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The game is surprisingly good and while I had optimism as a fan of Respawns Titanfall series combined with the underrated great single player campaign they delivered in Titanfall 2, EA has unfortunately been EA while on a bad run lately. There have also been issues with both Battlefront games so while the gameplay looked interesting in footage that was shown I feared a bait and switch. Luckily this is not the case as you feel like a powerful Jedi who escaped Order 66 and without spoiling too much of the plot seek redemption from your own guilt. The graphics are beautiful (although some NPC characters clearly have less detail) and with this being the last big name multiplayer title release for the year it ends 2019 on a high note. The game is so much fun because it truly has the best light saber feel I have felt in any Star Wars game so far. I do wish there were some more force powers but honestly not too many makes the most sense within the context of the story and they are used well. The combat is great too and feels very satisfying especially when you execute some instant kill animations. A possibly helpful recommendation that helped me is take out the ranged attackers first before focusing on others. The story is pretty good so far and the characters like your mentor Cere Junda and new droid BD-1 are well done. Without spoiling things there are also some cameos of Star Wars characters we know and references to other legendary Star Wars events. It feels like Respawn did a great job of taking elements of other great video game series and incorporating them into the game with their own spin. There is definitely a Souls feel to the combat with an importance placed on timing and blocking. I also love the instant kill reward if you time things correctly with an enemy. In no way would I say this game is as difficult as a Souls game but it has a challenge that can ramp up considerably (however after each “death” the game does not get even more difficult). The enemies do all regenerate on a level if you decide to heal yourself though. There is of course a skill tree as well to develop Cal over time. There are also clear elements of Metroid Prime when you move around the map and an Uncharted/Tomb Raider style adventure feel as you traverse certain areas. You will also definitely revisit previously unreachable areas on planets but it’s fun to go back to areas in planets with more power/skill and the shortcuts you unlock allow for a different path. The game feels very rewarding when you play through and pretty smooth with limited pop ins. I hope we see more games in this series and that this is a sign of where EA’s future single players games will go. A quality experience not bogged down with microtransactions. I love this game and recommend it highly for any Star Wars or Adventure game fans or for any people who want a more forgiving Souls experience. It is actually hard to put down and I look forward to playing through it again on the highest difficulty.