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Unfinished: Sifu

Bakalar and Jason enter da club for some technical ottoman fighting from Sloclap, the team behind Absolver.

Sometimes we look at a game before it's done. When that's the case? Well... it must be Unfinished.

Dec. 15 2021

Posted by: JERF

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I get some huge Rise to Honor vibes from this game and that's honestly hitting the exact spot for me.

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Isn’t it just dead mouse? JB loves saying things weird.

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Seems weird, looks like the mechanics make the game harder the more you lose?

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@kdr_11k: As you age the balance between health and damage changes the more you age. Its defiantly a game thats on my list for next year.

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What is the name of that game they announced a while back that was apparently made by just 1 guy and it looked a bit like this game but a lot wilder?

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This makes me want a new Sleeping Dogs.

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I wanted to watch it but the edited versions you do for YouTube once again screwed me over, so went to nuke town (really guys) and it isn't there either

Just include full videos like I've watched for almost 10 years on YouTube on the main channel. Noone wants these edits and 90 percent of people don't know about the nuke channel.

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Yu Suzuki should reach out to them for Shenmue 4

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Jason/Bakalar combo is pretty dope.

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The thing i learned from this game...by the time your 32 your looking like a real life 45. XD.

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It kinda looks like the camera is your biggest enemy in this game.

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The death mechanic reminded me a little bit of the 2012 remake of Kareteka. There were actually 3 characters in that game, each one having more health than the last, with beating the game with the first character being the "best" ending.

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Still not on Youtube...

This new Youtube policy sure is dumb.

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@steveurkel: I get you, but the edits are fine. I feel like they're not for us, they're for grabbing a wider audience than us. It's not my cup of tea either, but I still think it's a smart move on GB's part.

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@butterstick1 said:

@steveurkel: I get you, but the edits are fine. I feel like they're not for us, they're for grabbing a wider audience than us. It's not my cup of tea either, but I still think it's a smart move on GB's part.

Problem is that the edited versions don't really show the game or Giant Bomb at their best. I know You Tube SEO optimization is ruthless, but, it doesn't matter if the algorithm promotes your video if the video itself doesn't stand up and people end up ignoring the recommendation.

I almost think that, if GB is going to optimize for 15 minute videos, then what they need to do is maybe record the traditional Quick Look for B-roll, and then script something and do a new VO over the edit. Otherwise, things tend to feel disjointed as the jump cuts really break up whatever narrative about the game you're trying to build.

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@turtlefish said:

@butterstick1 said:

@steveurkel: I get you, but the edits are fine. I feel like they're not for us, they're for grabbing a wider audience than us. It's not my cup of tea either, but I still think it's a smart move on GB's part.

Problem is that the edited versions don't really show the game or Giant Bomb at their best. I know You Tube SEO optimization is ruthless, but, it doesn't matter if the algorithm promotes your video if the video itself doesn't stand up and people end up ignoring the recommendation.

I almost think that, if GB is going to optimize for 15 minute videos, then what they need to do is maybe record the traditional Quick Look for B-roll, and then script something and do a new VO over the edit. Otherwise, things tend to feel disjointed as the jump cuts really break up whatever narrative about the game you're trying to build.

Eh, no way for us to if it really works or not. They have the numbers, if it doesn't do what they hope for I'm sure they'll gladly stop putting in all the edit effort!

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This game might be cool, but I'm getting some Drake of the 99 Dragons vibes from it. And not just from the art in the game, but also the suspect camera. I hope this isn't the case, because that was one of the worst games ever made.

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@sometingbanuble: Pronouncing it "Dead Mow 5" has been a joke for pretty much as long as Deadmau5 has been an artist.

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This looks rad, the only thing that bums me out a bit is that they went with a more grounded setting than Absolver, I really loved the weird magic masks and flowy clothes

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Go Sifu, it's your birthday...

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Thank you for posting on YouTube.

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When Bakalar mentioned there was no lock-on, I was a bit bummed. Hopefully one is introduced, he did say it was early, but this game looks a bit annoying to play without a hard lock-on. I dunno why some developers just seem so allergic to the idea.

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Looks great but looking at this demo it seems a bit less deep than Absolver (which I absolutely love, incredible fighting game). Could just be because it’s a demo and I’ll be getting it either way if only to give this studio more money for how good Absolver was.

But seriously, everyone play Absolver. Did I mention Absolver is great? Absolver.

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@sometingbanuble: Following up with @chille92's answer. It might also be a purposeful reference to deadmau5's feud with Kanye https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/03/why-kanye-west-deadmau5-beef-explained-cause-twitter-pirate-bay-tidal

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@skulkers: @turtlefish "then what they need to do is maybe record the traditional Quick Look for B-roll, and then script something and do a new VO over the edit"
This is a hilarious and absurd request.

The youtube videos give a much better overview of the games than the myriad jump-cut youtube poop lol videos that litter youtube.
A better solution to your problem is a full screen bumper that says "Full length video at giantbomb.com". As mentioned they're doing double upload work and adding the full length to the nuke dot com yt channel.

Just give them a moment. They're trying to figure out this crappy tech dystopia we all have to live in as they've mentioned multiple times.

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Game looks incredible, I really want to see some fighting game people get ahold of it. Thanks y'all!

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@b3arshark: @turtlefish
Good point, they should certainly do point at the website more obviously!
And also true about giving them more time, they'll figure it out

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@turtlefish: Interesting. Perhaps that would be the solution. Obviously a ton more work, and I never like it QUITE as much (this is the normal format for previews) because the reactions aren't quite as spontaneous. It would definitely make it even more sterile. It perhaps seems like the edits might be better served leaning on the wackiness quotient, rather than really trying to explain the game lol. Who knows!

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Can't seem to tag this video to the Sifu page?