Game with an emphasis on blocking?

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#1 Posted by zaxrider (123 posts) -

Looking for a game, which is probably gonna end up an RPG, in which having a shield is a reasonable strategy. Other than Dark Souls, if there is something else...

I really liked the mechanic of Skyrim's first person blocking but in reality, I found it a waste of time. Even on Master it would be faster to just attack the enemy with your weapon till he dies rather than using "tactical blocks". Even with dragons it was easier to just run out of the way of their attacks than raising your shield...

So, is there any game of this sort?

P.S.: If nothing else, I also accept blocking with other weapons. Basically, I want a game where DEFENSIVE approach is viable and not plain useless and no, I don't want cover-based whatever...

#2 Posted by BPoole96 (22814 posts) -

Mount and Blade: Warband

War of the Roses

Chivalry

#3 Posted by MythPro1 (2746 posts) -

Would Vindictus count? It works well in Dragon Age as well. Mount & Blade: Warband would be my #1 though.

#4 Posted by ShimmerMan (4463 posts) -

Any decent fighing game you can think of will have blocking mechanics. But probably not with a shield....

#5 Posted by herzalot (966 posts) -
I think Blade of Darkness could be count as one if it wasn't for the fact that shields get destroyed in it so fast.
#6 Posted by Code135 (853 posts) -

Mount and Blade: Warband

War of the Roses

Chivalry

BPoole96

We could also add Dark Souls ... and the topic is complete.

#7 Posted by Lach0121 (9980 posts) -

Any decent fighing game you can think of will have blocking mechanics. But probably not with a shield....

ShimmerMan

If it doesn't have to be with a shield, I would then recommend: Zeno Clash.

It is a first person melee game. (very little shooting) It has an awesome soundtrack, a unique artsyle, world/setting, and story. Its just short.

#8 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23879 posts) -

dead or alive 5

gotta have dem sub 200ms reaction times

#9 Posted by bonafidetk (3854 posts) -
The Witcher 2 has a high emphasis on blocking. Although it uses a sword. The combat is quite skillful and defensive. If you go in just hacking like a madman you will die.
#10 Posted by IcyToasters (12476 posts) -

probably not reallly what you're looking for (and it might be similar to cover-based things), but it came to mind:
the Support cIass in Battlefield 2142 has a deployable shield that he and his team can use as cover!

yeah!

#11 Posted by BPoole96 (22814 posts) -

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Mount and Blade: Warband

War of the Roses

Chivalry

Code135

We could also add Dark Souls ... and the topic is complete.

He said besides Dark Souls in the OP. Otherwise, that would have been my first suggestion :P

#12 Posted by the_bi99man (11059 posts) -

Dark Messiah. You certainly don't have to use a shield, but if you play a melee style character, the sword/shield combo is a very viable option.

#13 Posted by G-Lord (2134 posts) -

Prince of Persia 3D (although I might be the only one who enjoyed that game).