I've loved it so far. I've got the crown but have two bosses left to beat. I've beat Raime the Rebel aka Fume Knight and I loved that fight, loved the Demon's Souls reference in that fight ;) it was real tough, must have died about 40 times figuring out his attacks! Easily one of the best fights in the game, maybe one of the best in the series? For people having trouble with a melee build, here's what I figured out: make sure you can fast roll, this is essential if you don't have very sturdy shields like a greatshield! During dual-wield stage, strafe right around Fume Knight and dodge roll to the right of him as he attacks to keep as behind him as possible, strike after he uses the big sword, this is where you get the best opportunity. When he buffs the big weapon start dodging to the left. You'll dodge his massive sweep attacks and dodge his jabs (which mostly hit to your right). just get as far back as possible with back rolls for the massive AOE (sword in ground).
Taking on the optional bosses next!