Objectively, Dark Souls 2 is the worst game of the franchise...has nothing to do with "fanboying". The game struggled in development (as many games do, it's an incredibly difficult process) and went through many of iterations. The combat is clunky, hitboxes phase around during fights, more useless builds & items than others due to oversights, several under-designed areas due to time constraints. That doesn't mean YOU can't like it. I actually enough the aesthetics of DS2 quite a bit, but it's mechanics aren't up to par with other games of today or it's own era. That's just a fact, those still exist even in this age. I've played through the entire game and franchise, subjectively Dark Souls 3 is my favorite, but objectively Bloodborne has to take the top spot due to cleanest mechanics, best story writing, and environmental detail. Dark Souls 2 falls behind in every category, but that doesn't mean YOU can't like it. It also doesn't mean that YOU need to push your own preference onto other people. I respect your choice and you should do the same for others.