By Jason Collins | 6 seconds ago
Sloclap, the developer of a recently released commercial and critical success, Sifu, releases an update that significantly affects gameplay. The update was shown in a preview trailer that introduced the game’s new levels of difficulty. The players who want a much smoother or a much tougher experience when playing Sifu can now select one of two additional difficulty levels in addition to an original difficulty level. Here is a new preview trailer:
According to Destructoid, the upcoming Sifu the update goes live on May 3 and introduces two new difficulty levels. Those who want a smoother experience can now opt for a much easier Student difficulty mode, where they will face less aggressive and weaker opponents, have more health and face a more forgiving age mechanic – the game’s unique feature that punishes players by death, where the player’s character instead of just restarting the level would age a certain amount.
Admittedly, this aging mechanic is an interesting concept as it increases the player character’s damage output, but decreases how much damage players can take, effectively making them more and more of a glass cannon when they die. However, this is more than a pure mechanic seasoning Sifu gameplay; it serves as a way for players to learn and improve their fighting ability through failure, providing a more challenging and effective game loop.
When a player character gets too old, they can die permanently, in which case the players must restart the level from the beginning and from the same age as their first attempt. So it can really pay off to hone your skills and pay attention Sifus gameplay tutorials to avoid starting the next level at the age of 60 – which will allow you to deal more damage while being more susceptible to attack. No-hit runs on YouTube are becoming much more interesting.
Contrasting the Student difficulty is a more terrifying but potentially exciting difficulty called Master, which sets more experienced players up against new, more complex boss attack patterns and more aggressive and cross-border relentless opponents – those who play can expect a rather intense experience . Finally, for those who are still unfamiliar with Sifu game, you can choose to play the original difficulty level, now called Disciple, which is the middle ground between the two difficulty levels.
The upcoming update is actually only the first among many announced in 2022 Sifu roadmap and includes the aforementioned difficulty levels, an advanced training mode and a new white outfit. The game is also set to receive periodic updates scheduled to drop this summer, fall and winter, bringing new content and gameplay mechanics to an incredibly popular action-beat ’em up video game that sold a million copies in the first month of publication.
The upcoming season updates are set to introduce several gameplay modifiers that will apply different buffs and nerves to the player’s character, which greatly affects the gameplay and selected difficulties. Sifu var released in February this year and is now available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.