I have both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, and I've hardly touched them. I've played more Demon’s Souls; I've spent at least ten or more hours into that, but when it comes to that game, that's hardly anything. I've spent at least five in Dark Souls, though I haven't really gone anywhere. I don't know, I know I can beat them if I take the time, and I do think those games are great, but for some reason I don't feel like putting all the time I need to into those. I've read about people going through them at level one, but I imagine I won't do that, not because I can't, but because since I haven't really played them, I can't even imagine doing that.
For me, I want to upgrade as much as I feel is needed, and the biggest problem is sitting for one session just going back and forth in the same area doing that, and I don't know how long it'll take me to want to go to a new section. I just hate the thought of not progressing for a long time. Should I just stop dilly dallying and get through them? The biggest factor in me not wanting to play them is just the time I have to spend playing the game in a small section without progressing further. Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but as far as I can tell, the game isn't at all hard to understand. I don't have a problem with games that are long; just how these games make me stay in an area doing the same thing over and over until I'm powerful enough to progress.
Oh, and yes, I know Demon's Souls will be going offline sometime soon.