Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a fast-paced medieval first person slasher with a focus on multiplayer battles
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Mostly Positive (677 reviews) - 77% of the 677 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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April 29

Mirage Gameplay and Coverage from PAX East

Watch eight minutes of raw gameplay from Mirage: Arcane Warfare from its first public appearance at PAX East 2016. The new title from the creators of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will release later in 2016.

Recorded by our own team, in an Alpha version demo of Mirage.

Plus, check out PAX East hands-on media impressions of Mirage - to be updated with more to come!


"It needs a little bit more skill, it's less defensive, it's a more aggressive combat system in general - particularly with the addition of abilities. The combat can be quite fast paced at times but it still has the weight of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare"

Angry Joe

“You know Chivalry: Medieval Warfare? Take that, take the training wheels off, take the historical restrictions away and then just go crazy with it and that’s what you have here with magic and special abilities.”

Game Informer

“The premise is easy to love, and with a focus on blocking magic and melee attacks at the right time while finding an opening for magic spells, Mirage is more than just your average FPS with swords and fireballs.”

Tom’s Hardware

“These days, you’re bound to see another multiplayer game with some variation on the first-person shooter (FPS) mechanic. However, Torn Banner stuck to its guns (pun intended) to deliver competitive multiplayer with a melee twist. Adding magic to the mix makes for new ways to take out enemies without overpowering the melee combat that serves as the game's backbone.”,31676.html

Force Gaming

“Having played the game I’d say this is definitely a positive direction that they’re taking it in. They’ve got the the similarly deep combat mechanics [as Chivalry] but then with the extra layer of magic they can make combat a bit more interesting and add an extra layer of depth”

PC Gamer interview

“We’re bringing fighting game mechanics into multiplayer.”

Hardcore Gamer

“After every convention, certain games seem to stand out as the clear winners of a given event. After spending forty-five minutes with the brutal, intense Mirage: Arcane Warfare, it’s safe to say that players should eagerly anticipate Torn Banner’s next title. After all, there was a reason why fans kept on flocking back to hop in and get another match in rather than seeing something new.”

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April 13

Spring 2016 UGC Update

Hi all! We’ve got some news about upcoming Chivalry UGC. Although things have slowed down a bit in the realm of Agatha because of our upcoming new game, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, Chivalry patches and content updates are still planned, if a bit infrequently.

We’ve got over twenty items we’ll be releasing in 2016. Here’s a sneak peek at items to be released over the next few updates;

Golden Age Poleaxe by Pernach
Revenant by PXL
The Leper by LSM
Deer Hunter by zelfit

Thank you to everyone who’s been contributing; excellent work! We’ll be continuing to review any new UGC created for possible inclusion in the future.
Be sure to check out the Workshop Queue and vote on items you want to see in game!

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"I’m rather enamoured by the unique flavour of online combat presented by Chivalry. It’s fresh and fun, and like the very best games is easy to get into yet incredibly hard to master."
90/100 - Ausgamers

“I saw my body slump to the floor, some distance away and then the hammer-bastard was standing over me, attempting to play croquet with what remained of my face.”
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About This Game

Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a focus on multi-player. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. Inspired from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare aims to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer.

The game is skill-based and controls like an FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given swords, shields, maces, battleaxes and longbows. Set in a fictional, yet gritty and realistic world, players will fight in fast paced online battles besieging castles, raiding medieval villages and fighting for glory in the arena with up to 32 players.

Key Features:

  • Deep melee combat system provides players with a huge range of responsive combat options
  • Adjust your attacks and blocks in real time with the mouse for precise and full control of the action
  • Wield an arsenal of up to 60 brutal weapons ranging from broad swords and battle axes to longbows and javelins
  • Dynamic objective system brings team tactics and strategy to the forefront as players batter down gates, raid villages and assassinate enemy royalty to achieve victory.
  • Use a variety of siege weapons ranging from catapults, boiling oil, ballista, battering rams and more
  • Vast, lush environments that transport the player to a gritty and immersive medieval world.
  • Offline play options that allow players to gain familiarity with the controls and gameplay before being thrust into the action.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. 512MB VRAM.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    • Supported controls:: Keyboard + Mouse, or Xbox 360 controller, Xbox One controller, or compatible XInput controller
    Minimum recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 750M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • OS: Steam OS. (However, other distros with Steam installed should run the game just fine.)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT or equivalent. (With respective proprietary drivers). 512MB VRAM.
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Steam client + runtime environment. If using open source drivers, S2TC is required to approximate S3TC texture support.
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Mostly Positive (677 reviews)
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Recently Posted
( 490.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Despite of the: some maps lack of optimization based and the drag queens, it keeps being a great game a challege not as hard as dark souls, but hard enough to have 465 hrs in this and just understanding it, that does not mean no fun you can perfectly have fun while you travel the roud of learning how to play


*Its really fun. (did i just say that already?)

*its a challenge with good graphics and mecanics (no the game is not broken as many say)


*the draggers ruin the idea of a sword fight making it look like a ballet interpretacion, not like a fight (sad for those who love realism)

*if u dont have this three tings hell is waiting for you: first is a medim powerfull pc as i had said some maps are from the workshop so most of this maps are poorly optimazed, also if your internet is a piace of s#$t, you will have extra work cuase abobe the 100 ping you have to block earlyer to really parry if you parry a hit when you see it the most of the time it was 2 seconds ago thrown out and the third thing and the most important is patiense, if you want a game where first time u paly and kill 7 and die 5 this is not like that, in this game who has more experience playing is who has the advantage, so if youre easyly mad with just dying this game might be in your ignore list. ( i must say that the comunity is quite nice so you wont have 10 guys writing you in the chat noob, get a life so be at peace with that).
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( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Boring and stupid fight mechanism. Better spend money on other games.
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I used to love this game so much back when I bought it in 2013 but since the devs have been ♥♥♥♥ing with this game I've kind of gone off it... this once amazing game has turned into a pay to win neck-beard-fest which I would never and could never reccomend
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( 61.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Don't buy = No regrets
Yeah it has potential but developers ruined it by being lazy and not caring about the community and the games' exploits, most players stop playing this game after reaching level 20.
This game is a waste of time.
Both developers and community are toxic, no one respects new players
Animation exploits and bugs are accepted by developers as a "realistic" thing.
Don't even spend your time on this game
Once you leave low bracket servers, masters of exploits will pwn you down and you will have nothing else to do.
You may learn the exploits but who cares about this game ? Instead of a real sword fight, all you are doing will be doing exploits and defending against exploits.
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( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Dueling is fun
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Multiplayer is fun.
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( 648.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Best game on Steam
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( 26.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Stumbled upon this while watching Mack's Worth a Buy videos and it seemed interesting....

I wish I found it sooner! and why doesn't all heavily melee games approach combat like this ?
The best sword fighting game I have played ever and one of the most fun I've had in multiplayer since... the original Half-life mods and battlefield 1942 in sheer fun as well as team tactics.

Definitly worth trying
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Pretty hollow Counter Strike type game

Free for All, Team death match, same controls, nothing new.

Skip it and look for something with more depth.
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SSJ Swagger
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
How fast can you spam your mouse 1? The answer is not fast enough!
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Liberum Veto
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
First of all, this is probably the only first person multiplayer medieval game out there at the moment.

Secondly, this is by far the best combat I've seen in a game of this genre ever. It blows MB: warband out of the water.

I would definitely recommend this game!

Only negative thing to say about it is all the weapon skins(which are made by modders) are priced :\ though there is still a wide variety of weapons to choose from.
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( 73.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
Dont buy or even play this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ helicopter dragging simulator. You gonna hate this game like I do. and + you gonna hate enemy 60 lvl enemis fighting against you and twisting their bodies in impossiable positions, you can block but they will still hit you and stuff.

♥♥♥♥ This game
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( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Oh hell yeah dude, lightsaber battles for days.
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VIλ.Akuhamu Joe #fecl
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
good engine
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
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CPL L.Matney[173rd]
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
PvP makes me want to fall on a sword. But if you're into that kind of thing...
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( 174.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
At one point in time I would have recommended this game, but it has seemingly been abandonded by the dev team. The last update it recieved was some killing floor 2 skins, the most recent actual content if I recall has been over a year ago. The skill in this game is abusing a very, very bad physics system. The better you get at this game, the more you'll be crouched and spinning with a massive sword. It's great to play once in a while for some cheap fun, and this often goes on sale for ~5 dollars (USD) One of the other biggest problems with the game is the player base. It's not toxic or anything but there are two types of C:MW players. One guy has played 100+ hours and plays a lot, the other got the game on sale for 5 bucks and sucks really bad. Theres not really an inbetween and this causes a massive skill gap that is both annoying for veterens because they have little challenge, and for new players becuase they get obliterated.

If the developer ever adds more content, it would still be a fantastic game other complaints aside.

Very satisfying to get kills in
Wonderful looking
Runs pretty smoothly
Fall to your death server is super fun

Terrible physics
Hit boxes are pretty wonky at times
Not updated
Some weapons have literally no use and is a completely trash (i.e sling)
Some weapons preform so well, even other weapons in the same tier aren't worth using because it's signifigantly better (i.e maul, norse sword)

Overall, in the current state I wouldn't buy/play it, but IF updated and more people played would be fantastic.
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Cow Tipper
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It's bad.
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Arsonist Cow
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Janky, unpolished mess.
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( 58.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
im beyond this
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
432.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Had to change my review to not recommend this game. Why? Well, back when I first bought it in 2013, the game was fun, great, had awesome duels and massive battles.

Nowadays? It's just a bunch of tossheads spinning about as they break the limited mouse turning of the game, as they ramp their FOV to a massive amount and play in third (wrong) person. These players are ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ heads and honestly need to go for this game to retain its fun... But they won't, because TornBanner don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about fixing it!

Anyway, you should check out Mordhau if this game looks appealing to you. Although it might be worth buying if you wish to see it finally die?
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
After breaking lvl15 it lets you into the other servers. Where people 20+ levels group together and beat on you and chuckle, it's not a fun game at all after a couple weeks, it's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Worth what I paid for it, though.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
367.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Well, 365 days and 365 hours later, I've decided to compose this review. This once decent game was graduately ruined by the dev team's focus on profit and not on improving the game. Last major update happened 11 months ago, when 2 maps were added. Since then, nothing. Even beside that, the game goes on sale every month at a price of 2,5 euros or something. Ruined by elitists, noobs, and the catasrophycal policy of the dev team. Better pay your local junky for a hand job instead of buying this.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This is one of the few medieval themed games with a big focus on melee combat.

The fighting takes place on decent sized maps with some general objectives to accomplish. Those are mostly kill the enemy team's king, push the battering ram towards the gate, kill peasants or burn houses. They are pretty fun for both teams.

Sadly, for people expecting anything realistic, it is a dissapointment. The actual skill of this game focuses on exploiting bad physics. The combat against "experienced" players is immersion breaking as they are using all the exploits possible to gain an advantage, all while looking downright silly at the same time (knights doing moves no human being could do). It might take skill to do it but it simply isnt proper swordfighting.

You could probably find some fun in it if you're not looking for a interesting spin on melee combat, while not focusing on the realism whatsoever, or you plan on doing some fights with friends.

Personally I cannot recommend the game. I bough it for 1 eur along some other games (humble bundle) and found it quite fun for a limited time, but at full price it's definetely not worth it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Bought for sword fights. Instead got Bey-Blade.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
after playing this game for less than a month and enjoying most of it, i have to say this..... the amount of exploits being used in combat is staggering.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
159.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
+is apparently anti-odorous
+has maul-helicopter-lords
+makes you steal your dad's credit card to buy skins
+will make you feel like the un-stoppable hero that you are
+pretty much everything

-has maul-helicopter-lords
-makes you steal your dad's credit card to buy skins
-will make you feel like the useless pleb that you
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32 of 59 people (54%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
if you asked me if i recommended this game when I first got it, I would have said yes.

but guess what!!!! it's a no now!!!

ok first and foremost: why in god's name does this game have the option to go 1st or 3rd person? To me, the whole point of the game was supposed to be a first-person melee knight game. But now people can go third person and have greater situational awareness in the midst of multiplayer. That's just dumb. Ya, sure anyone else can do it to, but it kind of ruins what the game was to me just so that I can (try to) play better.

for a game that focuses on melee, the game feels sluggish and slow. The classes seem unbalanced and i found myself playing knight the most even though he's probably the worst. There's something about this game just makes me feel like the whole thing has been dipped in really stale honey. it's kind of sweet and all that, but it's sticky and doesn't leave a good taste in your mouth.

Admittedly, I kind of suck at this game. so that's cause for further frustration. But pretty much the only people who are left playing this and the ones who are going to dominate the scoreboard, are the people who play in 3rd and know how to angle their attacks and aim their camera so they dodge things. It doesn't seem like skillfull playing, it seems like taking the baby way out to be good at a game. I feel like if they were to disallow 3rd person on certain servers (or altogether for all i care) they would lose the tiny player base that still dwells in this game. The Chiv devs are pretty muched cucked into keeping it in in an attempt to maintain these unfun players.

all-in-all it's a really fun idea held back by abused mechanics and a dying community, as well as some bad honey.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
8/10 The only problem i have with this game is that i am unable to unscrew my pummel and truly END HIM RIGHTLY!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
>"realistic medieval fighting simulator"
>Can't unscrew your pommel and throw it at your opponent
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
It's a very intense battle
There's a constant mosh pit at the gates
I see a figure fighting 3 men at once, taking every single one of them out before repeatedly crouching as a truce
After closer inspection i realise it's an enemy
His name is Creamdos
I stand with him and we get along, there's no fighting or bloodshed
Whenever one of my faction approaches him, he easily takes them out
Whenever one of his faction approaches, he calls them off or i take them out
We spend 10 or so minutes watching the battle and exploring
But then it happened...
A knight, in dark smoky armour approaches us
He swings for me
"RETREAT" I hear Creamdos shout repeatedly
The knight swings at me, and hits Creamdos while doing so, decapitating him.
He stops and looks at the body
"you killed my friend...."
"now you must die"
I switch to my fists
I relentlessly assault the knight
punch after punch
He is knocked back into the corner trying to block my attacks
I punch his head off
I crouch down next to Creamdos' body and await my death
A true love story.
10/10 play this game if you want to make a friend and have them taken from you brutally. :(
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This game is brutal, TOTALLY brutal and sooo much fun. Pretty easy you just find a game pick a class and you start dissecting people, lots of screams lots of head cutting arms cutting legs cutting, everything. There are four available classes they cover any taste of game play you have and all the popular medieval weapons, the game play is really simple it just needs some timing and awareness but you'll probably still get your head cut off by a teammate who just rushed in with the longest sword and had it swinging towards everybody. The graphics and the sounds are decent and it has multiple game modes, dueling a friend is fun oh and killing someone with a throwing knife to the head is very satisfying.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
The best medieval fighting system out there, it's very responsive, alot of fun.
And you can chop off limbs and heads which makes it even better.
4 years after it's release I still enjoy playing it alot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
love the game!!!!! its fun to play :) its challenging and i can play for hours
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Was a good game, but little laging in server SEA, i think. all over about gameplay its not bad and the graphics more better. Just for fun, and devinetly do not try at your real time or your world(actually in earth)LOL. An excited game, "in my 6 hours playtime". I wish there's new item and more additional.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Ok, i like this game. Ideal for 10-15 minutes rumble with other wacky knights
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Fun with friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Chivalry is pretty fun!
At first....
Let me explain. When you first start up the game and get that BEAUTIFUL cutscene...oh wait wrong game
You launch the game, you join a server and most likely pick Archer. (trust me you will only use Vanguard afterwards)
Then you charge into a cluster of players to help your team. THEN YOU GET ABSOLUTLY SHREDDED BY TEAMATES TRYING TO WIDE SWING ENEMIES WITH A LONG SWORD.
I know team killing is for difficulty, teamwork and realism but holy crap 2v1 situations are impossible to do (especially if its Vanguards) because they will swing at the enemy and hit their teamate in the face with the back of their sword.
Not to mention trolls. The ones that will ONLY teamkill for ****s and giggles. (Thank God for votekick)
At the same time. The swordplay is amazing! The fact you have to look at their sword to block is lots of fun, and the fact you can partially control the sword. It gives you a lot of freedom and REQUIRES skill. But that's where my next complaint comes in.
First thing is obviously is the hitboxes that seem to "glitch." I THINK (keyword) it's actually latency giving them the upper hand and ignoring your block.
Next is about the people who can use the animations to basically exploit.
You can say what you want. But when I ranked to 16 and join a public all I saw were people spinning and dragging. Dragging isn't that bad, but the overuse of overhands while ducking and spinning is annoying.
Seriously! Look at this garbage this other guy shared.

Anyone under rank 15 watch that video and tell me you can beat them with ease.
The easy argument is "They are supposed to be that way."
No. No they aren't. I believe they gave you that freedom so you can control your sword and for realism which made it really cool.
I thought it was awesome that it actually mattered where my sword was in my first person model.
But unfourtunatly the devs can't really do anything about it. So don't complain to them and demand they fix it, because really. What can they do?

(Pluses and Minuses)

+Fun Gameplay mechanics
+Great Maps
+Great Map Mechanics

-Teamkilling cluster♥♥♥♥s
-Animations exploits
-Latency Issues


I only really recommend it if it's on sale. The game is fun when you're rank is 0-15. Afterwards you are a sitting duck.
If you have friends with this game then I reccomend it at any price! Duels and private servers are the best part if you feel left out. Again the exploits suck but what can we do? (If you are going to say "They take skill, they aren't exploits." Exploits take skill most of the time.)

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