That's a fair point. Coriolis (I know, here I go again
) has hit points (=Strength + Agility) rather than depleting the attributes themselves, so it takes (a little) longer to wear someone down.
To my mind though, if a typical PC (and thus NPC) is going to have a strength of 3 then they're likely to go down with one or two hits anyway - a critical hit isn't going to significantly shorten the fight. Even a humanoid BBB is going to have Strength 6 at most (assuming they follow the RAW for character creation), so they're not going to be able to absorb much more punishment.