Sounds like a Drew / Vinny combo to me. I remember plating the old X games and enjoying them, but finding myself getting bored eventually. I would be interested to see what they have done to freshen it up a bit.
Dark souls is the spelunking of video games (sorry spelunky). You might have all the gear and skills to be a pro, but a new cave is a new cave and all the same precautions must be taken. Anyone, no matter how seasoned, can slip up and fall to their doom, or in this case, be decapitated by a twelve armed faeces monster.