Only a game like Dark Souls could beat your self-esteem down to this point: you break the speed run world record and still think the run sucks. That’s precisely what happened to Dark Souls player Kahmul78.
After being the first player to ever break 50 minutes with a 49:55 run, Kahmuhl still isn’t happy. In fact, he prefers his previous personal best of 50:09. He has good reason for the opinion. Kahmul’s 50:09 is pretty much flawless, but new strategies have been uncovered that help cut roughly 35 seconds from the time, meaning that Kahmul’s current record of 49:55 has a few tiny flaws in it. He expects he’ll beat the current world record again fairly soon.
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Still, watching this speed run — particularly as someone who isn’t tuned in to the Dark Souls speed run scene — is phenomenal. I can’t believe the speed and the ease with which Kahmul disposed of some of these bosses. Bosses that literally took me hours to defeat. My first playthrough of Dark Souls took 50 hours. This guy can beat it in less than 50 minutes.
Human beings are incredible.