I beat ds1 like a month ago after playing ds3 for a while. And i heard all the horror stories about Lost Izalith and Tomb Of The Giants. While with Lost Izalith i agree with most points that its not the best area i still enjoyed it alot (except Bed Of Chaos that boss sucks).
But Tomb Of The Giants oh boy its one of my favorite areas in ds1 and ds3 (cant say anything about ds2 since i havent played it). Now i get the complaints about not being able to see and that its an annoying mechanic but i think its great. It rewards you for exploring(Getting the sunlight maggot/skull lantern). And the darkness adds alot in my opinion like seeing the glowing eyes of the giant skeletons, which is quite creepy. And the layout of the area works great with the area, the feeling that you can fall to your death at any moment is a hell of a thrill. It actually feels like you exploring dark caverns which i dont think any other area has done this well. With the twists and turns everywhere and no light sources it actually feels like a cave, which i love.
Then there is Gravelord Nito, he fits this area perfectly. What better place for the lord of death and desease to rest then a cave full of undead skeletons overlooking Lost Izalith and Ash lake. When it comes to gameplay Nito isnt the best fight but definitly not close to the worst and is still really cool. His lore is also really interesting to me.
What do you think? Why/why not is Tomb Of The Giants good? Are there any other areas you think are underrated? Why/why not
Let me know! im interested in what you guys think!