Breaking shadows- no 1,2,3 count

Sometimes when I perform a shadow linker, there is no 1, 2, 3 glow and count when breaking, gets broken like a regular combo. Is this a glitch?

Ender of a non breakable combo ?

not an ender. shadow linker

Title made me think you wanted to remove the counting. I was thinking how are my kids suppose to learn to count then?

Well, every shadow move hits 5x or more (some even up to 10x). With shadow linkers, you can break using the 1, 2, 3 mechanic in any order you please, so long as you get a total of 3 perfectly timed yellow flashes to break. So, it doesn’t just have to be 1, 2, 3; it can be 1, 3, 5; 2, 4, 5; or even 1, 3, 8; or any other combination really. The thing is some shadow linkers hit so fast, that you basically have to button-mash to get the proper timing. When this happens, you can break so fast that the game doesn’t have time to effectively visualize it. This could be a product of roll-back lag, or something much simpler, but in my experience, it’s not a bug.