If you wish not to read all of this just read the last two sections. It is a fair rework and I put a lot of thought into this and have several hundreds of hours in game on both sides.
You pretty much screw yourself when you swing at a counselor since spamming the swing button at them provides them with a counter window 100% of the time. It's like they are just so used to getting beat by a large angry killer that they can KO any hitting them as soon as they are attacked. It DOES look goofy. What happened to that head punch scene from the movies? Jason got beat up and he didn't care... Did he stiffen up and fall on his back laughably on the first or second punch? NO HE DID NOT. The combat against Jason Is laughable if you are going for movie accuracy. Maybe that's why people troll so hard?
Also with the new patch making it "not possible" to hit jason as sweater girl actually made killing him easier, since it makes the person with the sweater give the axe in his shack to tommy instead of making him find a machete. Resources needed to kill him have pretty much been halved. On a flip side I also like it because it makes tommy out to be more of a hero rather than a come here and press the use button bitch. Plus the machete is OP for a strong counselor, low stun chance/max damage and 7 strength foxes everywhere? That jason better go into hiding if he values his life.
I agree with CS being broken now in all aspects plus the stupid slow attack speed with some weapons that allow for a counter. One needs to be punished for getting hit not be given a free swing at him, they should be able to run out of the second swing but to not counter it. Plus you need to watch out as jason since your ability modifier button gets stuck sometimes preventing you from swinging or grabbing or doing anything for that matter. Other than the patched bugs for counselor I feel as though they have a pretty straightforward game that can be a challenging gamble a lot of times. Do I fear Jason Vorhees in this game? No I do not. I know I can just find a machete and beat up on him/kill him if he blocks objectives.
I think jason needs stun chances to be based on strength but overall massively reduced unless he gets hit a bunch within a fair amount of time. If he gets beat up on some he gets stunned while standing, then with even more beatings he falls down and takes longer to get up. That gives the full effect of really beating the crap out of him and makes his falldown animation appropriate. He should be on the ground longer too depending on +-stun resistance. It also gives trolls the ticket of trolling since it seems appropriate that they would T-bag his face on the ground for allowing himself to get beaten. Killing him should be a hit/miss GROUP effort not just one person with jarvis so often.
He should also have invulnerability and a very short grab debuff after every time he gets hit so it makes him swing back instead of just grabbing the person and killing them outright. This fixes chain stunning since the invulnerability keeps him from taking damage or being stunned at all and is indicated with the red screen like when you get knifed or hit. Jason can still be interrupted in a grab or swing at the phone box. Invulnerability shortens the more times he gets hit within a fair amount of time, then it increases with a speed based on +-stun resistance or +-defense. Hitting Jason should be used to save people, regen stam, to prevent him from hitting the phone box and to prevent yourself/others from being grabbed or pulled out of the car. If Jason blocks it gives him shortened invulnerable time, he gets no grab debuff and makes him take reduced damage from the blow. The people fighting him are no superheros after all. 5 strength=normal stun chance, less=reduced or severely reduced, 6+ high or really high stun chance. The slutty chick shouldn't be able to lay out a guy much taller and stronger then her with a pot slap to the arm. This makes bodyguard characters like bugsy more relevant and enhances a combat play style mostly for those who pick those characters. I want to see oh shit! Its Jason Vorhees! Not "hey, do you just wanna beat up on this guy?" or "Do you just wanna kill him?"