Star Wars Jedi: Survivor — Where the hell is Merrin?
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was one of the few pleasant surprises out of the era of Electronic Arts exclusively making console games based on the Star Wars license. They had pretty royally screwed up with both Battlefront entries (though through a lot of extra work Star Wars Battlefront II is in a pretty good place these days) and for a company as big as Electronic Arts is, had not even released that many games based on the license.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order had some obvious rough patches but had promising combat and a very cool supporting cast (arguably the lead, Cal Kestis, is pretty bland) and that was enough for a fanbase that was starving for a game that met the basest of expectations for a competent game that wasn’t completely broken and/or riddled with predatory microtransactions. There was a very good basis established with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that a sequel could tighten up and greatly expand upon.
Fast forward to The Game Awards this past Thursday, the first trailer for the sequel, titled Star Wars Jedi: Survivor dropped and while it featured a bearded Cal, some cool new combat, and a couple of familiar faces, easily the best character by a longshot in the first game was notably absent…
Merrin, the Nightsister who joins Cal’s crew very late in the game, is easily the most interesting and coolest character in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. She also instantly fits in with the crew very nicely but because she joins so late in the game, you don’t get much time with her and it’s real shame. Merrin should be heavily featured and arguably a playable character in any sequel.
Granted, this is just the first look we have gotten at the game, but Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is just a few short months away with a release date of March 15th, and we saw other returning characters in this first trailer.
Really, I highly doubt Merrin is not in the game at all, but it would be a shame if the best character in the first game who didn’t get nearly enough screen time in the first game, to begin with, gets shoved aside again for Cal’s less interesting crew mates or new characters some of which were shown in this trailer. Merrin deserves more time, Merrin deserves her own game honestly, even if it’s a kind of shorter leaner spin-off like say Uncharted Lost Legacy or Spider-Man: Miles Morales (both excellent games). I look very forward to continuing my Jedi adventures with a bearded Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. I just really hope that Nightsister Merrin is a featured player as she deserves in this upcoming sequel.
That’s it for today, I am still plugging away at both Marvel’s Midnight Suns and the new Disney Dreamlight Valley update which has a pretty significant amount of new content so expect something on both of those in the coming week. See ya real soon!