@the47ronin: Same, here's to a fourth next year!
3rd time through. Miss ya Ryan
I have mixed feelings about this ER. In the beginning it was awful and by the end it became kind of great. I don't know man.
And finally finished my 3rd... maybe 4th watch of this excellent ER. Thank you Brad and Ryan.
Yep just watched this again all the way through. It was lovely to hear Ryan's voice again on a regular basis. What to do now, Chrono Trigger again i guess...?
We made through this again Ryan, goddamnit this game is weird.
Just finished watching through this again.
Rest in peace, Ryan.
I can't wait for the inevitable Vinny Drew Dave ER
I want to see a 3 person ER next, that would be pretty good I think. Dave would be a good 3rd person, maybe when the sites done being built.
Ryan: "I'll never do another Endurance Run.".
Here's hoping that Jeff will be made into a liar sometime soon as well.
Ryan: "I'll never do another Endurance Run.".
!! Oh man 21:00 Brad actually DOESN'T want the game to be over? For once? :D
Oh, they're fine. They just talk to ghosts.
@Draxyle: It's going to be a Chrono Trigger ER now. :-)
Oh man. Finally finished BR's run. I had only watched VJ's run because that's who I was more comfortable with after P4, but BR surprised me. They started off hating it so much more than VJ but ended up loving it much more, even though they clearly had a more miserable time with the mechanics than VJ.
I hope another Endurance Run is in the works someday soon, definitely the best feature on this site. But how the hell are you going to top Deadly Premonition? Seriously, how? They don't make games like that, ever. I would totally get DP if it were available on the PS3.
Thank you Ryan, Brad, and specially Swery for an amazing ride. Deadly Premonition absolutely redeemed itself for me, and I am shocked that it didn't come up more frequently (not even for best ending) during the 2010 GOTY stuff.
So sad that they aren't doing an Endurance Run this year...
Wait, why did both teams think that that was a bee at the end? It's obviously the ladybug from the opening scene of the game.
Its April, time to start a new endurance run.
27:19 Why did those chip munks/squirrels make monkey noises?
Please start new ER soon.
other let's plays suck.
Team BR rules! Thanks guys.
" Do they need to get the "OK" from the publisher to do a endurance run? "No it just takes a huge amount of time, they'll do another one when they're ready and don't have much going on.
Having watched similar "endurance runs" (or let's plays as the internet normally calls them) lately and having rewatched this, I must say I'm stoked for Endurance Run season three.
Nobody plays games and makes jokes like the GB crew!
now a Brad and Ryan Persona 4 endurance run
You know, there's loads of stuff like this on youtube if you guys are really jonesing for some endurance runs or "playthroughs" as they're called. Darksydephil has a tonne of them on youtube and they're pretty funny (he's doing AC: brotherhood right now).
Finally finished both Deadly Premonition endurance runs. Brad and Ryan ER was my favorite.
Anyone notice the squirrels at the beginning make monkey noises?
Just finished watching this ER for the second time. Big thanks to you, Brad and Ryan. Just love how your enthusiasm for the game and the story grows as everything is about to unfold. Really looking forward to your next endurance run (yeah, I know, never again, huh?), you two make a great team. So huge props to you guys!
Just wanted to leave a note that I finally finished the BR DP ER having initially stopped watching both after about 20 episodes and only following through to the conclusion with Vinny and Jeff at the time. It was fun again the second time round and the finally few episodes still retained their drama. It made more sense in my head this time through ... especially with the York and Zach stuff. Don't feel like there's any real loose ends this time. Deadly Premonition tells a really good story and has an ending to rival games considered generally of a much greater quality than this.
Please start new ER soon. Need endurance run. Need it in my heart and in my life.
Either that or a daily BombCast.
I have no friends.
They better do more endurance runs. It should be a staple of the site.
Finally, I get to watch the final episode BR DP ER. Ryan should work for the Diplomatic Service. Wow, both teams envisioned a Kaysened faced bee, man, you Bombers sure do think a like. Don't be so hesitant: Press the button!
Thanks guys, you gave me something to look forward to everyday.
Tip to all would be game designers: Don't blow your budget on location research!
The Endurance Run is dead! Long live the Endurance Run!
I have just finished watching both endurance runs and want to thank Giantbomb for doing this Endurance Run. Not owning a 360 myself it was great to watch you guys play Deadly Premonition and listen to your commentary throughout the game. Although the game had some problems, the story and characters really had an impact on me which I don't find very much in games.
Hopefully SWERY will start work on a Deadly Premonition 2 for PS3 and 360 some time in the future. Until then I hope I find another game with a good story to fill my free time.
Thanks again Giantbomb really appreciate all the work you put into the site.
I'd like to see both endurance teams return, but with two separate games.
This endurance run was very entertaining. I know it's early and you're still recovering but please eat your words and do more.
I think all 4 of them should do a endurance run on a 4 player co-op game
Well, I'll certainly never play this game myself because the storyline was clearly the best part and I've seen that here, thanks to the Bomb Squad, but I will say this:
I enjoyed the hell out of the Endurance Run(s), and while I totally assumed going in that it would just be a Let's Play of a shitty game, a la Hamst3r's coverage of I'm Not Alone, it turns out that despite all the crappy gameplay Brad and Vinny had to put up with, Deadly Premonition had a damned good plot, and if SWERY ever puts out a sequel, preferably one with a more ironed out combat system, I'm definitely looking into it. :)
Deadly Premonition--A true work of genius
The only way to improve on it was to have the Giant Bomb'rs riffing on it's amazing twists and turns as they played it for us.
I loved every minute of both runs. I really hope that after the guys recuperate from the effort this took that they will recognize they not only provided quality entertainment, they actually moved opinion of a game that was likely to drop out of sight without a trace, and generated huge interest, respect and sales from their efforts.
Pretty huge for something that was "just" an Endurance Run.
Thanks for your hard work on this, guys.
Thank you Brad and Ryan, it's been a pleasure enduring this with you!
Thank you, guys and thank you, Deadly Premonition. I'm just sad there wasn't any final card, like in the final episode of the P4 Endurance Run.
I'd say this, Mother 3 and Planescape: Torment are games that got real fucking close to literature.
" Q: Can games be art? A: Deadly Premonition. "
An epic journey comes to a close. Thanks, Brad and Ryan! It was a great ride!
I definitely never could have made it through this game on my own, so thanks to Vinny, Jeff, Brad, and Ryan for the ER. The gameplay flaws were pretty awful, but I really did enjoy the story. So, definitely kudos for that, SWERY.
Great ER, and I'm looking forward to another!
Thanks for the show, Team BR.
And now I've watched both of 'em. I'll say it again, thanks to everyone at Giant Bomb for making this happen, particularly you, Brad. Bless you. And you Ryan for softening the blows for him, and for us.
And thanks again to SWERY for creating one of the games I can honestly say will remain somewhere in the back of my mind, probably for many years to come. Your dudes need to work on actually making games, but I'll be damned if the writing and characters in Deadly Premonition didn't charm me blind from very early on, and kept getting better until the very last end where I had to admit that it is, at least parts of it, sheer brilliance.