It ain't no balance. It's stupid and pointless alterations, that this genre of games and a single player game at that, have totally no reason to be.
Singleplayer games require balancing too, though the changes barelly noticeable here. I would love to use the katanas for example but those are ridiculously overpowered to a point you can defeat a boss with closed eyes just by spamming moves that grants invincibility. Not even fun.
Single player game does not need this pointless nerf patch that fixes nothing. If the changes are barely noticeable, then it is even more pointless. If you find the skill is not fun but used it anyway, the problem is you, not the game.
A nerf only patch? Is Mr. Igarashi just looking to make his game look worse to potential buyers while simulateneously upseting current customers?
I have lost a lot of respect for this guy, he is ruining these kinds of games for players. Sure he talked a good game but it seems like Mr. Igarashi is a lot more mouth and a bit less deliver.
The game is not bad, but it is not as good as the others... especially not SOTN, I think Mr. Igarashi was just a flash in the pan now and he is out running around in shoes too big for him to fill.
Over a dozen games in two decades is hardly what I would call a, "flash in the pan." Also, these "nerfs" were miniscule and I can't tell the difference while playing. Granted I'm on a NG+ run, but I don't think these are huge issues to get upset about; I just don't see what the proglem is.
If that's the case they should stop digging a hole for themselves and stop all the nerf patch nonsense.