Re: Dark Souls 2
NPC summons vary quite a bit in their usefuleness, as usual. There is Jester Thomas, who like Black Iron Tarkus can beat up the corresponding boss all by himself. Or incinerate the boss, since Thomas is using pyromancies. Then there are Pigrim Bellclaire and Masterless Glencour, who help a little in their fights. And then you have the one's like Lucatiel, who get themselves killed most cases and sometimes just stand in the way.
I've been playing a bit Demon's Souls yesterday, to see if it was really as hard as I remember it. Well, Flamelurker definitely still is. Other than that it's just a more "clumsy" game than Dark Souls 1 and 2, but not more difficult.
Currently playing: Dark Souls 3