I was a hundred miles away from home. My best friend started a white PS3 and a game straight from Japan. All I remember was fire. And that I was afraid. "Do you wanna play?", he asked. "No. I rather watch", I replied, felling like a kid afraid to lose all his friends marbles.
That was Demons' souls. Thirty years from now, if I can't remember anything else, I'm sure I'll still remember the fear. When you think about it, it's all there in the wonderful intro cut scene.