The lights are on
I don't consider myself an amazing gamer. One need only look at my Kirby's Epic Yarn video to see equal examples of success and failure while the controller is in my hand. Demon's Souls was different though. This is a game that's unrelentingly tough for virtually any gamer, so the fact that I was able to get through it and enjoy it is something I wear as a badge of honor.
Then YouTube user alternalw comes along and makes me look like a chump by completing the game in under an hour.
Check out this disturbingly good performance in the four videos below. All said, alternalw's playthrough clocks in at just under 55 minutes, which is...kind of insane.