I don't like your idea, and the combat system looks good.
Why do tribal people get all the good stuff? The Rakyat have the tataus that give you the power of the Spider, the Heron, and the Shark, and the Mohawk get this special tea that gives you the power of the Wolf, the Eagle, and the Bear. Is it just a coincidence that they cover the same realm of abilities?
Altair's motivation: Duty | Ezio's motivation: Revenge | Connor's motivation: Justice | Edward's motivation: Infamy | Aveline's motivation: Liberation | Nikolai's motivation: Family
We do not have a block button this time around.
Other than that:
The Open Conflict fight you see in the demo was designed to demonstrate speed, agility, new animations, and overall slickness and is not meant to show off combat difficulty.
ACIII has more archetypes than previous AC titles that dynamically adjust to your behaviour, i.e. higher notoriety, tougher archetypes and more of them. Remember that you are fighting an organized, very capable military outfit, and they will act accordingly."
The world is painted in shades of grey. Struggle comes with the eternal human obsession of trying to remove the grey to convince ourselves that there's white or black underneath.
I have read an Interview, I don't remember which one I'll look for it, anyway it said that now we get a window where we decide if we want to counter or throw the enemy and we CAN dodge according to the interview.
Yes, when you counter time slows down and you can choose if you want to throw or kill. Nice for people who want to defend themselves in a non-lethal way. I think people are confused as to what it means to have a new combat system. It doesn't mean every established mechanic is gone, it's just been rebuilt, differently, and new things have been added. Just like how there's still blending with the crowd, but the way it works is different. It's a redesign of the system.
Found it, have a read if you haven't already.
Basically says, if you press the same button that we will use to create a 'counter/throw/dodge' window, we will dodge.