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  • Summary: Sifu is a stylish yet gritty beat-em-up, featuring visceral hand-to-hand combat in a contemporary urban setting. From Sloclap, creators of acclaimed PS4 fighting game Absolver, Sifu follows a young kung fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family. One againstSifu is a stylish yet gritty beat-em-up, featuring visceral hand-to-hand combat in a contemporary urban setting. From Sloclap, creators of acclaimed PS4 fighting game Absolver, Sifu follows a young kung fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family. One against all, he has no allies and countless enemies. He will have to rely on his unique mastery of kung fu to prevail and preserve his family’s legacy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 77
  2. Negative: 2 out of 77
  1. May 31, 2022
    100
    A wonderfully difficult beat-'em-up that puts the player at the forefront of their very own martial arts epic.
  2. Feb 6, 2022
    90
    Sifu will likely ignite the difficulty debate once again, and it's certainly a shame that more people won't get to experience the game because of the barrier for entry. There's design and mechanical justification for having such a steep learning curve, though, and it's part of what makes Sifu so compelling. Your journey from student to master is thrilling, mainly because it's governed by your own improving skill level rather than traditional character progression. There are memorable moments that stand out throughout, such as the boss fights and an enjoyable recreation of the iconic hallway scene from Oldboy, but it's Sifu's combat that shines through most brightly. For as unique and interesting as its aging mechanic is, it wouldn't work without the combat carrying the load and ensuring that each replay is just as engaging as the last. Is one life enough to know kung fu? Maybe not. But I would happily spend mine playing Sifu to find out.
  3. Feb 6, 2022
    90
    SIFU is one of the best titles that came out so far this year. A game that requires full patience and commitment, and rewards attention and dedication with some of the best-executed action sequences and most satisfying combat I've played in years.
  4. Feb 6, 2022
    82
    Sifu is an uncompromising and merciless fighting game, but for this very reason it manages to give great satisfaction.
  5. Feb 6, 2022
    80
    With Sifu, developer Sloclap has delivered one of the most striking and original roguelikes we’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. Like the process of actually learning a martial art, this is a game that requires practice and patience – and the rewards speak for themselves.
  6. Feb 6, 2022
    80
    SIFU is a vibrant and powerful tribute to the martial arts. Sloclap undoubtedly masters its subject and the genre in which the title fits. In just two games, the Parisian studios demonstrate their know-how in the field, and in fact become recognized artisans of the video game fight. This Beat'em All hits hard and with conviction, and perpetuates this noble art of kicking and kicking in a demanding and inspired quest for revenge. The title of Sloclap, due to its raised difficulty, is intended for tenacious, even relentless players, and could discourage more than one, but learning martial arts requires self-sacrifice and self-control… like SIFU.
  7. Feb 6, 2022
    40
    It all meshes together into a game that's far too difficult and without the satisfaction that comes from making progress in a difficult game. It's like bashing your head against the wall, and unlike other games with this approach, the wall isn't starting to crumble. The wall has grown a smug, laughing face as it prepares to take away one of your character's most important abilities, just in time for the final boss battle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 151
  1. Feb 20, 2022
    10
    La sorpresa del año básicamente muy lindo el diseño de arte en esta aventura de venganza al estilo de los beat em up de los 90'
  2. Mar 28, 2022
    10
    The game is awesome!! I can’t stop playing it. I am addicted to this game.
  3. Feb 10, 2022
    10
    One of the most challenging games I have ever played in my life. The more you practice the more you will succeed :)
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    9
    This very challenging but fair game. Each time through a level you culminate with a boss fight that will challenge your patience. However,This very challenging but fair game. Each time through a level you culminate with a boss fight that will challenge your patience. However, overcoming these bosses gives a great sense of euphoria. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2022
    8
    I beat the game in 20 hours, it’s been just awesome and I hope to see more games like this, I’d pay full price no problems for these kind ofI beat the game in 20 hours, it’s been just awesome and I hope to see more games like this, I’d pay full price no problems for these kind of experiences. There are however issues (rather things I don’t like / enjoy) that made me go for and 8 and not a 9, and that are stopping me to go for the platinum (something I go for only when a game is flawless). Here’s my list of negatives:

    I really enjoy hard bosses, the harder the better if it’s a fair fight, but I hate when I have to repeat a stage to get to the boss again if I lose the battle. It completely change the way I play against the bosses: since I don’t want to repeat the level again, you do not experiment with moves, I play as safe as possible using cheap tactics and it’s just not fun as it could be. I had much more frustration with this game than with Sekiro’s last boss. 2. Too many punch moves and too few kicks. Combat in general is absolutely spectacular but i find all type of kicks to be the most enjoyable kind of attacks in games (I played Shenmue 1-2 over and over using just kicks). Sifu unfortunately lacks in both quality and quantity regarding kicks. Despite these - personal - flaws, overall Sifu is really a unique game with no alternatives on the market. Good job guys
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  6. Feb 12, 2022
    8
    After 6 hours of playing: Fighting mechanics are so cool und gameplay is so much fun. Its very difficult, but I think it's still fair. YouAfter 6 hours of playing: Fighting mechanics are so cool und gameplay is so much fun. Its very difficult, but I think it's still fair. You have to grind a lot of EXP. Roguelike progress could be bigger. There are no much you can take in the next run. 40€ is a bit expensive. Wait for Sale. Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2022
    0
    Graphics are terribile, gameplay is intentionally very hard because otherwise the game can be finished in one take. Overhyped and disappointing.

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