The Dark Side of Star Wars Outlaws

The Dark Side Beckons: Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaw
Star Wars Outlaw

Star Wars Outlaws, set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this open-world action game thrusts players into the gritty underworld of the galaxy far, far away. As Kay Vess, a scoundrel seeking freedom and redemption, I navigated treacherous paths, engaged in dogfights, and grappled with my conscience. Here’s my firsthand account of the game, peppered with personal anecdotes and insights.

The Galaxy Beckons

1. The setting

The game’s backdrop is a galaxy teetering on the edge of chaos. Crime syndicates vie for power, and I found myself caught in their crossfire. From bustling cities to desolate planets, each location offered unique challenges and rewards. Whether I was infiltrating secret hideouts or racing across sprawling landscapes on my trusty speeder, the galaxy felt alive and unpredictable.

2. The Scoundrel’s Path

Kay Vess isn’t your typical hero. She’s a petty thief, a rogue with a heart of tarnished gold. Her companion, Nix, a rare Merqaal creature, adds a dash of unpredictability to their escapades. Together, we took on high-risk missions, stealing valuable goods and outwitting enemies. But every choice had consequences my reputation with crime syndicates shifted, affecting how they perceived me. Would I emerge as a feared outlaw or a reluctant hero?

Gameplay: Stealth, Blasters, and Space Dogfights

1. Stealth and Gadgets

In the seedy underbelly of the galaxy, stealth was my ally. I crept through high-security areas, using distractions and gadgets to gain the upper hand. Nix, my furry companion, proved invaluable jumping on foes’ faces, rendering them vulnerable. Whether I knocked them out or slipped past undetected, the thrill of outsmarting my enemies was intoxicating.

2. Blasters and Brawls

When subtlety failed, blasters came into play. Combat was visceral each shot reverberated through my controller. I faced off against rival scoundrels, dodging blaster bolts and returning fire. The Dark Side beckoned, tempting me to unleash my anger. Would I succumb or find a better way?

3. Space Dogfights

Piloting my ship, The Trailblazer, was a rush. Dogfights with Imperial forces and other foes were heart-pounding. Chasing, evading, and attacking it was a ballet of lasers and maneuvers. The galaxy’s vastness unfolded before me, and I reveled in the adrenaline-fueled clashes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does Star Wars Outlaws release?

The game launches on August 30, 2024, but early access begins on August 27 for those with the Ultimate Edition or an active Ubisoft+ subscription.

2. Where does the story fit in the Star Wars timeline?

Star Wars Outlaws bridges the gap between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The underworld thrives, and Kay Vess seeks her place amidst the chaos.

3. Are there Jedi in the game?

While no Jedi have been shown yet, the timeline leaves room for surprises. Who knows? Maybe Luke Skywalker himself will cross paths with Kay.

Star Wars Outlaws isn’t just a game; it’s an odyssey of choices, consequences, and the allure of the Dark Side. As Kay Vess, I grappled with morality, danced with danger, and carved my legacy. So, fellow gamers, heed the call—the Dark Side beckons, and the galaxy awaits your decision.