The texture quality is pretty bad in some areas, from what I saw.
I watched the streamer get knocked down from an attack that landed several paces to his right, completely missing him. So far, the verdict seems to be that the hitboxes are bad, almost as bad as DKS II's.
The combat is stun-locking to the extreme. There's a video where a boss is stunlocked at least 9 times by the player's offhand gun. Letting him slice at the boss at his leisure. It's R1 spam with little to no strategy. He used that strat for most of what I saw and cleared pretty much everything.
The game doesn't seem to hamper you with slow movement leaving you open, so healing with the blood vials takes zero time at all. There seems to be several you can use. I'm reminded of the life gems from DKS II.
Perhaps one of the main criticisms of DKS II was that there was not thought put into enemies. And bosses just rushed you with numbers. Kinda like this...
It's different when A-team does it
Then, there's the aesthetic and artistic vision of this game.
B-team was responsible for DKS II. No Miyazaki at the helm, part of why it sucked. His vision is what makes games good. This is what I'm constantly told. I'm an avid Souls fan, so I don't necessarily disagree.
He says that flat out grotesque or "splatter" type designs will not get past him. Yet, this entire game is splatter. It's one of the themes. People can say it's different because of that, but I don't buy it. In the above picture, Miyazaki attributes that attitude to his personal sensibilities. Artistic fiat. In other words, things important to him that shouldn't change at the drop of a hat.
Yet, in BB, entire characters are drenched in blood as it is emptied from enemies. YOUR character is drenched in it. He talks about the idea of dignity. I've seen weeping women enemies who yank their own screaming heads off, blood erupting from their neck as they do it. This is some edgy stuff, and coming from someone who previously said the above? What the hell? Did his sensibilities get thrown out the window when the Sony check cleared?