What you need to know
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order just got its first gameplay footage.
- The title looks like it features combat similar to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
- There are bosses and mini-bosses in the game, as well as platforming and puzzles.
- You can preorder Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $51 on Amazon.
Updated November 8, 2019: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Microsoft Store page no longer says that it runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
Today, Respawn Entertainment — the developer behind Apex Legends and Titanfall — revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's first gameplay footage. Contrary to rumors, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a story-driven third-person action game that Respawn has been working on for many years now. There's no multiplayer or microtransactions in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order though. Luckily, it's launching on November 15 this year and may be running at 60 frames per second on Xbox One X. It's unclear what the resolution and frame rate of the base console might be.
The combat is similar to games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but doesn't look as punishing. You have a variety of abilities at your disposal so you can quickly dispatch lesser foes. For example, you can trigger air assassinations and much more. However, your progress will come to a halt when you encounter bosses like giant spiders. While it looks like it's quite easy to dispatch a Purge Trooper, going up against a Walker will be much more difficult. The Purge Trooper is more like a mini-boss and the Walker is a regular boss.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order appears to be a linear experience, where you go from one area to the next, taking out enemies. Hopefully the game will feature more open environments down the line. It's evident that Respawn has taken a lot of inspiration from other action role-playing games because you have skill points and other mechanics to augment your powers.
As you go from combat scenario to combat scenario, you'll be able to freely traverse the levels because you can double-jump, wall-run, swing, and use Force powers for other amazing moves. You also have to solve a variety of puzzles by either using your droid or telepathic abilities. There's a lot of complexity in the game from what we saw at EA Play 2019. From our initial impression, it seems like Respawn has nailed the feel of the experience. However, the real test will occur at launch.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is EA's first story-driven Star Wars action game, following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. From Respawn Entertainment of Titanfall and Apex Legends fame, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be an unmissable experience for series fans on Xbox One.
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