That whooshing sound was you missing the entire point of a speedrun.Eleima said:Myst without any Ages? Like a few others before me, I am *not* impressed. I don't call that a "speedrun", I call that a "ruined run". The whole point of Myst was traveling to different worlds, discovering entire civilizations, and letting yourself get sucked in. No immersion there, that's for sure. Sure he beat the game, but did he get to actually play it as it was meant to be played? Nope, not in my book.
Speedrunning is about beating the game as quickly as possible. "The way it was meant to be played" has absolutely nothing to do with it. The entire point is to find the shortcuts and glitches that will get you to the end quickly. It's just that Myst is a terrible game for a speedrun since there isn't really that much skill to it and the only "shortcut" you're abusing is knowledge of information that you normally would have to get by playing "the right way."