You people who say Dark Souls isn't a hard game are crazy. Compare DS to almost every other game on the market today and it's many many times more difficult than most of them. Just because it's not impossible to advance in DS doesn't mean that that game isn't very very hard. It just means that it's not insurmountable and that good tactics, preparation, and care pay off (as well they should).
You're obviously not cool enough or skilled in the very valuable and important life skill of being good at DS.
Nice blog. Although, I don't agree the requirement of every orb is necessarily a bad thing. The fortunately high prevalence of warp points makes this pretty easy to accomplish too. Getting around the ship is a breeze. Personally I only had to look up 3 puzzles, which I didn't mind in the slightest. As you say, some puzzles just don't click with everyone's way of thinking. I agree, and for me, this was expected, so I didn't necessarily assume I would be able to get every single puzzle without either looking a few up, or just banging my head against it for hours, which I wan't willing to do. I still think it's a truly "great" game (not just "good"); probably one of my top 5 from 2013, as a matter of fact.