This game needs a counter system I realize some characters have but we need one for all. I realize blocking and rolling will get you out of a lot of problems if you use it right but it does not always work. It's insane that when someone like Raiden, Nariko, Kratos, Dante or any other huge combo characters trap you(like near a wall is ridiculous) and you can't do anything. If this happens you have no choice but to get punished usually for like 15 seconds or more. I know you can get out of sometimes but others you can't and its nuts.
The game has a knockback system, so no character can keep a combo stringed for more than 5 seconds and get a certain amount of AP up to a cap, and you honestly just need to learn how to dodge and roll, cause depending on whcih you use in what situation, you can get out of a problem. An yes i understand that those chracters you mentioned are tough, which is why some are going to be nerfed, especially Kratos.