Last night when I was playing Jedi: Fallen Order on my PS4 my character jumped out of a spacecraft at low altitudes into the boggy marshlands on the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk. He then proceeded to climb a moving AT-AT and when he reached the top he entered it through a porthole. After dispatching the Imperials within he took to the controls and waged war on an Imperial base with it.

If this sounds cool to you, you’ll probably love this game.

Basic Plot

Your character is a former Padawan who has been hiding for the 5 years since Order 66 working in an Imperial Navy Yard salvaging wrecked spaceships for scrap metal. Early in the game, the Empire discovers the true nature of your character. You team up with a few characters who help you escape and you are given the task of trying to find information on various planets that will help you restart the Jedi Order.

Star Wars Lore and Concepts

Since this takes place 5 years after Episode III there is a pretty even mix of Original Trilogy elements (Empire looks like the Empire from these movies) and Prequel era (al lot of different things related to those movies and The Clone Wars show is pretty heavily referenced for the most part). It’s probably a pretty even mix between the 2 in all honesty. There are a few minor elements from the Disney product ( such as a cameo by Forrest Whitaker) that are thankfully kept to a minimum.

Gameplay

There really isn’t anything groundbreaking about this game. It’s basically a Star Wars version of the recent Tomb Raider/Uncharted games. So if you like that style of game you should enjoy this.

One of the weird things about it was I kept feeling I was getting lost/not doing the right thing, but in every instance, I ended up being wrong because this game is very linear and I would eventually get to where I was going, but maybe not in the way I thought I would.

One minor spoiler that should help that I stumbled on by accident was early in the game you are given 2 planets to explore. One of them you can complete the main objective of that particular world right away, but the other one (Dathomir) you can finish maybe 50% of the way or less. However, the latter will give you the ability to have a double-sided lightsaber. I did that first and was much happier for it.

Closing Thoughts

Although the game isn’t innovative in any way whatsoever, it is fun, especially if you are a Star Wars fan. There are a lot of cool Easter eggs from the movies in the game and some great action sequences that often rival some in the movies. If this appeals to you I highly recommend you pick up a copy.

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