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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:43 pm

I've found that if you want to view legit non-cheat game runs on YouTube or whatever it's better to search for "longplays." "Speed run" is essentially synonymous with save-states, hacking, whatever... I don't find that kind of thing very interesting.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Ack Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:55 pm

BurningDoom wrote:
Ack wrote:Actually, there are some disturbingly fast speed runs of both of those games in less than half an hour.


I don't believe it, unless they're using a Game Genie. Maybe Battle of Olympus, but Dragon Warrior games take far too much grinding to be able to beat in an hour.


You'd be surprised. Some folks just happen to know a game so well they can blaze through it in no time, or understand all the tricks needed to quickly pass through an area or get better equipment.

According to the Speed Demos Archive, the current fastest for Battle of Olympus is 31 minutes, 9 seconds:

http://speeddemosarchive.com/BattleOfOlympus.html

A few others that will sicken you:

Final Fantasy VI - 4 hours 48 minutes
Metroid - 15 minutes 36 seconds
Castlevania - 12 minutes 6 seconds
Breath of Fire - 4 hours 35 minutes
Lufia II - 3 hours, 24 minutes

Should probably be noted that these guys do not accept emulated playthroughs. These aren't tool-assisted runs, they are recorded directly from a console.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:37 pm

That's both kind of awesome and kind of sad...
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by BurningDoom Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:40 pm

Ack wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
Ack wrote:Actually, there are some disturbingly fast speed runs of both of those games in less than half an hour.


I don't believe it, unless they're using a Game Genie. Maybe Battle of Olympus, but Dragon Warrior games take far too much grinding to be able to beat in an hour.


You'd be surprised. Some folks just happen to know a game so well they can blaze through it in no time, or understand all the tricks needed to quickly pass through an area or get better equipment.

According to the Speed Demos Archive, the current fastest for Battle of Olympus is 31 minutes, 9 seconds:

http://speeddemosarchive.com/BattleOfOlympus.html

A few others that will sicken you:

Final Fantasy VI - 4 hours 48 minutes
Metroid - 15 minutes 36 seconds
Castlevania - 12 minutes 6 seconds
Breath of Fire - 4 hours 35 minutes
Lufia II - 3 hours, 24 minutes

Should probably be noted that these guys do not accept emulated playthroughs. These aren't tool-assisted runs, they are recorded directly from a console.


Okay, but you said "less than half an hour."
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:47 pm

The Adventures of Bayou Billy in 24:28!

I bet Luke could beat that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Blu Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:47 pm

Wow, that Castlevania speedrun. Genius.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Luke Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:49 pm

BurningDoom wrote:He means not all NES games are quick to beat. Try beating the Dragon Warrior games or Battle of Olympus in under an hour.


And considering my post, that is why I asked "Huh"? Read.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Luke Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:53 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:The Adventures of Bayou Billy in 24:28!

I bet Luke could beat that.


I could beat it in 23 days and 20 hours!

The difficulty of BB is just dumb. Not only that, but half of everything is luck. Hit detection is luck of the draw.
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by Ack Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:25 pm

BurningDoom wrote:Okay, but you said "less than half an hour."


Hey, if you wanna snipe me over 1 minute 9 seconds, or 28 minutes 51 seconds shorter than your claim, that's cool. The TAC runs for this (using emulators) are down to 10 minutes 40 seconds, though it also manipulates a glitch which causes you to rapidly move backwards.

http://tasvideos.org/590M.html
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Re: Games Beaten 2013

by BurningDoom Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 pm

Ack wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:Okay, but you said "less than half an hour."


Hey, if you wanna snipe me over 1 minute 9 seconds, or 28 minutes 51 seconds shorter than your claim, that's cool[/url]


Or twice as long as you claimed, if you want to look at it that way.

But I was talking more about Dragon Warrior, since I did say this, before you even posted those numbers:

BurningDoom wrote:Maybe Battle of Olympus, but Dragon Warrior games take far too much grinding to be able to beat in an hour.
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