If you, like me, spent a fair amount of time playing Dark Souls III over the weekend, you're going to relate to this.
Welcome to Dark Souls.
But you know what? I'd argue that Dark Souls III is probably the most accessible From Software game in a while. There's a pretty harsh difficulty spike about halfway through the game, but the opening sections and the opening boss fights are a lot more forgiving than, say, Bloodborne. I mean, I played through the opening section of Bloodborne recently and got destroyed by Father Gascoigne, the game's second boss. I wasn't even on NG+!
I guess what I'm saying is this: Dark Souls III is a good From Software game to start on.