Having watched a few YouTubers such as MBA_MIST and Whiletrue1 over the last year or so, I watched there chapter 15 runs because you have to play honest or legit as no OOB (out of bounds) or skips exists in Chapter 15 therefore it comes down to strategy, skill and luck.
As such, there are a few key differences between Chapter Challenge and Story mode, I have access to all weapons and ninpo fully upgraded, my healthbar is fully upgraded from chapter to chapter as well. However a new game speedrunner won't have access to the BOTA as they will have a level 2 DCTF.
Due to the chapter in question this should be the only real difference when it comes to speed running the chapter as fast as possible. My Ninja Records and a screenshot of my clear time both shows my run being completed in 3 minutes 19 seconds whilst the replay shows 3 minutes 21.
By comparison MBA_MIST achieved a time of 5 Minutes 16 seconds on Acolyte Story, whilst Whiletrue1 achieved a 7 Minutes 50 Seconds on Warrior Story. Hopefully this gave anyone who reads this some context, its possible to achieve 3 Minutes 15 Seconds but you need all the luck in the world.
Because RNG/luck is a factor I would personally say any run over 3 Minutes 50 Seconds is considered poor on Acolyte difficulty. In total I had 17 complete runs, over 11 of those were sub 3 Minutes 30 Seconds! Hopefully you enjoy the video and look forward to more chapters being completed over the coming weeks/months.
MBA_MIST's (Speed Run)
Whiletrue1's (Speed Run)