This is the most accurate "review" of Dark Souls 2 I have seen to date.
I do not agree with every single point he brings up and I think he doesn't mention some of the other good things the game does but I have to say I agree with most of the issues which are highlighted in this video.
Everyone who has finished the game (as there are massive spoilers) and has 50 minutes to spare should definitely check it out and maybe add your thoughts on the game to this thread.
P.S. I am in no way affiliated with this person nor do I stand to gain anything from posting it here.