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  • Aside from the different Khopesh variants, swords are way too long in Origins. This is painfully obvious when Roman legionaries start appearing in the game. The Roman gladius, like most swords of the era, was typically between 25 and 32 inches (about the average length of a human arm) depending on variant, but yet the ones depicted in the game are almost twice that length!

    It's not impeding me from enjoying the game or anything, but as a history buff, it is a little irksome to me.

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    • Yes, that is the case, actually all swords should have been around a gladius size. It is especially obvious with the Espasa which is based on a particular dagger, though in game it is depicted as a sword. It seems the devs decided that Medieval length swords would be more cool for the audience and shorter swords would be boring or it has to do with the combat mechanics as short swords would have very short range and therefore would be a hassle with the new system.

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    • It's possible they were made longer as a gameplay mechanic, though I think the range issue would have been negated had everyone else in the game had shorter swords.

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    • Don't forget that there are spears in game and long maces so swords need to compete with all these long weapons. On another note, there is a unique spear in game Sarrisa which is funny since real Sarrisa was a 4-6 metres long pike while in game is simply spear, but I guess running around with 5m long pike would have been far funnier.

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    • The pilum actually resembles a hasta (a hoplite-style thrusting spear) rather than an actual pilum and the awesome-but-handicapped-by-cursed-attribute falcata is actually a Greek kopis (itself based on the Egyptian khopesh).

      In terms of armaments, the game has a lot of inaccuracies, the prevalence of bows among infantry being the most egregious. Almost every single soldier in the game has a bow and not only is that inaccurate, it's freaking annoying. In addition, the larger aspis (hoplite) and oblong thureos shields were still in common usage aside the smaller phalangite shields and them not being included for Bayak's use really stinks.

      Then there's the fact that 7-foot-tall human beings are way, way, waaaay too common in the series as a whole, but that's another story.

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    • Ghost Leader wrote:

      Then there's the fact that 7-foot-tall human beings are way, way, waaaay too common in the series as a whole, but that's another story.

      I dunno. Big men in the ranks seem to be fairly common throughout history, especially among elite troops. Think of the Varangian Guard, the Postdam Giants, Grenadiers, and your average NFL defensive end.

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    • swords are always too long in games. giving them often an anime-type look, which i don't like. in AC origins it wasn't too bad though.

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    • shut up

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    • Draineeeeeeee wrote: shut up

      No.

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