EA's handling of the Star Wars license has, shall we say, been a bit sketchy. The Star Wars Battlefront II loot crate pay-to-win drama kickstarted a wider gaming community backlash against the practice, eventually seeing many publishers opt-out of the practice altogether. Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order may help EA redeem itself, a bit.
At a recent preview event, we went hands-on with Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order, including a written gameplay preview from our own Jennifer Locke, and hands-on gameplay video above from Russell Holly.
The Fallen Order is a rarity for EA in 2019, in that it's entirely a single-player, non-service type affair, with a commitment against microtransactions. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, The Fallen Order seems as though it sports some swordplay similarities from the likes of Sekiro, where timing and grace will win the day over furious button mashing.
Take a watch of our gameplay video above, and let us know what you think.
Use the Force
Keep the Jedi alive after Order 66.
Step into the shoes of Padawan Cal Kestis as he evades Inquisitors hunting down Jedi throughout the galaxy. Using the Force may give you away, but it also might just be the only thing that'll save your life.
Jez Corden is the Managing Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!
I'm trying so hard not to give my hopes up for this. I'm just glad that at this point I have so many other games to play right now that I don't feel I NEED to play it right away.
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