I never played a Souls game 😯
I've got a friend that's just jumped into console gaming this gen. He's never played anything except PC - and some of my PSs occasionally -, never played a Souls game either and never been too dedicated of a gamer.
He is currently plowing pretty well through Bloodborne. Takes a bit of trial, error and patience to get through some of the more difficult sections, but it's not really as demanding as any of the previous Souls games.