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Cjail
10-31-2012, 10:13 AM
Hi.
I din't buy AC 3 yet and I would like to have some more information about the combat system.
What are the changes this time, did UBI really revamped it as they said?

Sorry if I ask but reviews touch combat only briefly explaining very little or none at all.

Hawk Eye 2512
10-31-2012, 11:23 AM
Ya hi I'm just at the beginning at the game. I find the combat pretty tough. The combat has been totally revamped and all that stuff. Connor is duel wielding 'specialist'.
So when you counter it goes slow motion for half a second then press any other button and connor will try to kill,stun,throw,e.t.c, and they have made a flow combat and are like kill streaks and all that.

Tell you more sir when I get to like Sequence 6.

Matty7Ice
10-31-2012, 11:34 AM
The combat system is more of a challenge and more immersive than the previous titles. I love it.

ProdiGurl
10-31-2012, 11:39 AM
I'm at the beginning stage of learning how to equip properly and it's more of a challenge than I expected [shooting/arming specifically] ...
I love the slow-mo when you block (parry) & how it moves right into the 2nd prompt you use (disarm, kill etc,.). I'm sure once I get the hang of this that it'll be awesome.
One thing I do like is how much less you're having to use specific controls to climb - makes it less of a job. [Something I loved that hookblade for in ACR).

Saberine97
10-31-2012, 12:58 PM
It's awesome, so much better than the last games.
The best part about it for me is that you can play really defensively or, if you can, really aggressive.

Cjail
10-31-2012, 12:59 PM
Thank you guys.
These are refreshing news.

MRNMRSPACER
10-31-2012, 01:07 PM
yeah it takes a little getting use to....but overall this combat system is amazing(:

Hawk Eye 2512
10-31-2012, 04:15 PM
Ya hi I'm just at the beginning at the game. I find the combat pretty tough. The combat has been totally revamped and all that stuff. Connor is duel wielding 'specialist'.
So when you counter it goes slow motion for half a second then press any other button and connor will try to kill,stun,throw,e.t.c, and they have made a flow combat and are like kill streaks and all that.

Tell you more sir when I get to like Sequence 6.

Free_Hidings
10-31-2012, 06:29 PM
The combat is extremely fun, though I don't know if I would say it is exactly "tough." I picked it up fairly quick, though the game is cool because even if you get used to the controls, you can be caught off guard and hurt pretty bad. It seems that for the most part it isn't too hard to avoid being hit, but when you are hit, you get damaged A LOT. I was ambushed by a pack of maybe 8 wolves, and I would flawlessly kill say 4 of them, but one slip up and the 5th chewed half my health off in a near instant, shortly after I slipped up again and almost died... It's awesome.


For the combat basically you press O or B in time with the enemy attack to block, after which you can press Square / X to counter kill, X / A to break defence, and you can grab also but I'm not 100% sure how, it might be O / B again or just not pressing anything. Triange / Y uses your tool, so you can fire off pistols mid fight. If you have time you can use the bow, but they attack pretty regularly so you'd be lucky to get a shot off.

There are different archtypes which requrie different approaches to kill, which is great as the standard redcoats are a bit too easy. There are "captains" or something who use swords, you have to break their defense before you can hurt them, and if you try to break their defense again afterwards you will be countered etc, hopefully I encounter more archtypes as I go on.

So basically the combat is not nessecarily hard, but you do have to be alert and aware of who is coming at you, and responding accordingly, also being ready to grab a guard for a human shield or run for your life when the firing line goes off. It's the most cinematic and fun combat system yet in my opinion

DiiLite
10-31-2012, 06:49 PM
You should try using some of your tools while in a fight as well. When the slowdown starts (Counter Mode) press Y/Triangle to use the equipped tool. Snares, Trip mines, Rope Dart, almost all your tools can be used.

After you counter your first attack or get your first kill in a fight, you can hold down the tools button for a double counter kill. Some of the coolest animations IMO.

Cjail
10-31-2012, 07:06 PM
This is not exactly combat related but is it still possible to turn off the counter indicator?

Free_Hidings
10-31-2012, 07:29 PM
You should try using some of your tools while in a fight as well. When the slowdown starts (Counter Mode) press Y/Triangle to use the equipped tool. Snares, Trip mines, Rope Dart, almost all your tools can be used.

After you counter your first attack or get your first kill in a fight, you can hold down the tools button for a double counter kill. Some of the coolest animations IMO.

I get the double counter kills just when two enemies attack at more or less the same time... I think I usually just go to counter one and it automatically rapes the other one at the same time haha, agreed they are very cool animations