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E3 2019: 14 Minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

It ain't a Respawn game without some wall runnin'.

Jun. 8 2019

Posted by: Marino

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That music is ON POINT

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"I will make you hurt." dang, sick ref, bro

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This look like The Force Unleashed but not a B game.

I'm in.

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AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST

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This will make a fine addition to my collection

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An unexpected Forest Whitaker appears!

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Directly into my veins please.

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Those wookies are looking a little rough

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Looks alright, but kind of straightforward? I hope there's more to it than this anyway.

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Uh, is that the kid that played the Joker/not the Joker on Gotham?

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Im excited but reserved, I do hope it comes out fantastic as I do love a good star wars game.

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wow this looks pretty fuckin awful

disney clearly just wants ea to pump out shovelware star wars titles. ah well there's always jedi academy....

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"At least we have the high ground" :)

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Edited By shorap

For a vertical slice that’s supposed to get you hyped for a game, this had the opposite effect on me. What was shown looks like the bad parts of an Uncharted game: walk forward, here’s some brain dead platforming, now here’s a bland combat sequence, rinse, repeat.

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I have faith in Respawn but I'd love to see what Platinum's A-Team could do with light-saber/Force combat.

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Shouldn't these troopers be freaking out a little more about a Jedi? And also IDK about the level design. Seems they ought to have seen the dude dramatically using Force powers and having a glowing sword a lot more than they seemed to. Still stoked to play it, but not the greatest tease.

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Follow the path, climb, fight, repeat. Hope there's more to it than that.

I wish there was more of a middle ground in these third person games. Seems like it's either a braindead Uncharted-like or a 75-hour checklist nightmare. A game that gives you a wide-open space but takes, say, 15 hours to finish ... I'd enjoy those coming back again.

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I suspect this will pass me by, I'll be far too busy with Death Stranding and Pokemon Sword/Shield when this game releases and it doesn't look good enough for me to devote time to it in the new year.

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Edited By Subscryber

So many negative comments about this game on Twitch and Reddit. I don't get it. People are complaining that he "does the same thing over and over." Well, it's clearly a Metroidvania, by "doing the same thing," the player is clearly using some kind of gated ability (force push) to open new areas. Look at the map, force pushable walls are indicated in green. You can assume that different abilities will open different areas and be color coded differently.

As far as the combat being described as simplistic, it looks like it plays like Sekiro, with a posture system for both the player and the enemy. Both are visible in this demo. Enemies who can't guard go down. No game is going to be as simplistic as what's shown here, almost assuredly the enemies turn into Jedi-like adversaries where you have more protracted battles.

As far as the combat not seeming visceral, I don't know what to say. It seems pretty impactful to me. You're not swinging a giant two-handed hammer. It's a light saber. It seems like it's replicating the feel of that pretty well.

This looks cool. The demo is a bit bland, but it's an E3 demo. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Not entirely sold yet, but this is promising.

Also:

Dark Solos

Darth Souls

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@judgementkazzy: I felt God of War did the semi-open world thing pretty well.

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Edited By Subscryber
@judgementkazzy said:

Follow the path, climb, fight, repeat. Hope there's more to it than that.

I wish there was more of a middle ground in these third person games. Seems like it's either a braindead Uncharted-like or a 75-hour checklist nightmare. A game that gives you a wide-open space but takes, say, 15 hours to finish ... I'd enjoy those coming back again.

Did you like Sekiro? This is literally all you do in Sekiro. And Sekiro is pretty dang good.

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It's a Star Wars Titanfall/ Uncharted hybrid. Somewhere Amy Henning is thinking "I told you so."


This game looks rad, and after all the EA blunders, it's exactly what they need.

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@subscryber: Sekiro would be a shell of itself if the enemies in that game fell as easily as they do in this one though. If this had saber combat on that game's level, I'd be sold.

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@judgementkazzy said:

@subscryber: Sekiro would be a shell of itself if the enemies in that game fell as easily as they do in this one though. If this had saber combat on that game's level, I'd be sold.

Did you play Sekiro? The initial enemies die to three presses of R1. The monkeys pose no threat. The majority of fodder enemies are killed by spamming R1 with no threat to the player. Spider-people are killed with one press by jumping, same with lizards. Later, regular enemies get more difficult. We can certainly expect the same here.

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Am I the only one that though this looked like a pretty generic 3rd person action game? Its like its trying to be Uncharted, but is failing?

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not feeling it at all

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I'm excited to have a character action game this generation that's not a souls-like or an Assassin's Creed game on Xbox/PC. Especially excited to have a single player Star Wars game on the horizon.

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So, it's babies first dark souls knock off?

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@virtorio said:

So, it's babies first dark souls knock off?

Doesnt seem to be anything like Dark Souls, looks more like Uncharted (traversals, environmental puzzles) or Kingdom Hearts (Saber is key blade) with a Star Wars skin.

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Playable character looks like a complete doofus and his running animation is retarded. "At least we have the high ground" -- gimme a frickin' break.

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This look like The Force Unleashed but not a B game.

I'm in.

My exact thoughts. I'm excited!

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I feel like I've already played this game. It was ok.

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@shorap: Yeah I didn't see anything *new* in this demo. Nothing I haven't seen before in other games. Even Force Unleashed looks more fun to be since it was so over-the-top.

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This game looks pretty run-of-the-mill, but I'll probably pick it up eventually because I like Star Wars.

The one thing that stood out were the animations. They looked pretty rough. Especially when he turned on/off his lightsaber.

Also, that UI is tiny. UI that small is fine on PC, but good luck reading that tiny number in the bottom-left corner when you're sitting on a couch.

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The graphics look good but those animations look pretty rough and that is 100% not what a lightsaber looks like; no white in the middle?

Did say Alpha so we'll see! Bugged me that the lightsaber didn't react when it clipped objects or fizz in the rain. Even Jedi Outcast did that!

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@valandil: exactly what I was thinking during the demo. At least TFU was going for the moon, this just seems so by the numbers.

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This uuuuh, looks like a version of a videogame ass videogame I've played a few dozen times before, but somehow, blander?

Force Unleashed looked more kinetic and active then this.

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Probably the first game I've seen where lightsaber combat looks/seems like it has some weight and gravitas, before it was too frenetic and metal sword-like. Plenty of the rest looks like Uncharted or God of War, but that's fine if it takes you along for a great ride. Other details could maybe use some work (character faces for instance), but the standard for Stars Wars games this generation is so low this already is so far ahead.

@gristlemcthornbody:

Devil May Cry 5?

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This looks... real goddamn boring....

I feel like I’m seeing God of War style combat, but stiffer and less satisfying with some bad platforming. I’m calling it now. Using the force to grab a vine. Dumbest use of the force 2019!

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AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST

IT BROKE NEW GROOOOOOOOUND!

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Looks very straightforward.

Hope the actual game is a bit more open at least.

I do appreciate that this looks closer to actual gameplay footage and not something completely unrealistic in terms of visual fidelity. I could imagine the game looking like this, or close to it at least, when it's finally released.

It would be good for the video game industry to move away from unrealistic footage like the first time we saw "gameplay footage" from Watch Dogs. So I appreciate this footage since it actually looks closer to what other games looks like today.

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That looks like a Ax3 Game-ass Videogame! Straightforward and full of well worn gameplay concepts. It´s pretty though, and just generally solid, I might be down for some of that by the time it comes out.

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Yeah gotta say there's nothing here very appealing. Looks like a standard 3rd person with lightsabers.

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Nope, first turned off by the protagonist who looks like you put 12-year old boy in adults body.

Second and bigger issue for me is the combat and movement, it looks very janky and awkward. In movies, the lighsaber-combat is very fluid and dynamic but here there is way too many stops and slowdowns in the animation, making it look like sequences of different poses than smooth motion.

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This certainly looks cinematic and has all the flashy lights you would want, but hard to tell if it's fun to play from this demo. Chaining force abilities seems kinda limited? Killing guys with their own blaster shot is good, but that seemed like the only part of combat that wasn't just mashing the attack button.

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Nothing about this makes it feel like they had a hook or spark of inspiration to be excited about and rally around during development. Looks like they were commissioned to make a Star Wars IP video game and did exactly that.

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@slicknickles: felt the same. that and the "alpha footage" are tempering expectations

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AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST AT-ST

Calm down Rich.