For Honor, Bushido Blade, Nioh, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Mordau, Kengo, all these games have one thing in common, stance selection during combat, let’s talk about “why”
In martial arts, stances are the distribution, foot orientation and body positions (particularly the legs and torso) adopted when attacking, defending, advancing or retreating.
It is very common in the martial arts to describe stances and the transitions between them in terms of triangles, squares and circles. This is often done in conjunction with attempts to gain positional advantage or gain control of the balance of an opponent. In addition, in many styles, specific stances are adopted either for attack or for defence. In addition, many stances are used purely for training, or as progressions to more advanced and practical stances learnt later on.
Link to better call sal channel
Jōdan no Kamae/ Vom Tag/ Posta di Donna/Falcone – HEMA/Kenjutsu Upper Stance Discussed