As bad as the port turned out to be, this reviewer is completely right about all the things he waxes lyrical about. My time with the ps3 version has been tremendous, and the pvp is one of the most unique experiences you can have right now.
I invade late enough that I end up playing a lot of Japanese players. One time I came upon a group in Anor Londo that had all three of them dressed in onion armor and posing like some kind of power ranger squad in unison using the gesture system. I got trashed in about two seconds after rolling into them...Dark Souls!