Back in June 2013, German gamer “Kynos” – seen here toting the Buster Sword as mercenary Cloud Strife – completed a segmented run of Square’s 1997 RPG classic Final Fantasy VII in just 6 hr 44 min 49 sec.
The incredible time, which was verified by, remains unbeaten to this day.
Kenos spent thousands of hours practising his run, using a technique called “step counting” to optimise his time. 
The secret to his success? Watch the video below to find out, which was filmed during a special photoshoot for Kynos’ appearance in the new Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2017 book.
The Guinness World Records 2017 Edition and Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition are ideal gifts for would-be record breakers and people interested in jaw-dropping facts and feats.
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