I am in the camp that Souls is better than BB. Souls is just amazing, BB is very good. Sekiro was awful. From has gone downhill with Sekiro, at least for me.
Dark souls 3 next for me, maybe i will see the possible decline for myself........its of course subjective....... like Shenmue and Yakuza........ i'm a Shenmue man, maybe Yakuza has evolved story wise and MAYBE gameplay wise, but Yakuza will always be a PISS POOR Shenmue NEVER be to me.