Assassin’s Creed 3 combat more challenging, “there are no magical health potions” say dev
Assassin’s Creed 3 creative director Alex Hutchinson has revealed more about Assassin’s Creed 3′s upgraded combat system saying, “as long as you are in combat health will not regenerate”.
Speaking in an Assassin’s Creed 3 video walkthrough of Boston Hutchinson said, “We rebuilt the combat from the ground up. Connor is a dual wielding specialist so all of his base combat is using two weapons at the same time.” The new fighting system is also more combo based. “We worked very hard on the flow of combat,” he explains, “so your goal as a player is to continue your kill chain by using appropriate moves. We’ve also built a bunch of new archetypes for the enemies with unique behaviours which you need to change your strategy in order to defeat cleanly and quickly.” So Batman, then.
The really big change, though is how you recover in battle, or rather how you don’t. “We’ve also redesigned the health system. Now as long as you are in combat health will not regenerate. There are no magical health potions or other assists. You must complete your combat before you can regain your health.”