Yes. No. Not really. Dark Souls lacks any real option to approach combat how you'd like. Nioh actually required a different skill set.
Where Dark Souls is all about deliberate and set responses to attack cycles due to its pacing, Nioh allows you to be proactive. Its a far more nuanced system.
Ultimately it comes down to taste. The Souls games are popular for a reason. For me though Nioh is vastly more interesting and a lot more fun.
Watch a video, that should help.