$60 well spent - Japanese guy beats Demon's Souls in less than an hour

No one ever said Demon's Souls was an especially meaty game, but its challenge and difficulty seemed to offer gamers at least a somewhat worthwhile experience. But what happens if you're the kind of gamer who can speed through any mind-bendingly tough challenge without a problem? Allow us to introduce YouTube user alternalw.

The player, who also calls himself "God," managed to pull off one of the craziest speed runs we've ever seen. The guy - or girl? - managed to blast through the entire game in just 54 minutes and 54 seconds.

Above: This is not a game that most people can just run through

The entire run has been put up on YouTube in a total of five parts. "Im God who can beat my time? no one," writes the user in the description of each video.

The bigger question is how much time he put into the game before being able to pull off such an accomplishment. Demon's Souls came out in Japan, where alternalw is from, in February of last year. We envision alternalw as a rabid gamer who did nothing but play Demon's Souls for the last 20 months.

But hey, if you're wrack your brains and thumbs out over a game, it's not a bad one to pick. Demon's Souls average Gamerankings review score is 90%. Many of these reviews called out the game's intense difficulty. A translated version of leading Japanese game mag Famitsu reads summed up the gameplay by calling Demon's Souls "a game you learn how to play by losing -- you'll face sudden death frequently."

Yet, it's possible to overcome all those death traps. Watching this video is a thing to marvel. Here's part one:

[ Source: Kotaku ]

Oct 19, 2010

Sonic 4: World's first speedrun on Splash Hill Act 1
Sonic 2 Xbox 360 world record holder turns his hand to new Sonic. How fast will he be?


Demon's Souls review
One of the few must-buy PS3-exclusive RPGs


2009's best under-the-radar games
16 amazing titles you may have missed - or just ignored



We Recommend By ZergNet


  • Pyrovizard - October 19, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    jesus christ dudes got speed
  • Clovin64 - October 19, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    Holy... I also imagine that this guy did nothing but play Demon's Souls for the last 20 months. I could never put that much practice into a single game. I'd get too bored.
  • kuroda - October 19, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    could I really be first? nah fuck it
  • F4G1TR0N - October 19, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    Oh my god..
  • MooseHaveFeelingsToo - October 19, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    Soul? Sour? Sould? I lol'd.
  • SirGoldenSquareTheEleventyFirst - October 19, 2010 7:10 p.m.

    how could you get r and l mixed up? lol
  • JohnDagger - October 19, 2010 7:13 p.m. way....
  • Kipper - October 19, 2010 7:19 p.m.

    This game seems to have a lot of loading screens..... and corridors. Not my cup of tea.
  • ithurtstopoop - October 19, 2010 7:49 p.m.

  • admjwt - October 19, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    this is no way legit
  • Wallywarp - October 19, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    Thats not amazing, its really sad.
  • shadowreaper72 - October 19, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    Yeah and more than liely the dude has no freaking life cuz he spent the last 20 months in a basement with no lights playing the hell outta this game. Sad just sad
  • IsaacFenix - October 19, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    That is one hardcore otaku.
  • FalconMbuster - October 19, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    @shadowreaper72 @Wallywarp Why'ya gotta dis? Did you all even watch the video? He was mostly running past stuff and spamming the dodge roll. A few weeks of tries, tops. Its more a display of patience than patheticalness(Its a word!).
  • Maximous - October 19, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    In the first line you spelled "soul" wrong.
  • CHAINSAWhaxor - October 19, 2010 9:57 p.m.

    He skipped the tutorial!!!!! he can only do that on NG+, I call shenanagains!
  • Mamudo - October 19, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    Well color me impressed
  • Gameguy94 - October 19, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    even though I eventually rage quit this game(even though its mostly my fault I screwed up) I absolutly love this game and was hoping for DLC. I'll have to check this guy out and see how he did it.
  • revrock - October 19, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    It took me 2 hours just to beat that dragon that flies past you on the bridge. I never would have imagined someone speed running this game.
  • Stabby_Joe - October 19, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    Never understood speedruns, kind of lessens to experience, not "relishing" in the atmosphere... but then again games are ONLY toys in Japan I bet.

Showing 1-20 of 29 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000


Connect with Facebook

Log in using Facebook to share comments, games, status update and other activity easily with your Facebook feed.