War of the Roses -
Another very important aspect of this game is blocking. As my opponents massive repeated axe-hits against my shield got too much, It broke and I was only left with my flimsy sword while being thrown into a 1v2 fight.
You block in the same manner as you hit, but with (M2). The opponents strikes will often appear as a big cone of red. Blocking in that same direction by holding down (M2) and dragging the mouse to the left will result in a successful parry. It will however, take of your weapons durability heavily.