see where it’d fit in 2017. Seems like a good game to grab on sale during a dry spell next year.

    1. The Division is a great co op game and it’s gotten much better since it’s release. There’s actually a global event going on. It’s easier than ever to get exotic weapons and armor. Perfect time to jump in imo.

      This game… is exactly what you described. It’s good, but this year has been stacked with great games and I can’t recommend it over other games in the genre. If you can find it on sale definitely buy it.

      1. I think it’s coming to Switch at some point, so the only way I’d pick it up is if it drops to like $5 on the eShop. Highly unlikely, but those are my terms I think.

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