Looks great, more Dark Souls is really all I could ask for.
Co-op pretty much always completely destroys the challenge of the game in both Demon's and Dark Souls so I'm not surprised that it looks to be the same here. I'll be playing the game through completely solo first run as it should be!
I wish this series had true headache free coop with friends. I mean yeah the system they use is awesome when playing with strangers, it's really well integrated into the game experience, the summoning, the emotes, it's all well done.
However, when you want to play with friends, it should trump over those limitations (manual summoning, party disband when you die, no communication besides emotes) coming from game design choice. Wanting to have fun with my friends is more important and has higher priority than making sure the multiplayer system has in-game context. Keep the current system as it is, but give us a join game/ drop game from the friend list with no blue gem/ red gem etc. Just drop in play.
Looks great. I like that there seems to be a lot of humanoid enemies. The aesthetic seems to be somewhere in between Dark Souls' DLC and Demon's Souls.
The new spells look cool. It looked like one of the fire spells requires you to have a catalyst in one hand and a lantern in the other, that would be cool. I also like that phantoms can (seemingly) light bonfires.
Have we seen any faster roll speeds yet?