IntroductionAt long last, there's a single-player-focused Star Wars game adaptation for this generation of PCs. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a story-driven action adventure set in the Star Wars universe, after the events of "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," in which Palpatine passed Order 66 calling for the extermination of the Jedi Order. You play as Padawan Cal Kestis, a Jedi eking out a low-profile living and hiding from the Empire in plain sight until he's compelled to use the Force to save a friend's life, which of course puts him in the spotlight and sets him off on an interstellar adventure while being pursued by an inquisitor trained by Darth Vader himself.
The plot takes you to some of Star Wars' most iconic planetary worlds, including a few new ones. Designed with a 3rd person perspective in mind, each mission is a set piece in the story line, in which you play out the mission objectives using your lightsaber, the Force, and a lending hand from a droid companion and other friendly NPCs. The lightsaber is used not only as a close-combat weapon, but sometimes also as a projectile. The Force presents different kinds of telekinetic abilities.
With Jedi: Fallen Order, EA has chosen a completely different combination of developer and engine to go with their Star Wars game. Gone are DICE and Frostbite, replaced by Respawn Entertainment and the ubiquitous Unreal Engine 4, which uses DirectX 11 exclusively. In this article, we put Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order through a selection of graphics cards, testing them at three popular resolutions.