Review: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

26 April 2023

 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a rare Star Wars game that captured the thrills and adventure of being a Jedi exploring the galaxy. Its sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, expands on its predecessor, offering a more compelling universe to explore while continuing Cal Kestis' story. Survivor blends a classic galaxy-hopping adventure with the sprawling scope of a AAA adventure game, making it the best of both worlds for classic and modern Star Wars. 

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Survivor picks up five years after the end of Fallen Order, where Cal Kestis is now a full-fledged rebel and Jedi knight who has become one of the galaxy's most wanted. After a botched mission, Cal escapes to the frontier planet Koboh, where he unearths lost artifacts from the early days of the Jedi Order, builds new alliances, and reunites with old friends while continuing his fight against the Empire.

Cal's Force and lightsaber skills are more advanced in this sequel, allowing for more flexibility to take out enemies, explore the environment, and overcome encounters unscathed. Combat still focuses on a blend of offensive and defensive tactics, where you match the opponent's movements and strike when they're caught off guard. The Jedi combat in Survivor conveys a strong sense of raw power and style, and it was thrilling chaining together Force powers with rapid lightsaber strikes to down Imperial droids and troopers.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gives many options to tune Cal's abilities and appearance, and the scope of player expression and customization is much more robust in this sequel. Cal also plays well with the supporting cast, such as returning allies Cere, Greez, and the Nightsister Merrin, and the new cast of heroes and anti-heroes are great additions that bring some welcome gravitas to the overall story.

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Survivor's increased scale and open-ended approach to world design and traversal give the game an immense scope. The game's core world of Koboh is one of six fully explorable worlds in Survivor and is larger than several planets from the original game combined. There's also a plethora of side content, including ancient Jedi tombs to explore for extra rewards, side events, and activities to engage in, making Star Wars Jedi: Survivor a massive game that truly feels like stepping into a Star Wars story.

In terms of graphics and presentation, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is stunning. The character models are highly detailed, and the environments are vast and immersive, each with its unique atmosphere and design. The game's musical score is also top-notch, with iconic Star Wars themes blended seamlessly with new compositions to create an epic and emotional soundscape.

Overall, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is an excellent sequel that expands on everything that made the original great while taking it to new heights. The game's vast universe, compelling story, and engaging gameplay make it a must-play for any Star Wars fan or action-adventure game enthusiast.

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