Jedi: Fallen Order Looks as Boring as a New Star Wars Game Needs to Be
Jedi: Fallen Order looks boring. Profoundly boring. Turn on FX late on New Year's Day and start watching the last 15 minutes of the special edition of Return of the Jedi but turn it off because there's just too many damn commercials boring. The E3 2019 debut of Respawn's foray into the Star Wars universe shows a young man in baggy clothes with the slender anonymity of an H&M model clambering over trees, shimmying up metal grates, and lightsabering stormtroopers with crunchy ease. He asks a little droid sitting on his shoulder to help here and there. Some insects hassle everyone, and a big spider tries to gobble up the would-be Jedi. It's a video game you have already seen and played many, many times. And thank god. What Star Wars needs - especially after Electronic Arts' disastrous treatment of the series this decade - is an old-fashioned game. Some action, some jumping over stuff. Boring, familiar and likely satisfying. Finally.