This is most likely going to see one or more of my controllers smashed and my coffee table will also likely bite the dust.
There are far more places in DS2 than DS1 where you get completely swarmed by the enemy and a stack of areas just packed with instant deaths. I was trying to pin-point the best places to save on my first playthrough and I gave up.
I think this is going to be best played with a friend. That way I can hand someone the controller when I feel like firing through my TV.