Deep down inside, I know Demon's Souls is 2009's Game of the Year. Other titles - Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, and the like - look better on paper, and they have that high=grade production polish that makes a game seem less gamey. Demon's Souls is different. It's a living, breathing game that punishes often, rewards rarely and always beckons.
It's also the saddest game I've ever played.