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Submission #4374: ForgoneMoose's PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night "pacifist, low level" in 21:08.62

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Game version: USA
ROM filename: sotn.iso
Branch: pacifist, low level
Emulator: PSXjin v2.0.2
Movie length: 21:08.62
FrameCount: 76117
Re-record count: 77141
Author's real name: Dan W.
Author's nickname: ForgoneMoose
Submitter: ForgoneMoose
Submitted at: 2014-07-24 20:22:03
Text last edited at: 2014-08-03 06:14:57
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Preinitialized memory card 1

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Preinitialized memory card 2

Block 1
  Name:         'CASTLEVANIA-1 X-X!V??Q 33%' Filename:     'DRAX00'
  Product Code: 'SLUS-00067'          Territory:    American
  Blocks Used:  1                     Bytes Used:   8192
  Status:       OK                    Icon:         3 frames
  Link Type:    First                 Next Block:   None
Author's comments and explanations:
I think they would know how to speak Chinese, but welcome to the terrible wild dinosaur world is folly. I said, not a dinosaur, this magical place where everyone can rely on hopes and dreams and sometimes inappropriate Tuesday, what is it? Stupid, pointless! I can understand what is archery horse who exceeded the danger with you.

As you know we are so, now is the time to choose a silly mood MORTAL untimely you. Sometimes you need to be watered parachute own use or to make a choice between the intestines, sheep and children living with you. It is a way of sinners will be saved DOOM DINOSAURY earth just one day, it's your choice

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: PSXjin v2.0.2
  • Aims for fewest kills/low level completion
  • Aims for fastest time as above goal permits
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Manipulates the hell out of luck

(Link to video)

About this goal choice

I am only submitting this because lots of people keep asking me to do so. While the run is unique over other categories in glitches and such used, others argued in the previous pacifist submission that it doesn't add enough over other categories for this game, or that pacifist is a dull category for this game. I'm not going to make such a judgment call for myself, but I understand if the general reaction is still the same as last time.

More about the goal choice

This run beats the game with 0 experience and the only kill being the final boss, so it could also accurately be labeled low level.

Worth noting is that a glitch can be used to kill some enemies without getting a kill or experience added; routing was done to avoid this as much as possible. I still believe that this is the fastest route regardless of if that restriction is followed - but making this as much of an "actual" no kill run as possible was a high priority for me.

More in-depth commentary is on the commentary track for the encode, again.

Closing word

Feel free to reject this, but I want to leave it up to everyone else as to whether this has any merit as a run for casual viewers. I thought it wasn't worth making a real submission for at first but a number of people believe otherwise apparently, so I don't see the harm in at least trying, I guess.

feos: Okay, fine. Let me REJECT handle it.

feos: The viewer response for this run is TERRIBLE quite decent, the concept appears STUPID interesting. So I'm obviously REJECTING TO ABYSS accepting this to Moons, and also ERASING publishing the submission.

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