? Playing on a controller. Holding R1 to lock-on Constantly pressing L1 to exceed. Holding R2 to keep blue rose charged (if I keep it on a face button I just never use the thing) Plus both thumbs. That all gets really fucking uncomfortable after a while. Maybe a launcher button isn't necessary, but they really should offer optional soft-lock in a similar manner to how Bayonetta does it (that's one less button to hold all the effing time at least), and I guess in lieu of a DmC-like launcher button, they could put launch into a delayed second-hit in your combo, like how Platinum does it. And the traditional scheme can be also kept in place for those that enjoy contorting their fingers.