Also, this was a related video that popped up – it’s a neat watch by itself, but it also explains why the swordfights seemed so much like those in an Errol Flynn movie:
Go to 15:00… It’s because the sword animations are actually from an Errol Flynn movie! Fight animations were actually rotoscoped, or the equivalent thereof, from 1938’s Robin Hood. The only thing I wish would have been better covered in the presentation was how they balanced the fight mechanics. Seems simple enough, but there’s certainly a bit more finesse in there than one may think.