I died a bunch on normal even... but usually because i tried so hard conserving ammo that i would think i could melee everyone. I let so much ammo go to waste by not using it because i believed i was supposed to conserve it, but i never ran out.... you can use it much more freely than the game teaches you IMO.
It's quite hard at first, but it'll get much easier once the game gives you more options and weapons. Just make sure to scavenge every nook and cranny before progressing through levels, and stealth kill as many enemies as you can to conserve resources.
Dark Souls isn't that hard either. It's more about observing environments carefully and having patience in general. --- PSN: GSPhantom But really, it's a battlefield! How do you compassionately stab someone?