It’s genuinely the only fighting game I’ve really stuck with, but for a few reasons it didn’t quite catch on. I had friends who bounced off when they found the co-operative stuff lacking, while I imagine the whole convoluted process of unlocking moves didn’t land with more traditional FG players. I guess For Honor is doing similar things with its combat system (stances, etc), but it’s missing that whole “develop your own moveset” charm, and FH’s style just doesn’t land for me as hard as Absolver’s faceless, painterly martial arts.
But yeah. IIRC they added a bunch of new gear when Downfall (the update wot added a semi-procedural dungeon) dropped. Some of the 'fits in that are absolutely stunning.