Nintendo games have kind of lodged themselves into a weird double standard. People don't want the games to be too easy, but the moment they become just a little too challenging, people start complaining. Basically, they don't want the games too hard or too easy, but rather, that almost impossible to manage mixture of just right. To be fair to the Souls series and From Software games in general, they built a reputation starting with Demon's Souls on the PS3 or making very difficult games. They actually got bashed quite a bit when people felt Dark Souls 2 was too easy compared to Dark Souls, despite the fact that Dark Souls 2 was still more than a little challenging for most gamers.