High praise but what exactly is crappy about souls? You mean the outdated combat right?
No i'm crazy about the soulsborne/sekiro games haha. I mean the copycats usually lack the same depth and are usually cluncky or just not well balanced at all. Miyazaki knows his craft and that is not can't be copied so easily.
Mortall shell seems to emulate these things a bit better compared to say the surge, the recent star wars or code vein.