As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m was really looking forward to Respawn’s Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. This years EA conference began with a gameplay demo of the game. For over 10 mins we witness Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan use the force to slow down storm-troopers in battle, use the force to manipulate the environment and use parkour to traverse said environment. As is now typical of Star Wars, Cal is partnered with a droid that acts as a healer and opens doors.
The fighting style implemented by Respawn is what they call “thoughtful” combat. This gameplay is similar to that of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A posture bar is present, Cal also strafe, dodge, and parry attacks. He is able to run across walls like in the Titan Fall games and use double jump or Force flip. Weak enemies die with one hit. Stronger ones require more strategy. The Force Powers on display was Force Push and Lightsaber Throw. Using the force Cal can deflect blaster bolts. Obviously, these are only some of the abilities you have at the beginning of the game.
Some story is revealed. It appears that the game takes place around the time of Rogue One, as Saw Gerrera is present. Having survived Order 66, Cal Kestis is a fugitive from the Galactic Empire. He lived as a salvager until he was exposed as a Jedi. He has minimum training as a Jedi and needs help in order to avoid death like so many Jedi. Fallen Order is fortunately an entirely single player game. I like what I’ve seen so far of the game and excited for the games release.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is scheduled to be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC o November 15.