Ahh, I resorted to over leveling in DS2 to get past the cheap parts, yet that rendered the rest of the game too easy. Hence falling out of love with the series. Cheap and unbalanced is what DS2 left me with, with a less interesting level design compared to dark souls.
Oh, not for nothing, but there are rumours of a PS5 remake/upgrade for Bloodborne in the works by the same team that did the Demon's Souls remake. So there's that. However, uh, I wouldn't hinge your future love for the series on Demon's Souls. it is a very good game and I LOVED it, but many of its design decicions were...well, it's the originator of the souls series and it feels like it. Item Burden is a thing, and the upgrade paths get ludicrous. Magic breaks the game, though. You can cruise through 90% of the game just with the royalty class starter equipment and spells.
As for Ghost, holy shit I knoooowww. I loved that game, every minute of it, but I'm not even done the 2nd island/area yet and I already feel the game is about 15 hours too long. Looks pretty, plays well, I don't have any critiques of the game except the whole thing needs to be compressed to about half its size and length.
My Console Library:
PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360
3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android
Top 6 this generation:
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4