While it was happening there weren't many moments where I didn't have Summer Games Done Quick playing in the background on the TV. Watching people speedrun games is a nice thing to do when you are caring for an infant and since it was going all day long, if I had to be up at 3am I could turn it on. There were so many incredible runs but I wanted to showcase a couple I liked the most.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Blood_Thunder did a particularlly impressive speedrun of Wolfenstein: The New Order linked above. This one features a very fun prank he pulled on the audience and SGDQ itself which was hilarious to experience live. I also donated during this stream so watch it for a special Cheerful Ghost shoutout! Woooo!

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

One of the more impressive things I watched was Romscout running Castlevania: Symphony of the Night completely blindfolded! At one point in the stream he gets confused and gets a bit of help but he completely beats the game blindfolded! He progressed based entirely on muscle memory and sound queues.


Fallout 4

BubblesDelFuego ran Fallout 4 in 1:05:09 marking the first year Fallout 4 was run at a Games Done Quick event. On the couch supporting him was the speedrunner for Skyrim and also Blood_Thunder that ran Fallout 4. There is much cross pollination between runners of Bethesda games as they often utilize a common engine so methods and glitches can be shared among games.


Diablo 2

MrLlamaSC runs everyones favorite demon murder simulator in 1:44:51. I shared one of his runs before because I love this game so much I can't stop myself. It's not quite the same run from last year and he runs it with a Druid, so you should check this out as it plays out very differently than before even though some of the main run points are similar.


Super Metroid Race

The Super Metroid Race between oatsngoats, sweetnumb, zoast & Behemoth87 was one of the last runs of the event and a total nail biter. I was absolutely floored with how it ended making for one of the more intense runs i've seen. I don't want to spoil it but as i've said, it ends differently that you would expect. Since they all decided on a run that favored time and was much more difficult it made for some really crazy moments you need to experience.


Super Mario RPG

Super Mario RPG is on my list of shame yet I really enjoyed this run because the game seems really good and also a very hard game to run. If you've never played this game, this is a good chance to get it all!



DrTChops completes Skyrim in a blistering 46:20! Another great thing about this run is that DrTChops is also very fun and explains the run as he goes through it.


Two Worlds

This might be one of the most funny and short speedruns i've ever seen. Shaddex completes this in 2:36 and I can't think of a better way to spend a couple minutes.


SGDQ 2016 was a really great event and if you have any runs you liked I didn't share let me know what they were in the comments below!

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/17/2016 at 04:08am

I watched a few of these after the fact. The Two Worlds run was hilarious.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/17/2016 at 04:59am

It was. My favorite part was when he jumped the fence. The speedrunner is a God.

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