Sloclap's kung fu simulator, Absolver, brought a fresh approach to hand-to-hand combat in video games when it launched last year. A new expansion, Downfall, is now available for free, so now is as good a time as any to get back into fighting shape or to jump in for the first time. That said, there's a lot to learn about Downfall and how it turns the Absolver experience on its head.
In Absolver, Sloclap and Devolver Digital's cerebral martial arts game, you play as a Prospect hoping to fight your way to the hallowed status of Absolver. The combat system is the game's crown jewel, and every step and blow you land as you travel through the mysterious world of Adal can challenging and rewarding in equal measure.