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Andor's Ferrix Should Give Gamers Serious Jedi: Fallen Order Flashbacks

Warning: This article contains spoilers for "Andor" Season 1 

The world of "Star Wars" is absolutely perfect for video games. Between the mysterious powers of the Jedi and Sith, "Star Wars" features plenty of other objects, weapons, and planets that make a great playground for digital warriors. Brightly colored laser blasts, varied spacecraft, interesting lore, and faceless baddies make for an absolutely wild time, regardless of what video game genre one might be interested in. "Star Wars" has spawned first-person shooters, platformers, flight simulators, role-playing games, MMOs, and even fighting games.

"Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is an action game from 2019 with some light role-playing game mechanics that follows a young Padawan named Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan) after the great Jedi purge, which occurred during and after "Revenge of the Sith." Kestis struggles in hostile environments that see him attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order, while at the same time avoiding the clutches of the Empire's Inquisitors, who are specially trained soldiers tasked with hunting any remaining Jedi. Now that Disney's latest spin-off television series "Andor" has dropped, some hardcore fans of "Fallen Order" may be getting a sense of deja vu from one of the locations featured predominately in "Andor."

Andor's Ferrix is very similar to Fallen Order's Bracca

The first moments of "Andor" kick off on the planet Morlana One with Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) searching for his sister. Unfortunately, he runs into some trouble with local law enforcement agents, and Cassian is forced to kill both of them in order to escape. He quickly absconds to a planet called Ferrix, which is far removed from direct Imperial control. However, for fans of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," this planet might invoke a sense of reminiscence as it looks quite similar to the starting planet featured in the aforementioned video game.

"Fallen Order" is a galaxy-spanning adventure, but the journey of Cal Kestis starts off on a planet called Bracca. Bracca and Ferrix are so similar in that they both have economies based on the salvaging of wreckage from previous battles. It is implied in "Andor" that Cassian himself has worked as a salvager at some point in the past, and this profession seems to be shared with Kestis. The start of "Fallen Order" begins with Kestis trying to stay away from the prying eyes of the Empire, and he provides for his life by collecting valuable pieces from wreckage caused by the Clone Wars. This doesn't last long because Kestis uses the Force to save a friend, which immediately causes the Inquisitors to hunt him with all of their might. It seems then both Kestis and Cassian share a similar fate — driven from a planet of salvagers by the pursuit of evil law enforcement agents.