5* Featured Arena new AI behavior 11/21/2019
The new AI responds to our inputs instantly. The AI stands in front of you waiting for your input response. They are not blocking, just standing there. If you try to attack there’s a good chance you get light intercepted. If they have a bar of power and you try to initiate contact they special intercept you. Our parry window has gotten smaller. They land hits quicker than before. They dash back faster than ever. The react and retaliate quicker than ever. I feel like Arena has always been a game mode that if played patiently was easy. Now being patient puts you in the corner. You have to take a risk to get the AI to to execute an attack or block. I understand bots are ruining the 5* featured arena. Apparently stepping up the AI is not fixing that. What it is doing, is making another game mode more punishing. It seems like every update this year has been focused around making the fights more punishing. I would think the community would spend more on this game if they could just enjoy it. Feeling like everything is intended to become more and more punishing does not encourage me to spend on this game. This game is such an amazing concept it has amazing features and design. Unfortunately the mechanics are getting worse and worse.