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Squire Grooktook Dec 28, 2013 @ 4:35pm
My best run (game cleared with 3 children in under 2 hours)
Just wanted to brag a bit since I'm really proud of this. I'm sure someone has done better but eh, I'm just happy with how much fun it was.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=208918685

Low death running is amazing fun and exciting as hell. Makes the game feel much more like both a roguelike and an arcade game, and it's a lot more doable than it seems. Definitely recommend anyone who hasn't tried it already to give it a go.
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OReach Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:08pm 
Nice! How'd ya do it?

I was thinking of doing a run like this since I finished a NG+ in under 2 hrs. I think you could do it with 1 less death on a perfect run though but 3 is DAMN impressive.
Squire Grooktook Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
Originally posted by OReach:
Nice! How'd ya do it?

I was thinking of doing a run like this since I finished a NG+ in under 2 hrs. I think you could do it with 1 less death on a perfect run though but 3 is DAMN impressive.

Basically, if you kill a boss on one life and get all the treasure in his area (and preceding areas like the main castle and stuff you've already done), than you'll pretty much always be strong enough to kill the next boss (if you know how the stats work and how to get the most bang for your buck).

I was actually aiming for 4 deaths myself, but I got super lucky with a helios blessing and hyperion ring, which let me kill the final boss right after Herdotus lol.
OReach Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:19pm 
Right. I think you can beat Ponce and Herodotus and Fountain all in one run though, especially if you get a good spawn on the boss room for Herodotus. I've done it in NG+ but it would be a bit harder on a first run. You'd need to get some nice equipment/runes on your second run and a fat enough stack to buy it all in one go.
Squire Grooktook Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:27pm 
Yeah, new game +'s definitely make the bosses harder. The normal enemies are probably a lot more brutal though.
Devin_Wesbur Dec 31, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
Originally posted by Squire Grooktook:
Just wanted to brag a bit since I'm really proud of this. I'm sure someone has done better but eh, I'm just happy with how much fun it was.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=208918685

Low death running is amazing fun and exciting as hell. Makes the game feel much more like both a roguelike and an arcade game, and it's a lot more doable than it seems. Definitely recommend anyone who hasn't tried it already to give it a go.

I decided to try a speed run because of this post. What level were you when you beat the fountain?

I managed 42 minutes, 3 children, level 41 on my first attempt.

Gonna try it again because my first child was all garbage choices and I got nowhere and my 2nd child I died on the fountain so I would say 1 child is possible. I'll see how much faster I can do with 1-3 children. Then I'm gonna try to beat a game at level 0, obviously trying to keep time down and hopefully not toooo many children.

Lets hear some more people's times so we all have something to shoot for.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=210696473
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=210696225
Squire Grooktook Dec 31, 2013 @ 2:42pm 
I was level 43. But wow, did it on your first attempt? Now THAT''S impressive. It took me quite a while to get this, and I only managed 3 deaths because I got super lucky with a Helios Blessing (double the gold on a child, essentially) and a Hyperion Ring (let me take on The Fountain immediately after Herodotus).

I really don't think I have it in me to beat Herodotus at level 0, ha ha.
Smite Dec 31, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
If you're going just for speed, the best heir count would be 4 or 5 and you'd have to get some luck with them. Doing less than that will make the game take longer to finish. You're pretty much getting shinobi as soon as you can and more than one in a row... and sad to say, suiciding them when the time is best.
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