Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve talked about a game but I finally have one to talk about! Also, how does everyone like the new branding? It needed to be updated to match the website – the post headers are still a work in progress but for now, this is the first test run.
Anyway – I invested in a used Xbox not to long ago so I could stop complaining about never being able to play Fallen Order and Kingdom Hearts 3. I thought I was gonna hyper fixate on Kingdom Hearts 3 but boy was I wrong – I finished Fallen Order in 14 days flat.
Bear with me as I haven’t reviewed a game in a very long time. This is probably going to be a mess, but I hope everyone enjoys nonetheless!
Before proceeding, read my spoiler warning here and proceed with caution.
Fallen Order follows the story of Cal Kestiss – a Jedi who survived Order 66 and has been living in hiding ever since. If you know anything about the Star Wars universe at this time, it’s a no duh as to why he’s hiding: Darth Vader made Inquisitors out of captured Jedi padawans and turned them to the dark side, making them hunt down their own kind and either bring them to the Empire or kill them. He travels with two other people – another used to be Jedi named Cere Junda and Greez.
Cere says that she knew Cal’s master and that her master knows where the Jedi Holocron is that has all the names of future Jedi. The game follows trying to get the Holocron before the Second Sister (Cere’s former padawan) does and hands it over to the empire. Eventually, you visit Dathomir and Merrin the Nightsister joins the team as well.
The story is absolutely riveting – Cal is such a well thought out character and so well written that he does truly develop during the whole game. He still has very much that Jedi mentality – that they are keepers of the peace. He’s very naive at first but he outgrows it as the story progresses.
With any good game there is an all hope is lost moment, when his lightsaber breaks and you have to go build him a new one. But that is when you get dual sabers (so long as you already have the double saber) and let me tell you the dual is a fucking game changer. From then on out it’s just one thing after another after another – nonstop until the game ends which is how it is very easy to get sucked into it.
Oh by the way – you fight Darth Vader briefly at the end and if you wanna know how I reacted to that, well…..
The graphics are absolutely stunning and it’s actually a fairly easy game to play. X to use lightsaber on the controller and just mash that as much as you can and boom. Obviously there is more to it, but what I’m saying is that if I can figure it out than probably anybody can.
I’d obviously recommend this game with that being said. It was so so good – much easier for me than Battlefront 2 (which I am STRUGGLING with) and way more fun for me. You can go back into the story once you complete the game to pick up anything you might have missed – which I personally like cause I know I missed a lot of chests.
If you wanna add my gamer tag – its currently alyssamandos (or alyssasmandos – my avatar has green hair so if you see that you got the right one).
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