As many of you are aware, on Friday, Brad attempted to complete a successful lantern run in Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet with Patrick, Will, and Ryan. I thought I'd share some stats I quickly threw together from their eight attempts on that day.
Just so we're all clear here (because I've never played ITSP, and I wasn't!), here's the terms for success:
- Reach the ninth "arena" in the path. Completion of the ninth arena isn't necessary.
- Earn 1,000,000 points in a single run.
With that, here's your table of stats per run:
|Attempt||Arenas||Duration||Final Score||Distance Score||Brad's Score||Will's Score||Patrick's Score||Ryan's Score|
In graph form, that looks a little like...this:
All a bit short of the goal, but definitely growing promise over most of the run.
Here's how everyone performed during all of the runs combined:
Pretty even, but Brad and Will hold slight contribution advantages over the rookies.
Here's how it split during the best run of the night:
Will pretty much killed it here. As he told me on Twitter, "I lucked out and got a couple of sections I'm familiar with when people had died." No kidding, and it paid off. His score for what I assume is enemies destroyed was 109,125, the only time anyone earned that much for an individual category the whole night. It looks like Ryan got a little more credit for (what I assume is) carrying the lantern than Will in this run, though.
How about the two worst runs of the night? How does the score divvy up if we only take those into account?
As you can see, when Patrick's rockin', that tentacle monster will come a-knockin'. Either that, or when Brad, Will, and Ryan falter early on, the run's fucked.
Anyways, just some quick stats I threw together. While I ran out of time for any further analysis tonight, I'd be happy to take suggestions for more stats/metrics to measure and investigate on these lantern runs.