Playing Along With Endurance Run

#1 Posted by johncallahan (541 posts) -

Hey guys. I don't know about you guys, but not only is Persona 4 one of my "List of Shame" RPG's, but the P4 Endurance Run is one of my "List of Shame" Giant Bomb series. So I'm planning on playing through Persona 4: Golden with Jeff and Vinny.

Just curious if anyone will be doing something similar. I hear that the P4 Endurance Run is one of the best things on GB so I'd assume some people would look for an opportunity to rewatch it.

#2 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

I have watched the endurance run 5 or 6 times, and I'm currently watching it again, but I'll start over when Golden arrives.

It really enhances my enjoyment of the game. It is well written and funny on its own, but hearing Jeff and Vinny getting confused by the game is extra fun.

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#3 Posted by LikeaSsur (1487 posts) -

"Hey, Ryan, we're going to go summon Satan."

"Have fun, kids."

You will not be disappointed by the Endurance Run. Only good things will happen.

#4 Posted by Nightriff (4862 posts) -

Love the ER. Love the game. I would keep them separate personally because they are kinda bad at it, but in a good way. It's a great guide on basically what not to do

#5 Posted by punisherkaos (271 posts) -

my first time experiencing p4 was by doing this. Best experience in gaming i have ever had lol

#6 Posted by SMTDante89 (2541 posts) -

I am, never watched the ER, and never got to finish P4 because it came out when I was starting college and just never got to finish it. So now that Golden has come out, I'm doing both though the ER will be put on hold at the end of the week until I come back from college for Christmas/New Year's.

#7 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Play the game, then watch the ER. That's how I'd do it.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (23677 posts) -

Golden has events not in the original version. Play it, beat it, then watch it.

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#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

I could not imagine doing both at the same time. I'm enjoying the game, my first time playing it despite buying the PS2 copy after watching the ER, but I could not imagine doing both. It would get to be a bit much. Plus being constantly reminded of the new not so great voice actor for Chie would make me cry. At least I think it's new. Something about her voice in this game is driving me nuts.

#10 Posted by Darkstalker (674 posts) -

Theres a lot in the endurance run that is much funnier when you know whats going on in the game already. Play the game first

#11 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

I have watched the endurance run 5 or 6 times, and I'm currently watching it again, but I'll start over when Golden arrives.

It really enhances my enjoyment of the game. It is well written and funny on its own, but hearing Jeff and Vinny getting confused by the game is extra fun.

Thats fucking crazy I couldn't make it through one once they started getting into the dungeons.

#12 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: I watch them on my iPad in bed or on my second monitor while playing a game so I'm not paying close attention, and I tend to completely ignore stretches where they are fighting. It's worth it even if you skip those bits.

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#13 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@AlisterCat: I will if they actually fix the auto button, hard to get into it when you have to go back and did through the ER page after every episode.

#14 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: I know what you mean, I complained about that years ago. Viewing serialized content will be easier on the updated site but they haven't said how. On my iPad I use chrome and open the specific numbered endurance run page in a tab, then just go in to each video and back out. Works fine for now.

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#15 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@AlisterCat: I wonder how big all the files are, someone would of downloaded it right. I need answers people!

#16 Posted by Delsaber (197 posts) -

Damn, I wish I thought of this. I guess I'll put on the ER when I get around to a New Game+ with Golden. It would be a great way to highlight the new changes.

#17 Posted by Mamba219 (154 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@AlisterCat: I wonder how big all the files are, someone would of downloaded it right. I need answers people!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL70E50797A4FAD051&feature=mh_lolz

Endurance Run playlist I've made, just because of the problem you were talking about. I also have all the episodes of the ER downloaded on Blu Ray.

Clearly I'm a big fan of it.

#18 Posted by Catarrhal (817 posts) -

I tried this same thing back in the day. And I seriously doubt you'll be able to finish both the game and the endurance run simultaneously. Unless you're superhuman, it's one or the other.

Personally, I spent over 120 hours with the PS2 version and still didn't manage to see everything the game had to offer. So after about 65 episodes of the endurance run, I just couldn't take it anymore--the same boring-ass battles, the entire episodes consisting of nothing but fusing personae, etc. etc. etc.

It ain't their fault, though. While the game's story and characters are some of the most brilliant the genre has ever had to offer, having to play through each long (extremely long), monotonous dungeon twice is anything but brilliant.

#19 Posted by kerse (2098 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: I actually just type in 4 01, 4 02, 4 03, etc for the P4 ER in the video search bar, trying to look through the list would be crazy. For the Deadly Premonition ones you can do VJ 01, BR 01. I'm not sure about the Chrono Trigger ones, I haven't felt the need to rewatch that ER yet.

#20 Posted by LiquidPrince (15833 posts) -

I did this back when Persona 4 came out. It was one of the most fun things every, I would play a couple of hours ahead of the ER and then catch up and watch what they did. Persona 4 Golden may not work out as well since it has new scenes and content but I'm doing it all over again.

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