While EA’s single-player action-adventure Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order impressed fans that saw the game at E3 2019, there were those who were concerned about it being too linear. In light of these comments, Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have released more gameplay footage and revealed in a blog post that the game wouldn’t be as linear as the reveal suggested.
The new footage shows extended gameplay from the E3 demo and gives players a better idea of how the game plays.
More importantly, the footage reveals that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order isn’t as linear as everyone expected. Additionally, players will also get to visit several planets using their own starship.
This was further confirmed by the game’s director Stig Asmussen who commented on the EA blog that the game design is less Uncharted and more Metroidvania, which means that having players return to previously inaccessible areas will play a part in the game.
He also mentioned that the game’s combat would not be easy and that just mashing buttons won’t necessarily win you a fight.
“It should not be mistaken that our combat is overpowered or easy,” Asmussen said. “I promise there is considerable challenge and depth to be found within our combat system. The same can be said about our approach to level design, which is crafted in a non-linear way with heavy influences from games like Metroid, Castlevania, and the Souls series. The game will feature several planets that the player can elect to travel to via starship. On these worlds unique abilities and upgrades can be found that open up new paths across other planets, making retraversal an essential part of the gameplay experience. This is a lot to describe in 15 minutes of gameplay. Getting hands on the full 25-minute experience is best to completely understand it.”
Asmussens’ description is worlds apart from what many thought the game would be, especially after seeing it in action. Those that did get some hands-on time with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order at E3 commented on how the game nails the feeling of being a Jedi, and that is all we could really wish for.