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Quick-Thoughts: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019)

Here’s the issue when you have a film critic reviewing a video game: I’ll, more than likely, review the game as if it were a movie or a TV show. If you’re looking for an opinion from someone who’s familiar and critical of the actual gameplay/technical aspects of video games, you probably shouldn’t consider my review too much. However, if you are someone who cares about the journey/narrative that a video game takes you on, then I’m your guy! 

  • First off, I loved the gameplay in Jedi: Fallen Order—and maybe it’s because I don’t get the opportunity to play a lot of console games often, but who knows? The combat features and range of Jedi powers offer the player a delectable amount of range when it comes to fending off enemies and what-have-you—AND THEY’RE A LOT MORE APPROPRIATE THAN THE COMBAT ASSETS ON EA’S BATTLEFRONT SERIES. Wielding a lightsaber while witnessing yourself become this Jedi master is truly a Star Wars fan’s dream come true, and I ate up nearly every second of it. 
  • The premise of Jedi: Fallen Order is pretty engaging! The characters are great—notably Cal and Cere. I appreciated the concept of rogue, young Jedi survivors, the introspection of a Force Trainor pressed on the brink of insanity, and the whole idea of the Empire’s sister clan. The world design is marvelous. The archetypal obstacles and ethereal creatures you run into are arresting and truly exemplify the spirit of Star Wars lore-building. 
  • To be honest, Jedi: Fallen Order’s plot was, at the most, decent—so it’s basically on par with most Star Wars properties. The ambitions and undercurrents of our chief characters aren’t necessarily divergent or refreshing, bearing in mind that they follow similar trails to what we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe already. Also, “fan service”—keep it at a minimum next time.

But yeah, this and The Mandalorian are starting to give me a “new hope” for the future of Star Wars! Get it? Yeah, I’ll shutup now. 

Verdict: B

“Jedi: Fallen Order” is now available to purchase for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. 

 

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