Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Cal charges at an AT-ST in Jedi Fallen Order.
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Can EA figure out what Star Wars fans want? This game is supposedly the answer to that question. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is from Respawn Entertainment. Set after the events of Revenge of the Sith, you play as Cal Kestis who has escaped Order 66 and fled the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. After succesfully hiding, Cal has to use his Jedi powers to save one of his friends. This exposes him to the Imperials, who dispatch a Sith Inquisitor to hunt him down.

The gameplay is similar to that of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed or other third-person action games. This time the gameplay feels like it has more heft to it than that series. Cal feels like you’re controlling a real person in the space. The game is linear but the levels are expansive and have secrets hidden throughout them.

Being a Star Wars game, you can expect to visit locales and see characters you know and love. Respawn is being pretty tight-lipped about what people we’re going to meet. This game has a lot riding on it, including EA’s Star Wars license. If it doesn’t meet Disney’s standards, they could look elsewhere for Star Wars games. Jedi Fallen Order comes out November 15th on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

The Outer Worlds

Obsidian’s newest RPG is a massive undertaking for the player and the studio.
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If you played Fallout: New Vegas back on the Xbox 360 generation of consoles and you enjoyed it. You’re going to love The Outer Worlds. Obsidian, the developer of The Outer Worlds, are masters of the RPG genre with over twenty years in the genre. Their new game is being hailed as a spiritual successor to Fallout. There will be multiple factions fighting for the control of the Halcyon colony. In addition to deep RPG gameplay, there’ll be lots of gunplay, tech trees, and varying speech options with the NPC’s that you meet throughout.

Gameplay is going to be similar to Fallout or Elder Scrolls. You’ll be in first person and shooting, hitting, or blasting whatever gets in your way. You can play the game how you like and Obsidian is going to have myriad options for what you can do in the game.

The art style is where The Outer Worlds stands out from the rest of the pack. The art is close to that of a 50’s/60’s colorful depiction of space. Obsidian has shown that they can handle a game this massive in scope. The Outer Worlds releases October 25th on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.