Ready for more Star Wars? I can’t imagine the answer to that question ever being no. Yesterday, Respawn Entertainment gave gamers a preview of the game play for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and it certainly did not disappoint. Let’s dive in.
Three rules to survive:
- Don’t stand out.
- Accept the past.
- Trust no one, only trust in the Force.
Think you can do that? You’re about to find out. After seeing the game play video, rule number one will be out the window immediately. The 13-minute clip appears to start out on the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk, where you are huddling with (surprise!) Saw Gerrera and plotting against an Empire sap-mining operation. You wield a blue light saber. Trust me, you’re going to stand out. Watch below:
The playability looks smooth and appears to encompass parts of Star Wars: Battlefront II story mode, and aspects of other popular third-person games like Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted. Wall-running, climbing and jumping on ledges nods back to Ezio and Nathan Drake, while your interactions with your droid, BD-1, harken to Iden Versio and her ID9 Seeker droid.
There is also plenty happening in the background of Fallen Order. One of the cooler aspects of Battlefront II is that even though you are doing your part, the battle you’re in is still going on around you, and we see that right off the beginning with Saw and his rebels taking on the Empire while you’re sneaking in to save the Wookiees.
Those abilities tho…
One thing to point out, as you play through Cal’s abilities, two require attention. He can stop blaster fire in mid-air, pulling enemies into their own laser arcs, and his saber throw. On film, those have been more associated with the dark side, ala Vader and Kylo Ren. His abilities seem to be much more offense than defense. Cal Kestis is supposed to be a padawan, but in these clips, he wields the Force like an old pro, and he’s deadly with it. That should make game play fast, furious, and fun.
Match that with an awesome soundtrack and a great story, and we could have one of the best-ever Star Wars Universe games on our hands here. I’m ready to fire up the controller for Fallen Order! Are you?
The wait is almost over! Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be available on Xbox One, PS4, PS4 and PC on November 15th, 2019.