After discovering the devlogs on YouTube, i downloaded the demo today.
The learning is incredibly steep, and a tutorial would be very welcome, but once you get the hang of it, the blocking is effective, the dodges and dashes add a real flow to the movement, and the punches are so satisfying. You can't take your eyes off the screen for a moment for rest and a 2 minutes match feels like a test of stamina. And that's not a criticism. Ponty has captured some really key points of exciting and immersive gameplay in his first game. His approach has been well thought out and considerate to all levels of player, but he has not changed from his vision. I'm really impressed.