Jedi: Fallen Order looks like the Star Wars games you used to love


Respawn revealed never-before-seen gameplay footage of its upcoming Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order, at EA Play. From what we can tell so far, it looks and feels familiar — in a good way.

It’s happening. It’s really happening.

At Star Wars Celebration, fans received the first trailer for Respawn’s Jedi: Fallen Order game, releasing this November. Many of us were disappointed — even a little worried — that this trailer was all cinematics and no gameplay.

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Finally, two months later, we have footage. And it looks … FANTASTIC.

Respawn revealed this never-before-seen gameplay at EA Play on June 8, and while reactions are mixed — a lot of people just want to play the game and judge it for themselves, and honestly, same — so far, it looks promising.

As I sat there and watched the footage, I felt it — that sense of nostalgia I didn’t expect to come over me while watching footage of a new, modern Star Wars game.

Certain parts of the gameplay reminded me of the games we all played through at least once — games like The Force Unleashed and the Jedi Knight series. With better graphics, of course, though some fans might argue with me on that front.

Fallen Order looks like the Star Wars games we used to love, with some of Respawn’s classic elements (aka wall running) thrown in. From what we’ve seen so far, this game has the potential to be “the” game we’ve all been waiting for.

This assumption is based on only 15 minutes of gameplay footage, so it’s impossible to judge whether this entire gameplay experience is going to be one big nostaliga trip. Not that I’d mind if it were. Take me back, Respawn.

But it’s clear the game’s director and developers are really doing their best to give Star Wars fans and gamers an experience they will truly enjoy. Saw Garerra is just one of many familiar characters the player might encounter in the game. “At least we have the high ground” is a line of dialogue that had me grinning from ear to ear. And it truly feels like a Star Wars experience we haven’t had in a game in years.

I’ll let you check out the footage and decide for yourself.

I’m definitely all aboard the Fallen Order hype train, even though we haven’t seen or even heard much with just five months to go. I’m putting my full faith in Respawn — EA has their name all over it, but I’m choosing not to let that sway me. Yet.

Stay tuned for more Star Wars game hype, speculations, and me having to stop myself from typing every sentence in all caps. November is going to be a wild month for all of us. Let’s hope we can handle it.

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Will you be picking up the game and trying it out for yourself? Will you watch any gameplay online upon its release before making your decision? Let us know how you’re feeling about this game!

Jedi: Fallen Order is available for pre-order now, and drops on PCs and consoles on November 15.