Log in or sign up to comment
265 Comments
Posted by Mars_Cleric

I just watched 40 mins of this video and accidentally clicked on another link... 
time to start downloading again....from the beginning
if only there was a skip function on the player
Posted by MotivationMan

I'm not a guy who goes to video game websites very often. I have a ps3 that I play maybe a couple hours a week and that's it. I came here because a friend told me your quick looks are way better than printed video game reviews for telling me whether or not a particular game is one I would like to buy. I found he was right and that your running commentary was also hilarious. I came for that and enjoyed them and one day I decided to see what the hell an endurance run was. I had never even heard of persona 4. The persona 4 endurance run was what sold me on giant bomb. Vinny and Jeff have a comic chemistry that coupled with the funny game has been pretty much the most fun I've ever had on the internet. Going to giant bomb is now an every day thing for me. I'm really sad to see you guys so close to finishing the endurance run. I really hope you start up another one. I think it is obvious that persona 5 if it ever comes out is the best choice. However I'd like to see you guys attempt persona 3. I bet the amount of time it would take you to beat persona 3 would be about how long it would take persona 5 to come out. I know I've only been registered here maybe a week but I've been coming here for a couple months and I've literally watched every episode of the endurance run, and most of the quick looks and video reviews. I hope you guys have another endurance run in the works.
Posted by Slaneesh
@JeffGoldblum:
I really got a FFX vibe out of this last boss.
Posted by Sticky_Pennies
@aurorafiore said:
" Dunno if someone mentioned this before but..  It's a waste of a turn to cast Tarukaja on Chie, because it expires in the 2 of her other turns. Matarukaja would be a better deal if you had the MC casting it.  Summons to Yomi auto kills anyone with a status ailment. "
Cool story, bro
Posted by FluxWaveZ
@moji22 said:
" @EmperorSeth:   The problem with the final boss music is that the build up is about 5 minutes long, with the fanfare remix only being about 1. That makes for a pretty quiet fight... "
My problem is not that it's "quiet" for so long.  It's that it basically builds up to the awesome remix of Reach Out To The Truth for no reason.  What I mean is that the music is threatening and grand for a long while, fitting the enemy you're up against very nicely.  But then it can lead up to that remix, that is basically filled with hope and makes one feel that victory's right around the corner, even if you're badly losing!  The developers should have made it in a way that the remix only kicks in when you are actually about to win and not be heard right in the beginning of the fight.
Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Bartman3010: Wow, that seems extremely risky.  But I guess if used carefully it could be manageable...
Posted by Bartman3010
@FluxWaveZ: Nope, it was normal mode. I got an accessory either from the last dungeon, or from the materials I sold.  I dont remember. 
 
But anyway, I would hit the rush button because I'd want to conserve SP since I didnt hold onto any Soma items or have any SP items that gave back enough. 
 
Of course I'd guard when it'd be a good idea. I'd use items when necessary. Of course I'd use magic. I didnt rush the whole time.
Posted by jamescheong

Endurance Run should be put away till Persona 5 comes out. There is nothing else that can do it justice.

Posted by Turambar
@Undeadpool said:
" Lucifer, for lvl 93 starter from a Hex spread, was pretty damn disappointing. He was strong and all, but didn't really bring anything unique to the table. "
Lucifer is just there to let other personas inherit victory cry.  That's pretty much it.
Edited by Undeadpool

Rise: LOOK OUT! We've never seen anything like her!

Vinnie: NO-SHIT!

Thank you, that made my day and is easily one of the funniest reactions in the entire Endurance Run.

Posted by moji22
@EmperorSeth: 
 
The problem with the final boss music is that the build up is about 5 minutes long, with the fanfare remix only being about 1. That makes for a pretty quiet fight...
Posted by idiotic_genius1

Fucking epic as always guys! 
Can't wait for the finale, but at the same time I don't want the ER to end.
Posted by datarez

LOL nice triangle in the boss fight.   
The battle remix was just a bit overdue. :D 
 
... Oh man what a cliffhanger!

Online
Edited by artofwar420

CLIFFHAAANGER!!

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Bartman3010 said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:
" @Bartman3010 said:
" I'm pretty sure I hit the rush button while facing the boss. You'd still attack, but you wont waste any SP. Its not as bad as it sounds. "
Actually, it's pretty horrible.  What do you mean?  The only thing rushing does is it makes turns go extra fast and it makes the characters only use their weapons.  And doing that against the final boss, Izanami, is suicide. "
I might've begun the battle using the Rush command. When it became Yukiko's turn (and my party was hurt pretty bad) I'd always stop it and heal.   Heck, I even had an accessory that gives you all your health back if your HP reaches 0 and the boss never killed me. I salute this 'accidental' rush command. I also kind of wish they'd use it more often... "
Are you sure that was an accessory or an item?  Because from the sound of it, it seems you were playing on Easy.  There's no way that would work for Izanami in Normal mode, as you could see from what happened when Vinny actually did it.
Posted by Bartman3010
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @Bartman3010 said:
" I'm pretty sure I hit the rush button while facing the boss. You'd still attack, but you wont waste any SP. Its not as bad as it sounds. "
Actually, it's pretty horrible.  What do you mean?  The only thing rushing does is it makes turns go extra fast and it makes the characters only use their weapons.  And doing that against the final boss, Izanami, is suicide. "
I might've begun the battle using the Rush command. When it became Yukiko's turn (and my party was hurt pretty bad) I'd always stop it and heal. 
 
Heck, I even had an accessory that gives you all your health back if your HP reaches 0 and the boss never killed me. I salute this 'accidental' rush command. I also kind of wish they'd use it more often...
Edited by watertails

Hay, guise, how much longer is left until the end of P4? I'm tempted to head home on my off hour tomorrow for the finale, assuming it isn't too long.

Posted by Mistral

 
Rushing Izanami. Truly the best battle in the entirety of the Endurance Run.

Runner up for this ep:Forgetting the set damage items when they were up against the 100HP robot(thus making the battle take several turns instead of one). I know you never use them, but surely you remember they exist, right? I mean, you keep picking them up!

Edited by AdventNemesis

I can't help but feel disappointed that they never discovered Sraosha's magnificence. He was my favorite.
 
Oh and my estimation for the finale's date was righto. Yippee!

Posted by Crushed

They can ditch the investigation team and hit up SEES. The characters might not be as fun or enjoyable as the P4 ones, but they're much crazier in nature.

Posted by JeffGoldblum
@BenderUnit22 said:
"
"
This, but also...

Posted by Gamer_152

I really thought this was gonna be the last one and then Jeff and Vinny leave us with an awesome cliffhanger like that. It's not gonna be the same once the Endurance Run is gone but I'm sure the ending will be epic. On a side-note I really like how the final two bosses haven't just been deranged maniacs or characters who are evil for the sake of being evil, they have been characters who actually provide strong justification for why they are doing what they are doing. While I of course think that the reasons they do what they do are fundamentally flawed, they do make some very valid points about the negative aspects of humanity.

Moderator
Posted by brighteye

Talk about worst time to missclick on that triangle button, if you havent invested so much in healing and buffs, that would have been a wipe move.....

All and all ,tnx for making 2009 a better year for us, the endurance run have been wierd, fun and more wierdness but in the end highly enjoyable and it turned out to be the perfect game for a really long run.

We will miss the investigation team.....

Posted by allhailthetv

They lucked out with Summons to Yomi.  I died on that in my first playthrough.

Posted by bigall94

1. The remixed music made me a little emotional. I'd like to meet Shouji Boi and shake his hand.
2. I'm going to miss finishing homework and watching Vinny cast Bufu.
3. Surprisingly easy boss..but I get that if you haven't mastered buffs and healing, then it would be crazy hard.
4. I'm so excited to see how this all wraps up.
So mixed in my emotions...I'm so glad you Jeff and Vinny are finishing this game, but the time we've spent watching them play has been so fun. INVESTIGATION TEAM. GO!

Posted by allhailthetv
@AlKusanagi: Fight Margaret. I DARE you to say the same thing after. I just beat her.
Posted by allhailthetv
@BenderUnit22: Oh, shut up Kanye.
Posted by BenderUnit22

Posted by RVonE

I like how the girls are the first to come to Charlie's rescue at the end.
Posted by aurorafiore

Dunno if someone mentioned this before but..
 
It's a waste of a turn to cast Tarukaja on Chie, because it expires in the 2 of her other turns. Matarukaja would be a better deal if you had the MC casting it.
 
Summons to Yomi auto kills anyone with a status ailment.

Posted by HassaniSabbah

DON'T PRESS TRIANGLE

Posted by Xymox

Can't believe I actually catched up. 
But now... I almost don't wanna watch the episode. I mean, seriously. A world without the endurance run?! What's that gonna be like? 

Posted by ashogo
@Droop said:
"
"
oh god, wtf. I think Adachi has some serious competition for creepiest raper smile.
 
oh yeah, RIP.
Posted by ashogo
@Aion: awww, even Aion came out to congratulate Jeff and Vinny, how nice.
 
Looking forward to tomorrow, let's do this shit!
Posted by Turambar
@EmperorSeth said:
" As epic as this fight is, does anyone else prefer the music in the last boss against the Disco Eyeball?  "
Yes, Almighty is far superior to Genesis.  That said, Fog (the music for Izanami's first form) is arguably better.
Posted by championfetus

i hear a "best of" episode is in the works.

Posted by PolyesterPimp

I love how they always realize the mathematics for the damage chie does with and without buffs near the end of the damn episode... Their hilarious ha ha ha!

Posted by EmperorSeth

As epic as this fight is, does anyone else prefer the music in the last boss against the Disco Eyeball? 

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@CH3BURASHKA said:
" Tetrakarn affects all allies, and you could have totally broke some of the big robot's elemental strengths. After 150 episodes, you guys still suck at this. I mean, for fucks sake, guys.  Also, you fused Mada with no Makakarn or Tetrakarn? Honestly, fuck you guys. "
How about you check your facts before stating how awesome you are?  Tetrakarn and Makarakarn in Persona 4 only affects 1 PERSON.  So stop making yourself look like an idiot.
Posted by PsychedelicET

GREAT episode!  Can't wait to see what will probably be the stunning conclusion of the Endurance Run tomorrow!!

Posted by Mezmero

Damn good work.  Looking forward to the final episode.  Give it everything you've got tomorrow.
Posted by Baal_Sagoth
This has been extremely satisfying so far! I loved that the game acknowledged Izanami being a goddess, I was kinda shocked about the final spell that wiped out the party, even though it was probably scripted, and I just really liked this boss fight ( particularly the design of the second boss-form with all the arms to meddle in human affairs). The commentary was fun & the accidental hitting of triangle-button was just priceless. 
Can't wait to see how it all ends, although I somewhat dread the last episode :(  

@AuthenticM: Morrowind sounds like a good idea for an ER, I love that game & played it relentlessly. It has the serious drawbacks (only as an ER game) of not having much spoken dialoge at all and also not having much of a linear structure.
Actually I think "The Witcher" might be a very good PC-RPG for an ER. It has a structure closer to Persona 4 (as far as not being a sandbox-open-world-game), all the dialoge is being spoken and it has lots of humor and potential to be dicussed or made fun of :) 
Posted by lordofultima

It was a good run guys, please continue the endurance run, but select the next game wisely! (aka not another shin megami game unless it's Persona 3).

Online
Posted by Swoxx

aahahaha, RUSH! this one's the new bufu folks! shaqfooing amazing!

Posted by ArbitraryWater
@CH3BURASHKA said:
" Tetrakarn affects all allies, and you could have totally broke some of the big robot's elemental strengths. After 150 episodes, you guys still suck at this. I mean, for fucks sake, guys.  Also, you fused Mada with no Makakarn or Tetrakarn? Honestly, fuck you guys. "
The End of the Endurance Run also signifies the end of people like him... until the next one.
Posted by allhailthetv

The Endurance Run ends tomorrow! :(

Posted by sagarat

For the next endurance run, I cast my vote for:

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2


Posted by JohnDudebro

FAREWELL, ENDURANCE RUN 
 
YOU WERE A TRUE PATRIOT

Posted by Metroid545
@Tastyburger8 said:
" They should seriously have everyone in the office sit in for the last episode, it would be so awesome.  Anyone else agree with me? "
i like this idea
Posted by Beomoose

NOOOOOOO! Basterds!