I thought the archery in Dragon's Dogma and Dark Souls is horse shit. I think Skyrim, Far Cry 3/4 and Tomb Raider probably have the best archery mechanics in gaming.
I thought it was pretty good in Dragon's Dogma. Didn't enjoy it much in the Souls games though, mostly went with crossbows there.
the magic archer is kinda fun to play for a while but i never thought the archery in that game was satisfying.