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  • Summary: A third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Respawn Entertainment. The Empire seeks to eradicate all Jedi after the execution of Order 66. You, a Jedi Padawan-turned-fugitive, must fight for your survival as you explore the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization in hopes ofA third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Respawn Entertainment. The Empire seeks to eradicate all Jedi after the execution of Order 66. You, a Jedi Padawan-turned-fugitive, must fight for your survival as you explore the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order. After narrowly escaping the Jedi purge, you’re on a quest to rebuild your fallen Order. Pick up the pieces of your shattered past and complete your Jedi training, all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors. Utilize your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path. Use the Force to augment the way you explore, allowing you to traverse new paths and discover parts of locations you’ve been to before. Move quickly, though. The Empire is on your trail and won’t stop until every Jedi is exterminated. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Nov 14, 2019
    100
    Much like what Arkham Asylum did for Batman games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sets the new standard for Star Wars titles. Not only is it a great Star Wars game, it is also the best game of the year.
  2. Nov 14, 2019
    90
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order captured the magic of growing as a Jedi, overcoming insurmountable odds through fellowship, and the power of hope in the midst of despair. If Respawn’s delivery of Jedi: Fallen Order is the future of the Star Wars franchise out of EA, the franchise is in incredible hands. The Force is strong with these ones.
  3. Nov 25, 2019
    90
    Being an EA game, albeit developed by Respawn Entertainment, I had some doubts, but they were quickly dispelled. It stands as proof that single-player games can stand on their own. The only problem is that if you rush through it, you could finish Fallen Order in about 12 hours, but that excludes finding the secrets and unlocking all the cool stuff. Lastly, I have to mention the name, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. To me, it sounds like Star Wars Jedi could be a new line of games, with Fallen Order being just the first one. We can only dream.
  4. Nov 14, 2019
    80
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game that fans have been crying out for years now. While it doesn't do anything new, its clear inspirations from Dark Souls and Tomb Raider have helped to create an epic, sprawling adventure that'll have you ready for more the moments the credits roll. If only there had been more of it, because once I started, I didn't want to stop.
  5. 80
    An excellent entry into the new Star Wars canon.
  6. 80
    Respawn did nothing to reinvent the wheel, but instead married a bunch of popular gameplay genres together into a cohesive whole, wrapped up in well-crafted Star Wars story. It may not be KOTOR levels of greatness, but it's good. And I think that's exactly what fans needed right about now.
  7. Dec 13, 2019
    55
    As underwhelmed as I was by Fallen Order, I hope that its inevitable success will encourage EA to do more with this franchise, since it makes a powerful case for the resonance of Star Wars — if this mediocre casserole of concepts yanked from superior titles didn’t have the license attached, I doubt anyone would be talking about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 529
  1. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Very well done, totally worth the time. Respawn got it right, and finally EA respected the process. Cant wait to finish it.
  2. Nov 17, 2019
    10
    If you are a star wars fan, i would recommend this game. If you don't have the vocabulary or are unfamiliar with the star wars universe, thereIf you are a star wars fan, i would recommend this game. If you don't have the vocabulary or are unfamiliar with the star wars universe, there are some rough patches. I would also note that the default control scheme is a little wonky. I play on pc with an xbone controller. I would suggest changing dodge/drop down to LB, and block to LT or vice versa. Pull and climb to RB, freeze to B. This frees up your hands and allows for better combat imo.

    Next order of business is the performance. I have played the entirety of the game twice through. Once on Master, then on Grandmaster. I have experience no problems whatsoever with all my settings set to epic. If you are on console, apparently its bad, I dunno. But PC this is a great game.

    When a game is compared to many great titles such as Tomb Raider, God of War, Uncharted, and Zelda the bar for one's expectation is set high. While its true Respawn incorporated many elements from these games into their version of star wars, none of it felt really out of place.

    I truly despise the decisions of those at the top of EA. Respawn however, has never really been a let down. Judging the game (art) as separate from the publisher or even the developer (artist) is becoming increasingly important in today's media journalism which favors subversive, angry and nihilistic bias. The game itself is great and fun and I cannot see any minor setbacks in terms of quality due to some hiccups in performance. If that's a deal-breaker for you, maybe wait awhile for patches to fix these things and smooth them out.

    The story is great, albeit star wars predictable, but the stakes feel legitimate. A padawan and crew all learning how to heal and grow while facing down the threat of an empire is compelling. Visiting old and new locations through a different perspective was always fresh and exciting.

    If you're ever on the fence and can't decide whether or not the game is worth owning, and reviews feel biased (mine included) you can always try the game yourself, for a full month, for about 15$ through origin premier. That's basically a matinee and combo popcorn/drink.

    In conclusion, this is a star wars game in the end. If you like the franchise, this is a good product for you that's entertaining and isn't sullied by monetization. You get what you pay for. If you a using this game as a way to get into the franchise, well, where have you been? And, this is not a good launching point. The game will challenge you if you let it. If you are experiencing performance issues, maybe try lowering the settings.

    I love this game so its a 10, but its a product of man, there's always room to improve, which it will over time. That's what is so great about having the internet, games come out sooner but not as polished and more people give feedback to improve the game with the general public in mind. Anyways, if you've read this far, you must not be a millennial, either that or you have a questionable obsession with reading!
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  3. Nov 20, 2019
    10
    Outstanding visuals, fun and rewarding combat, great characters, fluid movement and satisfying killcams. I can't recommend it more.

    I've been
    Outstanding visuals, fun and rewarding combat, great characters, fluid movement and satisfying killcams. I can't recommend it more.

    I've been waiting for a game like this since Kingdom Come Deliverence!
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  4. Nov 25, 2019
    8
    A very beautifully drawn game, and perhaps that's all ... They waited a long time, they wanted to fight the Imperials. Got some kind of TombA very beautifully drawn game, and perhaps that's all ... They waited a long time, they wanted to fight the Imperials. Got some kind of Tomb Raider where you just have to run and jump. Expand
  5. May 18, 2020
    8
    This game is definitely more than the sum of its parts and a great experience to be had for all audiences. The harsh reviews rating it 5 ot 6This game is definitely more than the sum of its parts and a great experience to be had for all audiences. The harsh reviews rating it 5 ot 6 (anything lower than that are essentially trolls) definitely seem to miss the fantastic aspects of this title, making it the best Star Wars single player experience to date.

    At a fundamental level, its core mechanics aren't the best of the best. The combat isn't as fluid and precise as Devil May Cry 5 or the Souls genre which it takes some inspiration from.
    The world and its set pieces aren't as bombastic and jaw dropping as the new Tomb Raider trilogy.
    The customisation and skill tree isn't that as in-depth as Dragon Age and its puzzle sections aren't as interesting or mind boggling as The Talos Principle.

    If I made the game sound bad then that is exactly what other reviews have probably pointed out, but the game is more than that. It really puts you into the fictional world of Star Wars. Whether you are a casual viewer or a die hard fan. The setting and locals are great, the characters are likeable and have good moments. The story is quite personal and tells a smaller, more grounded tale that fits into the giant world which is the Star Wars franchise, much like say, Rouge 1 did. The animations and impact of lightsaber swings and force powers empower you to feel like a Jedi and all the moves and abilities you come to expect are there as you progress on a realistic journey as one of the last of the order and theres a ton of small details like every lightsaber gem having its own sound effect, enemies reaction to their situations, random occurrences on planets upon subsequent visits, plenty of secrets and more.

    Honestly it feels a bit like NieR:Automata for me, which is a game I adore. It doesn't do anything to outclass other games in most areas, but it does do them well enough overall to immerse you in the environment and stories its telling. There are things to explore, easter eggs to hunt and cinematic moments you won't find anywhere else. Its iconic, the sounds and music enriches the whole experiences and you'll recognize moments and motifs from the movies even if you aren't an avid fan. Graphics are top notch despite not being groundbreaking and the game was bug-free at least for my playthrough. It's accessible and maybe a bit safe, some might say thats a bad thing but in this case I really don't think so. There shouldn't be a need to gatekeep a good single player Star Wars story by turning the Dark Souls inspired combat to 11 (although you absolutely can in the newly added meditation trials and battle grid).

    The game is worth full price I think, especially to support the devs over at Respawn which have been releasing hit after hit and showing EA that a polished, hearty single player game with free cosmetic updates to boot and post-launch support that addresses community feedback are still make plenty of sales in 2020. Though, if you can't or don't want to pay full price there have been some sales relatively early on in the games lifespan (I picked mine up from steam at a 35% discount I think?) so im sure everyone will get a chance to play it at some point.
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  6. Nov 15, 2019
    6
    If you haven't played Tomb Raider or a Souls game, you'll enjoy this; however if you have, it will seem like a disappointing mix of both. TheIf you haven't played Tomb Raider or a Souls game, you'll enjoy this; however if you have, it will seem like a disappointing mix of both. The graphics, environment, combat and overall atmosphere of the game are lacking and it ultimately feels unpolished and less enjoyable than it could have been. Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2020
    0
    Worst Star Wars game. Primitive platform jumping idiocy where every rat can kill you by ublockable combo. Playing this I feel like cheated byWorst Star Wars game. Primitive platform jumping idiocy where every rat can kill you by ublockable combo. Playing this I feel like cheated by EA again idiot instead of Jedi Knight... Expand

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