P4A Achievement / Trophy list is up

#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

Yay, achievements. Since I like to dissect anything concerning Persona 4 Arena, I wanted to post this and turn your attention to a few specific ones:

I have no clue what this could mean, actually. Obviously a reference to Persona 3 and Persona 4's battle music, which make appearances respectively in P3 and P4 mirror matches. Maybe it's awarded when you battle in your first mirror match?

Nothing special; this is just awarded in the game's Challenge Mode. Just posting it 'cause Funky Student's mentioned.

It's a bit ambiguous, but I believe this basically means you've completed all of the tests in the game's Lesson Mode meant for teaching players how to play the game.

Dunno. My guess is that this is probably more direct than it seems and it's simply rewarded when the Investigation Team tunes in to the Midnight Channel for the first time (again) early on in the game's Story Mode.

So everything else is pretty straightforward, except for the five Secret Achievements. There are already 10 achievements rewarded for completing all of the characters' Story Modes, but this is excluding Elizabeth, Labrys and Shadow Labrys. Given what happens in the story, I doubt S. Labrys will have her own story to go through, but I'm certain that Elizabeth will have one, especially because of a few seconds of footage from the MCM Expo recently that showed an anime cutscene featuring her. My bet is that Labrys also has a story mode after S. Labrys is defeated and she gains Ariadne, which means that 2/5 Secret Achievements are to complete Labrys and Elizabeth's Story chapters (two of the 10 pointers).

That leaves me with three others to guess. Because the person behind the events of the story (the one who threw Labrys into the television) has yet to be revealed, I'm guessing that one of the secret ones (one of the 10 pointers) is something like "The Investigation Team does it again" or "The True Criminal" which is awarded when the person behind everything is found out, making 3/5 of the Achievements. Given that this info will probably be discovered in the final Story Mode chapter and that, given how BlazBlue does it, there will be a final chapter not dedicated to any specific character, I'm guessing that another of the secret achievements is something like "The Final Story chapter has been told" (either a 10 pointer or the 40 pointer).

Which makes for only one left. Perhaps it's an Easter egg kind of achievement awarded for doing something hidden.

#2 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

#3 Posted by Brodehouse (10105 posts) -

Deductive reasoning like whoa, son.

#4 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

There's a reference for that Alice special move. That's pretty awesome.

#5 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

My guess is the first one is just for pulling off a super involving a persona in a fight.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Nope. Persona 4 has a wider fanbase than Endurance Run viewers, and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Nope. Persona 4 has a wider fanbase than Endurance Run viewers, and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I like to think, doesn't mean its true.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Nope. Persona 4 has a wider fanbase than Endurance Run viewers, and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I like to think, doesn't mean its true.

I know. But it gets a little tedious when any reference made to the game outside of Giant Bomb is assumed to exist because of the Endurance Run.

#9 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@endaround said:

My guess is the first one is just for pulling off a super involving a persona in a fight.

I don't think that's what it is because:

  • The rest of the gameplay related achievements are told straight up without any ambiguity. Why would this one be any different?
  • That seems too simple a task to get an achievement with. Then again, being in a mirror match with another character is pretty simple too.
  • The "Victory Cry" achievement kind of directly conflicts with what you're suggesting.

Also, I recognize every character in the achievement images except for this one:

#10 Posted by Petiew (1354 posts) -

First achivement will probably be for playing or maybe winning your first match in the game, since the name references the scenes in 3 and 4 when the protagonist first summons their persona.

#11 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@Petiew: Oh, that's a good guess. Specifically for the Story Mode, though, because there's already one awarded for winning your first online match.

#12 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Nope. Persona 4 has a wider fanbase than Endurance Run viewers, and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

well does the japanese achivement mention him? I'd agree with you on anything else but I don't know if Funky Student was as obsessed about by anyone else but the GB dudes.

#13 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Given the title it could be a weird Mitsuru stance.

I have no clue who is on the Veteran

#14 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@endaround said:

@FluxWaveZ: Given the title it could be a weird Mitsuru stance.

I have no clue who is on the Veteran

The one on "Veteran" is definitely Akihiko. His red boxing gloves are highlighted and his small bandage can be seen on his face as well as the top of his hoodie. Plus, it makes sense since Akihiko's a "veteran" when it comes to combat.

And I guess the "C'est Magnifique" one could be Mitsuru because of the title, but the one below it of "Tres Bien!" looks like Labrys to me, so it might not be. The silhouette looks like it's wearing a large pair of headphones and as though its hair is covering its face. Plus, I'm not too sure Mitsuru would be the type to have a pose with her hand extended like that in a somewhat threatening way.

Actually, I'll just say that it's probably Shadow Labrys. Her silhouette doesn't seem to be anywhere else, that headphone looking thing could be her hair piece and her hand reaching out like that makes sense.

#15 Posted by JeanLuc (3604 posts) -

I love achievements that are full of in-jokes. Glad to see Atlus is putting in the effort.

#16 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Ofcourse, the only reason the game got so big over here was because of GB.

#17 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

#18 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -
Awesome.
#19 Posted by Irvandus (2885 posts) -

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Hell yeah Funky Student for life!

#20 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

I have. Also, I don't know if Funky Student is mentioned in the Japanese version of the achievement, but I highly, highly doubt that even if the ER was an influencing factor that it was the only factor.

#21 Edited by MikeHawk (382 posts) -

This may be a dumb wild guess, but what if the achievement about tuning into the Midnight Channel unlocks if you're playing the game at midnight?

#22 Posted by DonutFever (3560 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: It kind of looks like Igor to me, but that wouldn't fit the title or description.

#23 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@mutha3 said:

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

I have. Also, I don't know if Funky Student is mentioned in the Japanese version of the achievement, but I highly, highly doubt that even if the ER was an influencing factor that it was the only factor.

I liked P4 before it was cool man lol. This is directly because of Giant Bomb, the Atlus guys have mentioned Jeff and Vinnys run on multiple occasions.

#24 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

Well since I'm pretty sure he isn't called funky student in Japan....

#25 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@endaround said:

@mutha3 said:

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

Well since I'm pretty sure he isn't called funky student in Japan....

Whatever equivalent name he has over there! He's a silly, extremely minor NPC  that isn't relevant outside of the ER. I bet if the ER didn't draw attention to him, we'd all be singing praises to Spacy Girl.
#26 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@endaround said:

@mutha3 said:

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

Well since I'm pretty sure he isn't called funky student in Japan....

Whatever equivalent name he has over there! He's a silly, extremely minor NPC that isn't relevant outside of the ER. I bet if the ER didn't draw attention to him, we'd all be singing praises to Spacy Girl.

Fuck That, I would rather sing the praises of Girls Friend then Spacy Girl.

#27 Posted by DonutFever (3560 posts) -

@MikeHawk said:

This may be a dumb wild guess, but what if the achievement about tuning into the Midnight Channel unlocks if you're playing the game at midnight?

That would be really, really cool.

#28 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Hailinel said:

@mutha3 said:

@Hailinel said:

and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I've never heard a single Funky Student joke outside of giantbomb or ER related threads on other sites. I bet the Japanese achievements don't mention him at all.

I have. Also, I don't know if Funky Student is mentioned in the Japanese version of the achievement, but I highly, highly doubt that even if the ER was an influencing factor that it was the only factor.

I liked P4 before it was cool man lol. This is directly because of Giant Bomb, the Atlus guys have mentioned Jeff and Vinnys run on multiple occasions.

I believe it when Atlus confirms it. Otherwise, this is just giving the ER more credit than it's due.

#29 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Hailinel: The P4 run is due all the credit, they took a rather boring JRPG, made fun of it and made it really entertaining.

#30 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Hailinel: The P4 run is due all the credit, they took a rather boring JRPG [snip]

...Welp, I'm not listening to what you have to say anymore.

#31 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

@Hailinel: It seems obvious to the rest of us, don't dismiss the importance of the ER :P.

#32 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Haha! Fair enough. It's true though I know you guys like it, but I would never touch it and Jeff and Vinny brought the humor out of it.

#33 Posted by AngelN7 (2972 posts) -

Maybe Atlus USA likes funky student who knows , I didn't pay much attention to him when I played can't if his popularity comes from the ER maybe it is, since I don't watch other Let's plays I wouldn't know.

#34 Posted by Bocam (3805 posts) -

I think Funky Student was called Afro Student in Japanese but it has been a while since I played the Japanese version of Persona 4.

#35 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Oh so I return to this thread to see Funky Student controversy going down.

#36 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -
@Bourbon_Warrior

@Hailinel: The P4 run is due all the credit, they took a rather boring JRPG, made fun of it and made it really entertaining.

And you've shot yourself in the foot. Congratulations!
#37 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I also like the Meat Dimension achievement.

Also I hope the localizers got that raise.

#38 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Bourbon_Warrior

@Hailinel: The P4 run is due all the credit, they took a rather boring JRPG, made fun of it and made it really entertaining.

And you've shot yourself in the foot. Congratulations!

Thanks! Happy to give my opinion,

#39 Posted by Juno500 (471 posts) -

Why is it so unlikely that Atlus wouldn't have mentioned Funky Student without the ER?

I mean, they're the ones who localized that game in the first place. They understand that game better than anybody else, I hardly think they need the ER to know which references fit best in which places.

Like, there are references to Persona 3 in the achievements, which had nothing to do with the ER. You guys are really reaching here.

@FluxWaveZ said:

Yay, achievements. Since I like to dissect anything concerning Persona 4 Arena, I wanted to post this and turn your attention to a few specific ones:

I have no clue what this could mean, actually. Obviously a reference to Persona 3 and Persona 4's battle music, which make appearances respectively in P3 and P4 mirror matches. Maybe it's awarded when you battle in your first mirror match?

"Burn my Dread" isn't Persona 3's battle music, it's the opening theme song. P3's Battle music is Mass Destruction.

So I doubt it has to do with the mirror match.

#40 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@Juno500: Yeah, realized that several minutes ago but didn't bother to edit my post. So I think the best possibility is completing one's first battle in Story Mode. If not, no idea.

#41 Posted by metalsnakezero (2339 posts) -

Seeing the amusing names of the Achievement / Trophies reminds me that Atlus knows their fanbase well.

#42 Posted by TechHits (1390 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Nope. Persona 4 has a wider fanbase than Endurance Run viewers, and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I like to think, doesn't mean its true.

I know. But it gets a little tedious when any reference made to the game outside of Giant Bomb is assumed to exist because of the Endurance Run.

This seems like an oddly specific sorespot for you.

#43 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@TechHits said:

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

@Hailinel said:

@Hizang said:

I love how Funky Student is mentioned, I like to think that that would not be in their had it not been for the Endurance Run.

Nope. Persona 4 has a wider fanbase than Endurance Run viewers, and Funky Student is not someone limited to Giant Bomb in-jokes.

I like to think, doesn't mean its true.

I know. But it gets a little tedious when any reference made to the game outside of Giant Bomb is assumed to exist because of the Endurance Run.

This seems like an oddly specific sorespot for you.

Not really.. cause it is rather annoying. XP
#44 Posted by Melanon (58 posts) -

Funky student achievement? GOTY.

#45 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

So someone on another forum helped me out by ripping the trophy images off of PSN. High resolution images of them can be seen in our gallery. These are the secret achievements.

Mystery Food X
Denied Pets
The President
The Elevator Attendant
The End of Everything
#46 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ
The names of those trophies had been revealed a while ago, google 'em. Its basically what you expect looking at them(Labrys' Story Mode, Elizabeth Story mode, platinum, see every ending, fudge up something in online). The only weird one is the hand holding the jar. That one has something to do with Mystery food X.
#47 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: chemical X? does this tie into powerpuff girls somehow

#48 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@mutha3: Wow, really? I was actually searching for them a bit before but I might not have been searching well enough as I couldn't find anything. So weird that this info skipped my radar, but it's cool that we already know what these achievements are.

Yeah, I found the titles and the descriptions for each secret achievement. Neat.

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