Being a nioh veteran the I did a side by side comparison and found the dash in nioh 2 has fewer iframes than nioh 1. Basically in nioh 1 there were no starting frames in dash and the iframes were longer than recovery frames. In nioh 2 the iframes are smaller and recovery frames are longer than previous title. To conclude I tested it on enemies common in both games like yoki, one eyed oni, namahange, bandits etc. Dodge was the best defensive in nioh 1 when you mastered it but here its just.. broken. I get that team ninja aims to make the hardest souls like possible. But cutting down an already punishing mechanic? Not only it is anti fun but inhumanly hard to master. I just don't know what to say now every single enemy has grab attacks and iframes were the key to avoiding them in nioh 1. Here they have just turned into "I'm dead" moment. I am pretty far in the game (currently in the fourth region) and something felt off to me and this is my honest observation on it.