In version 1.14, if the joystick direction is changed too quickly, Edgar won't change direction.
For example, if the player is holding the joystick to the left, and Edgar is moving left, and then the player quickly moves the joystick to the right, Edgar will continue to move left until the player centres the joystick. To get Edgar to change direction, the player must leave the joystick centred for a short time before pushing it in the new direction.
The length of time the player has to leave the joystick centred isn't very long - probably only a single game frame - but it's long enough for the player to notice the fact that you can't change direction too quickly.
I think a problem like this may have been reported a year or two ago, and then it was fixed - but it seems that since then, the fix has been undone, and the problem has come back again.