OnlySP: Full disclosure: I haven’t played Strength of the Sword 1 or 2. Chances are you probably haven’t either since they don’t exist. The folks at Ivent Games are just a little kooky about their marketing as well as their art design.
Since those games don’t exist I had no clue what I was getting into. Half expecting a decent hack n slash game I sat down to cut through some foes and was promptly and embarrassingly smacked down time after time. After time. As it turns out this is a challenge-based arena style combat game and the developers mean business. They really put the player through the paces.