Geni is not that hard once you get his pattern right and you can cheese him on the door to where Kuro is, they do it for the speed run. Saint Ishin (Final boss) took me the most try in a FROMSOFT game, over 70 I think. Previous record holder was Ludwig the Holy Blade with 13-15. So yeah, it''s a tough game, but it's more execution based than the others where you can farm enough HP to face tank part of the fight. Once you learn to block, deflect, mikiri counter and timing you hardly ever dodge. Figures Arsenal and Soul fans are alike, gluttons for punishment.