Fallout New Vegas Speed Run

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Earth, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    So some guy beat Fallout New Vegas in under 20 minutes.

    http://kotaku.com/fallout-new-vegas-beaten-in-under-20-minutes-for-a-new-1771203899

    I guess people do this shit to beat world records and stuff but I really don't see the point. Anyone else do this? Personally I play games to, well, play games, but I guess for some people it's about seeing how much they can push a game's limits one way or another.

    Anyway, thoughts?
     
  2. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    Speed runs, no, but I do dead is dead.
     
  3. FlashBash64

    FlashBash64 The High Roller

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    Mar 20, 2016
    I can see the enjoyment out of speedruns, but I don't get it when people use exploits to do the speedrun. Seems like it really kills a lot of the fun.
     
  4. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    I recall there was a guy who played through all of New Vegas and its DLCs without healing. That's pretty neat. I guess it gets you into the news if anything.

    Speed runs bother me though. It's the fact that they cheat to get there and that they reduce this work that someone's made into some dumb achievement. You don't read a book just to see how fast you can read it.
     
  5. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

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    Oct 28, 2014
    I can understand why people do speedruns. It's not so much that they want to toss out all the work the devs have done, it's a combination of "why not" and curiosity. As in "how fast could the game be completed in one sitting?"

    The way I see it, speedruns are harmless unless one only bought the game with the only intention being to beat it really fast. Then that would be ignoring the games content outright. But if you've completed the campaign a few times, then why not?
     
  6. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

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    Sep 9, 2015
    He just beat Fallout 3 like that as well, which is frankly fucking amazing considering how heavily stacked against that sort of play that game is. If you want a real speed run that doesn't use glitches and actually has a reason for the speed being necessary (ie, he's on hardcore mode and isn't allowed to drink or eat, has to beat the game before dying of thirst), then check out his Don't Starve run:

    (edit: He also plays it as permadeath, so it's not a case that he can just spam stimpacks either)

     
  7. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    If I remember correctly New Vegas speedruns are kind of shitty, it's just running straight to Vegas and telling Yes-Man to ignore everyone.
     
  8. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    After so many hours in FNV it's fun to amp up the difficulty. Not long ago I did a gunslinger permadeath where I only wore a gamblers suit and used revolvers.
     
  9. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

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    Jan 20, 2016
    Speedrunning's fun. Exploits aren't something I normally do in a game as open as New Vegas, but I like to skip directly to Vegas by running like hell through Sloan.

    New Vegas is a great game for doing all kinds of shit (I personally prefer no kill runs) and it really shows the game's flexibility.

    I was just watching this video today and now I really want to try it.
     
  10. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

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    Sep 9, 2015
    Yup, I mentioned that very thing at the start of my Fallout 3 retrospective. New Vegas is amazingly well thought out in how it lets you play damn near however the hell you like.
     
  11. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    I guess it's just the way people play. I've played through the campaign over and over again, and while I know I could do no-kill runs or try to do a speed-run or permadeaths, honestly I just want to be enveloped in the story and develop my character.

    I don't think I've ever done a no-death run, even when my character has been pacifistic.
     
  12. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 29, 2015
    Tried a no kill-run ( where my character was a hobbit , lots of fun ) but it made me notice that the first part of the game is meant to be more linear and doesn't give you that many choices . You can avoid combat if you try but in places like the bison steve you feel like the game doesn't want you to . Eventually i gave up .
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  13. FlameBot

    FlameBot First time out of the vault

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    Aug 9, 2016
    That is ridiculous