Has anybody decided to purchase Persona 4 due to endurance run?

#1 Posted by ganjaman (141 posts) -

^^^

I am picking mine up tomorrow.  After watching the endurance run, i am convinced that this is a game that is totally worth my time.  I also want to add that if i never saw this endurance run, i would have never even heard of this gem.  I think it would be great to do this with other great, fairly unknown games.  I was wondering if anybody also felt the same.

#2 Posted by Coltonio7 (3214 posts) -

I started playing it again because of the endurance run.

Reminded me I had it!

#3 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3521 posts) -

I did.  I'm blind to the genre, so there's no way I would have known about it otherwise.  I don't regret it one bit.  When I'm done, I'm going to start a new game + immediately.

#4 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1984 posts) -

I had it before the endurance run. That's right, I had it before it became all "mainstream" and "cool".

Nah, just kidding. The more fans, the better. :)

#5 Posted by Vision (793 posts) -

I was going to but apparently it's gonna be impossible to get a copy in Denmark and i don't feel like ordering from some site at the moment.

#6 Posted by iAmJohn (6145 posts) -

Yes, but I'm not going to play it until the Endurance Run is done, as I don't want my playing of the game to be tainted by what I see in the Endurance Run.  So instead, I'm gonna buy P4, and sit on it and play Fes instead.

#7 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

I decided to pick it up while it's cheap, but i'm going to do Persona 3 FES first simply because the idea of playing a game where I already pretty much know the first 16 hours off by heart is a bit gutting.

#8 Posted by Buscemi (1125 posts) -

My girlfriend totally bought it when it came out. Bad luck for her because now I love it more than her. Dumbfuck.

#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13319 posts) -

I will play Bully again, because of... well, just because I love Bully.

#10 Edited by mrfluke (5654 posts) -

yep its because of this endurance run i am contemplating buying it 

#11 Posted by ShadowKiller (914 posts) -

I would of never heard of it if it wasn't for the Endurance Run. I don't have a copy yet but it's a possibility for the near future.

#12 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12639 posts) -

No, but I will buy it. Right after I buy Persona 3 FES and finish that. In ten years.

#13 Posted by Kiemoe (1091 posts) -

I bought Persona 3 FES a while back and I really loved it, but I didn't really think I wanted to invest another billion hours into the next one. After watching all the fun they have with it, I begin to contemplate, so it's a possibility that I will get back into Persona again.

#14 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

I had it before unlike you noobs

;) Just kidding, I am glad this game has gotten the proper attention it deserves. The Endurance Run has also motivated me to keep playing it, lol.

#15 Posted by Hector (3514 posts) -

Yep, i didn't even have a PS2 had to go out and get one also.

#16 Edited by pause422 (6261 posts) -

I definitely didn't start playing mine until I saw some of the endurance run and really wanted to play then. A friend got it for me for christmas and since I had so many damn games already to play, I did the same thing I did with P3 after I had it...let it sit there for a really long time and nearly forgot I owned it. Once I saw the first few episodes of the endurance run I just had to start it...now I'm almost 130 hours into it and I love it.

#17 Posted by Daroki (772 posts) -

Had it before the endurance run, but it's great to see someone else playing it.  Watching it actually got me to pick P3:FES up again and start grinding away at it and I'm either heading to Digital Devil Saga or Nocturne next.  Depends on how much torture I want to put myself through.  Nocturne is ridiculously hard, while Digital Devil Saga's pretty rough to get into initially because the characters are so bland in the beginning. 

#18 Posted by Agent_Lost (908 posts) -

Ive Finish P4 before the Endurance Run even started.

#19 Posted by Claude (16614 posts) -

I had never heard of it before the endurance run and still don't care about playing it. The endurance run is awesome though... for entertainment purposes only.

#20 Posted by Doogie2K (217 posts) -

I would if I had a PS2.

#21 Posted by LiquidPrince (16471 posts) -

Me!

#22 Posted by LiquidPrince (16471 posts) -

Me!

#23 Posted by Expletive (1101 posts) -
so i have been religiously watching the endurance run videos on giantbomb, and as a result have been inspired to play persona 4 but have some questions for people who have finished the game about the endings.
so i have read in some forums and what not, that there are 3 endings total bad, normal, good, true. and i am afraid that i will not get the true ending so here are my questions: i have read that to get the true ending you have to say some certain things to yosuke on december, 3rd and then talk to all your maxed S.links, and go to the true final dungeon, is that it?
 are there things earlier on that can change the ending? 
like can you say something wrong or not do something  that will royally fuck everything up later on?

please let me know, i dont want to play the game i i will not be able to get the true anding just because of something i did at the beginning 
#24 Posted by endaround (2236 posts) -

Nope-its all based upon things from12/3 on, so if you get the bad ending you can reload.

#25 Posted by pause422 (6261 posts) -
expletive said:
"so i have been religiously watching the endurance run videos on giantbomb, and as a result have been inspired to play persona 4 but have some questions for people who have finished the game about the endings.
so i have read in some forums and what not, that there are 3 endings total bad, normal, good, true. and i am afraid that i will not get the true ending so here are my questions: i have read that to get the true ending you have to say some certain things to yosuke on december, 3rd and then talk to all your maxed S.links, and go to the true final dungeon, is that it?
 are there things earlier on that can change the ending? 
like can you say something wrong or not do something  that will royally fuck everything up later on?

please let me know, i dont want to play the game i i will not be able to get the true anding just because of something i did at the beginning 
"
  Not really spoiling anything, just explaining, but warning here anyway   SPOILER WARNING






You have to go down the good/normal path to begin with, then on 12/3 Dojima just tells you to go talk to all the people you're very close to(ones with max social links, including him/nanako also, which you do last) then the game keeps saying you should get ready for tomorrow, and you just keep selecting "No" to returning to your house. Then go to Junes and select the food court from the quick travel menu, it will say "There's nothing you need to do here...." and keep selecting it and it will say "go anyway?" then everyone ends up going there and talking...and the path to the true ending starts to unfold.

I'm not gonna give you the exact answers of what to do after that since you're on the path already...unless you want to look it up yourself and spoiler it, you can do the rest yourself. Hope this helped.
#26 Posted by Jedted (2638 posts) -
Doogie2K said:
"I would if I had a PS2."

Same.  I know the PS2 only costs like $100 but i don't wanna buy it just for one game.

Besides, there's a ton of other RPGs that have the same depth as Persona.
#27 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1804 posts) -

Ive heard of the series before, But that was mainly because of an older On The Spot where they showed off the 3rd, and they were all talking about the whole shooting ureself in the head thing. Surprisingly enough, for that being all I knew about it or heard about it, I actually remembered the whole name.

#28 Posted by ZombiePie (6163 posts) -

No, but it was my last game on the Playstation 2, before I decided to "retire" the console.

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#29 Posted by TheMeat (67 posts) -

I bought it in mid-December and put about 10 hours into it and stopped for whatever reason.  Watching the endurance runs here and there makes me want to play it again badly.  I don't have the time these days for the beast of an RPG that is Persona 4.

#30 Posted by Expletive (1101 posts) -
Jedted said:
"Doogie2K said:
"I would if I had a PS2."
Same.  I know the PS2 only costs like $100 but i don't wanna buy it just for one game.Besides, there's a ton of other RPGs that have the same depth as Persona."
also it plays on the ps3
#31 Posted by Milkman (17825 posts) -
Titus said:
"My girlfriend totally bought it when it came out. Bad luck for her because now I love it more than her. Dumbfuck."
The thought of you taking Persona 4 from your girlfriend and calling her a dumbfuck made me laugh.
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#32 Posted by REDRUN (1475 posts) -

I bought this game because of the endurance run and also Persona 3: FES, both the best JRPGs played this year.

#33 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Yep. It pushed me over to buy Persona 3 and the obvious superiorities of P4 caused me to buy it as well.



Best advertisement ever?
#34 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2031 posts) -

I've been convinced to buy it because of the Endurance Run. Once I scrounge together the cash, it's the next game on my to-buy list.

#35 Posted by SSbabel (1216 posts) -

I'm one of them + i had to purchase a PS2.

#36 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

Was considering purchasing once it was released but had other games on my plate and didn't really know much about it, however actually jumped on it cause of the endurance run and when Amazon had a great deal on the game for like 25 bucks. Started this Sunday and up to the Kanji Shadow fight.

#37 Posted by PureRok (4268 posts) -

I did.

#38 Posted by ValkyrieGoddess (1928 posts) -

I was hesitant at first since in the endurance run it took FOREVER to actually get to a point where you could battle. But i saw it a Replay for dirt cheap (I think around $22) and figured why not.
I'm glad i did because i can't remember a video game that has made me laugh so hard.

#39 Posted by namster (145 posts) -

I bought it back when it came up
endurance run is what inspired to finally take it out of the shrinkwrap and stop playing disgaea

#40 Posted by Daroki (772 posts) -

Only the launch PS3s with the emotion engine, and it renders things a bit strange in the ones with the software compatibility.

#41 Posted by Altered_Confusion (442 posts) -

I tried it out before the endurance run so sadly my opinion was formed differently than most and that game saw a quick exit from me. I just never truly got into the game.

#42 Posted by Bertmasta (194 posts) -

Im saving buying it until my exams are over.

#43 Posted by NukeSpoon (583 posts) -

I've considered it but I don't think it would anywhere near as fun as watching Vinny and Jeff play it.

#44 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -
Daroki said:
"Only the launch PS3s with the emotion engine, and it renders things a bit strange in the ones with the software compatibility."
Only strange thing i've had is the first part where you are in the dream running it staggers a bit and the only bug it has you don't have a location bar; the lower left of the screen has the black bar but no text; but in the 41 hours or so i've played for it really hasn't bothered me just gotta remember what floor I am at in dungeons and I don't know the exact names of things until the final floor and i save there lol. Rather play with good smooth upscale then with the sloppy PS2 on my HDTV.

Endurance run got me to look at P4 as well as Atlus' other games bought Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2 and Devil Summoner 1 (pre-ordered 2). Decided not to play 3 yet until the taste of 4 is well out of my system.
#45 Posted by Shadow (5108 posts) -

I bought P3 FES because of it

#46 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2830 posts) -

yep got it when i was at about the 15th part of the run, and i absolutely love the game :)

#47 Posted by ElectricHaggis (626 posts) -

If Vinny and Jeff don't finish the game, I'll probably end up buying it.  I'm too invested in the story at this point to not see it's conclusion.

#48 Posted by TheKidNixon (1619 posts) -

Only reason I haven't is because I sold my PS2 a while back. Even then, I actually did contemplate buying a PS2 just to play Persona 3 and 4. I was drunk.

#49 Posted by Jost1 (2225 posts) -

I sure have (and did)

#50 Posted by ShaunM (84 posts) -

Bought both Persona 3: FES and 4.  Loved the hell out of 4 so I picked up FES the other day and that's fantastic also.  

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