Sevo She grabbed me with both hands and didn’t let go when I first played her earlier this year. It slapped me, left me dead, and demanded, by its unique old mechanic, that I be immediately back on my feet and back again. What started with me shuffling that deadly coil at 75, battered and bruised, halfway up a level two in the nightclub, ended with me whipping the last boss’ ass on his fifth and final stage when I was in my late 30s. Chinese martial arts expert. Fighting its hordes of faceless villains, five charismatic heroes at the end of the zone, and of course, Sifu’s ruthless hands of time is addicting. And while I’ve since managed to rip myself off Sloclap’s catchy action fighter, I’m now ready to come back as a direct result of its newest feature: the hats.
Anyone familiar with Sifu’s busy mod scene will know it’s full of casual cosmetic fixes, but this varies. By choosing to equip a hat before the battle, the player will retain his hood until he maintains the first hit. Once they are hit, it drops in motion which is a badge visible only to the most skilled fighters – simple yet effective; A hilarious refutation of Git Gud culture, while embracing it at the same time.
“We knew we had the technology to lose items when you’re hit, because we have enemies that already do,” says game producer Edward Saniconi. “From here, everything fell into place. Technically, it’s a little more difficult to implement, but, ostensibly, the creative director was inspired to add the hats this way through one of their favorite video games, and we realized it was possible, and then added the feature to the game “.
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Sifu is a game powered by fast reflexes, clever combat, and technical prowess – all the essential attributes of the Chinese martial arts source. With your guard up and chest swollen, you learn by doing and failing (and failing and failing again), until you’re skilled enough to survive a boss fight. Then a full level. Then the game is complete. Unless you’ve finished Sifu from start to finish without getting too old after her starting age of 20, there’s always more to do and bragging about to the lesser players. Did you finish the game in your mid-40s? Bah, I was only 27 years old. Then you return to the drawing board via the dojo as you strive to reduce your final life less and less.
I can’t fathom ending Sifu without losing a single life – my hands were in real cramping when I finally got the credits at 39 – but I love the idea of testing myself in independent stages without my heart dropping. Sifu’s new modifiers can “push your skills to the limit, or let you beat enemies without stress”We’ve learned before its latest update now, and if you’ve somehow finished the game without succumbing to death, adding hats is definitely your latest challenge.
Once again, everything is simple but cool – an idea born from the classic PS2 action fighter directed by Resident Evil mastermind, Shinji Mikami. “Our creative director is a huge fan of the old action game, God Hand,” explains Sananikone. “In this game, things start by sticking a paper on your back that says ‘Kick Me’. You lose that piece of paper after you’ve got your first hit. This was our little reference for that, our homage is something that was really great from God’s hand, but built on Our own way.”
In a game that wears its influences firmly on its bloodstained cover — from old books to classic cinema and, obviously, old school video games — this neat little nod to God Hand seems fitting. From here, I guess Sifu players will continue to show them off Skills on social media In mouth-watering fits of excellence, now with new headgear firmly attached to their heads. Back in its heyday, the best God Hand players performed KMS Runs – Unsuccessful Challenge Rounds where the goal was to complete the entire game with the aforementioned “Kick Me” tag installed on the back of the protagonist Gene. Made famous in recent years by the likes of Dark Souls and Elden Ring, I fully expect Sifu players to take on a similarly unsuccessful hat from here.
The question is: Did the hats raise the temperature at SloClap headquarters? Sananikone laughs, before saying, “Obviously we need to balance everything we’re adding, and that means getting the whole team to try new features as they roll out. We try not to be too competitive behind the scenes, but it’s inevitable that there is some competition when We all enjoy an advantage like this. Ultimately, we treat ourselves as players, and when it comes to balance, we try to give players the tools to succeed and leave the rest to them.”
Sifu’s latest update – which adds hats, a library of modifiers, and slow motion effects among other things – is now rolling out. Check out our 4.5 stars Sifu . review Read more if you haven’t given a SloClap follow yet.