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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Is Off To A Rough Start With Negative Steam Reviews

Unfortunately for "Star Wars" fans, despite EA's promises that a launch day patch would introduce bug fixes and performance optimizations, the big performance issues reported by "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" reviewers have persisted into the final product. As a result, launch day has been ruined for a majority of PC players.

Amidst the large amount of hype and anticipation for the sequel to one of the most groundbreaking "Star Wars" games to date, things were looking pretty good for "Survivor" in the days leading up to launch. Critics have said the game's stellar new action and customization options made the gameplay feel tighter than ever. By the end of the review period, "Survivor" ended up with a Metacritic score of 81 on PC – the same as its predecessor, "Fallen Order."

Given the Very Positive reviews for "Fallen Order" on Steam, one would expect a similar rating for "Survivor." However, the launch day fixes have not had as much impact on the performance issues as PC reviewers had been hoping. Now, the Steam page for "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" sits at a Mostly Negative review count.

The game is practically unplayable for a majority of fans

The disparity between critic reviews and Steam reviews for "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" is incredibly stark. Whereas most publications gave even the PC version a favorable score based on its merits outside of the technical issues, most Steam users report being unable to experience any of these alleged merits because the game simply won't operate at a playable level. One of the highest rated reviews so far lists only 0.2 hours out of what is supposed to be a 30-hour campaign and sarcastically praises the title screen, which is apparently all the player has been able to see of the game so far.

Most other users echo a similar sentiment. Falling between the range of 1-5 hours of playtime, the vast majority of reviews at this time report crashing, lagging, and other catastrophic technical issues. There are a few positive reviews, of course: Some of them report the same performance issues, but praise the game content itself, while others claim to have experienced smooth performance on medium-to-low settings.

Interestingly, a couple of positive reviews claim that only the starting area is problematic, possibly indicating that the game might perform much better for players who manage to get through the first planet. Still, the issue remains that many players aren't even getting past the title screen on a full-price AAA title, and the majority sentiment remains settled on the idea that "you shouldn't need a $4000 computer to barely run a video game."

Fans can hopefully take some solace in the promise that EA and Respawn are working tirelessly to rectify these major performance issues: