When it comes time to pick my game of 2019, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is going to be pretty high on that list. We were all skeptical of what EA would do with this game after what happened with Battlefront II. Well, they did not put unfair microtransaction covered shackles on the folks at Respawn and as a result, we have one of the greatest single-player Star Wars games ever made.
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The Game Review
The story is actually pretty spectacular. You play as a young Jedi called, Cal Kestis who is being relentlessly hunted by The Second Sister. She is a brutal Inquisitor that will stop at nothing to kills Cal. There is far more to the story than that and I was taken aback by how dark it was, but trust me when I tell you that I avoid all spoilers for the story.
Setting the game between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is pretty interesting. The level design is great and you can see the fall out from the events of Episode III as clear as day.
It is certainly a very scary time to be a Jedi and that is something the game captures very well. I played this on a standard PS4 and in places it did struggle a tad, but never to the point of it ruining the game. I imagine the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and a powerful PC would be fine.
So, the story is great, the presentation is solid and the setting is just awesome, but what about the gameplay? In all honesty, if I had to compare Star War Jedi: Fallen Order to another game it would probably be Uncharted. Uncharted with a bit of Prince of Persia (the reboot series) and Dark Souls sprinkled on top.
I really like how fast-paced the movement in the game is. Cal controls great and running from area to area and being able to wall run is really cool. You only have a lightsaber as your weapon, but this game nails lightsaber combat. It never gets boring and there are a million different ways you can make the lightsaber your own via collectibles which is neat.
Combat is not just all about hacking and slashing. You can try and do that, but you will fail! Instead, the game takes a more skillful approach to combat, requiring you to learn patterns, block and so on in order to strike at the right moment. One thing I really love is deflecting fire from Storm Troopers back at them this legit makes you feel like a powerful Jedi Knight!
You do have a skill tree, but it is not overwhelming. As you are a Jedi, you, of course, can use The Force. You do have different Force abilities, but the standard, push an enemy away is the one that I used the most. There is another handy one that serves as a way to slow things down which is really cool too.
The difficulty is firm but fair. If you fall off a ledge or mistime a wall run, you get to try again. If you fall in combat though, you go back to the last checkpoint, losing your XP, but the game does give you the chance to get it back. I like how it gives you all of your health back too which gives you a fair chance. While the Storm Troopers are easy, many tougher enemies and bosses await!
I really cannot throw enough praise at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It is a truly wonderful game, even those who have just a passing interest in Star Wars are in for a great time. For actual fans of Star Wars, you simply have to play this game!
- The story is great and much darker than you would think
- Cal is an interesting character
- The voice acting, sound design, and presentation are fantastic
- The combat is very skill-based and fun
- Cal feels great to control
- I am sure it runs better on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro than standard models
- Anything else I say would honestly be nitpicking!