FTL is a perfect endurance run game

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#1 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5346 posts) -

I hope you and the bombcrew have been playing this game half as much as I have. It'd make a perfect E Run because each "game" is usually only 10 to 120 minutes. Who's with me!!

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#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

Oh no...

What have you wrought?

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#3 Posted by Shaka999 (551 posts) -

No, you know what would make a great endurance run? New Super Mario Bros. U Think about it- potentially 5 players, the game can't be that long, they could rotate in who is playing so you don't have the same 5 guys in every episode so if someone needs to get work done, they can invite someone else in for the day. It would be amazing!

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#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@GERALTITUDE said:

@Jeff I hope you and the bombcrew have been playing this game half as much as I have. It'd make a perfect E Run because each "game" is usually only 10 to 120 minutes. Who's with me!!

No. 
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#5 Posted by PillClinton (3446 posts) -

Too late, they're already re-enduring an Endurance Run for DP:DC.

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#6 Posted by MaxxS (208 posts) -

@Shaka999 said:

No, you know what would make a great endurance run? New Super Mario Bros. U Think about it- potentially 5 players, the game can't be that long, they could rotate in who is playing so you don't have the same 5 guys in every episode so if someone needs to get work done, they can invite someone else in for the day. It would be amazing!

I would absolutely watch Giant Bomb stumble their way through a New Super Mario Bros game.

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#7 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Here...we ...go.

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#8 Posted by thebeastwithtwobacks (145 posts) -

no. it would not.

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#9 Posted by Pabba (449 posts) -

Operation: Endurance Run Everything?

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#10 Posted by fox01313 (5181 posts) -

Another option would be running this on TNT along with something else though I could easily see this as a single go through video of it.

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#11 Posted by Shaka999 (551 posts) -

@MaxxS: Right? It could totally work and it would be enjoyable if the Wii version's quick look is any indication

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#12 Posted by Poppduder (492 posts) -

No. Stop it. All of you hush.

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#13 Posted by InsidiousBliss (44 posts) -

@GERALTITUDE: I love this game, but I like games with more interesting stories for the endurance runs. Don't get me wrong, each FTL run has its own story based on what the player adds from their imagination; however, I am not sure it is going to have the same impact if I am watching someone else play. Maybe if they did more with FTL it could be in a feature like Breaking Brad. Then again, I feel like I have seen everything FTL has to offer.

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#14 Posted by Wraith1 (608 posts) -

*sigh* this thread again

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#15 Posted by TheHumanDove (2520 posts) -

This is a bad idea and in turn you should feel bad for thinking it.

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#16 Posted by konig_kei (904 posts) -

God damn it you scared them away! Never mention endurance runs they'll do it by themselves.

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#17 Posted by AndrewB (7813 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

Too late, they're already re-enduring an Endurance Run for DP:DC.

Rendurance Run: Persona 4 - The Golden and Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut and the DS version of Chrono Trigger, simultaneously.

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#18 Posted by ViciousReiven (972 posts) -

It'd make a good Breaking Brad game, but that kind of game just doesn't fit with the spirit of the ER.

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#19 Posted by Peanut (964 posts) -

It's not even close to ER material.

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#20 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

If it hasn't got a story it's probably going to be a boring ER game.

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#21 Posted by ch3burashka (6088 posts) -

...No, it's not.

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#22 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5346 posts) -

Yeaaaaaaah. I just wasn't sure if it was Breaking Brad material. There are internal achievements I suppose. And I never really associated Endurance Run with story actually, just enduring.

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#23 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

@GERALTITUDE said:

And I never really associated Endurance Run with story actually, just enduring.

Have you watched the Persona 4 and Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs?

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#24 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5346 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Yeah, all of P4. Missed 1 or 2 DP videos though (knowwhatimsayin!).

I dunno, maybe I'm crazy but it never occurred to me that Endurance Runs would have to exclusively be story heavy games. I just feel FTL is good recurrent Giant Bomb Video material.

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#26 Posted by The_Nubster (2964 posts) -

@GERALTITUDE said:

@FluxWaveZ: Yeah, all of P4. Missed 1 or 2 DP videos though (knowwhatimsayin!).

I dunno, maybe I'm crazy but it never occurred to me that Endurance Runs would have to exclusively be story heavy games. I just feel FTL is good recurrent Giant Bomb Video material.

I think a lot of the focus is on unique games, which leave a lot of room for commenting and fun. FTL is kind of a static screen of a ship with text. I don't think I'd want to watch it over and over again. Amazing to play, but there isn't much going on for a viewer.

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#27 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5346 posts) -

Fair enough about the static screen, but I feel the game is really different and dynamic during every play through. The text is short, so it's easy to read aloud, and the game is mad hard. Just imagine all the burning ships and hilarity that would ensue.

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#28 Posted by bucifer (93 posts) -

Maybe Dave could do this Endurance Run, think about it it makes total sense. The Dwarf Fortress videos were pretty cool, an no story in that game either.

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#29 Posted by yellownumber5 (595 posts) -

@fox01313: I agree. Endurance runs are supposed to be epically long games, Although a single run-through of FTL with good luck can feel a little epic, there are no guarantee's that an endurance run of FTL could replicate that. A secondary TNT run would be perfect though. This game deserves exposure.

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#30 Posted by Terramagi (1167 posts) -

Oh yeah, blow the one Endurance Run every 2 years on a 1 hour long game.

The game could literally be beaten in a Quick Look if they got lucky enough.

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#31 Posted by granderojo (1899 posts) -

@Wraith1 said:

*le sigh* this thread again

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