I ignored Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order until it was released, for no particular reason. Maybe it's my lackluster impression of Star Wars games or my lack of actually playing any. But, this game just came out and I think it deserves a Cheerful Ghost introduction (as it seems no one's talking about it here yet).

Reviews: I recommend watching the embedded "Before You Buy" video by Gameranx. You could also double down and watch the review it received from GameSpot (https://youtu.be/kIJ0kfjhuws), though they both pretty much say it's a good game and worth playing. It currently also has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam. If you'd like to see someone playing the first 40 minutes of it, check out the video Paul Soares, Jr. (one of my favorite YouTube channels) that he posted (https://youtu.be/CvGEZWsS5f4).

It's on my Steam wish list, though I don't know when I might get it. One review stated that it's a rather short (30 hour-ish) game, which I think is disappointing (I like long games). Still that's $2 per hour of game play and I think that's a decent value.

Feel free to share your thoughts about it here. I'm interested to know what you think about it, if you've played it, or if it looks like something you might get into.

May the Force be with you, always! smile

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 11/18/2019 at 02:59pm

30 hour games are short now days?

I picked this up. I plan of playing it soon.

Overall, I want to support any single-player Star Wars games.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 11/18/2019 at 05:52pm

>30 hour games are short now days?

Well, if you're still used to playing games The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. laughing Although, I can think of other games I've played recently that lasted more than that like Monster Hunter: World and CivVI, although MHW's story mode is kind of short, there's a lot of post end game. I think I began to want my games about 100 hours back when I got into Final Fantasy games.

>I picked this up. I plan of playing it soon.

Cool, I'd like to see what your thoughts are about it.

>Overall, I want to support any single-player Star Wars games.

At this point I want to support any good single-player games. In the "Before You Buy" video, they described this as dying genre, which I've been noticing a lot lately and it's really pissing me off. I hate how pretty much every game has to have some sort of multiplayer to it or content that's so hard that you pretty much cannot do it alone. I mean, it's great if you have friends to play with, but I don't have very many Steam friends and only one of them has one of these games I'm referring to (MHW). I do have a friend that has Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order though.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/18/2019 at 10:51pm

I'm playing it, expect a review when I'm done.

In short: More of this, please.

I don't think the hour to dollar ratio is a useful metric at all. I love Bethesda RPGs that last 250 hours and I love tightly paced 8 hour games. I think all too often you end up with a really good 10 hour game that the developer/publisher/shareholders think needs to be longer, so it gets padded with unnecessary bloat and really holds the game back.

I'd rather buy a nice $25 steak dinner than 25 McDoubles.

Plus, I work and don't feel like coming home and just pounding out video games. And I'd like to see the ending of these games and play more than two a year. Don't get me wrong, when The Elder Scrolls 6 comes out I'll probably put in 250 hours on that too. But I enjoy shorter games that don't feel daunting.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/18/2019 at 10:53pm

(FWIW I've seen it said that a completionist run of Jedi Fallen Order is around 20-22 hours which I think really fits the kind of game it is, akin to God of War, Tomb Raider, etc)

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 11/18/2019 at 11:33pm

Good points, Travis. +1 I'm looking forward to your review. smile

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 11/21/2019 at 01:20am

I just started to play this. The in-game font could be bigger. :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/21/2019 at 02:35pm

It really could. This is a common complaint about modern games but yeah. Glad I’m no longer rocking a 32 inch TV!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 11/21/2019 at 02:49pm

I have a 47 inch that I sit about 10 feet away from.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/22/2019 at 02:37pm

Yep, it’s still not great with a 55 inch about the same distance. But I can’t imagine people with smaller TVs managing to read it.

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