Speedrunners are already breaking the game open.
And thus, it begins. The ungodly onslaught of gamers that are doing their best to run through From Software’s latest foray into hack and slash, dodge rolling gaming. So Bloodborne has already endured its first trial by fire, which was a problem with save files vanishing. It survived its second trial when Sony dropped its Trademark earlier this month.
So how will it survive the third trial? Trial by a Speedrunner. Well not very well at all apparently. Playing the game and going for a “any percentage” play through, PS4 gamer Oginam finished the exclusive title in a mere 36 minutes and 59 seconds. Granted, he doesn’t legitimately finish the game. An “any percentage” playthrough allows for the use of glitches and in game exploits, hence the name of an “any percentage” play through.
Impressive though it may be, many gamers feel that an any percentage playthrough somewhat dilutes the speed running scene because it relies on problems in the game, and not the players skill. Different strokes and all that.