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Happy Star Wars Day! This time last year I published a post outlining some of my favourite moments from the Star Wars saga to celebrate May the Fourth. This year, I thought I’d do something similar; a roundup of my all-time favourite Star Wars media. That includes movies, video games, merchandise… basically, all things related to a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars JEDI: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game available for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game takes place five years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and follows Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan), a Padawan who becomes a target of the Galactic Empire following the Great Jedi Purge. Together with his faithful droid companion, Cal must attempt to complete his Jedi training across various planets, and avoid the wrath of Imperial Inquisitors, the Second Sister and Ninth Sister.
I remember playing this game non-stop after its release and thinking how incredible it felt to be a Jedi. I grew up with games like Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, and even though this game is very different, it is the best Star Wars game I’ve played. There’s a good mix of gameplay; the boss fights can be notoriously tricky and the traversal of different planets grants you new skills, weapons and abilities. This, and a few other Star Wars games are also up to 75% off today, so grab it with a discount while you can!
I couldn’t not mention the current ruler of modern Star Wars media; The Mandalorian. Humorously dubbed “The Baby Yoda Show” by a few fans, The Mandalorian is set after the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It focuses on a lone Bounty Hunter travelling the outer rim of the galaxy. He is hired by remnant Imperial Forces to obtain The Child, a powerful being who despite being 50 years old, is still in his infancy.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, chances are you don’t need me to tell you to watch this show. Even if you aren’t a huge fan, you’ve probably heard of Baby Yoda. To me, The Mandalorian is the perfect balance of old and new Star Wars. It carries the same humour and adventure of the sequels, whilst maintaining and cherishing all of the magic and wonder from the original trilogy.
I wrote a little bit about my love for Rogue One in last year’s post. If I have to recommend one film to watch on May the Fourth, it’s this one. This film directly ties into the beginning of the original Star Wars (A New Hope/Episode IV) so it’s also perfect viewing if you’re wanting to revisit the original trilogy. The plot follows a group of rebels who are tasked with stealing the plans for the Death Star.
Although this film was met with mixed-response, most people felt it did an amazing job at retelling the the Rebel Alliance’s first victory against the Galactic Empire. Even though the plot is fairly predictable, (if you have seen Episode IV, that is) there’s still plenty of action and moments that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Merchandise Fit For A Jedi
I couldn’t not talk about one of my favourite things about Star Wars; the merchandise. As a big collector of Loungefly, Funko Pop!s and pins, May the Fourth brings out a giddier side of myself when I see my favourite stores release new and exclusive products. One of my favourite places to find Star Wars merch is Double Boxed Toys (affiliate link). They’re my go-to site to get rarer and exclusive merch, as well as pre-order upcoming releases that I’m eager to secure.