Originally Posted by 15130
So according to you exploiting computer logic doesn't require talent ? It may be a different category than a "regular" speedrun, but really finding glitches and bending software is totally legit
Speed runs were always "get through the entire game as fast as you can", usually in one sitting. Key words, entire game. When you skip entire sections, it is no longer a speed run, it's an "I started at the first point, and ended at the final boss battle". Sure, they're entertaining, and it's even impressive that they took the time to learn and master all these glitches in perfect sequence *which is what they did, and I'm confident with a lack of a personal/outdoor/business/sex life, any other person here or in the gaming community could pull of such a feat - with that amount of practice, but a legitimate "speed run"? Not really. Speed run with an asterisk.
Edit: inb4 obligatory "Let's see you do it then!". You obviously missed the entire point.