Isn't it still too early to announce another Assassin's Creed? The series need a break for a while.
I thought the counter moves were too showy and greatly slowed down the gameplay. Not that I cared for AC3's combat anyway, the change in controls were largely unnecessary and made it feel it clunky.
Compared to the previous games, I went out of my way to avoid combat on AC3. Still annoyed about the non-lethal combat too.
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