Demon's Souls Cheats :
FiGht the Old One Early
If you manage to beat the nigh-impossible Vanguard at the end of the tutorial you will be transported to a new area. You can see a massive dragon outside the windows. If you explore around, you can find many soldier's souls, and other items. However, once you run outside, the Old One will punch you straight in the face and kill you immediately, thus sending you to the Nexus anyways.