Nobody said that the path of the Jedi would be an easy one, but things are particularly rough right now for Cal Kestis. Perennially hunted by authority figures and fame-seeking scoundrels alike, Cal soon finds himself struggling once again. You’ll need to guide him as he searches for friends old and new alongside his explorer droid companion BD-1. Fortunately, you’ve got the power of the Force on your side, but that’s small consolation when it feels like everything is against you. Fear not, however–we’ve got some feature highlights and combat tips to get your latest journey through the Star Wars universe off to a lightspeed start.
Battle stances ready
Lightsaber stances have been expanded in Jedi Survivor. There are five different stances available, three of which you’ll have access to from a very early point in the game: Single, Double-bladed, and Dual Wield. You can equip two stances at a time and swap between them in combat with a press of left or right on the D-pad. Let’s take a quick look at each of these starter stances.
Single: The classic Jedi wielding stance also happens to be the most balanced of the bunch, rewarding players who can time their strikes and parries. It’s perfect for those epic one-on-one duels, but it offers some ranged and crowd-downing attacks as well.
Going through the skill tree will open up a powerful penetrating lightsaber toss, a stagger-inducing jumping strike, and dash strikes that can knock down enemies on the ground or in the air.
Double-bladed: Are you in need of some crowd control? Then the double-bladed stance is what you’re looking for. Swinging the double-ended lightsaber around makes dealing with a crowd of enemies surrounding you much less of a hassle.
Throw the dual-ended saber in a wide boomerang arc to damage multiple enemies. Or if you’re facing a battalion of blaster fire, hold L1 to twirl the lightsaber in front of you as you move, automatically parrying all the bolts headed your way. There is also an ability later in the game where you won’t even need to hold L1 to perform this maneuver. Building this skill tree up will grant Cal a spinning lunge attack, a group-stunning aerial dive-bomb, and even a special controllable flying lightsaber attack that acts like a mini-helicopter of pain.
Dual Wield: This stance is for players who love fast-paced, all-out offense. Your defense and range ratings take a hit, but you can make up for it: you’ve still got a long-range lightsaber toss, and by holding down the triangle button, you can auto-parry quite a few incoming melee attacks–just not the really big ones.
Enhancing this stance’s skills will up the power of the parry and reward you for precise timing, as well as perform a quick backwards-dodge after a strike and split blaster shots into two damaging bolts when parried.