Nah, game was a great addition to the series, even if it maybe wasn't the best yet. For me the biggest bummer was probably that I was able to use the same sword the entire game. I killed that first Heide Knight you run into, got his sword and just kept on upgrading it. I never found anything significantly more powerful enough, and I got so used to the way it felt any other weapons just felt weird, so I used the same weapon for 95% of the game. Even the Drake Sword couldn't take you that far in the original.
The thing about the Souls series is that any weapon is a viable option to use for the entire game. It was your decision to use the same weapon. No one was stopping you from trying out different weapons and builds.