It's the same as it was in previous games. It's always done that, once you get a combo going... he kind of launches towards the next guy. Always has. Yeah, it's not realistic. But... this is also a game where a guy is made of clay. And a woman can control plants and seduces (brainwashes) men to do her bidding. Also... a billionaire drives around the city at night in a giant black tank climbing up buildings and and jumping over streets. I don't think it really matters if the combat is realistic.