I play it occasionally. It’s a very depressing game though, but I don’t have much of a problem with the balance issues, mainly because I don’t actually think it’s that broken. Most of the people that cry about it being broken, don’t even know how to guard cancel front step, which is the most important thing to actually being good in that game.
Now I’m not hating on the game, cause I actually kinda like it. But isn’t guard cancel front step what made the game so broken in the first place. I mean the whole point of doing it is so you can pretty much directly cancel into any super. That aside, I’d play you if I had the boss edition. I love Shiki and Geese in that game.
The concept of guard cancel front step lets you punish almost everything…but then almost everyone can benefit from this. That said, there are some things you can’t punish even with guard cancel front step, like Geese’s raging storm. I guess that is one reason why he could be considered top tier (besides his infinite).