hey man, well to everyone that decides to sit down and check out this site.  first off if you didnt reserve a copy of Demon's Souls the deluxe edition with the Perfect guide, than the stuff on this site can actually be SUPER helpful to you!  so thank the dude that made this.  this game is rediculously hard, it only has one difficulty setting, and that is damn hard with any character.  But, i mean it doesnt matter how many times you die, you just can seem to want to put it down.  I made it all the way through and defeated the first demon in the Castle, and past the dragons to the final boss of the level...i guess.  the fucker is hard and can kill you in two hits, if not one.  All depends on your HP, make sure that you go through and stock up on herbs, and have some sort of range weapons.