Jedi: Fallen Order creates surreal experience for Star Wars fanatics


Robbie Scornavacchi

Khalil Pacheco playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Xbox One.

Robbie Scornavacchi, Staff Writer

Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts Production outdid themselves on their latest game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. 

Fallen Order allows gamers to play as Cal Kestis, a padawan who has hid from the Empire for several years in fear of persecution for being a Jedi. After The Empire discovered Cal’s identity, he fled to the planet Bracca, where he has resided in secret. Suddenly, Greez Dritus and former Jedi Jara Tapal save him from certain doom. 

The player can then unlock planets and continue with the storyline or explore secrets in the game.

Letting Cal explore the planets offers a unique experience for the gamer because each of the planets has its very own mood and setting. For example, when he is on Bogano, the gamer feels the peacefulness the planet provides. When he’s on Dothamir, he senses a very dark presence. Very few games offer this type of exploration– pure excellence.

Sadly, Fallen Order lacks the number of planets to explore that most Star Wars fanatics would have liked, with Respawn and EA only giving the gamer about five planets to explore: Kashyyyk, Dothamir, Zeffo, Bogano, and Ilum. It also makes it seem as if Cal spends most of his time on Zeffo and Dothamir, rather than the other three planets.

Combat, as unique as it looks, can be very hard to grasp when first playing. Thankfully, the game allows players to customize the controls to suit them best. Fallen Order also teaches new abilities as Cal goes on, such as force pull and push wall-running and the duel-wield lightsabers. Unlocking these abilities can create an exhilarating rush of excitement, especially when Cal adds the other blade for the duel-wield lightsaber. 

This also helps Cal unlock new spots on the map for him to explore.

All though Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order leaves fanatics in want of more planets, it leaves them excited and hopeful for the future Star War video games.