Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 3 Review

As I wrapped up my playthrough of Vader Immortal’s third and final episode, my reaction was “Huh. So that’s it?” The novelty of a VR Star Wars experience had worn off a while ago, and Vader Immortal’s threadbare mechanics had long since run out of steam, leaving only its mediocre plot. Maybe it’s partially because I’m fresh off the far superior storytelling of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but to put it mildly, this finale was underwhelming.

Virtually nothing new is introduced during Episode 3’s 45 short minutes as Vader Immortal’s weirdly mystical, MacGuffin-based adventure resolves. If you’re played Episodes 1 and 2, it goes pretty much exactly the way you probably expect. There was never anything even approaching a surprising development outside of its trite deus ex machina ending. And while Vader is as large and imposing a presence as ever, I couldn’t help but think about how similar the climactic lightsaber battle it had all been building toward was to sparring with droids in the first episode.

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Source: IGN