Sword Expert Reacts to Realistic Sword Fighting Game | Hellish Quart


We got Matt Easton, a Historical European Martial Arts expert and owner of the fencing club Schola Gladiatoria, to react to Hellish Quart. Telling us his sword-fighting expert opinion on how realistic the game really is.

From sabres to longswords and rapiers, this HEMA inspired 17th-century duelling game is all about precise hits, quick movements and wits. With all this in mind our sword fighting expert reacts to how realistic Hellish Quart is.
Thanks to Matt for lending his expertise and if you want to see more, here is a link to his channel: plclip.info


  • IGN
    IGNMiesiąc temu

    Thank you to Matt Easton for his expert opinions! You can find out more about Matt's work here - plclip.info What other games would you like to see an expert react to?

  • deedoublejay


    Miesiąc temu

    Scholagladiatoria is one of the best channels there is for historical review and analysis of weapons and combat, from ancient periods up to the 20th century.

  • Honne Kivioja

    Honne Kivioja

    Miesiąc temu


  • Yro


    Miesiąc temu

    Could you see if you can get any of the experts to try out VR games? I’m sure it’d require a bit of work so I’d imagine it’d be saved for some special event or something. Of course a few medieval based games with melee options are a given. Also, Sci-fi might be fun as a bonus for them to experience stuff not just related to work, something with melee would be ideal though possibly- maybe even start with SUPER. HOT. so they can get comfortable with moving and playing games in VR. While their reaction to their field of knowledge is insightful, I always enjoy seeing them actually fall in love with the gaming side as well, undistracted by thoughts related with their professional opinion.

  • Element Zero

    Element Zero

    Miesiąc temu

    I'm excited to see Matt in this video!

  • Jordan T Russo

    Jordan T Russo

    Miesiąc temu

    Was great to see Matt in a video, this was really cool.

  • Molnár Robi
    Molnár RobiDzień temu

    the skins/outfits look nice too

  • Lakrak Njeprak
    Lakrak Njeprak2 dni temu

    that moment longsword called saber in FGO anime series 😂

  • Kuba Kamiński
    Kuba Kamiński3 dni temu

    Dobra kurwa kto od owcy z wk ?

  • Fikusz kukisz
    Fikusz kukisz5 dni temu

    Easterern european swords

  • po ko
    po ko5 dni temu

    Poor bald guy.

  • Captain Titus
    Captain Titus9 dni temu

    So cool to see Matt Easton on here!!!!!

  • Lane Smith
    Lane Smith12 dni temu

    IGN, you finally got an actual expert.

  • bluespace
    bluespace12 dni temu

    Hopefully they make an actual game around it so it's more than a tech demo!

  • Rattle Snake
    Rattle Snake13 dni temu

    Buying this game asap

  • Full Potato Jacket
    Full Potato Jacket13 dni temu

    Got to provide that "context"

  • Viktor Silva
    Viktor Silva14 dni temu

    This guy is cool, he should have a youtube channel

  • InSanic


    6 dni temu

    He does, it's scholagladiatoria.

  • Skye reave
    Skye reave18 dni temu

    Oohhhhh shoot. CONTEXT TIME!!!!!

  • Rickard Bergelius
    Rickard Bergelius18 dni temu

    What is a ”sword expert” even? A smith? A merchant? Maybe a fencing expert would be better...

  • Taekatanahu


    18 dni temu

    Isn't that really pedantic? 😑 Matt teaches Historical European Martial Arts, but he also trades (Easton Antique Arms) and collects antique swords. He has a degree in archeology, is familiar with the historical sources and on-going research in the field, no to mention he has handled in person hundreds of antiques in private collections and museums from many different time periods. He knows a great deal about swords in general, especially British military swords.

  • Giorno Giovanna
    Giorno Giovanna18 dni temu

    Drunkard reacts to drunken style naruto

  • Cody Sykes
    Cody Sykes18 dni temu

    And with regards to Mr. Easton's last comment, the instructor from a local arnis kali sect had this to say about sword fights/modern knife fights - "the loser dies on the scene, the winner dies at the hospital."

  • Cody Sykes
    Cody Sykes18 dni temu

    So it's essentially the BeamNG of swordplay. Nice.

  • Kieran DuPre
    Kieran DuPre19 dni temu

    "Rapierist" lol

  • Sean Birtwistle
    Sean Birtwistle21 dzień temu

    1 word. Lag

  • Objectionable
    Objectionable22 dni temu

    Praise be to context

  • Nefarious Neckbeard
    Nefarious Neckbeard22 dni temu

    “When the rapier-ist puts their point in they have to be careful” ~Matt

  • TalentodePlata
    TalentodePlata23 dni temu


  • Kevin Stewart
    Kevin Stewart24 dni temu

    Excellent, one of the genuine experts in the field!

  • al videos
    al videos25 dni temu

    Would love to see you play mordhau and get triggered at how much of a piece of junk it is :P

  • Bro Sef
    Bro Sef25 dni temu


  • Blood Raven
    Blood Raven26 dni temu

    im getting pan taduesz vibes from this

  • Jaytecx
    Jaytecx26 dni temu

    Great video IGN 👍

  • FewerKiller
    FewerKiller26 dni temu

    3:38 the cut is on the other side of the body

  • Cyril Gigee
    Cyril Gigee26 dni temu

    Woah, mainstream gaming journalism consulted an "expert" and it wasn't just some homeless crackhead they found under an overpass? Wait, it's MR. CONTEXTUAL PENETRATION HIMSELF.

  • Lars Terner
    Lars Terner28 dni temu

    You got me in tears at "sword expert "

  • Владимир Лобко
    Владимир Лобко28 dni temu

    лопочет чего то там..

  • re han
    re han29 dni temu

    Why is there no japanese katana? Not yet perhaps?

  • Malcom Alexander

    Malcom Alexander

    5 dni temu

    This is based on Eastern Europe. Katanas are Asian.

  • David Bernal Romero
    David Bernal Romero29 dni temu

    Finally a real fighting game. It took slavs to make it.

  • 2Phase
    2Phase29 dni temu

    How much of a sword expert can you be in the 21st Century?

  • Taekatanahu


    18 dni temu

    @Vulkan Sounds like magic. Can you pass the knowledge back in time as well?

  • Vulkan


    28 dni temu

    Well there's this new invention called the writing system that is used to pass historical knowledge down to newer generations, it's kinda swell really.

  • Samuel Arantes
    Samuel ArantesMiesiąc temu

    IGN, that's amazing! Props to you, guys! You had committed some mistakes in the past, but this is really game-changing. Please keep it up! You help several different-interest groups with it.

  • Powah Wave
    Powah WaveMiesiąc temu

    Its like bushido blade

  • Abdul Hannan Abdul Matheen
    Abdul Hannan Abdul MatheenMiesiąc temu

    Cool to see Matt here 👏🙂

  • Thalanox
    ThalanoxMiesiąc temu

    Now get this guy to react to Toribash. Not just react to it, but to play it. It's a fighting game. You don't press buttons, you control individual muscle groups.

  • Vthe Man
    Vthe ManMiesiąc temu

    Finally! Someone got Matt Easton to do one of these

  • Andrew Fahrina
    Andrew FahrinaMiesiąc temu

    The only missing in this game was wounded condition like bushido blade(move getting slow, barely standing up) this game is mostly one hit kill.

  • Taekatanahu


    18 dni temu

    It actually has, but only for leg wounds (at the moment?).

  • Esteban Pa
    Esteban PaMiesiąc temu

    Matt si te Bible of swods

  • hewhy
    hewhyMiesiąc temu

    Just purchased this game to support the awesome work of the developers, although it is still kinda empty and not a lot to do in it but the graphics, the physics, and the animation alone is worth to support to the developers to be honest.

  • C K
    C KMiesiąc temu

    It'd be nice if the cossacks had regular trousers. They just didn't wear baggy sharovary back then. It looks fantastic otherwise.

  • datalt
    dataltMiesiąc temu


  • Soma Szebellédi
    Soma SzebellédiMiesiąc temu

    "Hellish Cart"

  • Will H
    Will HMiesiąc temu

    me and a buddy got this game today. its pretty damn fun! can't wait for the other characters and story mode and all that!

  • John
    JohnMiesiąc temu

    wow, that's wild to see him in an IGN video after watching for many years

  • Doc .Rankin
    Doc .RankinMiesiąc temu

    What we need now is Kings and Generals to do a history video on fencing styles

  • Banthablaster Prime
    Banthablaster PrimeMiesiąc temu

    It’s made by a bunch of Fiorists who hate, who are kind of against Lichtenauer. So they’re developing the mechanics of the game to not favor one style but to favor a different style. In their writings they even mention this outright. They’re not unbiased and they’re putting their opinions into the design, and so the game mechanics are going to suffer as a result. Physical reality of course is unbiased.

  • 다나카홍길동
    다나카홍길동Miesiąc temu

    Oh! F.....

  • make some noise
    make some noiseMiesiąc temu

    Where my isabella mains at

  • Baktillus
    BaktillusMiesiąc temu

    Matt Easton on IGN. Excuse me what? HEMA on mainstream gaming journalism!! Join us, there are literally DOZENS of us!

  • Reaver
    ReaverMiesiąc temu

    Matt Easton!

  • FutureHH
    FutureHHMiesiąc temu

    that's not schola gladiatoria

  • musicman24X
    musicman24XMiesiąc temu

    "Matt Easton here from Schola Gladiatorial!"

  • Rinocapz
    RinocapzMiesiąc temu

    Is this raid shadow legends?

  • TwoGun Gunnar
    TwoGun GunnarMiesiąc temu

    They finally got an actual expert on one of the silly videos. Imagine that.

  • J Cee
    J CeeMiesiąc temu

    Everyone knows about the drunken masters

  • Jordan Gill
    Jordan GillMiesiąc temu

    Females winning lol

  • Hải Huỳnh

    Hải Huỳnh

    Miesiąc temu

    @Jordan Gill “More likely” doesn’t mean “always”. The difference in strength is negligible when both are armed with a pointy metal bar.

  • Jordan Gill

    Jordan Gill

    Miesiąc temu

    @Hải Huỳnh You act as though that’s more likely than the other way around

  • Hải Huỳnh

    Hải Huỳnh

    Miesiąc temu

    You act as though a woman can’t shank a man.

  • sniperjared
    sniperjaredMiesiąc temu

    Thank you for picking a real expert for once

  • spinakker
    spinakkerMiesiąc temu

    it took me a minute to realise looking at the thumbnail that it's not a Schola Gladiatora episode - but IGN! so cool to see Matt here

  • William Sullivan
    William SullivanMiesiąc temu

    Skalgrim and Scholargladitoria like this game? I'm buying it.

  • Mr Niggol
    Mr NiggolMiesiąc temu

    Yay! Matt! 😀 🎉 Love this game.

  • Andrew Kelly
    Andrew KellyMiesiąc temu

    It's Matt! So glad to see you doing this.

  • Itachi Uchiha
    Itachi UchihaMiesiąc temu

    Hey alright

  • Heeyoon Kang
    Heeyoon KangMiesiąc temu

    Wow, an actual sword/swordfighting expert in one of these "sword expert" videos. Impressive, IGN. Not sure it should be impressive, but impressive nonetheless.

    MACMETALFACEMiesiąc temu

    If there was ever one guy to get me to watch ign in 2021.... oh heyy Matty! Love from Japan! Oon guard!

  • diesel92kj1
    diesel92kj1Miesiąc temu

    Oh no, not this guy.

  • H H
    H HMiesiąc temu

    Can anyone point to an example of a historical account of a duel in which both combatants injured or killed each other at the same time? He mentions this at 2:00

    PETARDAwNABIALMiesiąc temu

    oh, hey! Its Matt Easton there, Schola Gladiatoria!

  • Yash Rajput
    Yash RajputMiesiąc temu

    Game name or link

  • Mr. Hat

    Mr. Hat

    Miesiąc temu

    It's literally written in the title of the video.

  • A Gucci
    A GucciMiesiąc temu

    You know, I'm something of a sword expert myself.

  • Adrian Grant
    Adrian GrantMiesiąc temu

    People on Grinder: You know, I'm something of a swordsman myself.

  • ZGoten
    ZGotenMiesiąc temu

    YES, dude! Glad to see him on IGN.

  • William Colon
    William ColonMiesiąc temu

    This kinda reminds me of the deadliest warriors game

  • Sharon Miller
    Sharon MillerMiesiąc temu

    Remove Before Fight

  • Axe Battler
    Axe BattlerMiesiąc temu

    where is Cat Easton?

  • unsub me
    unsub meMiesiąc temu

    not even one rainbow

  • Rensune
    RensuneMiesiąc temu

    Where's Skall and Shad?

  • John Que Phone
    John Que PhoneMiesiąc temu

    Game looks cool, but Bushido blade is still the best

  • Keep Moving
    Keep MovingMiesiąc temu

    Remember Samurai showdown? 😂

    THE-ULTIMATE-MOMiesiąc temu

    Shoulda done mordhau. This is mortal combat but medical.

  • Twinkling Joiner
    Twinkling JoinerMiesiąc temu

    The got Mat to do this nice

  • sha nur
    sha nurMiesiąc temu

    Should've used the guys who actually sword fight

  • Amante
    AmanteMiesiąc temu

    Great choice on expert AND game!

  • zodiacfml
    zodiacfmlMiesiąc temu

    game is well made. Im feeling sick watching this

  • Moglo
    MogloMiesiąc temu

    Gdy wiesz o czym będzie następny materiał tvgry

  • Randy Lahey
    Randy LaheyMiesiąc temu

    Alternate game title: Intergender Sword-fighting Championship

  • Hải Huỳnh

    Hải Huỳnh

    Miesiąc temu

    Why so pressed about gender?

  • Chip Flaked
    Chip FlakedMiesiąc temu

    This guy is a legend!

  • Necropants
    NecropantsMiesiąc temu

    Double hits, in fighting games it's called Trades my dude )

  • Bobby Pork
    Bobby PorkMiesiąc temu

    If this game were 1st person, VR, it'd be quite the game, lol... Still looks great

  • Nick H
    Nick HMiesiąc temu

    Saw the thumbnail, thought "Oh a new video from Matt" didn't even realize it was IGN. Matt is the best.

  • gll25
    gll25Miesiąc temu

    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

  • L B
    L BMiesiąc temu

    Awesome to see Matt Easton! He really knows his stuff, and he has a decent appreciation for the limitations of game design too! You got a real gem this time, IGN!

  • Dick Dastardly
    Dick DastardlyMiesiąc temu

    Whoever thought of inviting Matt Easton for this deserves a raise

  • Ivan Hreshko
    Ivan HreshkoMiesiąc temu

    Awesome. Nice to see some expert that actually knows what he s talking about

  • baconegg sandwich
    baconegg sandwichMiesiąc temu

    Next game update asian style and samurai swords???

  • C K

    C K

    Miesiąc temu

    This does feature an Asian style. A samurai one would be cool, though.

    EL NOODLEMiesiąc temu

    An expert who never been in a battle.... Ya okay, bye

  • C K

    C K

    Miesiąc temu

    Dueling traditions are different from what was used in battle.

  • Zach Velardi
    Zach VelardiMiesiąc temu


  • Benjamin Sheridan
    Benjamin SheridanMiesiąc temu

    Another successful sting for the British Underground Swordplay Division. Excellent way to get a seasoned blood tournament host to confess to years of staging illegal sword fighting tournaments to the death. "This death tournament is just like the bout we had last night!"