Overall 8.80
The first great EA Star Wars game since the buyout, wow it only took like 5 years. Remedy takes the license and makes a Frankenstein of game taking popular mechanics from other games like dark souls, uncharted and Tomb Raider to make Jedi FO. I wish it all came together perfectly but for a big chunk of the game it feels like you are playing a souls clone that has a star wars skin but with worse combat.

You start off with a lightsaber and a few force powers but for the most part you are doing the usual hit, block and dodge of souls games. Death comes easy on high difficulties and you need to return to your death site to recover force energy to level up, yeah its souls. But the further you play the more you unlock force powers and thus the more you unlock the Star Wars of the game. By the end it was a cathartic experience when the game lets you go unleashed and be a full Jedi taking down hordes of storm troopers and enemies. It starts shakey but it ends on a very high note with some great boss battles and cool action sequences.

Outside of combat we have the puzzle and exploration aspects which are really well done. There is this temple early on where control wind vents and need to move gigantic balls around, its basically a mini zelda dungeon and to me it was the best part of the game. There are a few more of these puzzle like segments but they never reach the complexity of that first dungeon. If this was more like Zelda I would like it more, instead its more like the tombs in the new TR games.

Exploration is Metroid style with many areas blocked off untl you gain a new ability. Most of these abilities are just keys though and serve no other function except letting you access a new area, again Zelda this is not.  I must say some of the level design is very inspired and has some great side crevices to find and loot. It totally scratched that itch of wanting to find all the secrets.

The story wraps up the rest of the package in a nice way. It starts off kind of average but it really does start to pick up when we get to see flashbacks and see these characters get fleshed out. It's a typical star wars tale which is fine by me. The big story moments are accompanied by big playable setpieces which is a must these days, there are a few adrenaline pumping uncharted like moments. All the actors do a commendable job in bringing the world to life.

Its a gorgeous game, it did have some glitches and crashing issues but patches has helped a bunch. So it was probably rushed out but when it runs fine which is most of the time it feels very polished. It's lengthy too if you explore every world fully. I wish I could say this is a groundbreaking title but its a rather safe amalgamation of popular game tropes in a star wars setting which still makes for great fun game that is a must play for Star Wars fans cause lets face it, we don't have any other options anymore.
Posted by Dvader Wed, 01 Jan 2020 01:18:54
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 19:17:09
This review doesn't sound like an 8.8/10
Sounds more like a 7.5/10
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 20:10:25
You just “Twilight Princess’d“ Fallen Order.
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 20:40:18
I would probably give it a score of 8.  There’s too many technical issues to ignore and I didn’t like the end battle.  I hate that a big SW character is sort of shoehorned into the game.

But the level design is excellent.  I haven’t seen anything like it in years.
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 22:15:29
I hope it's not as bland as Twilight Princess. Nyaa

Agree with Edge that it sounds more 7sy, though.
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 04:43:13
It’s one of the best games of the year. If it feeling like a Frankenstein game is a problem for you it may be a 7. It’s a souls like Jedi Metroid/Zelda game, it’s awesome.
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