Now, not only did I bother to finish Demon's Souls, but I bothered to pass it on the unlocked harder difficulty immediately afterward. Why?! A friend justifiably noted that I "can't really say that I didn't enjoy it," but the emotions behind the second playthrough were weird; like I had "killed the game" but the only way to "twist the knife" was to pass it on "Hard." Don't tell me about a higher difficulty, if it exists. Just let me be done.