Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launches tomorrow and is a sequel that fans have been waiting for. The reviews for the title are definitely favourable, and while we do say the game is worth buying, there are a few things you should know before buying it.
Should You Buy Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
The title has earned a very strong 87 on Metacritic, with many of the reviewers pleasantly happy with the title. The game is a worthy sequel that was well worth the wait, and while the title is presently only exclusive to the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC reviewers have reported performance issues on the consoles and the PC version.
No, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is not worth buying because of the plethora of performance issues that console and PC users are running into. However, after sufficient patches, the game promises great gameplay and will be worth playing.
*This opinion has been updated as of April 28th, 2023
All of this is aimed to be solved with a day one patch from the developer, and there were similar issues (though not as bad) for Star Wars Jedi in 2019, fans still thoroughly enjoyed that title to its fullest as well. The day one patch will aim to fix stability and performance issues on the consoles, as many reviewers reported that the game had a lot of issues on the PS5, particularly in performance and visual mode. PC reviews are equally reporting problems with the title.
However, that is to say; these are not Cyberpunk on the PS4 levels of bad; you just have to deal with the occasional issue.
Star Wars: Jedi Survivor Install Size
Another issue with the title that can not be solved with a patch is the massive install size required. Ironically, even Modern Warfare 2, With Warzone 2 installed on the PS5 weighs only 95GB as of the latest patch, and making the annual Call of Duty storage space joke is no longer fitting for the game.
You basically need ~150GB of storage space, regardless of platform, except on the Xbox Series S where the size is reported to be less than 50GB.
While a lot of these issues do sound serious and may sound like you should wait for the purchase, it is also worth mentioning that the game will have spoilers out and about in a matter of days after the release, just like the plot twist for the end when the first title released in 2019.
If you thoroughly enjoyed the first title and have been waiting for this, we highly recommend buying the game and just enjoying the title. The day-one patch should fix the majority of the problems players are facing, and Respawn will also continue working on the game until it’s in a good state.