Survivor’s Loot Chests Ask Players to Suspend Their Disbelief in a Funny Way

Compared to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has a lot more to discover and collect throughout the galaxy. One of the biggest complaints about Fallen Order was the slight exaggeration that all its loot chests contained were ponchos, leading to ponchos becoming a franchise meme that is even referenced in Survivor. It is true that ponchos comprised a fair chunk of collectible content and would frequently be a reward from opened chests, but Survivor’s own chest loot may have created a much more egregious yet hilarious blight when it comes to immersion. Fallen Order and Survivor sacrifice a lot of practicality in level design in order to make traversal more fluid or fun, and that is also aided by Star Wars’ unrealistic science-fiction settings anyhow. Players are mostly able to suspend their disbelief when it comes to all the flat-surfaced platforms suspended in midair for no reason other than to allow Survivor’s Cal Kestis to wall-run on, for example. However, when it comes to the loot Respawn decided to fill Survivor’s chests with, it makes little to no sense how Cal could find hairstyles and facial hair within. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s Chests Are a Step Up from Fallen Order’s iron (1) Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s loot chests were underwhelming for players disinterested in ponchos, BD-1 skins, or Stinger Mantis skins. This is fair, and it brought about a good discussion about how customization options could be improved upon in a sequel. Still, Fallen Order’s abundance of ponchos became a meme that has defined its character customization. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor did in fact improve upon Fallen Order’s customization, and now includes a lot more options, such as myriad component pieces for the player’s lightsaber and blaster, as well as for BD-1. Materials for each also render different components in a new coat of paint that players can swap between. Cal’s customization in Survivor is also far improved with pants, shirt, jacket, facial hair, and hairstyle options available, too, which allows fans to dress and groom Cal in any way they like. Players might have to go a little out of their way in order to find particular cosmetics that they may find appealing, but that is one of the many rewarding parts of planets like Koboh and Jedha being as large as they are. That said, while it makes sense to find cosmetics as rewards from idle chests in the galaxy, it is difficult to imagine Cal finding a particular hairstyle in one. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s Chests Feature Inexplicable Cosmetics iron Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s loot chests contain an assortment of skins that would normally be odd to find in a random crate, but one finding hairstyles and facial hair dissolves any immersion the game could have retained. The idea that hair could have been found in a random chest is obviously absurd, and fans are clearly not meant to overanalyze how these skins are found in the world. Many players may not be bothered by this and might simply be pleased to have found facial hair for Cal that they believe looks nice, but it crosses a line out of being immersive that even Fallen Order refused to cross. Doma’s shop in Koboh’s Rambler’s Reach Outpost could have been the sole way to earn hairstyles and facial hair instead, as if Doma was a barber who could cut Cal’s hair. This would not have explained how Cal could suddenly and inexplicably grow his short, quaffed hair into a long bun, but it would at least be an attempt at immersion that Survivor desperately needed. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available now on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. MORE: How Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s Tutorial Level Stacks Up Against Fallen Order’s

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