Not gonna lie. This is the worst and best Dark souls game out of the three. With frustrating and annoying mechanics such as: Limited enemy respawns, human effigy mechanic with hollowing, slow combat, meh level design, and also some boring enemy designs, frustrating hit boxes, dark souls the platformer and limited I frames. However, it is one of the most intriguing dark souls game, with cool stuff like, amazing atmosphere and view, tense (although slow) battles, coolest mechanics, the ability to DUAL WIELD WEAPONS, cool and unique weapons and armour, interesting combat scenarios, super fun PVE, incredible world building, great branching pathways that encourages exploration and one of the few DS games that lets you heal infinitely (life gems). I'm In love with the game's feel and experience. Playing DS2 doesn't feel like playing a dark souls game, not even close. It feels like i'm playing dungeons and dragons the hack and slash. The combat although slow, is one of the more satisfying combat in some of the dark souls games. I love DS2, not as much as the other dark souls games. But it's definitely a good game.