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    A Must Read for Deus Ex Fans / Impressive Feats of Gaming Lunacy Thread

    So when reading about the upcoming Dishonoured and the potential for game breaking behaviour and with the upcoming Deus Ex sequel I was once more reminded of one of the most stupidly impressive playthroughs, the completion of the entire game using no weapons by an intrepid Planet Deus Ex forum goer by the name of Alginon. if you haven't read or watched this before (for yes, it is old, but I'd imagine many haven't stumbled across it) and you like Deus Ex then prepare to be amazed!

    There's a word document which lays it all out in an entertaining fashion (it starts a bit slow but bear with it, it was a long venture and the writing style definitely improves vastly throughout) which can be downloaded from the following forum thread (about halfway down the page).

    http://forumplanet.gamespy.com/gener...2/14593517/p28

    Also, some kind soul has collated the videos on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ViceComm.../0/kAVRpvgYVMg). Personally I haven't watched them all as I prefer the written account, though I would like to highlight my favourite moment, which is how he deals with Howard Strong (one of the few characters in the game who you must kill) which can be found here if you skip to about 7 min in (http://www.youtube.com/user/ViceComm...28/dA7G8-JM_U8).

    So as well as admiring this or wondering how anyone could spend so much time on such an endeavour (hint - by being awesome!) why not flag up any other impressive gaming feat that you think others will enjoy to hear about. Preferably with videos or an entertaining written account.

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    The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing

    http://lparchive.org/Animal-Crossing/

    Any description I come up with wouldn't do it justice.

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    There's actually a playthrough on youtube where it's done on realistic difficulty without using any items, skills, or augs. In fact in the entire game he never puts anything in his inventory, he only uses things you can carry around, (i.e. boxes). It's pretty amusing. Starts here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAVRpvgYVMg

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    After reading some of that playthrough, I decided to do my own no weapons run. So far I've gotten to Hell's Kitchen (first time) without using a single inventory weapon; only used lockpicks, multitools, and crates of dynamite. It's a lot of fun so far, though I expect later it will get more frustrating.

    I also find all the Resident Evil knife only runs to be pretty impressive, considering I tend to have a tough time with those games even while using the most powerful weapons.

    This player ups the ante by not taking a single taking a single hit of damage.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNyfAaEeQ_g
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    Of all the many challenge runs I've seen on the Internet, the one that me impressed the most was the "System Shock 2 Pacifist Approach". Playing through the game on the highest difficulty without using any weapons. Unfortunately, it seems to have stopped at the Rickenbacker and the early videos suffer from the old youtube quality, but it's still a fascinating watch. Even more so since completing SS2 on the highest difficulty without any gimmicks is an impressive feat in itself. http://www.youtube.com/user/Shephard.../0/kTfVlcCWw5Q

    Of course, there's also http://tasvideos.org/ and http://speeddemosarchive.com/, which I assume are sites most people here are familiar with. The former doesn't have many PC related games, but is still very much worth checking out if you haven't done so already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caljohnston View Post
    There's actually a playthrough on youtube where it's done on realistic difficulty without using any items, skills, or augs. In fact in the entire game he never puts anything in his inventory, he only uses things you can carry around, (i.e. boxes). It's pretty amusing. Starts here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAVRpvgYVMg
    Did you even read the first post?

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    Also further to impressive stuff, here's some nutcase completing VVVVVV's no death mode in under 15 minutes. Mad!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG54P89-qcU

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    Some of the Hitman speedruns are very impressive. I tend to spend so much time on every mission.

    Here is Hitman: Contracts, my favorite, done in 25 minutes. He doesn't go for Silent Assassin though.

    http://speeddemosarchive.com/HitmanContracts.html

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