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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H4atoATpNE

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G3inB7txQ4

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4mA3W2m20o

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFI0a-uMD_U

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQBnXxBwwOo

Skyrim

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulYNPbuga_g

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NeR-bT3uv0

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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