Steam tells me I’ve been enjoying Respawn’s new Star Wars recreation, Fallen Order sequel Jedi Survivor, for practically 20 hours now. I’ve barely gotten into it in that point—and never as a result of Survivor is a vastly bigger game than its predecessor, although it is indeed that. It’s as a result of I can’t cease dressing up, and taking footage of, its hero, Cal Kestis.
Survivor is expansive in ways in which make Fallen Order really feel nearly quaintly small compared, however one of the enjoyable methods it goes past the unique is that it’s, at its coronary heart, a dolly dress-up recreation for Star Wars followers—the varieties of people that would inform themselves as some form of perceived menace to their id that they’d by no means play dolly dress-up, however completely will when stated dolly is a Jedi Knight who seems like Cameron Monaghan from Gotham. Beforehand, Fallen Order allowed gamers to customise Cal in numerous, albeit restricted methods—you may tweak components of his lightsaber to your coronary heart’s content material, however Cal himself was restricted to selecting between completely different ponchos and between numerous colorations of his default gear.
Jedi Survivor, then again, goes above and past this. Not solely are Cal’s garments changeable—damaged down into particular person mixed-and-matched classes of jackets and high layers, undershirts, and trousers, after which numerous colorways—however Cal himself may be given a trim and shave by way of numerous hair and facial hair kinds present in your travels exploring the galaxy. With lots of upon hundred of potential combos, and that’s even earlier than you get into all of the permutations your weapons and even droid companion BD-1 also can have, for me not less than it means Jedi Survivor is not a recreation a few lone warrior’s struggle towards the rise of the Empire, however one which asks me an vital query: can I make the prettiest Cal Kestis the galaxy has ever seen, after which take a lot of fancy photographs of him like I’m conducting a digital Vogue cowl shoot for the holonet?
The reply, in my 20 hours of “enjoying” up to now, is a convincing sure, as you’ll see from the gallery of connected screenshots from my shoots throughout the galaxy far, far-off. However what about you? What has your Cal Kestis seemed like as you’ve progressed by way of Jedi Survivor’s story—and has deciding that look rooted you in resolution paralysis as a lot because it has me? Tell us within the feedback with your individual screenshots!