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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review
Meh
by jordFara

It's all right. It seems to be trying to be Uncharted with Souls-like combat, but it executes neither aspect well. The only saving grace is that it's Star Wars. It's buggy as hell and the movement feels so muddy. The dodge/roll is so slow. The climbing and parkour remind me of the early Assassin's Creed games from 10+ years ago, where you're clearly reaching for a rope or the next hold and your character just jumps into the abyss. Some of the most annoying enemies are the goat-like things which can kill you in a hit or two, or hit you just right so that you slide off a cliff. Also, you'll slide off cliffs a lot. 

I lowered the difficulty and still had all of these issues. I ditched this game 5 hours in and picked up Uncharted 4, enjoying it so much more. The phrase is a bit of a cliche when it comes to video games these days, but this game did NOT make me feel like a Jedi at all. Coming from Respawn, I was expecting it to feel similar to Titanfall 2 which had very fluid movement and fun gameplay. This one is just a slog.

I didn't get into much of the story, but there were such long gaps between the story that I wasn't following. I played on PC and it is graphically impressive, although visually kind of drab. 

The customization is a joke. The most visible customization is the ponchos. They're ugly as hell. Why not give us robes, capes, tunics? The lightsaber customization is the best part, but you really only notice the color of the lightsaber, which there are only a few.

I cannot understand the praise all of this game gets. I understand plenty of people have enjoyed it, but they must admit it has many flaws. My favorite aspects of the game were the graphics, hearing bits of Star Wars lore that connects to other stories (hearing about the recent Clone Wars, for example), and maybe the choreography of lightsaber attacks. And not the attacks that you the player are performing, but when you hit your enemy with your last blow and then the game takes over and shows you a well-choreographed cinematic. They were pretty, but I also hate when games take control out of your hands just to do something pretty. 
«Buggy as hell»
«Disappointment of the year»

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I’m not a Star Wars fan. I think the movies are okay, never liked the games, and never read any books. But Jedi: Fallen Order? This game absolutely rocks. If the entire Star Wars universe were given this degree of polish, I would be all over it.

First off, Jedi: Fallen Order defies conventional genres. Some might call it a souls-like, but that would be ignoring so much of what Fallen Order has to offer. It has elements from Soulsborne games, but also those of Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, and Zelda. It’s best to call it an adventure game and leave it at that.

The game follows the story of Cal, a Jedi-in-hiding immediately following the Clone Wars and “Order 66” stuff. While you start relatively weak, by the end of the game you feel like a full-blown Jedi Knight capable of dealing with crowds of enemies with ease. After a short linear stint, the game opens up to a somewhat open-world adventure across several planets. The story focuses on the mystery of the ancient Jedi order and the magic of the cosmos in a way that the films never quite did. The locales range from Imperial factories to monster-ridden jungles, with some great monster design to boot. I was also impressed by the fact that you stayed in Cal’s perspective throughout most of the journey, even when boarding and flying in your ship. You’re given some freedom as to the order you tackle things in, but practically you follow the story with some short diversions to fight a hidden boss, get Health/Force/Stim upgrades, or get cosmetics for your suit, poncho, ship, robot companion, and lightsaber. I wish the lightsaber parts weren’t purely cosmetic and had a gameplay effect, however minor. You could barely see your lightsaber during gameplay (except for the color), so it felt like a pointlessly overdeveloped system.

BD-1, your robot companion, is adorable. The Titanfall devs knew how to animate a robot, and their talent is on full display. He’s more charming than the stiff droids Star Wars typically sports, displays a wide array of emotion, and his subtitles are even bursting with character. I honestly couldn’t see this game without BD-1 now that I’ve finished it.

Combat is reminiscent of Sekiro’s parry-focused combat. It even features health-protecting stamina bars, “frame-perfect” blocking acting as a parry, and “healing stims” that refill when resting. It’s got its own flavor, though, aided by the Force-abilities Cal has access to. Pull, Push, Slow, Jump, Throw, and some other special lightsaber abilities give just the right amount of depth to the 20 hour experience. The one-on-one combat is where the lightsaber combat shines the most, but deflecting lasers and dealing with hoards of stormtroopers was extremely satisfying too.

Ofcourse, none of this would have come together without the sound design. It’s cinema-tier sound design, plain and simple. Multiple times my partner thought I was starting up a movie when I was starting up the game, and all the signature Star Wars sounds are blended and mixed perfectly. Add that to Respawn’s talent in making machinery and explosive action setpieces, and you get an award-winning combination. Besides audio, the game is technically very well done, achieving a solid 1080p60fps on my increasingly dated hardware. I was even able to run it on the Steam Deck without a hitch.

I got Fallen Order on sale, but I wouldn’t have felt bad paying full price for it. I recommended it to all fans of Star Wars, but also to fans of sci-fi in general, even if you don’t typically like the film. I can’t wait for the sequel and where it takes Cal (and his unlikely band of friends) next.
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Nice game. Expected a better ending.
Star Wars games are good again!
minha única critica é com relação ao combate que não esta tão polido, tipo a defesa demora pra subir e o parry falha as vezes, como eu joguei muito sekiro foi o que mais senti, ja que ele compartilha diversas mecanicas com jogos soulslike, fora isso gostei bastante, a historia e personagens são bem maneiros e a trilha sonora é ótima, o combate a pesar das falhas também é bem legal, tu realmente sente a progressão do personagem, que é acompanhada pela historia de forma satisfatória, e eu joguei na dificuldade máxima então achei bem desafiador, logo recomento, o jogo me surpreendeu 
«Just one more turn»
«Can’t stop playing»
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a decent game, but sorely lacking in a few areas.  Unfortunately, it’s very glitchy and buggy.  I had the game crash several times, including during boss fights.   In  addition, the story is lacking.  You never believe in the camaraderie between the characters,  and they just didn’t do much (with the exception of one character towards the end.). The ending was also a huge let down.  

Now that I’ve gone through the bad, the action is great.  It’s very much Uncharted meets Dark Souls.  The game is huge, narrative driven action pieces tied together through close quarters.  The RPG-lite elements were good, always putting new moves, more life or more power within arms reach.  The various planets you explore present a sort of faux-open world, but they are actually quite linear.  They look great, and the exploration is fun.  

Part of what feels like a let down is that so much of the story seems to happen through reading material on the pause menus.  It would have been nice to experience a bit more.  
Devs really feel the "vibe" of Star Wars
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
«That ending!»
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»