General Speedrunning Thread - Gotta Go Fast

I like to watch speed runs of games that I think I know fairly well. The skill and timing, especially in games like Dark Souls is pretty impressive. It’s awesome to watch someone make a game you struggled with look laughably easy.

Summer Games Done Quick started this morning! Schedule was posted upthread, but here it is again: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule

Still coming up today will be Warcraft 3 (undead), Majora’s Mask, Doom 2016, and Resident Evil 4

Anyone else watching the last few hours of this? Mario Maker was fantastic. Ocarina of Time up next then FFVI to finish.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to see any of it! I was traveling all week and really couldn’t find time. I still want to watch the FFVI run for sure.

Couldn’t find time to watch a speedrun? Gimme a break ;-)

Heads up. AGDQ just kicked off. A whole week of Speedrun fun.

Not for everyone but I love the buzz around the event.

Power Up With Pride, Pride themed speedrun marathon, is running this weekend raising money for the Trevor Project.

https://horaro.org/puwp2021/schedule

AGDQ is this week! One thing I appreciate about the event is that they don’t solely stick to the classics - they mix it up from event to event. This time around, there are quite a few recent games that might interest some:

  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal
  • It Takes Two

Full schedule here:
https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule

If GDQ is Game Done Quick, what does the A in AGDQ stand for?

I thought I’d find out from clicking the link, but that only has the acronym.

‘Awesome’.

Yep, they do Awesome Games Done Quick in January each year, and Summer Games Done Quick in the summer (I don’t recall exactly when).

I see, they get the Awesome games out of the way in the winter time.

Also, here’s the broadcast for anyone interested:

Their YouTube channel also has them split up by game so you can search more easily later on (lags by about a day): https://www.youtube.com/c/gamesdonequick

So AGDQ has come and gone, with a lot of really interesting runs. This one in particular is worth checking out if you missed it - a dude plays through Sekiro in two hours. While blindfonded.

Yeah, these are bananas. I recall seeing some guy a while back doing N++ blindfolded which was like… waaaaaaat.

I’m still catching up on VODs, but my favorite run so far from AGDQ 2022 isn’t even a speedrun. It’s the StepMania mod exhibition:

I love the TomatoAnus (great name) speedrun walkthroughs on YouTube. He explains the tricks and exploits used to get their times.

Summoning Salt is also excellent, if a bit sophoric. He focuses on the history of speedrunning each game.

It’s that time again!

Schedule here: Games Done Quick

Scanning the list, here’s what looks most interesting to me personally, either because the game is newer or because I haven’t seen the game run before:

  • Mass Effect 1
  • Link’s Awakening (2019) - Race
  • GTA: Vice City
  • Halo Infinite
  • Final Fantasy VI with some kind of randomizer
  • Minecraft
  • Borderlands 2
  • Satisfactory
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Elden Ring, all remembrances

Great to see it back in person.