Oh lad, there is going to be a lot of souls players who don't like this and rage the internet because of it. Personally, it is exactly what I wanted. I have Tenchu nostalgia coming out my scrotum and it's paired with a soulsborne/Nioh vibe topped off with a welcome fresh slice of newness. I died four times in the toturial area alone so this is going to hurt as much as it pleasure. Hoping others can open their minds to this and it doesn't end up like Dark souls 2 initial backlash (not the deserved backlash but the initial backlash because it differd to much).
P.S everyone, stay tuned to the Japanese w/ subs and slip the English dub, it is a vast difference in atmosphere. The fun seems tacked on and rushed.
Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!
-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.