I tried again, and got no further than the first place you can travel to from the game's initial portal before I was throwing the controller around and skipping back to Quantum Break. Joaby, however, loves this shit. He lives for it, and so was kind enough to impart his review experience along to you, the AusGamers punters.
Here's a snippet from his in-depth PC review.
Before we begin, let's talk spoilers.
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Souls game players exist upon a spectrum between two types of gamer — explorers and tourists. Certainly these archetypes exist in all facets of gaming — witness the mad geniuses who to this day plumb the depths of what is possible in Super Mario — but they are explicit in their existence with Dark Souls games.
Explorers are in it for the experience of discovery. They want to find everything, to piece together the puzzles, to solve the bosses without any help. They want to be that guy, the one their friends ask for help when stuck. And they will more often than not respond with 'are you sure you want me to tell you?'
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Tourists want the experience itself. They want to jump on wikidot and read about what to do next, where to go so as to not miss anything. They want their explorer friends to tell them the trick to the boss, they want to know about a cheesy strat to earn an early game sword of great value.
Neither part of the spectrum is 'right' in any sense...