Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

E3 is out again. And they have new trailers, and stuff.

And they start with …. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

I’m sorry, call me cynical, call me borderline depressed, but is it just me, or does this feel like “Hey! Let’s steal concepts from the past ten years of gaming to make a game that could have felt fresh about five years ago?”

No, seriously, they’re stealing from Rogue One (Forrest Whittaker), the wall-walking of Titanfall, the platforming of the current Tomb Raider franchise, all to have another “this Jedi didn’t die.”

And I see Microsoft’s name all over it. Yup. This isn’t a winner by my lights.

But it looks shiny…. is this supposed to be a system seller?

The answer is no — it’s also available on PS4.

And it’s also brought to you by EA. Expect this to be 4 hours of gameplay, and 12 hours of DLC and endless hours of multiplayer.

So you don’t feel deprived, here, have some gameplay footage. It’ll probably be all the entertainment value you’re going to get from this.  There you’l get to see that they stole finishers from the Shadow of Mordor series, too.

Rating: Buy it used from somewhere other than Gamestop.

One last note: “A jedi, this is what I’ve trained for”? The Jedi are supposed to be dead. Why would you train for this?

Here, have something less depressing than the last echos of a dead franchise.

Either: Take a look at a real superhero.

Or

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