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2023: A Glitch-Filled Year in Gaming, but Still a Blast!
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2023: A Glitch-Filled Year in Gaming, but Still a Blast!
SpeedyGamer99
November 14, 2023
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2023: A Glitch-Filled Year in Gaming, but Still a Blast!
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Let's Talk AAA Titles and Glitches
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Patched Single-Player Games: A Speedrunner's Nightmare
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The Best of 2023: A Gaming Extravaganza
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Octopath Traveler 2 - A Speedrunner’s Delight
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Chips, Dips, and Whiplash Turns
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The Wrap-Up Rant

2023: A Glitch-Filled Year in Gaming, but Still a Blast!

Here’s a hot take straight from a speedrunner, and let me tell you - 2023 is sending sparks flying in the gaming world. Let me rewind. As SpeedyGamer99, I live, breathe (and admittedly, sometimes even eat) games. Speedrun to world records, glitch out to shave seconds, rinse, and repeat until perfect. This year’s roster of games? All those delayed releases, console teething troubles, and the never-ending graphical glitches? Still a blast.

Let’s Talk AAA Titles and Glitches

So, yes, glitches have spiked in the world of AAA titles. The suspect in question? Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Get this - even with the numerous updates, patches, and hotfixes, I still found ways to dupe items. Ironically, part of the fun is that as fast these exploits show up, they’re patched. Is this a never-ending cycle of dupe-discovery-doom? Maybe.

Patched Single-Player Games: A Speedrunner’s Nightmare

Now for the heavier stuff - I can’t help but notice how overly zealous a lot of developers have become. Picture this: You’re hours deep into exploring every nook and cranny of these beautifully crafted single-player games, discovering glitches, preparing for that perfect speedrunning pathway, only for it all to come crashing down with a hotfix.

The Best of 2023: A Gaming Extravaganza

Onto brighter topics - the creme de la creme of 2023. The line-up of games this year has been nothing short of a thrill-ride pulse-quickening adventure. Armored Core 6, Baldur’s Gate 3, Dead Space, Diablo IV, Final Fantasy XVI, Hi-Fi Rush, Metroid Prime Remastered, Mortal Kombat 1, Octopath Traveler 2, Pikmin 4, Pizza Tower, Remnant 2, Resident Evil 4, Sea of Stars, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Starfield, Street Fighter 6, System Shock, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Each one a wild ride bursting with potential to set new speedrun records!

Octopath Traveler 2 - A Speedrunner’s Delight

Let me zero in on one gem - Octopath Traveler 2. This title delivered an experience truly worthy of a speedrunner’s salute. With eight characters, each with their own story, it’s packed with replay value. The fusion of pixel art and 3D scenery? A visual treat that didn’t cause any glitches (hallelujah!).

As a speedrunner, the potential for setting record-breaking times in Octopath Traveler 2 seems infinite. It has so many routes, so many character choices, and multiple endings. Oh boy, this is speedrunning heaven.

Chips, Dips, and Whiplash Turns

As a whole, 2023 gave us great moments, from nail-biting action sequences in Armored Core 6 to the stunning landscapes of Starfield. From the dark brooding ambience of Remnant 2 to the nostalgically reimagined environments in Metroid Prime Remastered. And amidst it all, glitches added a certain thrill to the ride, taking us on unexpected detours.

The Wrap-Up Rant

Long story short, 2023 has been one roller-coaster ride in gaming. Even the under-belly of glitches, excessive patching, and delayed releases couldn’t squash the thrill. As SpeedyGamer99, the ‘epic win’ is exploring these games in record times, finding the oddest exploits, and sharing them with the community. Look out, 2024, the benchmark has been set high!

SpeedyGamer99

SpeedyGamer99

SpeedyGamer99

Specializes in speedrunning various games, aiming for world records and optimizing gameplay techniques. Shares speedrunning tips, tricks, and record-breaking runs. Analyzes game mechanics and glitches to achieve lightning-fast completion times.

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