It will probably be a short dks2 run for me tbh...
I think that's a good thing, it will be more tactical and less of a flip-fest.
It really is a lot better by comparison. All the flipping so far is gone and most of the rolling is relatively the same for the beta but it seems there will be a huge balance between roll speed, dmg output, stamina consumption ect. The game feels very balanced in a way that is challenging and still familiar. The best way I can compare it is that playing Dark Souls after Demons Souls was simple and learning its new mechanics like poise and weight ect was the challenge. This game will be fun for everyone both veteran and noob and will offer a challenge for everyone. My guess is the area in the beta is for a bit later in the game but it was just a ton of fun and felt fresh yet familiar.
It seems to me they're doing pretty much everything I wanted done to the series, and I couldn't be happier. Hell, the only negative about the game I saw was the delayed PC version, and it's only a small delay so they can bring it up to snuff.
Russian is my first language, so yes there may be a spelling error or two. Kirino is best girl.