Live-blogging Jedi: Fallen Order with Team Stardust

On the first weekend of 2021, Patty decided to play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Though the game was released in 2019, Patty had not played it yet, mostly because of the galactic plague of 2020, but also because she spent 300 hours playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses until Animal Crossing came out. Having set upon her task, she decided to take the Stardust Team Slack on her journey with her. Please enjoy her reactions, slightly edited for clarity as excited Patty is not known for her coherence. 


Note that as this is a playthrough reaction, there are spoilers for Jedi: Fallen Order.

Respawn Entertainment / EA

SERIOUSLY SPOILERS!!!

Patty 

Beginning the new year with meeting Cal, let’s gooooooooooo
I apologize in advance for any live blogging :joy:

Ash

Woohoo!

Patty

Liv 

Takes like 0.2 seconds to fall in love with that little droid :heart:

Patty

I’m like 1 and a half planets in and already ridiculously attached to Cal and BD-1

I love these two idiots they are trying so hard

Also I’m being reminded how bad I am at platforming :joy::joy:

Patty

Ok so idk who all has played Fallen Order

But I just ran into TRILLA and honestly I should have seen it coming like for reals Patty for reals that was some very heavy foreshadowing

Meanwhile she takes off the helmet and my ass is just like “oh no, she’s hot!” I feel like Cal would get me in this moment, outside of her just trying to kill us

Also I am SQUEALING that his master was a Lasat ‘cause 100% more Lasat stories pls and thank you

Ash

Dammit Patty you’re making me want to play it again and I just started Valhalla!

Stephenie

So I don’t do video games but I love the glimpses I get from y’all.

Elena 

I actually wanted to play, just always have too much other stuff going on, but man y’all make me want to play!

Ash

It’s a hobby like anything else. I don’t play them nearly as much as I did in my teens/20s but I still enjoy them.

Nessa

@Patty, I am so excited that you’re playing this game :heart_eyes:

Trilla is bae.

Patty

Lol I keep doing Valhalla’s controls instead of Fallen Order’s and given it’s already finicky I fall off cliffs a LOT ‘cause of this

Ash

Bahahahahahaha

I’m sorry but that’s funny

Patty  

LITERALLY ALL THE TIME

They have these DOUBLE ROPE puzzles and Cal just keeps NOT GRABBING THEM so I just watch him fall to his doom over and over and over

“Cere used THE DARK SIDE” Trilla, love, YOU’RE A WHOLE ASS INQUISITOR I feel like you can’t really call anyone else out for using the dark side

Ash

:joy:

Patty   

“CERE’S A LIAR” Trilla your eyes are literally Sith gold hon like idk what you want me to do

Nessa

:joy:

Patty

Cal, baby, imma need you to flirt with the Sith more come on I know you can do it, BD-1 can feed you lines

Also welcome to my live blogging, it’s basically me shitposting in delight the whole time

Ash

XD

Nessa

I absolutely love it

Patty 

DID HALF-RATE BOBA FETT TAKE MY BABY DROID?!?!?!

(Editor’s Note: She was referring to the Haxion Brood Bounty Hunter, who upon further reflection is a half-rate Boba Fett)

Respawn Entertainment / EA

MY MOTHERS ADRENALINE! I’M COMING BD!!!

Ash

Nessa 

half-rate boba fett

Ash

I’m almost enjoying Patty’s reactions more than when I played it XD

Patty

MY BABY!!!!!!  THEY PUT A RESTRAINING BOLT ON MY BABY?!?!?!

Wait am I about to enter a gladiator fight? ‘Cause legit I just read a fic with that theme

How the fuck did Handsome Jack get into Star Wars

Nessa

Sidenote: I love the music in this scene (and the opener). The Hu is such an awesome music group.

Anna

They are

Patty 

Half-rate Boba has been murdered and upon closer inspection he is….. Wearing a fireman’s helmet? That is a choice

Omg Greez. I mean I’m still kinda mad at him but also that was really emotional and Cal’s a lil baby ‘cause he’s apparently only 17 and Greez is TRYING and he’s like oh man I’ve got a kid now I need to be RESPONSIBLE shit

I want to pat their heads and give them blankies and cocoa

Also I gotta say Cal is incredibly levelheaded for a teenager that also has a metric fuckton of trauma going on

Nessa 

I think I’ve always liked that about Cal. He does his best to maintain a steady approach and keep his cool.

(Plus I think there’s a lot of we’re just going to throw that into the brain abyss going on with his processing of things)

Patty 

Oh yeah like that is definitely there

Kashyyyk has turned into the Tarzan level of the original Kingdom Hearts with all this bouncing

….. The double jump wall running sections are some of the worst ever :upside_down_face::upside_down_face::upside_down_face::upside_down_face:

Ash

Eh they’re not that bad

Liv

I failed those SO MANY TIMES.

I suck at platforming.

Ash

I played a lot of Mario as a kid lol

Liv 

That’s probably my issue – I wasn’t allowed to play any video games when I was a kid, so I missed out on a lot of platformers :sweat_smile:

Patty 

I literally hurt my hand getting the timing right

I play a decent amount of platformers! But Fallen Order is reminding me of the older, more finicky Assassin’s Creeds :joy:

Though while playing through the Ninth Sister’s fight I was like. Ok. So most of the Inquisitors turned after or as part of order 66 due to torture or corruption

But TECHNICalLY one of them could have been Grogu’s smuggler

‘Cause it’d have been prior to their turn

Granted I’m still team Jocasta on Grogu smuggling

But it’s an interesting thought, like the last good work prior to it all going to hell

The tragedy of it appeals to me :joy:

Oh man. Cal and Ceres talking after Kashyyyk :sob::sob: They’re both trying so hard!

“She acted like it was inevitable, but you resisted!” Oh Cal sweet lil bunny

Gaaah and he talked to her after they landed about his emotions and the Force and she called him strong enough to accept his emotions and I am a wreck guys

Oh now we have Nightsister zombies

They look a lot like Fallout ghouls, I keep instinctively trying to loot them for crafting materials and then being like oh wait

Nightsister: THE JEDI ARE ALL MURDERERS

Cal: First of all, I just got here

Well now I know what it would look like if an owl and a dragon had a baby

Ash

Hahahaha

Isn’t it adorable?

Patty 

I mean I love it

And I knew I’d have to fight it as soon as Cal was all “hope we don’t have to face that thing” and I was like Cal, babe, you need a nap ‘cause now we gonna have to fight the thing

Oh no baby Cal’s escape and then him facing his fear of failure BUT YOU WERE 12 CAL YOU WERE A CHILD

Ash

I’m waiting for Patty to just sit Cal down and stuff him full of milk and cookies

Liv 

Wholesome. Love it.

Nessa 

This is exactly what Cal needs tbh

Patty 

Cere just gave him the you were a child speech and I’m like Cere I’m so proud of you, working through your own shit to be there for Cal

CAL NEEDS A BLANKIE AND COCOA AND A HUG

Nessa

YES HE DEFINITELY DOES

Anna

Yes.

Patty

Greez would bet on Cal :sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob:

I love that Greez and Cere are basiCally like “Well….. we have a child now. One that we will constantly throw into danger, sure, BUT HE’S OUR CHILD”

So I just jumped in the water on Ilum and was like WHY IS MY SON JUMPING INTO FROZEN ICE WATER EA GAMES and then I saw that there was a detail of there being underwater heat vents and so I was like oh ok but he’s still going to freeze to death when he gets back to the surface does the Force prevent hypothermia? I feel like it doesn’t

Oh hey Cal even commented on it, such a smart lad

Oh god BD snuggling and booping Cal to keep him awake and help him keep hope and omg my heart so much

Omg and Cordova talking about BD I’m going to cry

Anna

This is why BD is my favorite.

Patty 

HIS MEMORIES ARE BROUGHT BACK BY LOVE AND TRUST

I’M CRYING I LOVE BD SO MUCH

I BELIEVE IN YOU TOO BUDDY

Hsjsjdhajdhhdhahskahahajahdb

AND HE REBUILDS HIS LIGHTSABER WITH BOTH HIS MASTERS AND IT CAN SPLIT AND SYMBOLISM 

Y’ALL, THE SYMBOLISSSMMMMMMMMM

And then facing down the vision of his first master and finally learning to live with what happened and not wallow in guilt over his master’s sacrifice 

Why Star Wars make me so emotional y’all?

Just. The lighting and the blocking of the scene with the lightsaber stopping just at his head as he realizes that power isn’t what the answer is I cry

Merrin also needs hugs and cocoa.

So Taron is an interesting reflection of TLJ Luke too. Like we have two older Jedi who have watched their orders fall, one becomes obsessed with claiming more and more power, the other becomes terrified of wielding that power

Now I shall beat Taron’s ass and give Merrin a hug

Cal: aunt Cere, uncle Greez, this is my terrifying new friend Merrin who is definitely not a witch and also she’s coming with us

Cere used the Force and Cal’s knighted and I’m CRYING AGAIN

(Editor’s note: hours later, because even excited Patty needs to occasionally sleep and also watch Clone Wars to have the energy to squee)

Good morning everyone. After watching Satine and Obi-Wan flirt for half an hour I’m back with Cal to hunt down the holocron and clearly nothing bad will happen.

Obi-Bot (Editor’s note: Yes, we named our Slackbot. After all, droids are people too)

Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time …

Patty 

Yeah I saw you and satine on concordia, you sly bot

Ash

:joy:
:joy:

Patty 

Oh hey I’m in the Guardians of the Galaxy prison block

BD-1 thanks for being my friend :upside_down_face::sob::grimacing: Something bad’s about to happen I just know it Cal you’ve doomed us my sweet baby

Oh hey Trilla being there in the obvious trap. How you doin’? Also do the Inquisitors just like….keep spare spinny lightsabers?

Shit shit shit the breathing we gon die

BUT TRILLAS EYES Y’ALL.

Well I immediately died ‘cause I’m emotionally distraught and TRILLA and CERE AND I WOULD BRAND THEIR MOMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AND TRILLA’S EYES SHIFTING ONTO MY SOUL AND THEN ANAKIN COMES IN LIKE THE DRAMATIC ASSHOLE HE IS and also I couldn’t tell what the game wanted me to do :joy:

Ooooooh I was supposed to pull the metal thing. Good to know. I mean I’m still gon die but good job Cal I’m proud of you

DAMNIT ANI

BD JUST SHOCKED VADER AND THIS IS THE MOST BADASS AND HILARIOUS THING EVER TO ME

HOLY FUCK CERE OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG MAMAAAAAAA

HE PUT THE BREATHER ON HER AFTER BEING HER STRENGTH AND GROUNDING HER

AND MERRIN SAVES THEM AND NOW EVERYONE’S BEING CUTE OKAY EARLY MORNING CRY TIME

SOMEONE FINALLY HUGGED CAL FINALLY

Stephenie

@Patty This single-handedly made me want to play this game.

Patty

Trust in the Force y’all, trust in the Force

But also WHERE’S MY SEQUEL EA WHERE IS IT

Anna

@Patty I’m so looking forward to the sequel

Nessa 

It’s making me want to play itttt

Ash

Play iiiiitttttt

Rachel

Wow I definitely need to replay Fallen Order now because I remember having all these same feels @Patty  :joy:🥰

Patty

What do Palpatine, Ben Solo, and Cere all have in common?

They all survive being yeeted down a death shaft

And there you have it, Stardusters! Hopefully you have enjoyed this as much as we did. Patty is still processing all of her emotions and has plans for a more indepth piece on the themes and ideas of Fallen Order, and the implications on the greater galactic narrative, because she is nothing if not consistent in going down the rabbit hole when it comes to Star Wars.