Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is arguably the best Star Wars game in years, but here’s how a follow-up could be even better.
Arguably one of the most genuine surprises of 2019 was that we got an honest to goodness really enjoyable single-player Star Wars game. No microtransactions, no loot boxes, no unnecessary multiplayer Just a good old fashioned single-player adventure. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order wasn’t without its flaws, but it was so refreshing to see arguably the best single-player game in the Star Wars universe since Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order had compelling combat, cool planets to visit and a generally great cast of characters you enjoyed going on adventures with in a galaxy far, far away. However, there are plenty of things we’d like to see in the almost inevitable sequel that is hopefully not too far off beyond the obvious stuff like better technical performance, more force powers, and planets, so here are five things we really want to see in a Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order sequel.
SPOILER WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS CONTAINED IN THIS LIST FOR STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
#5. More expanded universe cameos (but don’t overdo it):
The universe of Star Wars is a pretty vast one with tons of interesting characters no matter what era you are in. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order introduced a lot of new characters but also had you meet some major already established ones such as Saw Gerrera, from Rogue One, and Wookie Chieftan Tarfful, who has appeared in various media including Revenge of The Sith and the Clone Wars animated series (as well as a certain terrifying Sith Lord).
More cameos like this in the sequel would be great. It makes the games feel like they are actually connected to the larger Star Wars universe. However, balance is key.
We want someone showing up that is known from the movies or TV shows (or even other in-canon video games) but in a way that makes sense to the story and doesn’t feel like what is essentially glorified stunt casting. I’d rather have Jar Jar Binks show up and it make sense than Darth Maul and it doesn’t.
The same goes for somebody showing up for just a few seconds and then never seen again. Expand the universe of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for the sequel, but basically keep the focus on the cast of the game, not a bunch of guest appearances from other media.