Is the Golden ending worth going for?

#1 Posted by MrMatey72 (85 posts) -

I've been playing through Persona 4 Gold for the last few weeks and I'm absolutely loving it. I'm in the middle of November and I've already beaten Namatame. I already know what I need to get Marie's social link up to get the new Golden ending, but there were a few other things I was going to do instead of get her social link up. I just want to know is if the new ending is actually worth seeing before I go ahead and get her social link up?

#2 Edited by DeadpanCakes (840 posts) -

I believe it is.

There's other content tied to Marie's S.link that you'll experience on the way to seeing the Golden ending that's also very much worth experiencing.

What else did you have in mind besides maxing her S.link?

#3 Posted by MrMatey72 (85 posts) -

@deadpancakes: I was just going to got for a few of the job social links, since I've pretty much done none of them, and Naoto's. But from the sound of things I'll actually have more time to do social links after December. So I should just wait on those and finish Marie's then?

#4 Posted by DeadpanCakes (840 posts) -

@mrmatey72: I believe they'll give you more opportunities to S.link with Marie as the game approaches her deadline, so you probably won't hafta drop everything you're doing for her. But, yeah, I'd still recommend putting forth effort to max her soon.

#5 Posted by Flappy (2197 posts) -

It's been a while since I ran through Golden, but I remember enjoying the ending a lot. Go for it, homie.

#6 Edited by DeadpanCakes (840 posts) -
@flappy said:

It's been a while since I ran through Golden, but I remember enjoying the ending a lot. Go for it, homie.

Also yeah. If we're just talking about the ending itself, I absolutely adored it. And even if there wasn't some other stuff tied to it, that ending alone would've been worth it for me.

#7 Posted by MrMatey72 (85 posts) -

Alright, I think I'm going to go for it. Wish me luck!

#8 Posted by DeadpanCakes (840 posts) -

Good luck. And, more importantly, have fun (or batman, either one)

#9 Posted by MrMatey72 (85 posts) -
@flappy said:

It's been a while since I ran through Golden, but I remember enjoying the ending a lot. Go for it, homie.

Also yeah. If we're just talking about the ending itself, I absolutely adored it. And even if there wasn't some other stuff tied to it, that ending alone would've been worth it for me.

Alright, I'm looking forward to it. Thanks guys!

#10 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (1028 posts) -

I'd say it's worth it!

#11 Posted by Nightriff (4990 posts) -

The only thing I don't like is the prologue that comes months after the ending, didn't like the changes they made to....all(?) the characters.

#12 Posted by Sammo21 (3261 posts) -

The only ending worth having is one where you and Chie are together :D

#13 Posted by MrMatey72 (85 posts) -

@sammo21 said:

The only ending worth having is one where you and Chie are together :D

Don't worry, I've already hugged Chie, and she's the only one I've hugged!

#14 Posted by squiDc00kiE (351 posts) -

The best way to play the game is how you would act IRL. Go out with who you want, spend time with who you want, and finish the game that way. The most fulfilling part of the game to me was the journey not the ending. As cliche as that might sound

#15 Posted by Sammo21 (3261 posts) -

@mrmatey72: My wife caught me hugging Chie. Even she admitted it was the right decision.

#16 Posted by Optix12 (612 posts) -

@squidc00kie: IRL I would want to date ALL of the chicks. Seriously though after realising Marie was the key to getting the new ending/new stuff in golden (thanks to reading this website) I have been attempting to max her as soon as possible, besides hugging the shit out of Chie. Is there more to the marie list other than spotting superb poems in the velvet room and wasting a day with her at the right time? ( I have not quite finished golden yet but working on it)As a complete side note, I wanted to play with the other characters that jeff/vinny did not use but after defeating a pretty special boss the other characters are so underlevelled i dont know if i can be bothered to put the effort into them. Maybe I will just add Naoto in and ignore one of the others

#17 Posted by squiDc00kiE (351 posts) -

@optix12: Yeah golden really messed with my head. I dated Yukiko because I found Chie annoying, but after watching a few episodes of the endurance run, I realized it was the voice actor not the character that I didnt like. (since they changed actors from the ps2 version to golden) It spawned a really weird moment in my head where I ran through all my past relationships and wondered if any of the failed ones had different voices themselves, would it have mattered? Yeah... weird.

#18 Posted by Zalrus9 (109 posts) -

I don't know... Marie really rubs me the wrong way. I don't know... she kind of channels all the worst parts about anime, and the way she "talks fast" makes me cringe every time it happens. And they even made a Hiimdasiy pandering moment in one of the social links! But hey! I'm sure it's worth it!

Chie's still the best, though. I regret nothing!

#19 Posted by Jedted (2346 posts) -

Marie is totally worth it! The Valentine's Day at the end with her is really special, i kinda wish they made it possible to actually romance her.

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