Arguing with texas is like arguing with a wall. When you said that Greatswords are bad in pvp, i knew you weren't even playing the game. Go back to your DS2 to do pvp on the bridge with 11 other people that still log in to play DS2.
They are bad in PvP. An experienced player will telegraph their attacks and counter it easy. Its far easier to counter greatswords in DS3 than it is DS2 due to the faster gameplay. And DS3 lacks some of the mechanics in DS2 that can make greatswords more unpredictable.
learn. you don't play this game, you don't know anything but what was present at release... the last time you played DS3.
Yet its still easier to counter them and parry them. Also, greatshields can take greatswords out of the game. It does nothing against an under 70% equip load Havel monster.
The video guy doesn't take into account that greatswords also weigh more, which makes greatshield use less viable. So straight swords are better for many builds.
And Ultra Greatswords, which were very good in DS2 PvP, absolutely suck in DS3.
greatshields can be a hard counter to every build in the game but hollow bleed builds, so that's a dumb thing to say. Its not difficult to parry them, no, but if you're playing unpredictably, you won't be parried much. Greatswords weight ~7-10 lol that isn't much at all, what are you on about... Have you even tried DS3 or you've just seen some youtube videos? Ultra GS's were amazing and the most used weapons (with straight swords) from the release of the game to the October's patch. They're still good and arguably the best ultra weps in the game (i personally prefer greataxes move set for pvp, tho).
And don't even bring me the 'if an experienced player uses the carthus curved sword, the guy with the ultra GS has a higher chance of losing'. No shit, there's a reason why curved swords, washing pole running R1's and Gargoyle Flame Spear are known to be cheese tactics. Any weapons in the game is in disadvantage against these. Does it mean they're bad? No... obviously.