Jedi: Fallen Order Is $39 Right Now

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Amazon’s been peddling some great gaming deals recently, and they just keep coming. The latest Star Wars epic, Jedi: Fallen Order is currently on sale for $39 on PS4, a full $60.99 (61%) off its RRP.

Like Amazon’s other current deals, they’re about the best on offer right now. The PlayStation Store’s current price is $49.97, Eb Games’ is $49.98 and JB Hi-Fi’s is $49.

For those who are yet to play, Fallen Order takes place five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III and fourteen years before both Rogue One and Episode IV: A New Hope. It puts you in the shoes of Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who survived the infamous Jedi cull that took place in Episode III.

It received mostly favourable reviews and was praised for its enjoyable overall experience, save for a few flaws. Still, many have called it the best Star Wars game in years, with a Metacritic score of 79 on PS4 (81 on both PC and Xbox).

Among the biggest gripes is not being able to slice up human opponents with the lightsaber, which is less an EA/Respawn problem and more something that’s trickled down from Disney, the owners of the entire Star Wars franchise. Still, it’s a small annoyance in an otherwise tidy single-player adventure.

Not that long ago (Star Wars day, May 4th, 2020 — a fitting date) Fallen Order received a hefty update, including new features like new-game plus, improved accessibility settings, some cosmetic options and a series of combat challenges and battle arenas. In other words, there’s a ton of content to keep you going for a while.

“There are children who grew up watching Star Wars and who, as adults, sought out Kurosawa’s films,” Kotaku’s Joshua Revera wrote in his review. “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order resonates on the same primal level that the very first Star Wars movie did, and in the best possible world, it may well encourage the people who play it to reach outward—to Metroid, to Sekiro or Bloodborne, to Hollow Knight or Hyper Light Drifter. Star Wars succeeded as a film because of the lessons it learned from movies that came before it.”

If that’s not a glowing endorsement, I’m not sure what is. You can grab Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on PS4 from Amazon Australia for $39 here.


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Comments

  • I know I’m in the minority, but that’s still $34 too much in my opinion…this game was VERY close to being a decent Star Wars game, but there’s so much in it that goes against the lore and universe, and makes no sense, that it’s hard to get behind.

    But in particular: Why developers can’t seem to come up with a way to make lightsabers work like…I don’t know, LIGHTSABERS in games is beyond me.

    There are ways to have very lethal swords in games while still maintaining threat to the player – turning the saber into a glowing wooden stick isn’t the answer.

    • I found the whole game to be largely boring tbh. I played it shortly after Sekiro and it felt SO sloppy in comparison. Zero desire to play it again. I know it’s a bit harsh but I’m just not sure we need another new Jedi shoe horned into the film timeline.

  • It’s quite simple, they are trying to get rid of stock that wont sell, because people are finding other ways to get a complete version (ie base game + dlc), which should just be the original release. Far to much DLC farming going on at the moment with regards to all games.

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