I’m partway through the second mission, and I’ve been fighting multiple enemies by blocking, waiting for one of the enemies to start to move, and then counter-killing. Rinse and repeat. This is slow, but pretty foolproof.
Is there a faster technique when dealing with several enemies? Also, are different tactics going to be required further down the road? I think The combat will get pretty boring if this is all I have to do for the rest of the missions.
It’s essentially the same throughout the game, however you are going to get more and more techniques to add to your arsenal which makes it both faster to take down enemies as well as more entertaining.
Personally I couldn’t get enough of the swordplay in Assassin’s Creed. It’s just so well executed that it never gets tiresome for me. I ensured that I saved every citizen in the game just for the huge fight that would surely ensue.