Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
It’s been a while since we’ve had a really good Star Wars game and Respawn Entertainment has looked to address that. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure that looks to take inspiration from a few other genres to create something a little more accessible.
There are hints of metriodvania, of Souls-like games and platformers all mashed into this new IP. As a result, we’re left with something a little hit and miss. Visually the game is stunning and the sound design to go with it is excellent. Additionally, I like most of the platforming elements I’ve encountered so far.
However, it feels a little rough around the edges in a few other key areas. Combat is a little clunky at times. Meaning I’ve often found myself not locking on to the right targets. Similarly, the performance of the game is patchy with fairly frequent stutters in gameplay with loading happening in the background.
That being said, I have mostly enjoyed what I’ve played, also playing on a lower difficulty -getting to grips with dodgy combat gets annoying, makes it a decent little adventure. I also love BD-1, your little droid companion who lends a hand when you need it.
I’m around five hours in to the story and have visited a fair few locations. All of which look great and have distinct looks and feels to them. Although the story has been quite forgettable so far. As it stands I’m willing to persevere with the story if not just for the fact that I enjoy playing games that are Star Wars related.
Football Manager 2020
Another year, another Football Manager game. There’s just something about this title that keeps me coming back year after year. And it would seem this year is no different. It seems that no other game can quite give me the same feeling as Football Manager does. For the most part, it’s a very chilled out game. You can put your feet up whilst you play and take your time with it. That being said, when match day hits, nothing beats that feeling of getting one over your opponent.
I’ve started my career at my supported club, Liverpool. Usually, working my way the leagues is what I prefer to do. But this time no one was really grabbing my attention, so I went safe. I’m off to a great start with them too, getting a win in the charity shield over title rivals Man City!