Looks the same as Chivalry, which is/was the big popular 1st-person medieval combat game for nigh on 10 years now
Although I actually preferred a little game called War of the Roses. Until the servers were shut down and I couldn't play it anymore at any rate. It's third-person, but was very focused on realism and technical skill when it comes to swinging your weapons and aiming them right. Brilliant game, especially when opposing teams elected to decide things by duels.
I played chivalry for like 400 hours. Loved the game, however, the ballerina mechanics have destroyed the game and any interest by new players. It is impossible to predict a player's direction of attack to block or parry if he abuses the ballerina mechanics to its full potential.
The Ballerina mechanics refers to the possibility to swing your weapon and move your mouse in such way, that your character turns 180° while his Hammer/Maul is swung from above his head and your character snaps in the middle while touching with his head his toes (in full body armor). There is zero reaction time the enemy has and people who played that game for several thousand hours would be just one man armies.
Along with bugs and glitches that could cancel the animation for your next swing by simply switching weapons back and forth before a strike. Things like that destroyed the game.
Mordhau while better has also some bugs that are annyoing, but less severe and it is much harder to become a one man army.
Chivalry 2 I haven't played yet, but would like to.
If armor actually works in that game the axe is a good choice. It might not cut through armor but it will break skulls and bones with a good strong hit.
The Axes in this game are quite good, but Armor is obviously not really doing anything other than reducing the damage points which slowly reduce your health. Would be the armor in the slightest be more realistic then Archers and onehanded swordsmen would be jobless.
I prefer the Hellberd, Knightsword or Berdych. Sometimes I just like to kill horsemen swith the short bill since it can dismount the rider.
GarryB wrote:Interesting looking game... surprised the number of people using axes and swords... a spear is actually more powerful out in the open if used skillfully... or should I say it is as much work to learn to use skillfully as any sword or axe, but has enormous advantages in reach... especially out in the open like that.
Lots of vids on YT about medieval weapons and their actual effectiveness...
The swords in that game have a slight speed advantage to overcome slower weapons. Would actually like to see that onehanded (light weapons) are barely capable to parry twohanded weapons, would make it more realistic but, yeah, just a game.