During EA Play the world got to see a 15-minute demo of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The game was a typical linear adventure game with level design and combat that would be expected from this type of single-player experience. The closed doors demo showed the demo with an added few minutes of gameplay to show that this is something entirely different. As of June 25, this has become public.
Staying on Kashyyyk, we see the protagonist Cal swimming with his droid. He slowly swims in the middle of a battle. A TIE fighter crashes and explodes on an AT-AT. Once close enough to the still standing machine, Cal climbs on from some vegetation that is sticking to the legs. The climbing system is precisely the same as what was shown in the initial demo but in this new setting.
The hero hops in from an open hatch to get inside of the AT-AT. After taking out the guards and pilots, Cal takes control of the vehicle. This section becomes an on-rails shooter as he fights other vehicles and stormtroopers in the surrounding area.
Inside of Cal and his team’s ship, we get a glimpse of the open nature of the game. Other planets pop up on a map that has not been discovered yet. The developers at Respawn have said there will be an exploration of other worlds, and this is our first glimpse into this mechanic.
More interaction becomes available as Calk speaks with his crew for some banter and story information.
Upgrades and leveling up was mentioned, and the first look comes from Cal upgrading his droid, BD-1. His companion can now short circuit enemy tech.
While all of the details that have been discussed are not shown in this extended cut, Respawn does provide more proof of their concepts compared to the demo shown three weeks ago.
I enjoyed the first demo but felt it looked overly linear and an overall generic licensed game that had potential to be fun. This does give me more hope on a rich experience that will rival any game in 2019. We will see, but I have high hopes that this will be one of my top games of the year.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out Nov. 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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