I think it's funny when people even compare the gameplay between dark souls 2 and the other games. Dark souls 1 and 3 are way way more polished than this game. For example on a lore basis, this entire games story was originally about time travel, and was cut and remade countless times. Entire areas were redone last minute, and characters were swapped out. Why do you think the DLC's were actually good? It's an unfinished, unpolished main game whether you want to believe or not. Play DS1, DS3, sekiro, or even Demon's Souls and you'll get what I mean. Not to mention everything looks like trash compared to even Demon's Souls, a game made much earlier. It would make me ashamed to play Dark Souls if this was actually Miyazaki's work.