When I saw Jaiden Animations had uploaded a speedrunning video I HAD to react to it. As someone who has done a lot of "first runs" and very few "second runs," that thrill of finally playing a game fast under time pressure is amazing! I've also devoted a good chunk of my time making content to the speedrunning community and getting more people into the speedrunning community, and I love this video and just how awesome it is in a niche that can be jaded from time to time.
If you haven't seen it, Jaiden attempts her first speedrun. I won't spoil the game here suffice it to say it's a Nintendo DS game and hilarious. Not only does Jaiden go on to make a page on speedrun.com for the game, but several categories of which she takes the World Record in ALL of them. I'm going to look at her animated video about her run and point out some of the common issues runners have, some of the experiences she has that seasoned speedrunners will also have, and just the all-around awesomeness of this great video.
OF COURSE GO CHECK OUT JAIDEN'S VIDEO IT'S AWESOME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEoCQSXl_EY
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