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Sonic Generations Speedrun thread (spoilers abound here)

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by ancara, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. ancara

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    Since I figured that a lot of us will likely be trying to get the best times here in various acts in Sonic Generations, a topic for such things would be a great way for us to be able to discuss this kind of thing without cluttering up the main megathread with it.

    Basically, disscuss speedruns that you have tried to do in the game, post your best times (bonus points for videos of speedruns :v: ), give tips for how one can improve their times in each act, and all that fun stuff here.

    Just to remind you all, since this is discussing speedruns for ALL acts and stuff, there will likely be spoilers here of later stages in the game, so if you don't wish to see any spoilers until you get and play the game yourself, don't look in here, alright?


    Anyways, I'll start off myself with some times: About 1:23-ish for GHZ act 1, and 1:56-ish for Speed Highway act 2 so far. I have quite a few acts left to go through before I have a time for every act, but I'm getting there......I have a feeling CPZ act 1 is going to be a bit of a pain to get a good time with, isn't it?

    So then, if you have any times/videos/tips and such to post, do it here. I'm sure this'll be a fun thread for us all to enjoy, right? :v:

    edit: By request, also placing a list of peoples' XBL/PSN/Steam username here, for if ya wanna add them to see how you compare to others.

    XBL:
    Positive Josh - Josh
    bcornelia - corneliab
    Ironsharp01 - HarrisonJ
    Akson Jackson - Sokaris
    Firstkirbyever - 1stkirbyever
    PJMan586 - Dark Sonic
    rika chou - Rika Chou
    Tiranno - Tiranno
    Cyrus Parker - Cyrus Parker
    omgNova - Nova
    Zack Quivers - Chimpo
    FedoraFred
    redchaoschao94 - Mykonos
    Vangar2 - Vangar
    ThunderPX - ThunderPX
    Cinos Hedgean - SpadeRunner
    ST1V - Stiv
    RDude09 - RGamer2009
    CrappyBlueLuigi - Crappy Blue Luigi
    BadWolf18787 - Jen
    JaxTH - JaxTH
    KOHPelord - Pelord
    STHX - STHX
    AkuNoOuji - Shadow Fire
    Saikuran - Sonic Warrior TJ

    PSN:
    Spindash54 - Spindash54
    ancara22 - ancara
    firinmalazor - zallirog
    ExactlyAsPlanned - Tylinos
    Wofl_house - Gin and Sonic
    Vinchenz_Rock - Vinchez
    BeardG87 - Demi
    PancakePanda - Dannyboy
    Goryuck - Goryuck
    ThunderPX - ThunderPX
    jimmyhedgehog - Jimmy Hedgehog

    Steam:
    PositiveJosh - Josh
    harrisonj_17 - HarrisonJ
    Bio-Frost - Biofrost
    Krigo - Krigo
    Diablohead UK _ - Diablohead
    TimmiT9 - TimmiT
    Hodgy100 - Hodgy
    Azzuy - Azu
    Infiniti359 - Infiniti
    ThunderPX - ThunderPX
    shadevortex - Shade Vortex
    Ch1pper - Ch1pper
    BlackDragonHunt - Insalubrious
    _ArMaGeDoN_ - Dustarma


    edit edit: Also will now have a list of everyone's times for each act, so we can keep track of who's awesome, and who's failing (like me. :v: ). Spoiler'd because it'll get huge.


    Green Hill Zone:
    Act 1:
    Tiranno - 0:44.19
    ST1V - 0:47:24
    Goryuck - 0:49.49
    BeardG87 - 58.56
    ancara22 - 1:06.29
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 1:07.24
    Act 2:
    omgNova - 1:48.59
    Cinos Hedgean - 1:49.13
    Goryuck - 1:54.94
    ancara22 - 2:12.31
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 2:23.78

    Chemical Plant Zone:
    Act 1:
    Goryuck - 1:04.94
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 1:17.83
    ancara22 - 1:23.44
    Act 2:
    bcornelia - 1:39:96
    Firstkirbyever - 1:40.78
    Goryuck - 2:25.82
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 2:42.05
    ancara22 - 2:56.18

    Sky Sanctuary Zone:
    Act 1:
    Goryuck - 1:11.19
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:17.92
    ancara22 - 3:18.81
    Act 2:
    StriCNYN3 - 1:50:53
    Goryuck - 2:46.95
    ancara22 - 3:29.69
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:29.73

    Speed Highway:
    Act 1:
    PJMan586 - 1:35.36
    Goryuck - 1:49.67
    ancara22 - 2:41.53
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:27.59
    Act 2:
    bcornelia - 1:39:58
    firinmalazor - 1:47.48
    Goryuck - 2:20.20
    ancara22 - 2:42.18
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:18.20

    City Escape:
    Act 1:
    Goryuck - 1:43.87
    ancara22 - 2:18.57
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 2:30.03
    Act 2:
    Goryuck - 2:33.56
    ancara22 - 3:18.95
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:26.94

    Seaside Hill:
    Act 1:
    Goryuck - 2:05.74
    ancara22 - 2:33.83
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:00.94
    Act 2:
    PARASOL(until lolIGN is posted) - 2:43.20
    Goryuck - 3:00.20
    ancara22 - 3:29.14
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:41.55

    Crisis City:
    Act 1:
    Goryuck - 2:01.12
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:59.58
    ancara22 - 4:24.96

    Act 2:
    bcornelia - 1:44:91
    Goryuck - 2:15.25
    ancara22 - 2:54.81
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:39.03

    Rooftop Run:
    Act 1:
    Goryuck - 2:39.67
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 4:07.16
    ancara22 - 5:06.01

    Act 2:
    Goryuck - 2:58.78
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 3:27.25
    ancara22 - 3:36.06

    Planet Wisp:
    Act 1:
    Firstkirbyever - 2:25.79
    Goryuck - 4:53.61
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 5:23.03
    ancara22 - 7:01.70

    Act 2:
    shadevortex - 4:07.95
    Goryuck - 6:32.64
    ExactlyAsPlanned - 6:52.16
    ancara22 - 7:20.69



    Bosses:

    Death Egg Robot:
    Normal:
    Hard:

    Perfect Chaos:
    Normal:
    Hard:

    Egg Dragoon:
    Normal:
    Hard:
    Namo - 3:46

    Metal Sonic:
    Normal:
    Hard:

    Shadow:
    Normal:
    Hard:

    Silver:
    Normal:
    Hard:

    I'll periodically update it if any new changes happen. Also, if your times improve, say so and I'll update it, alright?

    edit edit edit: Decided now to include a thing for 30-second trial scores as well. If ya wanna show your current score, post it. Then we can see who's done the best, alright?

    Green Hill Zone:
    act 1:
    Goryuck - 987.9
    act 2:
    Goryuck -

    Chemical Plant Zone:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    Sky Sanctuary Zone:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    CrappyBlueLuigi - 444.3
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    Speed Highway:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    City Escape:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    Seaside Hill:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    Crisis City:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    CrappyBlueLuigi - 512.2
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    Rooftop Run:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    act 2:
    Goryuck

    Planet Wisp:
    act 1:
    Goryuck
    CrappyBlueLuigi - 283.8
    act 2:
    Goryuck
     
  2. Blivsey

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  3. ancara

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    Eeeeeeyup, Seaside Hill act 1 is being a pain to get a good run in.

    They weren't kidding when it was said it would be a pain to at least get a good time for it. Knowing my luck, Crisis City's acts will destroy my will to live if this is an indication of anything.

    It's alright though, I didn't need my sanity anyways. :v:

    Any good tips on SSH act 1 so as to not fail at it? Would be lovely help for everyone on that act, myself included.
     
  4. Solaris Paradox

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    On my butt in front of the computer. Where else?
    I'm working on working up the willpower to work on learning how to make my own Sonic fangames. Not quite there yet.
    True, but it has that "Aquatic Ruin Zone" quality to it, where you really feel like a badass when you manage to keep yourself out of the water. That kind of water level is exactly the kind of water level I love to see in Sonic games.

    The Modern level has a lot of 3D platforming in it, so it'll take practice to speedrun through. The Classic level is actually really good, though, and especially satisfying to completely destroy with the Thunder Shield equipped.

    The water sections involve a lot of tricky jumps in the upper paths that make it possible to pretty much never touch the water at all, or to at least remain near the surface for the duration of them. You'll probably fail massively at this until you've practiced it—abusing the Start Over option in the Xbox LIVE ranking attack to practice these without losing lives would be good. If all you care about is beating it well in story mode,
    the Aqua Shield is a no-brainer, mostly because of the insane air its bounce attack gives you in this game
    , but if you're looking for leaderboard runs, obviously you'll need to master the stage without any skill power-ups whatsoever.
     
  5. ancara

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    Thanks for the tip, dude. Managed to get 2:33.83 just now with this thing.

    Methinks that's good enough for my best run, tbh. I mean, that's about 8th place on the leaderboards right now, so until more play that act on there, I'm happy with what I got. :v:
     
  6. Spindash54

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    Can we also use this topic to place our XBL/PSN/Steam ID's so we actually have friends to track stats against?

    PSN: Spindash54
     
  7. ancara

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    Good idea, list thing added to first post. Also added my own PSN username as well.

    I just finished getting times for both acts of 6/9 stages so far. Have to beat Perfect Chaos in story mode to get to do the other three, but I'll get to that in time. :v:
     
  8. Josh

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    STEAM: PositiveJosh
    XBLA: Positive Josh

    I'll probably mostly be on Steam from here on out, but I have set a few times and 30-second trials on XBLA.
     
  9. corneliab

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    Chemical Plant Act 2: 1:46:47
    Speed Highway Act 2: 1:41:92

    Both are world records at the moment. XBL gamertag: bcornelia
     
  10. PARASOL

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    Seaside Hill Act 2: 2:43.20

    Looks like I got a new record!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ancara

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    Alright, updated the first post to also work as a sort-of "who's where" with times, kinda like Retro's own little leaderboards.

    Post your times, and I'll update the thing as I can.

    Also, if anyone here can beat my CPZ act 1 time, you are officially a better man than I could ever be. :v:
     
  12. I'm currently at the top of the PC leaderboard for Green Hill act 2, and I'm in the top 10 for act 1.

    Steam: harrisonj_17
    Xbox LIVE: Ironsharp01
     
  13. ancara

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    For the sake of those that can't view the times on certain versions, can you all post your times if possible, so I can be able to keep times checked on and placed in the OP?

    Thanks in advanced if/when you do so.
     
  14. corneliab

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    Crisis City Act 2 is driving me batty. I was able to snag the world record, but I just KNOW I can do better. I can't seem to get a perfect run down, since I always end up getting hit SOMEWHERE.

    Time is 1:56... can't remember the milliseconds, but someone else can check if they really care. I'm done for the night.
     
  15. Sokaris

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    XBLA: Akson Jackson
    Love that 30 second trial.
     
  16. 1stKirbyever

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    Oh, cool. I didn't realize there was a topic for speed runs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDugzPkJ2OY

    1:40.78 - Chemical Plant Act 2.
     
  17. Zallirog

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    Well as of 4:05 AM in GA, USA. I am No.1 on Speed Highway Act 2 for PSN. My time is 1:47:48* (may not be exact to the milisecond but it is accurate to the second.) My name on the list is firinmalazor.
     
  18. ancara

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    Topic has been updated with new info posted since last night in here.

    Also, Crisis City act 1 is destroying me when trying to speedrun it, that is all. :v:
     
  19. Dark Sonic

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    So tell me how do you do direct feed videos from your TV? I'd love to post some of my speed runs on this site. Currently I'm first in Classic Speed highway. Fuck ya

    Also my Xbox gamertag is PJMan586. Add me for some Retro time trial fun stuff.

    Oh and times of course

    Speed Highway Act 1: 1:35:36
     
  20. Tylinos

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    You need to get some video capture equipment, but the better stuff is usually kind of pricey:

    http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Internal-Video-Capture-Cards/zgbs/electronics/284824

    Also, PSN username is ExactlyAsPlanned, for anyone that feels like adding me, though I'm not all that great with speedrunning.