With the new “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” being released 4 days ago on April 28th we took a look at the predecessor “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”. Find out if the game is still worth buying after more than 3 years and enjoy this article about our first experiences and opinions on the game.
DISCLAIMER: You’ll see some screenshots from the first missions of the game. So if you don’t want to get spoilered maybe read some of our other articles.
Things I like
The first thing that surprised me is how well the graphics look. I would say these have no big difference to today’s big AAA-games. The lighting is really well done which for example helps convey a spooky atmosphere.
So far I’ve played around 5 hours and haven’t encountered a single bug except for some small rendering issues in some cut scenes.
As a new player you’re learning how to move and fight in a really nice tutorial mission which also tells you some of the backstory of the main character Cal Kestis. Here are some impressions of the first mission:
Sound-wise the intro music immediately made me think of Star Wars when first booting up the game. In general the music feels very well made as it was made by 2 composers that have worked with many game developer in the past. The environmental design with noises also feels realistic to me and the voice actors did a great job (keep in mind in playing the game in German).
Another thing I really enjoy is the many customization options for both the character your playing, Cal Kestis a young jedi knight, your ship and your droid.
The game is well optimized and is running smoothly on epic graphics (the highest possible setting) using around 23% of my CPU and 35 of my GPU (playing on R9 5900HX, laptop RTX 3060).
Things I don’t like
Let’s star with the obvious: needing to register for another game launcher, in this case the one for EA games was a bit annoying.
Other than that I wasn’t able to get angry at the game only at myself for not being able to complete jump and run elements or fights.
Just a quite heads-up: if you’re more of an open-world / sandbox game enjoyer I would be careful with purchasing this game as you can’t really go off track. There is a lot to explore but just keep in mind that this isn’t an open world and more a story focused game.