This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: I'm changing the Metroid Prime
example back. The current run is undoubtably a better one from a gameplay standpoint since it's on hard mode, but it's not Radix's famous run, the one that was Slashdotted. The example is important in this case not for the quality of its play, but for people's reactions to it. You could argue that it was what got SDA going initially.
Einar: I'm removing the part of this before the comma: "While not actually a speedrun, it's possible (if you know the solution to one puzzle) to skip just about everything in Myst. You can start a new game and be watching the ending in under a minute"; that's kinda part of the definition of speed running