Press Start’s 2019 GOTY #4 – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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There’s something undoubtedly special about Jedi: Fallen Order, the single-finest Star Wars game we’ve seen this generation. It isn’t perfect by any stretch but it’s chilling to hear those familiar John Williams stings peppered throughout the soundtrack and to see paths beaten by others throughout Star Wars lore recreated faithfully in this interactive age.

It’s far from a traditional action game, opting for a brutal baptism by fire feeling to the game that punishes even the slightest misstep. Trial and error is the name of the game where your ability to learn and anticipate attack patterns will determine just how long you survive. Set during a fascinating point of the Star Wars canon, Respawn introduces us to Cal Kestis and yet another loveable robot character which has become quite a common thread binding their back catalogue together (we miss you, BT-7274).

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In his review, James said: “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars game fans have been waiting for. It brings together a strong story, addictive combat and an earnest dedication to recreating that Star Wars magic to offer one of the best Star Wars games in over a decade. It’s an experience that any Star Wars fan can’t afford to miss.”

Press Start Australia gave Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a 9 out of 10, while it holds score of 81 on Metacritic.

Ewan said: Jedi: Fallen Order is the game Star Wars fans have been waiting for. It’s the perfect amalgamation of our favourite contemporary games – namely Uncharted and Dark Souls – all wrapped up with a Star Wars skin. The methodic, intelligent and often challenging combat makes every enemy encounter memorable. The story was a pleasant surprise which contributed to the expanding universe whilst deftly drawing from over forty years of lore. If it weren’t for some dodgy platforming and vine-swinging sections, it’d be hard to fault it at all. That ending still gives me goosebumps.

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Shannon said: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order instantly stood out to me when I played it behind closed doors at E3. Everything from the graphics, to the story, to the combat oozed quality and proved that Respawn is EA’s most talented team (and one of the best in our industry). It was a classic Star Wars adventure that took a lot of mechanics from other games and managed to melt them together into a fantastic experience.

With that, we say congratulations to Respawn for their second entry on this list, capping off an incredible 2019 for the studio and earning our #4 game for the year.

Current Top 10:
4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
5. Devil May Cry 5
6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
7. Apex Legends
8. Untitled Goose Game
9. What The Golf
10. A Plague Tale: Innocence

 

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