Critical Gamer Writes: We've already banged on about the difficulty in our preview, but suffice to say only the best, most dedicated gamers need apply here. The question is: would they want to?
Demon's Souls is an RPG, and as such, you're presented with a character creation screen before you can start playing. Which one of the several classes you choose is more important than usual – it will dictate your play style whether you like it or not, to begin with at least. Think carefully about how much emphasis you want to put on melee combat, magic use, ranged attacks, etc – because if you don't, you'll regret it later.