The balance of what makes Dark Souls one of the richest, most rewarding game experiences ever created seems like such a delicate thing. So it makes sense that fans are fretting over Dark Souls II. This short, behind the scenes documentary on From Software and the work it's doing on Dark Souls II, might allay some of your fears.
I'm achingly close to finally finishing the first Dark Souls, and it has been one of the greatest gaming experiences I've ever had. The release of Dark Souls II is perfect. I'll have a little two week break and then boom, back to feeling the pain all over again.