Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

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  1. MagpieRacer

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    Kind of surprised there is no thread for this game. Launched yesterday, proper story based, 3rd person Star Wars adventure. Played over 3 hours last night and it is astonishingly good. From the visuals to the dynamics, the story down to the lightsaber customisations.

    Plays like a cross between Uncharted/Tomb Raider and Dark Souls with a bit of Mass Effect sprinkled in.

    Anyone else playing?
     
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    Feared for it after hearing about a review embargo until after release but reviews are very positive.
     
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    The general reception among gamers seems to be positive as well. I've been longing for a story driven, single-player Star Wars game with larger maps to explore for ages so this is a really nice surprise. I pretty much wrote it off after the E3 presentation but I can't really remember why though.

    However, the performance on the XB1S is pretty pathetic (DF has a analysis videon on YouTube) and I fear for the PS4 as well. I'm waiting for the latter before hitting the purchase button. Anyone playing this on standard consoles?
     
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    This is the first full priced game I have bought in ages. Really enjoying it, even though I'm playing on the easiest difficulty because I'm a terrible button masher with games like this. :lol:

    I will say I'm not a fan of the save system though. Found myself having to redo whole sections after dying in battle because I hadn't seen a save point for a while. Why can't we just pause and save anymore?
     
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    Because Dark Souls
     
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    I had the same experience, first played it on "normal" difficulty, but died a lot.
    Never played the souls games, so my parry timing isn't honed at all and that does not really help.
    Usually I mash the attack button repeatedly, but in this game not really all that helpful.

    As the dying a lot started to become a bit frustrating and I only have limited time in the evening to play, I'd like it to be a fun/relaxing experience.
    So yesterday, I set the difficulty back a notch and had a nice session making quite a bit more progress than previous play sessions.

    And it helps a lot that you do not lose health when you miss a rope or pipe you where supposed to grab or jump on.
    Might be that I was a bit tired yesterday, but plummeted into the abyss about 15 times or more during a icy slope decent with a rope and a few jumps in between.

    Overall I like the game, nice set pieces and Star Wars atmosphere.

    The Storm Trooper AI is pretty faithful to the franchise.

     
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    I just adore this game more and more, the more I play it. I agree with the combat but like others here I have never played a souls game or anything with that style combat so my parrying, particularly against the slightly more advanced troopers, was terrible. So I have also backed it off a touch and now it has a bit of an assassins creed feel to the combat with the slightly wider parry window.

    It just delivers so much more than I ever expected it to. The exploration, the new lore and things you can find, creatures etc. It’s just awesome and really puts you in the universe. I also really like how it doesn’t make everything obvious when your doing the puzzles and then exploring. You actually have to think a bit about what you’re doing and how to approach things. I just absolutely adore this game.
     
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    I agree with the above, I adore the game, too.

    I am not a Star Wars fan (I like it, but I am not as into it as others tend to be) so this game was not on my radar at all. But I watched a review for the hell of it and was immediately interested. Games with a good sense of atmosphere, puzzles, exportation and platforming with a good combat system are my kinda games. Sprinkle in some interesting characters, great voice acting and gorgeous graphics, you got it all. I am really impressed. Figured the game was just a hack and slash, which would not interest me, but it isn’t.

    In other words, I more into this game than I would have expected. Combat was tricky at first, but once you get the controls down, block often and don’t go in just swinging you’ll do fine. Shame there isn’t a photomode.
     
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    Picked this up the other day.

    I'm a big Star Wars fan so I was keen to see what it offered in terms of new canon... It's fine in this respect, though I've got to say, I'm a little bored of the game play already.. it seems quite repetitive. Might just switch it to story mode and get through it as fast as possible. I don't often play games of this style, so perhaps I'm missing something.