Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow
I like having the block also act as your roll key. In GoW it doesn't matter much as you can not interrupt your own attacks with a block or roll so you might as well execute them separately, where as here in Castlevania you can interrupt your own attacks promoting a more aggressive yet defensive play style.
Having that on the right stick makes it a bit clumsy and delayed i think.
With that said, it would be nice to be able to customize the controls and swap buttons.
Block and dodge works the same way in Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2. There you have to be really fast with it. It's very deceptive when looking at a good player play those games as it looks like they attack in frenzy but its defensive play at the core of it.