Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order releases in less than a month's time, and fans have a lot of hope riding on it. After all, it's been 9 years since the release of The Force Unleashed 2, 15 years since the release of Knights of the Republic 2, and not many recent games from the franchise are considered to be 'good' Star Wars games. It remains to be seen how the public receives Fallen Order, but it's clear that developer Respawn Entertainment wants to make it a hit...by allowing players to beat it without taking one.
The combat of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order have previously been discussed as "thoughtful" and compared to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It won't be as limited or difficult as a Souls games, but in many ways, it seems like this new Star Wars game may yet be another Souls-Like entry, a particular subgenre that has had a strong showing this year. It does seemingly combine the difficulty associated with the genre and the freedom found in Sekiro to push and challenge players, which it seemingly will.
Despite this challenge, players can still beat the game without taking a single hit, Game Rant learned from speaking with Respawn Entertainment. This will indubitably require a ton of skill with the combat system and perhaps even past experience with a variety of Souls games, meaning very many will not likely want to or even try to do this. Still, it's an interesting facet to the game, and one that one player will eventually set out to achieve. There's a few ways that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order players will be able to accomplish this.
In true Jedi fashion, players will be able to deflect blaster fire from an array of enemies, though this is likely easier said than done. It'll require skill to deflect and a lot more skill to deflect every single blaster hit, but it's an interesting possibility nevertheless. In melee combat, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order players will able to block, parry, and dodge attacks, but once again, it won't be easy. There are some attacks that cannot be dodged, which also likely means there are attacks that can't easily be blocked or parried. Understanding the enemy tactics will likely play a huge role for players trying to beat the game without taking a single hit, especially when going up against Fallen Order's boss fights and intense lightsaber duels.
It's worth adding that this doesn't necessarily mean players can beat the game without taking damage. There are environmental hazards that could result in the player losing a little health, but overall, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sounds like a game that will present a challenge, especially for those looking for one. So, for interested gamers, here are all the pre-order bonuses and special editions for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is scheduled for release on November 15th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.