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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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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.  
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»