Starting about a year ago I found a Twitch streamer named BounceyBoy. I wasn’t big into watching livestreams or watching speedrunners until I saw him play Super Mario Sunshine. The movement of that game was beyond anything I ever saw in a videogame, and after a little bit of practice I realized it was completely possible to do some of the tricks.
It was the most fun I’ve had in a while playing Super Mario Sunshine jumping around like a speedrunner. I never would be able to get good enough to speedrun a game like that but I figured it would still be fun to find a game to speedrun.
A little while later I thought of Far Cry, it’s a fun game that I even enjoy playing hours upon hours. So I looked at Far Cry 2, only a couple of speedruns are listed, but most of it is just driving, which is my biggest gripe about that game. If I’m spending 3 hours just driving then I’m not going to have that much fun.
So I thought of Far Cry 3, looked up the speedrun times and it clocks at like 4 hours, I think I might try it, but I’m still not sure.
Far Cry 4 is a little bit of the same as 3, about 4 hours of probably just driving around.
So I did what any fame hungry speedrunner would do. I made up my own category.
The most fun part about Far Cry 4 is the arena. The rest of Far Cry is just the arena with more driving in between and more fetch quests.
The arena has 4 different game types but the most notable one is the weapon challenges.
There are 39 weapon challenges, one for each gun in the game. Each challenge consists of 5 waves of enemies. It is one of the most fun things to do in the game since it only consists of the satisfying combat of Far Cry 4.
And so I decided to make that my speedrun, completing all 39 weapon challenges. And I have to say it was a blast, my first run was a solid 3 hours and 22 minutes of action. And then I realized I missed one of the challenges. My next run was a true 39 weapon run, I was also able to shave off 6 minutes. That run is right here.
I plan on doing this run until I get a run that I have no deaths on and around 4 minutes on every challenge, which would be a 2 and a half hour run.
So with that, I’ll end this blog post saying that I am now in fact a world record holder (until somebody more competent tries the run).