Yeah I felt exactly the same with demon's souls - took about 5 attempts with different characters till I 'got it'.
Only got to Undead Parish, so got tons to go.
That's a cool moment when it clicks - I'm jealous
Today was the day I finally "Got" Dark Souls, I'm a happy man.
Combat is frustratingly fair.
Judging by this thread (Which I had been uncomprehending of up till now) I have a long haul ahead and a box full of controllers to throw against the wall. Happy days?
Whereabouts are you in the game?
I have tried to start it any number of times, just was never feeling it, but gave it one long session, did some research into the moves, and that helped alot. When I killed the Black Knight and the especially the Taurus Demon the feeling of exhilaration was epic.
Having a look at the Dark souls guide I have, I see the amount of work that has gone into the game is astounding, but I am not gonna use the guide (much) because I want to enjoy the journey.
The sense of exhilaration only gets better too.
Along with all the swearing