Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a brand new single player action adventure game centered around Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving Jedi. The game will take place roughly two years following the events of the film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and follows Kestis as he works to outrun the Empire and survive to see another day.
After playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for roughly two hours, IGN's Brian Altano was pleasantly surprised by the game, eagerly referring to it as a "game of the year contender." During a short back and forth conversation with Ryan McCaffrey, another IGN journalist, the two discussed how surprisingly deep the game was, and how smoothly it performed.
Although the game looked promising at a first glance, the history of single player Star Wars games has given fans plenty of reasons to be skeptical. Aside from a few gems in the series, such as Star Was Knights of the Old Republic, and the Lego Star Wars saga, many single player Star Wars game have been flat out bad or simply weren't released at all. Luckily though, based on Altano's reception, something new and promising should be in store for us.
Altano and McCaffrey went on to commend Fallen Order on just how deep it seems to be, explaining how it has various secret rooms, collectibles, and an extremely vast progression system. Altano said that he really appreciates how the game introduces completely new species into the world of Star Wars that fit in perfectly with the quirky tone the series has established for itself over the years. He also said that, with only playing for two hours, he felt like it was a game that he really wants to complete 100%, and that he felt like he had only just scratched the surface in his limited session with the game.
Altano's remarks are certainly promising, especially considering that he is a huge fan of Star Wars and has been working in the gaming industry for years. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's release date has certainly snuck up on us, and will be out in just under a month, on November 15. Here's to hoping that the game is as good as Altano claims it is, and that it truly is a game of the year contender.
Source: IGN Official Youtube Channel