I've had it cancled before, its just that it had to be really fast... like all of them are really, some are just faster than others. Likewise, I'm not sure what you're saying about the hitbox as it feels a bit random like many others (I hate those moments when R&Cs RYNO bullets are hitting but doing nothing... likewise I've had that happen twice with sly's 1 attack), not to mention toro throws out his 1 special a lot further.
edit: I'm not purely on the defense of sly's 1 either though. If you nerf it a little, I wont cry. I just think these complaints in particular aren't making sense to me... or need to be explained a little further.
Considering Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Sir Dan, Heiachi, Sackboy, and Raiden can all combo into their supers with ease, I'd say Sly's super is not OP. I would rather have a guarenteed hit than a good chance at one.
Except Sly's level 1 can be combo'd into. I don't have the specifics at the moment, but it can be done.
Hardly. There are one or two ways, but it's tremendously situational. It's not like he dashes through you and gets to gag you like Evil Cole can. He can't do that long range attack that puts you on your knees like kratos can.
I honestly believe the easy level 1 setups were unintentional on Superbot's part. Either that or they intentionally made this game incredibly unbalanced, because the majority of the roster has bad level 1's and no way to set up into them.
The only real "issue" (if you can call it that) is that it is probably the fastest level one super.
Oh and why do people keep thinking that you can't cancel it?
You can, END OF STORY.
perhaps show us a video of this occurence, i have never seen it and i played this since the beta
I've played as Sly since beta and I've seen it happen about 10 times. Its not common. It'd actually be a lot easier to simply dodge Murray (not all that difficult), but its possible. With that in mind, the only reasonable nerf you can make for Sly's level 1 is to extend the startup time/time in which you can cancel it just a little itty but.