@papalazarou - you can't get back to the tutorial area but don't worry, the only things you could have got by surviving is stuff that you'll find in the main game anyway.|
Shield up ( unless you're attempting a backstab)
Lock on to standard enemies and let them hit your shield before you attack
Endurance is a vital statistic to upgrade. It governs how much stamina you have which constantly gets depleted by attacking, blocking and running. You can't have enough endurance
Search 1-1 (boleteria ) thoroughly. Do not leave there till you find 2 rings that are extremely useful
Don't pull loads of monsters at once. Demons souls monsters are at least as hard as you are and if you get cocky you will die. A lot.
Dying is not a bad thing. Use it to learn why you died.
Once you have completed 1-1 the game opens up a lot and you can go to a lot of places
psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips