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Published June 16, 2019

A lot has been said and known about many young jedi knights; Cal Kestis has the spotlight in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order which is expected to come out in November, but there has been a lot being said and done in the meantime to keep fans such as myself on the edge of our seat not to mention waiting in anticipation of the next news update. Now, as many gamers well know, this game is expected to be the biggest Star Wars game success since Star Wars the Force Unleashed.

As long as I can remember, Star Wars games have always been great at keeping fans and gamers alike entertained; the force powers, lightsaber action, enemy action and lots more. Remembering back when many past Star Wars games came out, they were always centered on young jedi knights who were either Jedi or later walk the Jedi Path like Galen Marek.

There are a few similarities between the upcoming and a few of the past Star Wars games, but one thing is for sure that if you’re looking for that bang for your buck that only a Star Wars game can give then you’ll definitely get that but I’ll discuss that along with the updated news, similarities, lightsaber use and force powers. So without further ado, let’s jump right into……..

Updated news

So prior to the last video upload i.e. demo; there has been some “tinkering” on the company’s end that’s making the game. However, now there’s a new video that’s up and there has been some progress made in the game and on the game. I want it to go on the record that I’ve seen many young jedi knights fight but the way that Cal Kestis does it is a thing of beauty which you’ll see in the video.

I won’t ruin for you but Stormtroopers still stand around like they have their thumb up their asses with no clue on how to do anything especially remembering that lightsaber are reflective objects, it is never stops being funny how Stormtroopers never remember that. What I saw in the video was more than enough to get me going.

Cal was on his way to a refinery under Saw Gerrera’s orders but I can say how impressed I was that Saw was helping out, I didn’t care for Rogue One the movie, but I’ll admit that Saw is a great sidekick character in the game; I mean, he’s not there but you know he is when he’s doing things like opening doors and whatnot.

Similarities

In a past post, I mentioned that there was a similarity between Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order and past Star Wars games like Super Empire Strikes Back and somewhat Star Wars the Force Unleashed. I want to go on record as saying that every Star Wars game share a similarity which might or might not be true. I can say that the only similarity that this game shares with past ones is that chopping down your enemies to get places is absolute.

The use of force power to get through doors or locked security doors and everything else not nailed down is also a common theme in Star Wars games although that wasn’t a thing in the Super Star Wars games on the SNES. It can be said that Cal is a little similar to Ezra Bridger when he first started out but Cal’s lightsaber skills are a little more refined than Ezra’s.

Also, this is the second Star Wars game where a Jedi/Sith went to somebody’s refinery to shut it down so the Empire can’t use the material to make people’s lives miserable. I believe you go to a refinery in the Star Wars the Force Unleashed games; both of them.

Lightsaber use

Some young jedi knights have lightsaber skills that are not fully developed but from what I’ve seen of Cal’s he’s at the top of his game. I haven’t seen lightsaber combat and engagement that good since Obi-Wan Kenobi and when he fought Darth Maul at that. The use of a lightsaber in the game make comboing awesome.

Cal combines basic combat with his lightsaber thereby doing devastating combos. I can’t wait to try it because the way that I’m seeing the lightsaber combo is being structured in the game, it becomes possible to combo an enemy then move quickly to combo another.

From what I can tell, you’ll be able to mix and match combos and I’m also thinking that the one in the game initially isn’t going to be the only one. Any Star Wars game that lets you use a million and one combos on your enemies especially to cut them asunder is worth getting.

Another thing about Lightsaber combos is that it gives you the freedom to either use your lightsaber combos on enemies or just use your lightsaber to carve up whatever too just be careful that you’re not leaving yourself open to attack but that’s why there’ll be……….

Force Powers

My favorite part of this, the Force Powers. As you well know, many young jedi knights come into their powers as they train and Cal Kestis is no different. Cal’s force powers are awesome and I’ve know many Jedi with extraordinary force powers but having the power to slow down time, run on walls, throw your enemies in front of their own blaster fire is remarkable. This is ideal for enemies that you just don’t want to be bothered with. Overall, it is a really impressive force power and one I can’t wait to use.

This does make me wonder if Cal is going to get or learn anymore force powers; that would be interesting and would it give you more ways to destroy your enemies. However, if Cal is going to stick with just the force powers he already has then he’s pretty much set for life as it were because they’re already impressive and more than a match for anything he’ll find on Kashyyyk.

Given everything that I’ve seen of Cal’s force powers, I do hope that he can at least learn one power which is force lightning; using lightning then arcing it through your enemies can make them easier to deal especially the chicken walkers/AT-STs.

Conclusion

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order has revealed more about what’s going on in the game through gameplay and it can be said that Cal Kestis is a cut above the rest. Cal’s lightsaber usage is most impressive using both lightsaber combos along with basic hand-to-hand combat moves to get the leg up on his enemies especially dumb Stormtroopers.

The game opening or where the video takes place is similar to the old Star Wars the Force Unleashed games from the past like Kashyyyk being an imperial target for whatever reason. I’d like to thank EA Games for the stunning, awesome video update on Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order!

Cal’s force powers are the most impressive there has ever been and he’ll be using his powers to do extraordinary things. So what do you think of my post, do you think Cal is the greatest Jedi Padawan this side of the galaxy or do you think he falls short? Send me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks and Happy gaming.

4 Comments

  1. AlexAlex

    Wow I am very pleased with all the information about the upcoming installment in the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars has always been so fascinating to me ever since I was little and being able to play it and use the force was ever so unreal.

    I hope this installment by EA won’t be heavy on in game purchases because that can get annoying but overall I feel this will be a good game !

    • Rodney McGillRodney McGill

      Hey Alex, I feel the same way too; I think this is going to be a great game and I’ve already had a chance to check out the gameplay as it was shown in the video and I think it has great potential; I hope it is not a short game, I hope that it is a game that has sidequests as well so fingers crossed

  2. MatthewMatthew

    My 13-year-old son is a huge fan of the star wars fan and has been looking forward to playing the new Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order when it is released in November

    It has been a while since I have played any computer games but I really enjoyed reading this post, it was like reading a mini Star Wars script all about Cal Kestis, lol

    You really have a way of drawing people into what you write

    Is the Cal character a real character from the star wars movie franchise as I can’t recall anyone like that in the movies that I have seen?

    One last thing, Will you be putting up a link to buy thenew star wars game when it’s released and maybe a discount code?

    • Rodney McGillRodney McGill

      Hey Matt, thanks for reaching out. First, I love Star Wars; I’m a big fan myself. Second, thank you for the compliment on my writing, it took many years to master. Third, Cal is one of those forgotten padawans, if that makes sense, he was not around during Order 66 but his role in dealing damage to the empire is definitely noted in the game. Lastly, I will try to make the new Star Wars game available in my store when it opens.

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