Critical Gamer Writes: Demon's Souls is hard.
When we say hard, we don't mean 'quite difficult'. We mean 'the tutorial has a boss'. Specifically, we mean 'the tutorial has a huge boss whose sole purpose is to send you to the next area by killing you with humiliating ease'. So in case you were wondering, no; the game's infamous difficulty doesn't seem to have been tampered with for the North American release.