Sifu Review – Till I Play the Box Review

The best part of this indie action about the kung-fu master Sifu was how he dealt with ageing – after every defeat, Sifu’s face slashes through wrinkles, his hair goes grey, and the countdown of years was constantly advancing towards critical numbers. I’ll tell you in the review the number of times I’ve had to pass out due to old age in the game.

  • Producer: SloClap
  • Publisher: SloClap, Microids
  • Please note: February 8, 2022

SloClap already had an online fighting game Absolver, which focused on martial arts. However, the issue of low-quality online gaming mechanics ruined the original gameplay. With Sifu SloClap, the designers decided to create something that was much more straightforward, and as we all know, the most wonderful is straightforward.

The game’s beginning prompts you to press the start button, and then a few seconds later, I am seated in the shadow of the hero. After a couple of minutes, I’m being familiar with the combat system, which was one of the significant benefits of Sifu.

If you’ve played Absolver the game, the fighting is likely to be familiar. However, fighting is not just in one battle and a crowd simultaneously. It’s very similar to the games from Batman: Arkham series and the Assassin’s Creed series. However, a combat system focused on counterattacks isn’t as complex.

If you’ve not played it, think of playing a game of fighting where you could play on every side – Sifu offers various attacks, blocks, evasions, and other moves you need to connect them in combos to avoid being punched or delivering a stunning sequence.

Infidels aren’t afraid to take on enemies at once. The fights are awe-inspiring because of the intricate combat system and the interactive environment – objects are flying around. You can even hold an object in your hands and slip over a bar and other obstacles like you would in an action film.

The Protagonist can take the knives that fly and an easy move of the leg to blast into chairs of opponents and chairs. The view of the screen is capturing the attention, but to learn the system of combat takes some time.

It’s all about the prologue, following which I realise that I’m not in control of the protagonist in any way, and that’s the exact opposite. This is the way Sifu seamlessly tells the plot – an angry apprentice is determined to retaliate against his master and does it successfully as well as before his son. The master also tries to transport him to the other side of the planet but fails. The boy escaped, was trained for an extended period, and finally is off to get revenge, and the control of the matter has already left the responsibility to me.

Sifu has a simple idea – there are five villains to be slain and, consequently, five levels. Similar to Arya Stark Sifu, the character draws the names of his enemies on everything and can be observed by the meticulous layout of his abode. It is a place to rest and get your adrenaline pumping and admire the stylish detective board, and then go on a “mission.”

Levels can appear to be simple. You’ll be able to gradually pave the way for stunned enemies towards the boss, then defeat it and then take revenge the next time.

In reality, it’s much more exciting – for instance, there are various things scattered across the levels. These, when you find them, will be shown on the board. These could be small details that help understand the plot or key to doorways that conceal the ways to get the boss. These are easy to overlook, so it is important to look at every turn.

The locations are attractive in their layout Tangled slums which conceal drug labs, a chic club and the burning town…

You require shortcuts to the boss in that extremely aging mechanic. In Sifu, when you fail (which is not difficult to do due to the complicated combat), the hero is aged by one year, and the number of deaths goes up by one. If you don’t reset the counter, the count will start to pile up, and the kung-fu master age by two years and to three years… and so until he dies from old age at the age of 70.

The character’s appearance and skills are also affected by age. every 10 years, his strength grows, and his health diminishes. Furthermore, some abilities can be used for pumping, while other skills are locked.

But the most important point is that when you finish the threshold age, the status is preserved when the boss takes you to the 60-year-old gray-haired man, you’ll be able to start the next task. Are you sure you’ll get to the end with this outcome? I doubt it.

Reviewing levels for a higher score is a must. completed, but at the risk of losing progress in this way, Sifu is a bit like a bagel-themed game. However, I enjoyed that it trains you how to fight more effectively, so on my first game, I lost my battle to old age on the first boss. after a few efforts (they last between 15 and 20 minutes all, and that’s quite a lot) I was able to defeat him and minor bandits without losing even a single year.

The mechanics that make up Sifu seamlessly interconnect with one another, and in just a few seconds, you can see how everything here is rational and interconnected. The demo version of Sifu users may be confused by the events on the screen and assume there’s nothing wrong and the version that is released has everything in place.

In terms of the graphics, the pleasing cartoon-like image brought me to tears and brought me back to my childhood memories of Jackie Chan (cartoon and games from PS1). The sound, however, is a bit weak. You aren’t able to feel the beats which could stifle the emotion of the scuffles.

The biggest flaw of Sifu is the uncomfortable camera. It’s too close to the side of the character, and this is especially problematic when the symbol is near the wall. The camera can literally crash into the model, making it impossible to be able to navigate in fast-moving battles where every second is essential. I’ve lost over an entire whole year as a result of this.

Other than that, Sifu is beautiful – with unique mechanics for aging that is complex and intricate combat system based on martial arts as well as a straightforward yet engaging narrative that takes place on the game’s detective board, an enchanting level design, and a host of other advantages that make Sifu can easily be described as one of the top releases of February, if not the entire year 2022.

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