You sure? Looking at the 35min it looks like his backward dodge is always the same. He has variations when he dodges the side or forward but those are still present in the new footage.For what I see they simply removed variety in dodging animations. Geralt is level 30 in the PAX video with the wyvern, and he only has like 2 dodge animations, in the 35 min demo there were at least 4 minimum.
I really liked those, too bad.