I’m a HUGE gamer. I’ve been one since I was a child. As a little girl, I would play Super Mario Bros, the fighting game Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Super Smash Bros, and MarioKart until I dropped. I got older and graduated to the XBOX where I’ve played Mortal Kombat X, Destiny and Destiny 2, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Assassins: Creed, Overwatch, etc. And then there are the Star Wars games.
On my Nintendo Wii, I had Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and I LOVED it!
The Force Unleashed is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and follows the story of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, a man named Galen Marek, who is the son of a Jedi Darth Vader killed. Galen, at first Darth Vader’s lead assassin who hunted down and killed rogue Jedi, turned against his master and tried to set on his own path.
It’s a really interesting story that is SUPER fun to play. Leia makes a surprise cameo which is fun. The game also had a two-player duel option where you can face off against a friend and fight with the iconic characters of the game such as Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, etc. My sister and I would always play with Anakin and Obi-Wan Skywalker, hence recreating our own duel between them. 🙂
But after The Force Unleashed, I haven’t played any other Star Wars games except for the Lego Star Wars games and the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, making my excitement for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that much more special for me.
The trailer was released for the game during the jam-packed Star Wars Celebration this past April. While the trailer didn’t get me very excited the gameplay totally did.
There was an exciting cameo from Saw Gerrera which was truly awesome. Considering that he had such a small role in Rogue One to see his story fleshed out further through novels and the games are rewarding.
Cal’s (that’s the main character’s name) droid, BD-1 is so cute (and AMAZING) I don’t know what to do. It sits on his back like an assistant and helps Cal in all sorts of situations, whether that means providing him a quick heal or means to enter a locked area.
The gameplay seems very fun. The graphics aren’t as amazing as games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, both Destiny games, the latest Call of Duty games, or Rise of the Tomb Raider but the style of the game looks very fun.
As I watched the video I got total flashbacks to both Assassin’s Creed and Rise of the Tomb Raider, as some of the abilities and gameplay felt reminiscent of those games but with a Star Wars spin. I like that.
The fighting doesn’t feel as fluid as I would like but it definitely looks like it’s going to be a blast running through areas fighting stormtroopers and the brand-new, super intimidating Purge Troopers who have been trained to fight Jedi.
And yes, there are giant spiders you’ll have to deal with as well.
If the story is as extensive as The Force Unleashed and the gameplay is as fun as either Assassin’s Creed or Rise of the Tomb Raider, LucasFilm finally has a win on their hands.
This isn’t Star Wars: Battlefront II. This actually amazing and I’m just counting down the days until I can play it.
This game is available for pre-order for November 15 on these platforms; Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC. Missed the trailer? Check it out.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you, always.