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This review is for the X Box One X console version. And I've avoided spoilers. I really wanted to wanted to give this game 5 stars but couldn't. The story draws you in. It feels like a legitimate Star Wars prequel taking place sometime between the "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope". The design, graphics, and details are top notch. And I love the emphasis on exploration and discovery and solving puzzles (shades of Uncharted here) - as opposed to just mindless unending battles (like, say, Gears 5). On the topic of battles, the experience of combat with your light saber is awesome. And Disney so needs to give the main villain Second Sister Trilla (Elizabeth Grullon) her own movie or show on Disney Plus - best Star Wars villain since Darth Vader. Now for the bad: the game tries to replicate the game-play mechanics of Uncharted, the rebooted Tomb Raider and Titanfall ..........but fails. The most frustrating part of the game is the number of times you fall to your death trying to make that jump, or the number of times you have to jump to grab that "ledge" before the mechanics actually work. Also at one point of the game the floor geometry just vanishes for a while (others have had this problem as well). And while the side characters are really interesting (especially, Second Sister - so bad, she's good!........she makes Kylo Ren seem like a sulking, petulant child), the main protagonist that you play is an uninteresting idiot. This is no Lara Croft or Nathan Drake or Ellie (from The Last of Us). Missing any personality he is ! But despite all this, have I enjoyed this game? The answer is hell, yes. Still a "Strong Buy" . The video "cinematography" at times is breathtaking and you feel that you're watching a big budget Star Wars movie. Despite all the game-play mechanics glitches, The Last Order is still one of the best console games of 2020 - and makes me glad I have a 55 inch 4K TV screen and a X Box One X console.
When the first reviews of this game hit the streets they weren't particularly nice. The one thing I've learned over the years though, NEVER trust reviewers, including me... I like Star Wars games and movies. The 1977 movie was a life changing moment for me and I've never regretted any Star Wars offering. This game is no different. It's a fun little romp that kills a few hours exploring and swinging a light saber. I found the puzzles to be good and not too challenging. The graphics are OUTSTANDING! and that is on a PS4 (regular not the pro). The story was fun and overall I had a good time playing it. If you are one of the uber critical, this might not be for you. If you are someone who remembers this is nothing but a story (game in this case), you'll have some fun. I was going to give this game five stars but my litmus test (The Last of Us) is still the best game I've ever played.
i love star wars. i generally like most star wars media
pros- visually looks fantastic story is good to ok but then really pays off at the end. bd-1 is awesome gold lightsaber. cool locations
cons- really buggy. I had the game hard stop crash twice and a handful of other things, (though im not sure if its just the Xbox version) enemies don't behave as if they are being hit with a light saber (average storm troopers need 2-3 hits) this is minor but when i see lightsabers being more effective in films it does irk me a little game is brutally difficult, i had played God of War on normal just before and i felt that was about right. so i started on what the game considers normal difficulty and i had to eventually drop it down to story mode because the boss fight on easy was too difficult.
i wouldnt get this game full price, but if you like starwars, its worth checking out
This was a great game with a LOT of potential. The gameplay was the most fun and challenging of any star wars game I've ever played (don't even try comparing it to the force unleashed). This game requires you to use your brain (crazy, I know) so you can tell the developers put time and effort in to make the game as realistic as possible... I am a huge fan of that. The only thing that can suck is that once the story mode is finished... well, there's not much else to do except wander aimlessly and try to rack up xbox achievements. You can replay the game, sure. But who wants to do that over and over again if there is no different way to finish the story? Maybe in the future there will be expansion packs but currently EA I think is saying there are not adding to this game...? I'd look that up for yourself. But, yeah. Great game. Took definitely a FULL day's time (24+ hours to actually finish the game) and was a thrill from start to finish. Worth the money for the story! But, not a long-lasting game as it is a very linear story and not the hugest open-world aspect I was expecting. Left much to be desired, but I am sure they will be making more games like this... Just want this out of the hands of EA but I'm sure that won't be changed anytime soon... Oh well.
Really satisfied with the game so far! Overall, it's a fun, action-filled romp in the Star Wars universe. Definitely takes inspiration from games like Dark Souls, Uncharted, and Castlevania. While the game is really fun, I'm disappointed that Amazon failed to include the promised pre-order content. I usually don't do pre-orders, but I figured that these would be some fun bonuses to get, and I'm really disappointed that Amazon falsely advertised what would come in this game. If I could give Amazon a separate review for how they handled my order, it would be very poor. Will not be pre-ordering games from Amazon ever again.
While this game has its glitches (like falling through the ground on the ice planet) and the characters are pretty dry, it's easily heads and shoulders over any Star Wars game I've played since Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2. Cal Kestis isn't Starkiller, though...and by the end of the game, that fact will become glaringly obvious. There's no collectibles in the game that actually help beyond looks. But what it does have going for it is very satisfying lightsaber combat (except for Disney's refusal to let you dismember human targets), a droid which steals the show with how cute it is, and a metroidvania style level design with a lot of opportunity to explore.
If you're looking for an epic Star Wars storyline with memorable characters and twists, you're probably better off playing KOTOR. (And if you're looking for the typical Star Wars opening, you're not getting that either.) But if you're all about the action, you'll really enjoy this.
I purchased this game after it being recommended to me by a friend. The friend lost interest in the game quickly after, as did I, but the time I spent with the game was loads of fun and anyone who enjoys puzzle-solving, platforming, and Dark Souls-like combat will love this game. I fell in love with the story immediately, but the game itself wasn't exactly up my alley. It's by far the best product EA has released in a long, long time, as no multiplayer, pay-to-win, or loot box mechanics exist anywhere in the game. If anything I've said seems compelling to you, then I would definitely consider purchasing this game. It wasn't worth a full-price purchase for me, but if you can grab this on sale, it'll 100% be worth it
Jedi Fallen Order is fun but not as fun as The Force Unleashed games. This one involves constant puzzle solving, much like a Tomb Raider game. You'll need to look up a lot of walkthroughs online to figure out a lot of the puzzles to progress. There are also glitches that freeze the game for a few seconds. It mostly happens in elevators. Overall I liked it but won't play it again.