Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review

I enjoyed Battle Chasers in high school: it had an incredible art style and a fun, if standard fantasy adventure storyline full of legendary artifacts, talking robots, and warriors with mysterious pasts. But I’d be a liar if I expected that it had any sort of rebirth set up for its future.

And I was wrong in a big way: because not only is Battle Chasers: Nightwar a fun continuation of the comic’s memorable characters, it’s a pretty stand up video game in its own right.

Make Geeks Afraid Again

I remember attending my first convention, and seeing the parade of cosplay. A kid in the parking lot who had made a fully functional Gundam suit out of cardboard and epoxy. He fired missiles into a nearby Toyota Tundra and the crowd cheered with delight, their faces lit from the yellow glow of the fuel tank igniting. Faced with that level of open geekery my first instinct wasn’t dissimilar to the reaction many aging gay men from Mississippi must have had when they saw their first Pride parade.

“Cover yourself up!” my instincts told me to cry out. “For god’s sake: people can see you!”