Sifu will be getting what sounds like a healthy amount of post-launch support. The challenging kung fu brawler is out today (that's the 8th February) on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but developer SloClap is already promising "free content updates", with more information coming soon.
The studio confirms on the PlayStation Blog: "We wanted you to know that part of the team behind Sifu is already at work on post-launch content. We have exciting plans for free content updates that we will soon be able to tell you more about!"
So, what could be added to Sifu? As noted in our Sifu PS5 review, it isn't an especially long game, but there's loads of replayability to be found in trying to master each stage. Perhaps updates could add things like time trials, or specific gameplay modifiers that allow for challenge runs. The title feels tailormade for that kind of stuff.
Or maybe more accessibility options, or even difficulty settings are in order? It really all depends on what SloClap wants Sifu to be. What would you like to see? Dodge those red strikes in the comments section below.
I'll assume it will be outfits, perhaps even some additional options to challenge those who have already mastered it. I could see some additional photo mode filters, and even black and white or filter options for gameplay. I imagine too, with the promise of giving some content to those who pre-ordered and got shorted in the Sifu Snafu PS Store debacle, there might be additional compensation in the way of XP or Outfits.
To be fair, with a combat this good, the game can be infinite. Just slap some enemies in different stages and people will be happy imo, maybe even do like a "wave" mode!
I think SloClap already made the game they wanted to make. It would suck if everyone complained (like Returnal) and they added accessibility options and difficulty settings. The game is supposed to be difficult, so get good instead of complaining.
I am really enjoying this game but I love kung fun movies and this seems perfect for the addition of scenes for some classics. Let me recreate the scene from Ip Man where he takes out ten people. With that said, maybe user created scenarios.
Some new outfits, new stages, weapons, and challenge modes.
While im enjoying the challenge, i would like an easy mode i can run through purely so i can feel like an absolute kung fu monster.
This game is so damn good, and there really isn't much I would change. With that said, I wouldn't mind if there was an option to pan the camera back just a little bit. I understand the reason why the camera is so close to your character - due to it being close quarters combat - but it would still be nice.
A level editor would be amazing.
I'd like to see the training mode a bit more robust. Like maybe being able to set the training dummy to only do low attacks or set up multiple training dummies at a time. Either way I'm very pleased with the game as is so any more is just a bonus!
Would like to see an expansion at some point. It's a fun game to explore, neat environs.
So what is Sony doing for the people who got screwed with the early access?
@Jeevz That's a pretty elitist and silly thing to say; so tired of comments like this. Some people are simply not capable of playing a game this hard; a difficulty option for them is not making the game any less fun for you. As for me, I'm a pretty good gamer and have beaten some really hard games, but I have no interest in a game like this without some slight modifiers on the difficulty. I simply don't have the time or patience. I'm happy to put in the time on something like Elden Ring, but if this company wants my money, they need to make Sifu roughly 25% easier. And in all honesty, the Soulsborne games would probably be better about 25% easier, as well.
@doctommaso @jeevz I enjoy the difficulty and they’ve clearly put a lot of time and love into crafting the combat so mastering it makes you feel like a king fu master. It’s really fun and rewarding. However complaining about the idea of accessibility options is rather ignorant as you’re not even considering gamers with disabilities who are already at a disadvantage and should be allowed to enjoy the same type of games without taking away from your enjoyment. More options means more people can enjoy it, surely that’s not a bad thing.
Sign me up! I just platinumed it a couple hours ago, and NEED MORE. I still have the urge to play even though I have mastered it.
@Tasuki Is it really that big of a deal? Sure, it sucked not to play the game immediately two days early, but that issue was resolved within hours. If you’re going to be upset of getting the game relatively cheaper but not being able to play it right away, then so be it, but it’s silly.
@Breekhead Precisely, yeah, gamers with disabilities was pretty much where I was going with my comment. That said, even gamers without disabilities who are simply not as good at reflex gaming could benefit. I have the reflexes myself and may try this if I can find the time, but I'm getting a little tired of so many games pushing the difficulty curve; at some point, it gets tiresome.
New areas/levels to explore would be dope! I have zero desire to do time trials though.
@Nerdfather1 beyond silly.
@doctommaso Then don't play it. The game is clearly not for you. If you don't have the time to play sifu not sure how you will elden ring as that is a much longer game.
@Marzwoody Elden Ring is a big reason why I won’t have the time. I’m going to put tons of hours into that game.
I think I’ve pretty clearly already stated I’m probably not going to play Sifu and that the game is not for me. Your pat answer adds nothing to the discussion and does not address the issue of difficulty for gamers who do not have the skills or who have disabilities. A difficulty option in Sifu would not take away your or others’ enjoyment of it. Sloclap of course as the developer has the right to do whatever they want with it, but I guarantee you the game would do better if it were just a little bit more accessible to a broader audience. But it’s really no skin off my back, I’ve already moved on and it’s not like I’m particularly upset about it. It’s just unfortunate.
@doctommaso If they don't have the skills then obviously they shouldn't play the game. The developers made the game they intended no amount of complaining in comment sections is gonna change that. Plenty of other games for people to play. No one should have to change there vision of a game to pander to you or anyone else.
@Marzwoody It's not complaining. lol Seriously, man, how in the world do you see it that way? This IS a comments section, and I was commenting (i.e., offering my opinion). I simply said I don't feel like putting in the time or exerting the energy on yet another super hard game, and that I think (and I'm not the only one) that it could benefit from offering some difficulty options.
You need to ask yourself why you are so defensive about the idea of developers offering difficulty options for people who are disabled or aren't as good at games as you or me.
Now I'm going to move on to play the plenty of other games I have to play. I suggest you do the same.
I would love if they included different enemies, maybe even bosses in the training room after you beat them. Maybe a level editor?
Besides it being hard(a good hard) I don't have many, if any complaints about Sifu. It's on my short list for Goty even though the second level keeps wrecking me...
I'd Love to see them adding new Game Modes!
Like a 'Gauntlet Mode', 'Survival/Wave Mode', Daily Challenges and Highscores...
Maybe even a new difficulty for the Campaign, wherein enemies are more aggressive or in bigger numbers, or the game is even less forgiving towards your mistakes.
And they could add more incentive for completing these challenges by adding cosmetic rewards like skins, outfits...
I think the base combat in this game is definitely strong enough as a foundation to build tons of new fun content on!
Honestly it's just pretty rare to get a straight up fun Beat'em Up action game like this nowadays, so in any case I just hope this game does well and keeps getting the love and support from the devs, and fans!
Let's see a Panda Outfit 🥋🐼
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