you literally posted my favorite games of this generation.So I pretty much hate RPG games, as I don't like grinding, even for a little bit. However, I love action games that are difficult, but fair. Some of my favorite games are the Devil May Cry series, Bayonetta, Vanquish, etc. Based on that criteria, would I like this game?
dark souls is much more methodical, but you can sort of be a royal guard guy if you wanted, or an action hero. it's not a flip-trick style game like the games you mentioned though
this is an action game that happens to have a ton of rpg elements.