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  Hugh

If you have any questions feel free to leave them down below or feel free to contact me on Skype at dylan8915

 
  Arsene1412

There should be a category for PS2, please add it!

 
  LuckyRicohard

Anyone have any interest in helping to finds skips?

 
  Damarshm0nster

Yes, LuckyRicohard. I spent a little bit of time attempting to find skips, like attempting to go out of bounds in areas like the library but found no luck. This was around 2 years ago though and wasn't trying that hard but if you have any ideas on areas that might be let me know. 🙂

 
  cclos522

loved playing this game as a kid. I've never speedran before but thinking of starting with this game. Is this a good game to start speed running on?

 
  Damarshm0nster

It doesn't have any skips or glitches involved meaning that the game has a very low difficulty which is ideal for new speedrunners. It's not the shortest speedgame out there, so if you are someone who doesn't have long periods of time (at least 2 and half hours) to play this game then it might not be ideal to start with. There also isn't a speedrun guide for this game as I have struggled to find time to make one but maybe one day I will find the time to do so. However you are able to load chapters, so practicing areas you struggle with makes the game quite speedrunner friendly. As one of the first speedruns I did, I can definitely say it is one of the easier speedgames to learn, but it enjoyable so if you have any questions about the run feel free to message me on discord.

 
  SnarfyPeepwell

Quick question: Is there any certain level that is harder than the rest of the game to speedrun? I've had a lot of trouble with the library level in the past years, so I will naturally start there, but is there a problem for you people with any of the levels? (I'm new to speedrunning)

 
  Damarshm0nster

The only real areas with real difficulty I can think of:
The first being Shandor Island when you need to fight two black slime monsters after you open the flood gates. If you are not careful you can die there and lose a lot of time.
The second being Central Park towards the end of the level you need to smash stone angels into the indestructible gate either slime tether or capture stream will work to break the gate, but the angels do A LOT of damage and Ray gets easily killed by them so you need to keep an eye on your health bar and the moment Ray goes down you need to revive him quickly.
Those are the two biggest areas that I would practice the others are relatively easy, maybe practice the Librarian fight just in case but you shouldn't die anywhere else. 🙂

 
  SnarfyPeepwell

Thanks, one more thing: Upgrades. What should I get?

 
  Damarshm0nster

It's been nearly two years since I ran this game so I have lost my speedrun notes, however I have added time stamps for each upgrade I get in WR run. Other upgrades either do nothing valuable or not worth getting,
Fast Trap 00:10:17 Pretty much required to get fast captures for the speedrun.
Boson Dart Supercharge 00:24:07 Needed for opera ghosts
Shock Blast Rate Increase 00:41:23 Needed to kill book golem quickly
Shock Blast Heat Reduction 00:45:52 Earliest Point you can get upgrade
Meson Collider Accelerator 01:21:20 The point where I buy the rest of the upgrades that might be useful.
Meson Collider Penetration 01:21:22
Slam Dunk Trapping 01:21:27
Slime Blower Force Increase 01:21:32
Reduced Slime Consumption 01:21:34
Hope this helps 🙂

 
  SnarfyPeepwell

While I was watching Damarsh's world record run, and it always said: "3000: Media Resource Decoding Error" when he killed the spiderwitch. Can anyone confirm or deny?

 
  Damarshm0nster

Due to the video being older there are decoding issues in a couple of places others being in the library during the first book Golem fight. As well as before the chairman fight. I was using my ipad and I didn't find the error message, so maybe try using the mobile app. If that doesn't fix it let me know and I will try and get the video uploaded somewhere else. Good Luck 🙂

 
  SnarfyPeepwell

I noticed there was no message on my phone, but instead, the video skipped ahead 2 or 3 seconds. BTW, I tried speedrunning it today and had no trouble with the angels, but I did die at the sewer part where you fight the 2 black slime monsters. I didn't die to the monster, instead one of the crawlers ONE SHOT me. I'm sad

 
  Damarshm0nster

Apologies to all runs I missed I've been dark on speedrunning for the past 2 months all times have been now been updated. If you submit runs and they haven't been updated within two weeks feel free to PM me on discord and I will update ASAP.

 
  Damarshm0nster

Hey guys I'm looking to add some rules to the Any% (PS2,Wii,PSP) category in particular on when runs should start and end. I was thinking about changing it so the timer starts when you gain control of your character rather then when the two games line up. But I wanted to get other peoples opinions on this before I made any changes...

 
  RStantz111

I start the timer when i get control of the character to start the first mission instead of when they line up because they don't directly line up until you get to the hotel