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Essays 19 December 2022, 15:18

author: Darius Matusiak

The Best Games of 2022 | December Final Update

We present the ultimate best games released in 2022. Throughout the year, we've been selecting the best games, and now, near the end of the year, the list is finally complete!

Sifu

  1. Release date: February 8
  2. Genre: TPP brawler
  3. Developer: Sloclap
  4. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4

In the days of yore, the popularity of computer fights was much greater, and Sifu could even be considered unoriginal – today, it is a distinguished return to the roots. In Sifu, we have a garden-variety story about avenging the murder of our family, but the way it is presented makes it a spectacular and cinematic experience. The camera moves in a cinematic way, showing the hero from different perspectives, and in addition, some elements of the environment are destructible, which makes the clashes more attractive.

Sifu is primarily famous for its rather high level of difficulty, especially by today's standards, but it's also worth appreciating other advantages of this game, such as extraordinary creativity and a sophisticated artistic style in presenting locations and their details. This is a tribute to all the kung fu movies and games of this era. It's a real masterpiece – as long as you can overcome the entry threshold, which isn't very low and demands you play the game as the creators envisioned it.

Sifu, the walking brawl from the creators of Absolver, turned out one of the most successful releases of the beginning of the year. However, as it happens with the debuts of games that require something more than "press one button to win," it sparked another episode of endless debate about whether each game should be "for everyone" and offer an optional easy level of difficulty – even at the price of obliterating the game's specific design.

If you're in a hurry to get to know new levels as quickly as possible – you get ass whooped. When you use brute force in combat instead of prudence – you get ass whooped. Sifu is like a teacher who instills patience and encourages reflection and perfectionism. In fact, the biggest difficulty in the game is understanding it.

Michael Grygorcewicz, Sifu Isn't That Difficult. The Trick is Being Clever

  1. Sifu in our encyclopedia

Darius Matusiak

Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

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