Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Broken Lightsaber Artwork (Graphic: Business Wire)
As both a Star Wars fan and an avid gamer, this game trailer really appealed to me and made be excited for its release.
Firstly, while I enjoy a good multiplayer game, I’m a fan of single-player action adventure games, which is something that has not been released under the Star Wars banner in several years. The last big single player Star Wars game to be released was The Force Unleashed Series, which this new game seems reminiscent of.
The thing that is really apparent in this trailer is that the story of Jedi: Fallen Order is going for a much darker tone than the recent movies or the television shows, which I feel could be a refreshing change of pace for the franchise.
However, one thing I would have liked to have seen more of in the trailer is the combat aspect of the game.
While a good story is an important part of any adventure game, the game-play is an equally important element, if not more so.
One of the biggest issue regarding The Force Unleashed series is that while the story was interesting, the action and combat in the game was lack luster and a bit repetitive, and many of the boss battles were disappointing.
While the last entry into The Force Unleashed series was released in 2010 and the developers have had plenty of time to correct the mistakes of the past and improve game play, the fact that not serious combat sequences were included in the trailer is a bit worrisome.
However, seeing as the God of War 3 director is heading the development of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and I am a fan of that series, I will give the developers the benefit of the doubt.
Another aspect of the game that was not mentioned is if it will include pre-existing characters and locations into the game play.
Seeing as the story is set after The Revenge of the Sith and prior to A New Hope there is plenty of potential to come across character and locations from both the new and old trilogy.
Personally, I think it would be an inclusion for the character to meet master Yoda on a trip to Dagobah or face off against Darth Vader in a boss fight, as Vader was known to be hunting down the remaining Jedi during this period.
I would also be curious to see if Cal was a Padawan at the Jedi Temple during Order 66, and his master sacrificing himself to allow him to escape. I could also be a nice touch to have Darth Vader be the one to kill his old master only for the two of them to face off at the game’s conclusion.
Overall, I am excited for the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and eagerly wait the release of more information about what to expect from the game.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is due to be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019.