Battle Chasers: Nightwar


  • 14 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Time Out

Based on a hit comic book series, the game effectively translates the look and feel of a comic into a video game. The captivating animated intro shows exactly what you're in for: a wild world where steampunk meets Dungeons & Dragons, rendered in beautiful, deep-shaded colours. It's only when the turn-based RPG gets down to business that its greatest spell wears off.

The game’s premise is that a girl named Gully has taken a pair of magical gauntlets, along with a diverse crew consisting of a sellsword, a wizard, and a humanely robot, on a voyage to find her missing father. There is a minor sidetrack from that journey in the form of the Nightwar chapter. The crew gets shot down from their airship over a mysterious island with serious problems of its own. The crew's plan to depart and dissolve into a trek that goes deep into the island's darkest regions. The best thing about the game is its major dungeons.

The game is sustained through the strength of its story, a lively tale that takes our heroes to hell and back. It's reinforced by some sharp dialogue, gorgeous artwork, and an ensemble that plays extremely well off of each other. It's also a long game, but is otherwise one of the rare comic-based games to have these many pieces in the right place.