Ever play Dead Cells OP? Actual progression and a good sense of where you've been, where you're going. Now that's a great Souls-like experience IMO.
I haven’t but wil certainly look it up, I have seen the name pop up a few times!
OP - did you play the DLC at all? I see your list of toughest bosses but surely one of those in the DLC would have made that list? Manus especially. The DLC bosses broke me for ages!
I did indeed. Most trouble was actually figuring out how to find Kalameet and how to get it drop down.
Manus took 4 tries. Was quite strong at L98, the tough bits to me were that his hit box is hard to reach, and if you get staggered he can keep pounding. Stayed underneath and did hard spinning attacks with Halberd, rolled when he jumped.
Nowhere near as bad as Ludwig with its multiple stages and one hit kills in Bloodborne.