I like how in THE OLD GUARD the immortal mercenary team will occasionally use something besides a katana when in melee. I mean, heck, if parrying’s strictly optional then why not break out an ax? Especially since it’s not as precise. With swordsmen, there’s always the chance that you’re going to get somebody who will be content to slice away your gear, and possibly your belt. Axemen, on the other hand, are pretty much just planning on straight-up messing you up. There’s an intimidation factor there, is what I’m saying.
The Old Guard drops in July.