From Gladiator to Braveheart, most historical fiction about fighting with swords is kinda wrong, influenced more by performance art than how people actually fought each other with blades. Back to the Source, a documentary about Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), is looking to show people how it was actually done.
Swords are great and games are great, so why don't two great things go great together? Video games let us hack 'n' slash, sure, but it's often ultra-basic or even clunky. Why are games so good at giving us realistic guns, but not realistic swords? Let's find out.