First what do you mean the sword always come back to the same positions, a couple times it does but then when it is held toward the outside the sword goes back to the outside after the swing, the neutral spot for most people will be in the same spot as that will feel comfortable, just like your remote now, it will goto where you put it since it now is very close to mimicking your movements, that is why there is now a red line. As for the blood if there is any it is most likely cut out for the demos as it always is since any age can go up and play the game. If you don't want to get the game at launch, don't, quit whining but I'll be the one having fun with it. I think someone asked this here but on the ubisoft site they have confirmed split-screen multiplayer, hopefully in 2007 there will be a patch to play this online.
**edit sorry I missed this question somehow, yes ragdoll is in the game, look at the LGC movie I believe thats where the guy as blown away in the begining by the hydrant, this was told some time back I beileve, I'll try to get a source, probably on wikipedia with a source?