Dark Souls 2 normally gives players a third-person perspective as they roll and parry their way through its gauntlet of opponents, but ... well, you know how the modding community feels about norms. The above YouTube video, posted by user Benzoin-Gum, demonstrates a PC mod that makes DS2's journey a first-person affair, right down to battles against invading players.
As explained in the video's description, the mod "tells the game's camera to permanently stay zoomed in" and allows for the field of view to be adjusted according to personal comfort. The description also notes that turning sensitivity is particularly lacking with controllers, so a keyboard-and-mouse loadout is strongly recommended.
A download link for the mod is included in the video's description, but since it's from a third-party source, venture forth with the same caution you use to persevere in Drangleic.