The game is super fun been playing the beta for a day now. I love it but there is this one issue that stands out to me. It will not ruin the game for me, I'm going to get it either way, but I just want to express my concern for the stun/humilate button system.
Your suppose to be able to stun or humilate the person who is trying to kill you since you cannot assassinate him back. Doing this is suppose to relieve their contract on you and earn you points.
Problem is it doesn't ever work!
I try to be sneaky and stand in an area with a NPC like mine blending in with the crowd and or just walking around slowly playing the role of a NPC to perfection and moving the camera view stick around me in a 360 view to see any quick or unusual movements by people so i can spot those that are trying to kill me.
Watching for my hunter basically. Time after time I see them, either running high profile then stopping and trying to sneak up on me close slowly thinking I don't realize it's them or just jump from a building top to ground level thinking that doesn't give them away. So I KNOW IT'S THEM but when I go to press <span class="ev_code_RED">O</span> to stun/humilate them and cancel their contract on me it never works!
I've tried it from all different angles. With us both walking at each other trying to trick one another but both of us both facing each other, with me standing next to NPC's with my back to them, and sometimes if it happens right being side by side even and it never works!
They always assassinate me!
When walking around I see that <span class="ev_code_RED">O</span> button pop up above their head/shoulder some times but when I have a pursuer trying to kill me you just try to do it quicker then they can hit <span class="ev_code_PINK"></span> so you don't wait to see if the button pops up or not. Does it have to pop up for you to be able to do it because I know they have to be real close to you but by that time they just press <span class="ev_code_PINK"></span> and assassinate me. I never win the battle, even though I'm pressing <span class="ev_code_RED">O</span> at the same exact time. They just always win and it's frustrating because I call them out and know it's them but the system just never lets me win. It's not like I'm not paying attention and they just come up and assassinate me. When you know it's them and your both facing each other you should be able to counter their assassination attempt when you press <span class="ev_code_RED">O</span> as they press assassinate <span class="ev_code_PINK"></span>.
Am I not realizing there's a way to do it from farther away? Do i have to have them targeted? Or is it just flawed maybe and advantage goes to the hunter/pursuer?
Maybe Ubisoft should tweak it a little and make it so if/when you have them targeted and locked on and it is for sure the person who has a contract on you then it should initiate the chase game thingy or just negates their contract on you. That or have the <span class="ev_code_RED">O</span> thing work from farther out then the assassinate button if you have them locked on targeted.