- Sep 20, 2018
What is this thread about?
Sharing videos and general discussion about Speedruns!
What is Speedrunning?
As speedrun.com puts "Speedrunning is when an individual attempts to beat part or all of a video game as quickly as possible. This can include individual levels, specific objectives, or unique limitations as decided by the community or player. "
One of the aspects of speedrunning are the different categories that the runner can partake in such as, but not limited:
- Any%: or fastest completion, refers to completing the game as quickly as possible, and often involves sequence breaking.
- 100%: or full completion, requires the player to complete the game to its fullest. This often includes collecting all key items or upgrades, finding all secret features, or anything else that may be deemed important. Specific requirements for a 100% speedrun are different depending on the game.
- Low%: or minimalist completion, requires the player to complete the game by obtaining the fewest key items or upgrades possible. If the fastest way to complete the game already involves the player picking up the fewest key items or upgrades, a low% category may not exist for that game's speedruns.
- Glitchless, typically a subcategory of one of the above categories. Glitchless runs, as the name implies, are absent of glitches, but may still allow exploits that don't break the game.
While some categories may not appeal to everyone (usually the ones where the runner is breaking and glitching through the game) they still are valid runs.
Dark Souls Remastered
It's the current ANY% World Record (at the time of this thread creation) for Darks Souls Remastered. Most of the bosses are skipped, though it' still an impressive feat.
It goes so fast that I can barely notice what boon the runner is choosing.
It's a game that was released recently, but has a good potential for speedruns.