Jedi Fallen Order Media artwork

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There is a theme going on here at Ironclad Game Reviews and that theme is Starwars. To give some back story, I beat every DLC in the Witcher 3, so I had a hole in my heart that needed to be filled. What better way than the Campbell’s chicken noodle soup of franchises, than Star Wars? I had heard about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a while back and was incredibly skeptical of it, I mean so skeptical I didn’t even bother reading up on it. Suffice to say I wasn’t ready for another Star Wars Battlefront 2 level of disappointment. Jedi Fallen Order had its pros and cons, but let’s find out if it is Worth It.

This is the Way

A lot of people are calling this game a souls-like video game. While it has elements of a Dark Souls game, it leans more towards the easier side of things. The combat system features upgrades and skill ups. You can improve your health, force sensitivity, and ability, and even add new combos to your repertoire. There are runes on the ground that allow your character Cal Kestis a chance to rest, meditate and heal and are your save points in the game. I found the parkour aspect to be the most interesting part of the gameplay mechanics. You get to climb walls, slide down icy and muddy hills, and wall run all the things a Jedi or Ninja would do. The combat didn’t really have me sold though, I thought it was fluid but a little bland.

High Ground and Low Points

While I wasn’t totally amazed by the combat system, that isn’t why I play an RPG anyway. RPGs and Storylines go together like peanut butter and jelly, and that is why I play them. I love story arcs, and even more so I love RPG stories where the voice acting is a huge part. Scrolling and clicking dialogue was fun in Elder Scrolls but, it lacked the pizzaz that I was craving. I want to feel like I am controlling how a movie unfolds, so naturally, the story is huge for me.

Is It Worth it?

Jedi Fallen Order is one of the few things that EA has done right since it’s deal with Disney. The game could use a more fluid combat system and the elevator rides take longer than expected, but the story is top-notch. I didn’t want to divulge too much of the story as I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but it has its moments of glory. If you are on the fence about a new Star Wars RPG, then I at least recommend reading about SWTOR.

I believe the base game is $60 on steam, but might be going on sale again soon. Overall while I recommend this game it is relatively dry and the combat system is bland. The only thing Jedi Fallen Order has going for it is the fact that it is the best Star Wars RPG we have gotten in a while, and that isn’t saying much.

Ironclad Game Review Rating: 6.5/10 (Semi interesting story, extra bland combat system. 0.5 extra points for BD-1

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