You're getting me excited about playing the game. (I've got it, but I played up to Hades in one sitting and then put it down for a while, because I still haven't finished FFXIII, and I've gotten back into playing Demon's Souls and working on my Dragon Age mod...)
I really love the "get over here!" move they added (L1+circle, I think). Or maybe it's more like Rygar or a hookshot than Scorpion. Whatever. Makes beating up normal guys and harpies the most satisfying action I've played in a hack and slash.