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I actually prefer the Brotherhood system to 2... *just started playing it YESTERDAY... had the disk delivered to me since... December... never inserted it into my PS3 lol... been playing GT5... and later Vindictus ... all this time... and threw in a few hours of Mass Effect 2*

and I'm greatly surprised by how much smoother it is, especially with the new combo system... moving from 1 enemy to the next, easily taking down 10 within 30 seconds

I DO hate being unable to run however, and fighting horseback riders... *only just NOW... like 15 hours in... found out that you needed a SWORD to knock them off... well it's quite obvious hidden blade won't cut it but... yeah >.>*

and the musketeers are SO ANNOYING! gah!...

another beef I have is with the new "100% sync" achievements... SOME are just plain IMPOSSIBLE to pull off... so... I just gave up now, not going to play multiplayer so won't be going for Platinum, so I'll be returning the game *3 months later* when I'm done with the story... I'll try to find more No. 16 code puzzles however... those are fun, and "critical" to the story somewhat
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I haven't really tried it again. I'm back to GT5 atm.

I figured out how to kill the horse riders pretty quickly, basically equip sword, wait for them to charge at you, then counter. That'll get them off their horses.

Yes, the archers and other ranged enemies are so damn annoying. Adding to the fact that you can't run to a safe location (like in a narrow alley or something so they can't shoot at you) when you're surrounded by close range enemies, it really gets annoying.

I haven't intentionally try to get 100% sync yet, it's like getting all gold in GT5 special events, it's not easy.
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Btw, to kill those brutes, simply kick them to break there defense. Then stab them... Take your time.
or side step them but yeah the kicking in the groin and attacking after in this game is fun but once I got my recruits I started letting them play with my enemies most of the time.
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I finally got to where I can recruit apprentice assassins now, combine this with the crossbow, it made the game a lot more playable. But still, the fights are less enjoyable than in AC1&2.
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I finally got to where I can recruit apprentice assassins now, combine this with the crossbow, it made the game a lot more playable. But still, the fights are less enjoyable than in AC1&2.
Don't fight. Either dodge, counter attack and/or perform kill streaks. Assassin's Creed isn't a fighting game, it's a stealth game...
    
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They completely nerfed the hidden blade counter in this game, even regular (non-boss) enemy can dodge the hidden blade counter now. Right now I play it like this, I call my recruits, let them tank, I shoot the enemy from afar with the crossbow.
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the reason you can't do it is because your getting minced by the guards who are heavily armoured, you need to dodge the attacks, then use something like the mercanio warhammer to destroy them after you dodged, you can't counter the attacks that are that heavy, its easy.
    
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spada lunda is the weapon of choice
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the reason you can't do it is because your getting minced by the guards who are heavily armoured, you need to dodge the attacks, then use something like the mercanio warhammer to destroy them after you dodged, you can't counter the attacks that are that heavy, its easy.
That's what I meant by nerfed. In AC1&2 you can hidden blade counter those knights with the heavy axe. Now most enemies can dodge it.
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They completely nerfed the hidden blade counter in this game, even regular (non-boss) enemy can dodge the hidden blade counter now. Right now I play it like this, I call my recruits, let them tank, I shoot the enemy from afar with the crossbow.
Well, they haven't nerfed anything. The assassins have been using the hidden blades for centuries. The guards just got better after what, 6-700 years? No wonder they can dodge it by now...

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That's what I meant by nerfed. In AC1&2 you can hidden blade counter those knights with the heavy axe. Now most enemies can dodge it.
Again, the blade hasn't gotten any better - or worse for that matter -, the guards/enemies just know you have got a hidden blade, and they know when you want to use it. All the time...

In part 1, Altaïr was way ahead of his time at the time.

In part 2, they where catching up.

Ii part 2½ (Brotherhood), they have catched up with the Assassin's, and they should've after approx. 6-700 years...

Who knows what'll happen in part 3... M16's against hidden blades? No use trying to stab them then...

While in fighting mode (AC:B), kick any enemy. Then attack him with your hidden blade. It will take a few hits to eventually kill him, then perform the kill streaks. It's really, REALLY easy.
    
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