Star Wars Jedi Survivor novel should inspire game’s collectables

Star Wars Jedi Survivor novel might hint at this improved gameplay feature Star Wars Jedi Survivor novel might hint at this improved gameplay feature

Star Wars Jedi Survivor novel collectables teaser theory: an image of Cal holding a holo-projector up from the action RPG

Respawn Entertainment’s hotly anticipated sequel to Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, is almost here and it’s safe to say that fans of A Galaxy Far, Far Away are very excited about it. New narrative contnet starring Cal Kestis, Merrin, and more aside, this sequel is shaping up to be near-perfect with improvements to almost every aspect of the game. Cosmetics customisation (for Cal and BD) is going to be deeper than ever before, there’s going to be new combat stances to explore, the maps are going to be bigger, and there’s new traversal mechanics with mounts making an appearance. However, one thing we haven’t heard too much about is the collectibles this game is going to offer; thankfully, the Star Wars Jedi Survivor tie-in novel, Star Wars Jedi Battle Scars, might be hinting at a more meaningful system for players looking to explore everything this game has to offer.

In Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, outside of collecting cosmetic items in chests, there’s not a lot to talk about when it comes to collectibles – which is somewhat unusual given the nature of the game and what’s on offer in similar experiences.

Throughout JFO, players can use Cal’s unique psychometry to trigger Force Echos on hidden objects – something that will let him (and you) learn more about the lore surrounding Fallen Order and the locations you visit. You can also use BD-1’s scan feature to fill out a compendium of enemies you come across and collect seeds for Greez’s terrarium back on the Mantis Stinger.

However, beyond this, there really isn’t too much to talk about when it comes to collectibles. There’s certainly enough of them for you to seek out, when you add in both Force Essence and Life Essence pick-ups, but we can’t help but feel as though they’re just not that interesting.

Of course, improving upon Cal’s health pool and your force capacity is far from a bad thing, but beyond the odd interesting tidbit of information, these collectibles are largely forgettable. It’s all too easy to run around scanning various enemies and environments, listening to the sounds of crying through Cal’s psychometry, and opening chests without really taking a moment to stop.

Thankfully, this could be about to change in Star Wars Jedi Survivor. Why? Well, as pointed out by ‘SpiralFett‘, it appears as though Cal and Cere Junda have somewhat opposing opinions on what they should do following the events of Jedi Fallen Order. In the aforementioned tie-in novel, Jedi Battle Scars, it looks like Cere has expressed that she feels as though their responsibility is to preserve the legacy of the Jedi by collecting artifacts and important items from a time where the Jedi were beloved and widespread.

This, although against Cal’s desire for a more active role in re-establishing the Jedi Order, could lead to a more interesting selection of collectibles in Jedi Survivor. We could very well see Cal tasked with collecting a number of Jedi artifacts and important items throughout the game – in addition to the collectibles Respawn Entertainment littered Jedi Fallen Order with. You might be asking yourself “is Star Wars Jedi Survivor open world”, but you should be asking yourself “what can I do in the world of Star Wars Jedi Survivor”.

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Of course, though, this is all speculation. But, this is certainly one area of Jedi Fallen Order that Respawn Entertainment could do with improving. Star Wars Jedi Survivor is already a force to be reckoned with, and this improvement could elevate the experience to the next level.

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