Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – E3 2019 Mini-Preview.
The first mini-preview of E3 2019 is a fact, because Wouter checked Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order on EA Play and would like to share his emotions about this game with you. They are mixed …
What is it?
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Electronic Arts’ latest Star Wars game created by Respawn Entertainment, the devs of Titanfall and Apex Legends. It takes place shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith and looks a bit like an Uncharted or similar third person action game. You take on the role of a Jedi padawan named Cal Kestis (performance captured by Cameron Monaghan) who is chased by the Empire after Order 66 goes into effect. He then does a lot of hacking and slashing with his lightsaber, oh and Cal also likes a bit of force pushing and other Jedi tricks.
Why is it fat?
Because it’s Star Wars? No, that is no longer a good reason nowadays, unfortunately. Although it does help, if you have a warm heart for the franchise, and it is of course the best reason to be interested in a game with Star Wars Jedi in the title. So yes, Star Wars is ultimately the main reason why this is cool, although the gameplay also looks quite promising in some areas. The puzzles are pretty simple and the climbing is something I barely get wild about (although some Uncharted fans might think otherwise), but the combat has absolutely spectacular moments and I still have a little hope that it will be a bit challenging although I have serious doubts about that.
Why isn’t it fat?
If you’re a bit sour, you could think of this as a game that gets ripped out quickly so EA can keep its Star Wars license. But then again, several Star Wars titles have also been canceled in recent years, so there must be a good reason why Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has made it. It’s all a bit standard and it reminds me a bit too much about the fine, but ultimately few impressive The Force Unleashed. A game that you have played in about five hours, after which you go on with your life, hoping that another cool Star Wars RPG like Knights of the Old Republic will be released.
Is this going to score?
With Star Wars in the title, you’re always in the right place, although the overall tendency towards George Lucas’s legacy after Star Wars: The Last Jedi has become a lot more negative. Also Star Wars: Battlefront II and the microtransactions-ditze have not done the Star Wars name any good, but whether EA’s forecasts take that into account …