I was introduced to the Assassin's Creed series when I played AC2. The combat was great. In Brotherhood it was even better. I also played Revelations after that, but I didn't like that one so much. Oh well.
I figured as I played all the AC games but the first one, I might as well buy that one too and play it. But boy was I wrong, right now I absolutely hate it. Altair feels so weak. He cannot strafe, he can only jump towards enemies? Combat feels very clunky. You can't break loose from a grab? As Ezio I can rip the enemies to shreds no problem but as Altair I cannot even fight 5 guys at once.
What am I doing wrong? Countering doesn't work outside the training grounds for some reason. And the "Tap X as you make contact" thing also works VERY clunky. I just can't get into this game because of this. I feel like a coward running away from all the enemies because the combat just doesn't work.
So any help is appreciated. I hope it gets better than .... this.
EDIT: "Save the citizen"... Well I guess I'll just leave the poor old lady being beaten to death because Altair is an old lady himself. Wouldn't want him to break a hip doing laundry or something