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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review
by Dylan

Update: Game finished. Performs like shit on a base PS4 but the story is so good and the ending is imo, very satisfying. I can't wait to see the next one.

The game still performs like crap on a base PS4 but once you get used to its traversal mechanics pretty well, this game is just plain good. I'll admit, I really wasn't expecting this game to be even close to as good as it is. The story is so much better than I expected and you're always (At least I was) guessing what's going to happen next. Skills are dope and once you reach a certain point that I won't spoil, finally ecstasy.












Okay so, this is a game of high highs and very low lows.

The combat is FUN, I mean, I'm only like 5 hours in and I already have a dual bladed light saber? YES PLEASE THANK YOU.

The characters seem pretty likable and dope so far.

Music is Star Wars'y and I dig it.

I dig the worlds so far


Now on to the negatives.

Holy shit this runs badly on a base PS4.
Cutscenes are a total mess, causing lag and even completely stopping the game for them to load. (This led to one event in particular bugging out and ruining the moment.)]

Back tracking is a goddamn disaster and needs to be revamped.

The "Souls like" bonfire BS sucks as does the incredibly low stim count at start considering they don't heal for shit.

Overall, I like this game enough to give it a pass but it's bogged down by some humongous issues that keep it from being a great game.

Other reviews30

Fallen Order is the first full game I've played on the Stadia platform, and it was fantastic (despite several freezes requiring a browser restart). I enjoyed the progression of the main character Cal from an uncertain acolyte to a full-fledged Jedi capable of decimating all the stormtroopers the empire can muster.
If you like Star Wars, metroidvanias and Souls-games, you’ll like Jedi Fallen Order too.
good game who has reieve love fromm their dev but huge flow on the combat system and boss except the ' animals boss are visualy cool but gameplay side it s suck since we can t cancel animation but boss can have 0 stun from your attack
Gamepass.

Glad I waited to play this. I really enjoyed my single playthrough, managed to 100% without having to replay anything, but I think if I paid full price (or anything >$40) I would have come away slightly disappointed.
I know it's not the most original  game, but it was really fun and didn't get stale throughout
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
Star Wars Jedi Fallen order is a nice journey into the Star Wars galaxy. It is a bit strange mix of a meticulous souls-like combat and pure action bits that I enjoyed the most. For my taste, the combat system was too dry for a game about a Jedi, but the ending and story is interesting enough to keep you going.
I will probably never play it again it though.

P.S. I have not encountered a bug I couldn't fix that would make my progression impossible, however they are present in the game, so be prepared.
«Underrated»
VERY GOOD
«Can’t stop playing»
Wish there was a bit more in terms of secrets. That is, lightsaber colors are found very late game and NG+ only unlock one more lightsaber color and one more outfit. I played this in the second hardest difficulty and IMO it's everything I wish every other Souls game was - actually make that world design purposeful. Fallen Order is one of the best 3D Metroidvanias because of it and shows how to properly do a 3D Metroidvania. Only thing I expected from a Star Wars lore perspective, save "realistic" lightsaber physics, is more clone troopers.

Lots of directions they could take a sequel, which I'm looking forward to. More fighting styles, new force powers, actual dual-wielding, new playable characters, other types of lightsaber from the EU, more optional boss fights. They went pretty ham and I'm hoping they take it up another level.
Scary that Star Wars solo games are good
i enjoyed it a lot, it was great

map desing could be improved

combat mechanics were good but lack of combos in the majority of the game left a bad taste. even with extra abilities i still didn't felt like comboing any meaningful attack
«Blew my mind»
The finest job done here melding the worlds of the Clone Wars and the Age of Rebellion that we’ve seen in Star Wars media. Also, it’s super fun and challenging to play, and I got decently invested in the story. I’d happily play the sequel.
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
It's a Dark Souls inspired Jedi game, what can go wrong? Not much! The combat, exploration, and story are the focus and they are all great. More, non-cosmetic, customization options for Cal would have been nice, I don't need a dozen differently colored ponchos.

Date Completed: 2020-06-17
Playtime: 18h
Enjoyment: 9/10
Recommendation: Absolutely!