People really like challenging themselves, but playing video games without being able to see the game is in a different dimension entirely.
It's taken 45 separate videos. The last one is around 3 hours long, although most of the recent videos have been between 90 minutes and two and a half hours.
But Zelda speedrunner Runnerguy2489 has finally done it — he's beaten Ocarina of Time. With a bag over his head. Blindfolded, although not in the classic way of actually tying something behind his head. That might lead to a little bit of cheating.
I'm actually a little suspicious as to how much he was able to see, although I imagine after eight or 10 hours you probably become fairly accustomed to the bag. And as he points out towards the end of the video, this challenge began just over a year ago.
"You never know what might just become an impossible task blindfolded," runnerguy2489 says. "There were times when I thought I wasn't going to get [100%]," he said after the final boss fight.
When you can't see, the simplest tasks become arduous. And that's really what makes this so astonishing. A year playing with a bag on your head.
Wonder what the neighbours would have thought if they ever caught a glimpse. If you want to see how difficult it was at the start, all the videos are here.