They abandoned kingsfield and shadow tower, their best series.
Those games had music, had rpg elements that mattered, and weren't roll spam kusoge. Kingsfield combat already is better than soulsborne by a large margin, i wanted to see them push it further, add jumping, add timed multi swings, add a third weapon bar for sub weapons, make movespeed and adjustable stat.
But no they simplified absolutely everything from game design, systems, combat, level design, gear, everything without exception ruined by soulsborne. Kingsfield will always be the goat, they lost theyre touch.