Yeah. Might go back. I think i like it better. Not just for nostalgia either, i think its better balanced as well. the basics were fair across the board.
Str: slow/long range or fast/short range, average health, massive damage.
Dex: fast, mid/long reach, mid/high damage, average health
Int: slow, extremely high damage, squishy
Northern regalia: mid/short reach, mid damage, tons of health
Blue blood sword: high burst damage, fast, squishy
Dex/int: fast, versatile, long reach, high damage, very squishy
Str/faith: low/mid damage, slow/long reach or fast/short reach, average health, stacked hp regen.
Strengths and weaknesses across the board and no (essentially) mandatory equipment. heals and throwing daggers to stop healing were the only essentials.