+1 to this making you sound like a dick. You're doing exactly what you criticize Patrick for doing.
Don't let a word like hardcore get to you like that. That word lost all meaning a long time ago. Don't pretend to speak for everyone that played those games more than once either. By that hardcore definition i'm a hardcore Dark Souls player, having beat it multiple time. But then i apparently played it wrong or not hardcore enough since i used a shield most of the time?