Ahem, here I am after a bit more of playtime. I focused my attention around the dodging during fights, and came to the conclusion that the dodging isn't stiff at all. It was actually a combination of: 1) me being unused to the slight inertia that is given to the moving character (which is totally okay, I just need to get accustomed to that); 2) the fact that I couldn't really figure out whether the dodging animation grants invicibility frames to the character, so sometimes I would dodge but still get hit, which kinda confused me as to whether I was actually dodging correctly. Anyway I had a lot of fun playtesting! Thanks again for reaching out, from a gamer's perspective it's always appreciated when the dev gets in touch. I'm sorry I can't contribute to the Kickstarter but I'm a bit tight on money (university student).
Thanks for the clarification and for the second play! It's all still useful information. And no worries about pledging! If you like the game, spreading the word about it and the Kickstarter campaign is also immensely valuable!