Honestly I might just skip on this one. I got up to the spider-lady on my own then pretty much took advantage of the old Dragon Head glitch while it still existed. Personally I don't think the lack of story and choice of aesthetic (nothing 'wrong' with it; just runs contrary to my tastes) mesh well with the enormous grind the game is. (Grind to get souls, grind the boss fights for patterns/tactics, grind for rare drops, grind for Humanity, grind for Reputation, grind for PvP drops, grind the entire game 3+ times over in one go to get all the weapons for Plat, ect.) Unless such a glitch pops up early on in DS2's lifespan; then I might give it a peek.