Sifu guide: Tips, tricks, and how to beat every boss

When I’m struggling with a game, I start to second guess myself: Is it actually hard, or am I just doing it wrong? I played through an early copy of Sifu, so I had to figure out its fighting system and bosses on my own without anyone to compare myself to. If it turns out that Sifu is actually super easy and you’re breezing through it, then, uh, me too! Read something else!

The truth is that I had a hard time beating Sifu, and I suspect I won’t be the only one (it’s not very polite). If you’re also struggling to get through its brawls and boss battles, or just want to avoid a few beginner’s mistakes, this Sifu guide contains the most important things I learned on my way to defeating the final boss.

Notes on terminology