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Submission #4421: kien_'s GBA Golden Sun "No Retreat Glitch" in 3:36:54.17

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Golden Sun
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: 0079 - Ougon no Taiyou - Hirakareshi Fuuin (J).gba
Branch: No Retreat Glitch
Emulator: VBA-rr-v23.6 svn480
Movie length: 3:36:54.17
FrameCount: 777304
Re-record count: 13841
Author's real name: Kien
Author's nickname: kien_
Submitter: kien_
Submitted at: 2014-09-02 08:46:13
Text last edited at: 2018-05-10 21:05:23
Text last edited by: ThunderAxe31
Download: Download (20771 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Golden Sun 1 any% clear TAS without Retreat Glitch. Used Sanctum Return to shorten the walking.

Any% Clear without Retreat Glitch

  • Emulator used: VBA v23.6 svn480
  • Clear the game without Retreat Glitch
  • Final Time is 777305 frames, 3:35:55 with 13841 re-records. Current RTA world record is 2:46:48+38 min intro with Retreat Glitch By Tl_Plexa. (No intro run described by him in http://pastebin.com/mAJfK1FW)
  • fastest No Retreat Glitch TA I found is 4:20 in game time by Asrite (http://asrite.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-288.html)

feos: That's a tricky case. Conceptually, the "no retreat glitch" category is perfectly valid. Here it was executed at an average level (TAS wise), and it might be acceptable, if not the following:

This category isn't vaultable, so if the reception was good, it could be mooned, and then, after the "retreat glitch" version is done ultimately, it might have been obsoleted by it, if content is mostly similar (that can happen for different branches). Or they could both remain published, if different enough.

But right now, people don't have what to compare this run too, and also aren't sure they like this version. It very well can happen so that after the "retreat glitch" run is done (which doesn't need to be well received to be accepted, and which all hope to see) this branch is redone on a more professional level (if possible), and they finally like it!

Currently though, the numbers are:

  • 1 user enjoyed the run.
  • 2 users said it's an "okay" category, but didn't address the entertainment value.
  • 6 showed interest towards the "retreat glitch" branch instead.
  • Meh votes overweight all the rest (in total, 59% support).
We can't say it's a well-received Moon run with such statistics. Rejecting for now.

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