From Scum to Heroes: The Rise of Star Wars Outlaws

From Scum to Heroes: Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaw
Star Wars Outlaw

As a seasoned gamer, I’ve explored countless virtual worlds, battled fierce foes, and uncovered hidden secrets. But nothing prepared me for the thrill of Star Wars Outlaws. Set between the iconic films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this open-world adventure invites players to step into the shoes of Kay Vess, a cunning scoundrel navigating the criminal underworld. In this article, I’ll share my experiences, delve into gameplay mechanics, and answer burning questions about this highly anticipated game.

The Scoundrel’s Journey

Kay Vess, our unlikely hero, seeks freedom and a fresh start in a galaxy teetering on the edge. The Galactic Empire flexes its might, while the Rebel Alliance regroups after a devastating defeat. Amidst this chaos, Kay dives headfirst into the criminal underworld, swindling, stealing, and outwitting rival gangs. Her journey takes her from the bustling streets of Coruscant to the frigid mountains of Kijimi, a haven for all kinds of criminals.

Gameplay Mechanics

Hacking and Lockpicking

During my hands-on sessions, I encountered simple yet satisfying hacking and lockpicking mechanics. Hacking involved deciphering sequences of symbols, akin to a galactic Wordle challenge. Lockpicking, on the other hand, required matching tones and lights in rhythm. Successfully hacking an Empire base’s mainframe led to a chaotic evacuation, stormtroopers fleeing from my stolen ship.

Deliberate Gunplay

Star Wars Outlaws isn’t about mindless shooting. Kay’s blaster offers regular plasma shots, but switching to ion shots takes down shields and droids. Stun enemies for instant takedowns, but beware the cooldown. Ammo overheats, adding tension to battles. Grenades and enemy weapons become essential tools in the heat of combat.

The Expansive Galaxy

Toshara: A New Moon

Toshara, inspired by East African savannas, offers a thriving underworld city juxtaposed with vast plains. Speeders allow exploration beyond the city limits, where curiosity leads to hidden secrets. It’s a playground for scoundrels, and I can’t wait to lose myself in its expanse.

Iconic and New Locations

From the bustling streets of Coruscant to the smugglers’ haven of Kijimi, Star Wars Outlaws seamlessly weaves familiar and fresh locales. Canto Bight, known from The Last Jedi, also makes an appearance. Each place tells a story, and exploration rewards the curious.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Is the Game?

Fear not; Star Wars Outlaws won’t be an epic unfinishable RPG. Ubisoft promises a balanced experience, allowing players to immerse themselves without dedicating hundreds of hours.

Does It Feature Jedi and the Force?

No, and that’s intentional. Outlaws focuses on scoundrels, smugglers, and ordinary people caught in the galaxy’s turmoil. The absence of Jedi and the Force adds authenticity to the criminal underworld.

Can I Work with Jabba the Hutt?

Absolutely! Betray or assist the infamous crime lord; the choice is yours. Star Wars Outlaws lets you navigate complex relationships and shape your destiny.

Star Wars Outlaws promises a scoundrel fantasy like no other. As Kay Vess, we’ll rise from the shadows, swindling our way to a new life. The galaxy awaits, and I’m ready to embrace my inner outlaw. May the credits flow and the blasters never jam