Cal Kestis is more powerful in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Cal Kestis is more powerful in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

The protagonist of Star War Jedi: Fallen Order is a rising star in the universe of Star Wars. Cal Kestis experienced an epic journey that began with him as an inexperienced padawan that starts meddling with the secrets of the Force. By the end of the first game in the series, Cal was much more than that, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will reflect that change. The development team has talked about the evolution of the character in a recent interview with GamesRadar+, and revealed that balancing Cal's abilities for the new game was a completely different matter. 

New tricks for an old dog

Since Cal is a Jedi in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, he needed to keep his old abilities, but it made more difficult for the team to create a system that feels new and allows him to grow towards maybe becoming a Jedi Knight while keeping a suitable challenge level for the players. You are entitled to some surprises if you joined Cal on Fallen Order, but the new system is also newcomer-friendly. The new game will guide you through Cal's abilities so you naturally learn how to use them.

Also, there was a high risk of being repetitive, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor shouldn't be just an extension of its predecessor. Therefore, the team did put a lot of effort into creating the appropriate combat experience.

"We wanted to introduce new powers that could make you approach encounters in different ways. So that's kind of our high level goal as designers. You know, push and pull, you could do different things to certain enemies that make you play a certain way, or an encounter may end faster, stuff like that. So more agency for the player to approach encounters in different ways. I think it was kind of always the goal. And we see what power works and what doesn't and we work with Lucasfilm and make sure it feels authentic where it can." 

As a result, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will deliver a completely new type of experience that goes beyond narrating a new chapter in the story. Cal's evolution will go beyond combat and it will have an effect on his traversal skills and the ways he interacts with the NPCs. He will meet a new cast of characters but many familiar ones will also return in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which opens the opportunity to establish a deeper relationship with them.



Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has all the elements required to surpass its predecessor by a wide margin, and it may not even be the end to Cal's adventures. You will still have to wait for a bit longer to discover it by yourself, as the release of the game is scheduled for April 28, 2023, on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. You can use our comparator to check out the best deals on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor CD keys for any platform.

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