Sifu Test

But, the next step is not to be an evil warrior, however, but instead as the child of Sifu, who begins an adventure to seek revenge a couple of years following the killing. The system used is a special one to ensure that with every loss of life, the fighter gets older – the number of years varies on the quantity of dead. The first 20 years are spotless and wrinkle-free. Then, the first death is one year later, and the second two and the final three. The cycle continues until around 70, just a fresh start left. After that, it’s referred to as “Game over.”

An arduous process

I’m battling five levels before me, and I have a boss to meet to be crowned. Getting there is the first significant challenge. I quickly discover the most crucial lesson that defense is the most effective attack. Quickly evading and perfect parries render opponents vulnerable to devastating attacks. They drain energy, but what is more crucial is the demise in the so-called form. After this protection is gone, I can defeat most opponents using an automatic running combination. But, at the same time, I must avoid attacks to ensure that I don’t lose my form and fall. This can be a challenge because there are usually several enemies fighting simultaneously and in various ways.

It is a long and tiring learning curve that has me develop gray hairs, both virtual and real. Every mistake I make is punishable. A few counters or blocks that are not executed in time can make me appear like a mid-thirties football player. This means greater power but lower life energy. The pressure rises to avoid getting hit more often in the mouth. This is a bit more difficult than it sounds. Amid thugs and simple criminals, some fighters have been trained in the areas that are highly agile and powerful. Do I need to fight off the attack with a strong block? Or does a dodge do more good? And what’s the best way to respond? I have answers by trying, failing, and studying.

Therefore, I went through the first part by myself numerous times. To begin, I analyze the opponents’ actions and devise strategies for each section. Another thing I do is play with unlockable moves like a mighty leg sweep, swift throw, or a charged punch can allow the development of new strategies, but at first, just for this current game. Only after purchasing a lot of experience points will I be able to use the techniques for the long term.

Additionally, key cards or codes are discovered. They could be used to access shortcuts to allow me to reach my boss faster. Also, I come across things that provide more about the background of Sifu. This information is stored by a wall located in the dojo that I visit between my missions. I am also able to improve my abilities in the training room there.

A challenge to your patience

The practice of a lot results in some time, the initial stage is no longer an issue. I know precisely which enemies I am battling, where I can find weapons, and which upgrades are helpful. Specific movements are never identical because they’re particularly effective in certain situations or against certain types of adversaries. But, at the same time, I am alert and sane, as excessive enthusiasm or negligence can quickly cause me to fall.

The first time I’ve seen I can experience the excitement of Sifu is evident: because of appropriate tactics and a calm approach, I can fight smoothly and quickly through enemies’ ranks. It feels good, as I am confident that I’ve been working hard to get this level of progress. Even my boss, who seemed so powerful initially, I get away with little effort because I’ve adopted his pattern of attack. This is an enormous amount of self-confidence!

The high won’t last for long. With each new stage, the learning process is re-established. Even my understanding of the timing of counters and blocks can only help to a certain extent, as other players and their attack patterns are also added. I also need to modify my strategies to unlockable actions, remember the exact locations of weapons, and then die as little as possible. Since age is consistently carried through to higher levels, it isn’t easy to get through the first battle with nearly 60 years old and only one or two remaining lives.

The wise saying “You always learn” is the guiding principle of Sifu. Even after a hundred or so attempts, I can improve since I can spot a tiny error or perform a method more efficiently. However, finding persistence and motivation over and over repeatedly is the most challenging thing. Since happiness and sadness are close to each other. I’ve had to take my frustration in and push myself to do it again. There was no way to say that learning kung fu is like playing with a child…

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