I'm tired to say the same things over and over again. I'm playing games from 1994 and i know what is hard games and what just bad unbalanced shit. Atm i play Dragon's Dogma and die wasting 1-2 hours at same places as i can't beat easily group of bandints or lizards. But still, i play it and don't think that i'll drop it, because when i press the button, result is what expect it to be, i'm not hitting the air as idiot and enemies are not faster than i am. In Dark Souls player moves and acts like 300kg fatman and small pigs kill him faster than giants, i can press 10 different buttons and make many movements to avoid rockets in other games, while DS character only doing a hit. If somebody necrophile this doesn't mean that i like to play entire game as zombie. The only good thing for me is that game prooved that any crappy game must be very hard to be popular, so if i decide to make my own, i will not bother with balancing and making smooth animations fully controlled by player, it will be same bullshit as DS, because it's simple. From technical side as developer i see tons of crap in the game which players simply unable to see and i don't care what those blinds scream about, shorty it is bad (but DS1 was much worse, with such progress DS3 will be similar to the most modern games by code quality). I tried to play other games by "From Software" and they are all very bad, DS series was just a luck for them, this studio is one of the worst in Japan, because i love japanese games and know how nice many of them.
I also love Dragons Dogma.
But it would be really bad using a Keyboard and mouse.
Just like DS is very bad with KB/M.
You complains about the character "300kg fatman" are very true and one of the reasons the next FROM game being made is gonna be faster and more fluidly them DS1/2 but is a PS4 exclusive.
Also DS2 uses the "Agility" stat that when below 95 makes you kinda of unable to properly dodge.
So is more like...shield all the time and only hit when there is a opening.
A lot of people don´t like DS1/2 for the same reasons that you boris.
Not sure of any of you guys see IGN videos but some editors don´t like the game for those reasons.
People even call it a Stockholm syndrome.. like you spend so much time with the game that you tend to like it in the end
I love DeS, DS1 and DS2.
But for me the ENB as it is is already more them I have hoped.
And in DS2 nexus site the 1st and 2nd most downloaded and endorsed files are ENBs.
Playing Dark Souls 1 before 2 would of being a better thing to do for Boris to get used to the game in general