Mordhau is the latest attempt to try and get first-person melee controls working properly in a video game.

If you think it looks like Chivalry, you’re not alone. I had to check that this wasn’t just a rebadged update for the cult melee game. But no, this is new, and while it’s promising to have better physics and controls than every game that has come before it, when you see the player here skate sideways constantly through a battle you’ve got to wonder: maybe you just can’t make first-person melee combat work well with current display/control technology.

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Still, who am I to be so eager to deal out death in judgement. It’s still early days on Mordhau, and you can follow development here.