Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - Catch All

kazar wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

PS4 reloads were >1 minute. Way too long.

Yeah, I would get pissed. It's too easy to accidentally jump off a ledge when platforming.

Those are instant even on HDD. It is when you die and have to reload at a save point that can take a long time.

Ah, that makes sense. I can't remember any other load times, though, other than the traveling between worlds thing which did take a certain amount of time before they let you sit in the chair. I think the death load times to enemies must have been pretty fast.

EvilDead wrote:

For some reason the third world (the jungle one) performance seemed to dip a bit and respawn times doubled.

I think that world had some fps dips for me more than the others too.

I've been watching a lot of Clone Wars to fill in some Mandalorian backstory, and that has me so high on Star Wars that I started playing Fallen Order again. I'm exploring, filling in the maps, and tracking down the many collectibles I missed.

I forgot how much fun it is to explore in this game! It's not quite Titanfall 2, but the climbing and wall-running is satisfying enough that it took a few trips back and forth through the Kashyyk refinery before I was tired of it. The combat still feels good, and the occasional bounty hunter attack is just enough to keep things interesting as I re-learn it.

Of course, the traversal and exploration had better be their own reward since Poncho Pattern #98 certainly isn't. And I'm covering ground a lot more quickly than I did when I played the story, so the loading times are even more problematic than they had been before. Even with all the elevators and narrow passages to slow me down, it's easy to sprint to a door and open it to reveal a blurry fog. Then the game freezes for 30 seconds while it loads the rest of the level. Too bad I can't buy some sort of "PS4+1" that would play old games but come stock with a fast SSD.

Slightly off-topic, but you absolutely can install an SSD in a PS4 and you will see a pretty sizeable decrease in loading times. I have done this successfully twice, once with an original PS4, once with a PS4 Pro. 100% worth it.

Sounds like I should play on PS5 if I ever do get it.

Started playing the game yesterday and got hit hard in the uncanny valley.

Something about the specific art style really bugs me. It's like the characters' skin and facial features are halfway between 'contemporary video game realistic' and 'Pixar/cartoon stylized'. There's skin texture, but it seems oddly smoothed much of the time. Facial features are in the neighborhood of realistic, but slightly more rounded and exaggerated than they should be.

The game itself seems fine.

polq37 wrote:

Started playing the game yesterday and got hit hard in the uncanny valley.

Something about the specific art style really bugs me. It's like the characters' skin and facial features are halfway between 'contemporary video game realistic' and 'Pixar/cartoon stylized'. There's skin texture, but it seems oddly smoothed much of the time. Facial features are in the neighborhood of realistic, but slightly more rounded and exaggerated than they should be.

The game itself seems fine.

Cere had that affect on me and I kept wondering if she was some near human alien race. And I looked at what the actor looks like, but it just seemed off.
There's some others that come in later that also look off, but in game reasons makes their looks make sense to me.

Spoiler:

Dark side influence on Trilla and Taron.

It's the eyes, imho. They made them slightly larger than real life.

garion333 wrote:

It's the eyes, imho. They made them slightly larger than real life.

but not as much as you might think.