Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is an action adventure title developed by Respawn Entertainment.
It focuses on young Jedi Cal Kestis who dreams of restoring the Jedi order, which has been lost and now the Jedi are either dead, missing or a shadow of their former selves. The worlds are bleak and the Empire plans on taking over, for a world in starvation up steps young Cal Kestis.
The gameplay is rather interesting and features a lot of recognisable abilities that you would expect a Jedi to actually have and of course wielding the trusty LightSaber, one wouldn’t underestimate the power of one such being. The most disappointing feature within the game is the lack of exploration, now whilst there is the ability to traverse to different planets and return to them, they are not that big and feel very linear. Also, there isn’t that many planets to actually explore and a lot of the game just features you on a ship journeying to areas over and over, which after a while can become rather boring. Though, having said that it’s not as bad as some other games in which we have played but we would of liked more of an expanded and in-depth aspect to the gameplay overall. Instead its a simple case of solving a problem on planet a then return to the ship and head to planet b and repeat, which is not exactly a fun and enthralling experience we have to admit. Each planet is rather short too but if your not really after much in-depth and just want to play a simple Star Wars game, then perhaps for you at least this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
The characters are fair enough, not exactly bad and not exactly a cast I ever felt attached to neither. Though one of which does have quite an interesting background, sadly though for the most part there just wan’t enough story or chemistry between them. For Star Wars fans though there are quite a few creatures and characters that would be very recognisable such as the Wookiees for example. Of course the Droids are also in there too, for a Star Wars fan you should feel right at home.
Also, a lot of the story and actual background as to why the planet is in chaos is actually hidden behind secret collectibles that are scattered around the planet. Thus, if you do not collect these you will only really know half of the story. Important key story points shouldn’t be hidden behind such features in our opinion and tends to give a sour taste in our mouth in knowing this.
OVERALL: I’ll admit I’m perhaps not the biggest Star Wars fan having only watched a small handful of the actual movies that this game is based on. Thus, with that in mind we felt a lot of it was rather confusing and was hoping for bigger cameos and perhaps more appearances from the much bigger characters from the movie franchise, this sadly does not happen. It is very much a game that stands on its own with Star Wars elements mixed in. We still enjoyed it enough to complete the game though. However, as we are more for story rather than actual gameplay we just felt rather bored with the very familiar lack of actual action scenes. It felt just a little too basic for our liking and would recommend it to any real Star Wars fan or perhaps wait until the game goes on sale first.
Developer: Respawn Entertainment / Publisher: EA Release Date: November 15th 2019 Platforms: PS4, PC, XBox One Genre: Action Adventure Main Story Length: 10-11 Hours Platinum Trophy Length: Platform Reviewed On: PS4 Pro Overall Rating: 2/5
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