Dark Souls II has a lot of changes in it, and watching fans try to parse them out on Youtube is always a fascinating process. But what would happen if the game was so different it was utterly ruined? Hilarity, that's what.
I'll admit — I'm currently halfway through my second play through of Dark Souls II and I've never heard of any of these features. Not a single one. I mean, it's not like I missed the coconut, but I really should have picked up on at least a couple of these when I was reviewing the game.