Has anyone gotten this to do anything? It hasn't worked for me at all, and the buttons don't respond when pressing triangle after it's thrown. I've only seen my character run twice the whole time I've pressed square.
I don't think it animates well at all. You throw the sword and you are animation locked and easy to kill. All an enemy has to do is move out of the way as the sword is stuck in the ground and you just stand there.
Even pressing square or triangle does not always activate the animation after using it. I just had it happen on Walls of Troy and it got me killed.
I know someone who can do a 100% combo with this beast of a sword.