I've actually never played the game on hard. Will join in on this. This doesn't mean you get out of playing Demon's Souls, though, MM.
Tonight, we shall play. Finally.
The game hates me. I was playing with Wenlan the other night, and I was suddenly forced to log off PSN, then log right back on, so that I was stuck in the middle of 4-2 all alone. A few seconds later, a Black Phantom invaded my world and killed me in two hits. =/