It have the same type of gameplay imho, with the need of rool/parry, stamina bar, need of patience, no button smashing. It is friendly on the way it not only allow you to chose your difficult but also is less unforgiving, although a good 1 to 3 hits can kill you and bosses don't really respect the limitations you have yourself.
It was a joke, playing on how Souls games are known for being punishing. Wasn't meant to be taken seriously. XD