Medieval sword-fighting game
Hellish Quart is a physics-based 3D sword fighting game developed and published by Kubold. Set in the 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, this game will have you duel with other warriors using sabers, broadswords, rapiers, and many other blades. It uses thousands of motion-captured fencing techniques through a mocap of actual swordfighters to give the players a realistic experience. Hellish Quart offers single-player, arcade, and local multiplayer campaigns, so you can either play it solo or with friends.
Become the best swordsman
What players can expect from Hellish Quart is gritty sword-fighting action. More than the wide selection of blades, there will also be several characters and sword styles shown off in this game. The developers also put in a lot of attention to detail when it comes to the art style. Every item clothing and sword is copied from real-life historical samples and then rendered and imported into the 3D engine. With this, you will be playing as Polish Hussars and French Musketeers.
But what’s most impressive about the game is how brutal and responsive the gameplay is. You can chop people’s hands and even their heads if you put in a well-timed strike. The game uses active ragdolls, and all damage is calculated with real-time physics. There are four attack angles represented by four gamepad buttons. However, you can combine different attacks to land a deadly blow. If you are not attacking, your character will automatically try to hold guard. Of course, to win, you need to use proper timing, speed, and technique—just like in real-life fencing.
As noted, the game will have a single-player campaign and an arcade mode. There will also be a local multiplayer mode if you want to whack your friends with cool swords. However, while it may seem cool to roleplay a swordsman, landing a deadly blow will prove to be hard. There are different play styles for different swords that you need to learn. The intricacies of learning it all will be one of the factors that may affect your game.
Realistic action experience
Hellish Quart takes the fighting game genre to a whole new level. More than the gritty sword dueling gameplay, the game also boasts realistic design and animation that hardcore players will definitely dig. Learning the techniques in sword fighting can be difficult, however. But the steep learning curve is worth it.