Sifu for PlayStation 5
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Sifu

Feb 8, 2022
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About this game

Developer: Sloclap
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Sifu is the new game of Sloclap, the independent studio behind Absolver. A third person action game featuring intense hand-to-hand combat, it puts you in control of a young Kung-Fu student on a path of revenge.

Gamer Reviews

40 Reviews
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Feb 14, 2022

Honestly, I suck at these types of games. I have the shortest patience on earth when it comes to playing this. I can grind for hours just to level up as to compare to having to face death multiple times. Sifu actually gave me that kind of headache, just like the same with playing Sekiro and GhostRunner before. Although I admit, this game really rocks! Sifu actually showed us that mechanics and gameplay will still matter without having those fancy graphics and particle effects. I love the way how fluid this game is. The interaction between objects and the AI is awesome. The AI movements are actually much better and show intelligence throughout the sequences. The game is too short, to be honest, but depending on your skill, you can finish this within just 2 hours or so. It took me a while to beat this game since I keep on coming back to the first level and making my way to the top. The death mechanic of this game is actually different, you will not die eventually, but instead "age" progressively. As you age, your attack power will increase sacrificing the Hit Points that you have. Which is I think logical. The punishment of this game once you have reached a certain age is somewhat frustrating. Since once you reached 76+ age, you will die and will start from the very beginning of the level losing all of your power-ups. This enforce the players to replay the entire level from the beginning to reward the players. The story is somewhat cliche for me, it seems like I've heard the story of revenge type a million times already. How I wish they could've dived deeper with the stories and some introduction with another side character. Overall, I enjoyed this game but gave me massive headaches.

VISUALS

Artistry: 8/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 10/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency:8 /8

Accessibility:4 /4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 9/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 7/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 6/6

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

53 Reviews
8.36
Richard SeagraveFeb 06, 2022
The first time we encountered a key target, for example, we aged so much that we died and had to try again. And when we did finally manage to beat him, we did so at an age in the 50s. But after yet more practice, we later returned to emerge victorious in battle at the fresh age of just 21 years old, which set us up with a much better chance of overcoming the other targets on our list. It’s achievements like this that spur you on, giving Sifu a kind of magnetism that’s rarely found elsewhere.
George FosterFeb 06, 2022
Sifu strikes that exact same spot with the force of a freight train, delivering a combat system that is truly unrivalled. As a game, it's one of the most engaging I've played in some time, it's just a shame that it won't appeal to all players thanks to its surprising difficulty and that it took some developmental liberties with representing Asian voices.
Anthony TaorminaFeb 06, 2022
Sifu is a one-of-a-kind rogue-like that marries an engaging setup with sublime combat mechanics. It scratches that integral itch that fuels subsequent runs, and it tries its best to avoid the feeling that time has been wasted. Progression exists in many different forms, but Sloclap's standout title pulls off one of the more impressive versions of it. Sifu shows players they are actually getting better at the game.

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