Persona 4 Golden New Game Plus -- Starting today, one Day at a time!

Posted by CottoneUD (154 posts) -

Hey everyone!

It's April 11, 2014! I just completed my first playthrough of Persona 4 Golden yesterday. When the game is over it gives you the opportunity to play the game again, carrying a few things over from your previous playthough. Since today is April 11, and the game begins on April 11th, I got the crazy idea to play Persona 4 Golden -- ONE DAY AT A TIME, as the game progresses day by day.

Some days will be short, and some days will be longer. I have limited gaming time (I play my PS Vita on my commute to work) so I'm interested to see if I can do this.

Goals for this playthrough are below:

I hope to get the Golden ending with this playthrough, learn to fish properly, and focus on some of the social links I didn't complete -- I only finished Dojima, Chie, Yukiko, Yosuke, Kanji last time.

I just figured out how to screenshot from the Vita, so I'll put a couple of pictures in each blog entry for proof that I'm on the day by day plan. I hope you enjoy this journey as well!

My clear game save!
YES YES YES
Number One! (I'm not sorry)
Who's this lady? I intend to find out
Does this mean I can have your booze
Nanako is lonely again
But there is always the hope of Junes
IT WOULD BE BEST IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY TODAY
uh -- OK
My attack connected, I am a superior warrior

what does it mean
see you tomorrow

#1 Posted by baka_shinji17 (186 posts) -

Good luck big bro! I have yet to finish P4. Right now, I just reached Heaven and from what I gather, I still have quite a ways to go. I love the game but man, sometimes grinding really kills it for me. I guess why it has taken me so long is because I will play daily for a week or two then take month long breaks from sheer exhaustion.

#2 Posted by CottoneUD (154 posts) -

@baka_shinji17: Thanks! Grinding can indeed be tough - Hope you can finish the game!

#3 Posted by Nux (2304 posts) -

I know a few who tried to do the same exact thing you are doing. Most of them ended up quitting about halfway thought because they felt it was a very boring way to play because some days can only be minutes long depending on how you play.

I wish you luck though!

#4 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

Playing on very easy or easy makes it so that you don't need to do much combat. I walked past most enemies, only doing the gold hands, red enemies and searching for the quest items and hit level 99 in November. Having played through P4 five times and P3 twice I don't want to play that combat any more, so making the dungeons take 70% less time is a huge relief.

#5 Edited by AndrewB (7489 posts) -

The biggest problem I would have with this strategy is that I try to grind out as much as I can in a single night of dungeoning - a process which can then take many, many hours compared to any other non-dungeon day.

#6 Edited by DeadpanCakes (791 posts) -

Oh, neat. Good luck with this!

By the way, I expect you to tell Chie, "Falling for me, huh?" and for you to ask her number straight out-- pretty much the best parts of New Game+.

#7 Posted by Fitzgerald (253 posts) -

This is cool. You have my support.

#8 Edited by probablytuna (3533 posts) -

Have yet to finish a second playthrough. I've tried twice but each time I feel like there are other games that need my attention. Good luck duder!

#9 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

Have yet to finish a second playthrough. I've tried twice but each time I feel like there are other games that need my attention. Good luck duder!

It's not really a game that you should play again right after finishing it the first time. It's more like a game that you should start again 8 months to a year later. It's more fresh that way, and like visiting old friends.

#10 Posted by cloudymusic (1051 posts) -

I just wanted to say that "William Rikeru" is a really good name.

#11 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Oh god the persona screenshot warfare intensifies.

#12 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5221 posts) -

That's a neat way to play it. Hopefully some of the more event less days don't deter you. Good luck duder!

#13 Edited by yourpalharvey (9 posts) -

I was thinking of doing this as well, but I'll probably forget to play it for a month and just give up. Good luck anyways duder!

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#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (35988 posts) -

Oh god the persona screenshot warfare intensifies.

I still haven't read the other Persona 4 Golden thread (largely because of the Golden part) :(.

#15 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (897 posts) -

@mosespippy said:

Playing on very easy or easy makes it so that you don't need to do much combat. I walked past most enemies, only doing the gold hands, red enemies and searching for the quest items and hit level 99 in November. Having played through P4 five times and P3 twice I don't want to play that combat any more, so making the dungeons take 70% less time is a huge relief.

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who does this...

#16 Posted by xyzygy (9891 posts) -

Bit what are you going to do about days where you can't save in between, and days that fly by (like the exams and midterms) and days that are too long to play in one real time day (dungeons)?

I thought about doing this as well but the way the game handles some days kind of made it doing it a little boring. One day I'd want to play a lot of Persona, but I'm limiting myself to answering two exam questions.

#17 Posted by probablytuna (3533 posts) -

@mosespippy: Yeah that's what I did when I finished it the first time. I found out I got the Bad Ending and decided to start again but stopped after a few weeks. The second time I tried a NG+ was months later, but with the same result. I guess I'll go back once again when Persona 5 launches in Japan.

#18 Posted by Sergio (2047 posts) -

I considered doing this, but I know I'd just end up playing through several days in game at some point.

#19 Edited by CottoneUD (154 posts) -

Hey you guys Day 2!

Thanks for all the comments and feedback!

Today, William Rikeru goes to school and meets some ladies and his scary teacher. *brace for screenshots*

Nanako makes us breakfast! Hurray

The walk to the first day of school was interesting
William Rikeru does not take this scary alien's crap
and as a result of looking tough he meets some ladies
apparently there was a murder or something so we go home
Rikeru stares at the Inaba traffic for a while. there are only brown and white cars. what does it mean
Nanako was worried about the murder but hey Junes
see you tomorrow

#20 Edited by CottoneUD (154 posts) -

4/13/2014 is upon us -- time for an update! Today, William Rikeru helps a rolling student, gets a free dinner, and puts his head in a TV.

See you tomorrow! *i heard you like screenshots*

William starts the day by helping his fellow man
And is offered dinner as thanks. I like the way the N and E are "fused" in the Junes logo
We meet Yosuke's not-girlfriend. I wonder if she's important to the story?
Chie must have cable
So does Dojima apparently
Junes is still awesome
Dojima says zzzzzz to that
Time to stay up past our bedtime
WHAT IS GOING ON
Sorry Nanako
I guess we'll find out
tomorrow

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