The first few minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor are mesmerizing. A daring heist takes place among the huge buildings of the city planet Coruscant. In the last game, Jedi: Fallen Order, fugitive Jedi Cal Kestis escaped from Darth Vader’s Imperial inquisition. He is now an agent for the Rebel Alliance, and his latest target is hidden on a corrupt senator’s luxury space-yacht. What happens next is a 90-minute thrill ride as Cal chases the yacht through Coruscant’s tangled underbelly, cutting through stormtroopers and doing flips across the city’s impossible architecture.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Description
It’s everything you want from a Star Wars story and a blockbuster video game: it’s beautiful to look at, has complex mechanics, and is a lot of fun. Respawn Entertainment’s first game in Disney’s sci-fi universe had moments of vision, especially at the beginning and end. However, the middle was a jumbled mix of platforming like Uncharted and combat like Dark Souls, set in environments that only sometimes lived up to the promise of the game’s introduction.
Jedi: Survivor is an exciting sequel and a big step up from the first movie. Not only is it a master class in cinematic action, but it also has a much more elegant mix of different mechanics. The end result is the best Star Wars game in 20 years. It is as fun to play as it is beautiful to look at.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Pros and Cons
- Excellent combat and movement
- A compelling story
- Excellent graphics
- The planets are really great to explore
- Some difficult boss fights
- Multiple enemies can become overwhelming
- Platforming could be improved even more
|Star Wars Jedi: Survivor||System Requirements|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RX 580 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or Intel Core i7-7700|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Official Website||Visit Website|
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Planetside
Much of Jedi: Survivor’s platformer feel comes from its hub world, Koboh, a frontier planet where stormtroopers and raiders with reprogrammed prequel droids are fighting over territory. You might be surprised to learn that half or more of the game takes place on Koboh, but that’s because it has full-sized levels, side quests, secret areas, puzzle rooms, and optional boss battles.
It’s big, deep, and technically open, but it’s not a sandbox with no limits. It’s more like a group of linear levels connected to a central area like spokes on a wheel basically a PS2-style platformer without loading screens.
All that’s missing from Jedi: Survivor are floating gems or coins that lead to optional areas. Respawn has instead made a dozen or so side quests and bounty hunts that take you to parts of the map you haven’t been to yet. A Koboh local might tell you a bit about the story behind the quest, but most of the time it’s just a tip to go cave diving for treasure or a warning about a particularly nasty droid on the loose.
Most of the time, the rewards are not very exciting, like “more block metre,” a new pair of pants, or a small health bar upgrade. However, Koboh’s mini dungeons and environmental puzzles are so fun that I always looked for them.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Rough go
The only thing that could have stopped me from having a good time was that the PC version kept having problems. Even with Nvidia’s latest driver that was made just for the game, my framerate slowed to a crawl at very annoying times, even though it was optimized for the game. When you walk through a door, the frame rate can drop by ten or more frames per second for up to ten seconds. Cutscenes often slow down to 15-20 fps, cut off or overlap dialogue, and don’t get back to normal until I regain control.
I’m not an expert on Unreal Engine, but the game always seems to slow down the most when it’s loading things in the background. Every time we used the galaxy map on Cal’s ship, it turned into a slideshow. we think this is because it had already started loading the planet I was going to. Even in Koboh’s most open areas, performance isn’t great. we was lucky to get an average of 35 fps in the semi-open world with an RTX 2080 Super, an i9-9900KS 4.00GHz, and 32GB RAM.
Isolated levels ran perfectly at 80–90 fps, so there must be something wrong with how Respawn is drawing big spaces. I tried another computer (with an RTX 3060, Ryzen 7 5700G, and 16GB of RAM) for a short time and had the same problems. Even playing around with the graphics settings didn’t help much. There’s no built-in way to limit the framerate, but the Nvidia control panel did the trick. The only option for upscaling is FSR 2.0, which usually doesn’t help my fps but always makes Cal’s face look fuzzy and hard to understand when it’s moving. We have never missed DLSS more.
For what it’s worth, there will be a pre-launch patch a few days before the game comes out, and EA told the press that it will include “performance improvements across all platforms.” It might help, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those framerate drops didn’t go away overnight. After all, we live in a time when PC ports aren’t very good.
Even though I didn’t do as well as I should have, I still had a great time. Jedi: Survivor is a bigger, riskier game than its predecessor. Its tight level design is more important than the size of the map, which is unusual in an age of big sandbox games. This is Respawn firing on all cylinders, now that they’ve figured out what works in their strange adventure game style that’s similar to Souls.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor builds on what Fallen Order did and adds wall runs, double jumps, air dashes, and an epic lightsaber battle right away. We don’t have to start Cal’s journey all over again as a Padawan. Instead, we’re given control of a full-fledged Jedi Knight who we can train to become a master of superhuman mobility and fantastic, difficult combat.
With a new set of bigger, more varied, and more packed-in worlds to explore and a memorable cast of returning characters, Survivor tells a story that may be predictable, but is still fun and sometimes emotional to watch. Aside from some problems with how well it worked at launch, it’s a sequel that does almost everything better than the first one, which was already a great Star Wars game. If Respawn makes one more movie like this, they will have made the best Star Wars trilogy in 30 years.
Survivor is a great game that is just a little bit short of being great. But it’s the most fun you’ll have anywhere in this part of the universe. We think it deserves to be on the list of all-time best Star Wars games.
Tips for shoppers. This game got a PEGI 12 because it has some bad language and has some violence towards human-like and fantasy characters. Not good for people under the age of 12.