So I've never played demon souls because I don't own a ps3, so I jumped right into dark souls without any experience.
I picked a thief, and so far everything has been going good, I'm just pass the tutorial where the giant bird picks you up. Anyway, so what are the benefits of dual wielding? Do I get any stat bonuses or something? It seems like my attacks only swing with one weapon at a time, and I'm mainly just using my mainhand attack. Can I parry while dual wielding? Is it just cosmetic??????