10-19-2012 11:48 AM
10-20-2012 10:11 AM - edited 10-20-2012 10:20 AM
Yeah that's what I meant; before it only countered but it didn't deflect. Now it actually deflects!
I also noticed that thing about the spear too, and I think that was to stop a somewhat cheap tactic people always used in the beta. Basically, they would do forward triangle in mid-air and immediately do a level 1. I like this idea because being able to combo DIRECTLY into level 1's without your opponent even having a chance to react is really cheap. Even Parappa's circle + Level 1 has been fixed (you can easily roll out of it now).
One more thing: His Air down+Square doesn't make you pause midair like it used to; now you just continue to fall back to the ground as you do the move. I think the timing's definitely easier with this move.