A new run has just been validated on speedrun.com!
PC - Any% in 01h 06m 05s by Darnok_PL - 1st place
Submitted: 21/06/2021 Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:This run was perfect (I don't know if I had any bigger mistakes). Half of the time loss was due to me not doing Iron Moutains 3 OoB skip, which saves 20s, but is scary (especially when your hands shake).
Hunchman801 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:37 pm
You're on a roll, Darnok! Now that's over a minute and a half faster than the previous record (not counting the one you held for a day or two before beating it again ), congrats.
Well, a blind race means that people are running a game that they don't know (or they haven't at least practiced speedrun strategies before). There were apparently many Rayman 1 gamers who are "bad" at Rayman 2.
Yes As I find other categories "dead" at the moment - too hard to me to realisticly compete them, I came on idea of "returning to the roots". It seems that there are also more gamers interested in this kind of movemement-focused speedrun.
Well, the glitchless run I made was my only attempt ever - and probably contained mistakes. Also I was not going for some skips, which are still possible/allowed in glitchless - mostly based on damage boost or movement mechanics. Getting sub 1h30m would look like a nice goal to me, but I have no clue, if it is realistic - glitchless is a baby category though.
Hmm, I have started a research for lum route and allowed skips already (actually even glitchless has some skips!) - without even watching my old run, because it was a poor attempt, without preparation, not taken serious.