The game is great, if uneven, it definitely feels like Respawn's first 3rd person action game. I'm sure the sequel will be infinitely more polished and a much tighter game, but the story and Star Wars-iness were more than I could have hoped for. Some huge implications for the larger mythology and the final sequence is easily my Best Moment or Sequence of the year, if not the generation, and I hope it gets the love it deserves on the GOTY shows.
For the final sequence, do you mean Vader's entrance and that whole escape scene? That was genuinely terrifying. From the moment you see Trilla's panic and fear gradually get worse as the music and Vader's breathing gets louder, to her death, to Cal realizing to just run the fuck outta there and Vader chasing you. I thought for sure Cere would sacrifice herself to save Cal. I love the dynamic of the crew, kinda makes me wish for an RPG with them all in the future. Cal and Merrin could be a great partnership. But I would be all for a direct sequel also. Loved every second of it.
But yeah, I really hope that sequence gets the credit it deserves. Also, the Order 66 scene. I genuinely felt emotional during that when the Master passed on. And when Cal faces off against his shadow and they make peace.
So many good moments. Honestly, best Star Wars content I've experienced in a long while. They did a fantastic job with the story, especially considering it has to be within the Disney bubble now.