Holy shit! I just found the most amazing ring. You know thr tower that leads up to the Taurus boss fight and there is the badass hard enemy at the bottom? Well I beat him (wasn't hard this time) by backstabbing him a few times and he dropped a ring called Havel's Ring and it raised my equip load to 81!!! I already had it at 56 after boosting Endurance to 20. Now I can wear my awesome Stone Armor that is 91 (holy shit!!! I had been wearing the default one I got which was 28) defense and the Stone Helm that is 35 def.
Trial, error and patience are your friend in these games. I completed Demon's Souls but not without almost committing suicide over how unforgiving it is.
When you do finally "get it" though its amazing. Certainly in my top 3 PS3 games.
So I started Demon's Souls again. Playing as a barbarian this time since whatever I was before wasn't good (or it was, and I just suck...probably that).
Already died a bunch of times (obv), but I feel like I'm better at the beginning here than I was 4 hours into my previous game. I'm gonna stick at it and try to get reasonably good, and at some point I'll likely go ahead and buy Dark Souls. I'm a fan of this kind of game and there's been too much praise heaped on it for me to skip it entirely. Probably won't pick it up until around Christmas time, or at least until after I have Arkham City and Skyrim in my paws, but yeah...that asshole Seph's stories have sold me.
Also, here's an awesome quote on Dark Souls:
It's your first day in prison, and the biggest, toughest inmate makes it clear that he has "plans for you, cutie". BUT the guy is Alexander Skarsgard-handsome. So you're understandably terrified about the things that are about to happen to your butt, but kind of nervous and excited at the same time. This is how the release of Dark Souls makes me feel.