one of these days I'm gonna have to play this series. You guys recommend Demon or Dark to start with? I know I'd find them interesting and cool, but at the same time all the difficulty talk makes me nervous that I'll rage quit.
I'd say definitely start with Demon's Souls. No reason not to really. Maybe even look into King's Field and Shadow Tower... not sure if you'd be able to get into them though. It's an awesome journey to play through all of From's RPGs and watch the games and their grasp on the genre evolve.
I would offer to help with Demon's Souls but I don't have the NA release which I'm assuming is what you'll get, so we wouldn't be able to do co-op. I know the games and how difficult they are is talked up a lot, but really be prepared for some brutality. I mean it's not insurmountable, but playing through the games solo is rough.
Haven't got the platinum for Dark Souls yet but I should be able to get it with like 20-30 more hours.
I've read some of your post. I'm not impressed