I'm about two-thirds of the way through, but my god, the Leechnomger Archstone swamp has to be the most miserable, difficult, frustrating, annoying, nervous-breakdown-inducing area in gaming history! This makes Blighttown and Tomb of Giants combined look like a fun day out! It's just horrible. You can't move, you can't see, you can't tell what direction you're going in. It's actually making me want to quit the game. At least Blighttown had a sense of direction, a logical route. And at least, although it was dark, you could actually see a little bit.
I'm too stubborn to give up having played Dark Souls many times, but this level is pushing me harder than I've ever been pushed. Without spoiling things for me, is there any sort of ring/spell that gives light, or a way of moving through the swamp like the Rusted Iron Ring - something I can get from another area? Or is it just a case of loading up with ninety-nine Royal Lotus and trudging through the level?
Just a 'yes' will do, just something to give me hope, otherwise I might start a game with things like this in them, instead .