Hey now. Magic is pretty cool. Throwing balls of magma or using lightning to smite a bitch.
It’s just a lot tougher to use than weapons are because FP doesn’t come back by itself like stamina does. It also doesn’t get really strong until about 25+ points in the relevant stats.
IMO Bloodborne did the “magic” better than Dark Souls. There are fewer spells, but they are all potent and unique, and it is really simple to get the casting resource back without having to stop at the lanterns.
You also don’t have to sacrifice healing items for spellcasting in BB, and I like that a lot.