Late to the party, but I honestly hate when people bash the older games for how slow or not as flowing they are than the latter. And that is only because it is when you have what to compare it with, which means you played the latters first. Is it realy that hard to start a franchise from the begining? In doing so you not only can follow the lore (however much you manage to follow on your own) but you know that the latters games will have advanced in termss of mechanics, they will become "better" so to speak. Now going for a newer game first and then bashing the old one that it's clunky, you are just an idiot and an *******.
Even if we take bloodborne, that game differed greatly from dark souls formula, and it was realy great, getting rid of shields, rewarding aggresivness, you just have to play it differently than DS and as many like to joke that BB is the same as DS, it realy isn't. Now if you started from bloodborne and loved it, it's ok, then decided to give dark souls a try and it was too slow for you, ok it just not for you, you don't feel like having fun with the mechanics present. Then that should be it, but not to bash the game that essentialy plays different from BB and say it's slow and ****, as it is supposed to be slower than BB