Bamboo doesn't block movement?! ...
I have rarely had a chance to actually use bamboo. (Is the thing where it comes out last definitely a bug, or possibly by design?)
I finally tried to use it as I've seen advised here--as a way to buy time to gather up forces behind it to deliver combos.
My opponent did a chain attack on the bamboo, which I didn't know you could do, but fair enough (though it seems to negate the use of bamboo against certain opponents).
Then my opponent simply [i]walked right through[/i] the bamboo to stomp my guys.
You can just walk right through it?! What is it even for?!
(And does this mean I can walk through opponents? If so, I didn't know that. Seems odd.)