Re-Endure the Persona 4 Endurance Run: Episode 1!

Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -

Because enough people wanted it, and because it was the two year anniversary of Giant Bomb's Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Endurance Run, a thread was created so that we can start to rewatch it... together.  It started a day early because a new computer and my calendar teamed up to make a fool of me.  This first post will be updated daily, with the current episode we're on and the previous four. We'll switch to a new thread periodically, whenever it feels dramatically appropriate, to keep these things from becoming too massive. Unless everyone really wants to keep a single thread the entire time, I guess, you guys are crazy so who knows what'll happen. Wingin' it!

Re-ER Thread 2: Episodes 36~70

Re-ER Thread 3: Episodes 71 - 118

Re-ER Thread 4: Episodes 119 - End

  

  

#1 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -

Because enough people wanted it, and because it was the two year anniversary of Giant Bomb's Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Endurance Run, a thread was created so that we can start to rewatch it... together.  It started a day early because a new computer and my calendar teamed up to make a fool of me.  This first post will be updated daily, with the current episode we're on and the previous four. We'll switch to a new thread periodically, whenever it feels dramatically appropriate, to keep these things from becoming too massive. Unless everyone really wants to keep a single thread the entire time, I guess, you guys are crazy so who knows what'll happen. Wingin' it!

Re-ER Thread 2: Episodes 36~70

Re-ER Thread 3: Episodes 71 - 118

Re-ER Thread 4: Episodes 119 - End

  

  

#2 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Let the good times begin. Again.

#3 Posted by Dtat (1630 posts) -

Always happy to have an excuse to watch these again! So will there be a thread for each episode?

#4 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

Man I got to about episode 50 doing this again but I had to stop. I forgot how most of those episodes become about 50 mins of fusing which I find hard to watch.

#5 Posted by Little_Socrates (5715 posts) -

I thought the plan was to start on the 9th. Oh well, the 8th is still perfectly fine. I'll be back in about an hour or two to watch it. 
 
(Also, my first run of the Persona 4 ER. Though I have seen the first episode once or twice, as well as part of the second.)

#6 Posted by sharma55 (455 posts) -

Persona time!

#7 Posted by Pie (7112 posts) -

I did this a couple of months ago and got to episode 150. Now I have to start all over again...

#8 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Just finished watching it. I forgot how Charlie's name was originally going to be "Tuna".

#9 Edited by Venatio (4493 posts) -

I'm on board duders! It's always fun to check the endurance run again
 
I've restarted watching it several times, but I've only seen it fully once

#10 Posted by Dtat (1630 posts) -

finished watching. Some awesome quotes from today: 
 
"Ooooh! Is this going to be a gas station attendant simulator?" 
"I had to go live with my weird uncle for a year. At first it was kinda weird but...I got into it...out all night...stabbed a guy." 
"Let's get liquored up pops! C'mon stubble man throw it back!"

#11 Posted by TooWalrus (13257 posts) -

I tried watching a 2nd time last year. The parts where the story is being explored are fantastic, and absolutely re-watchable, but most of the grinding and fusing is too boring to watch a 2nd time.

#12 Posted by LackLuster (748 posts) -

I'm 6 episodes in

#13 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3504 posts) -

And the sexual innuendo begins... Good stuff. I'm at 25 right now (second time through).
#14 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -

My Internet might be working again!  For now.  We'll see if it lasts long enough to post this time.
I love the way that Vinny and Jeff immediately assume that Dojima is a miserable drunken salaryman instead of a miserable drunken detective.  He always looked a little too square-jawed for me to understand where that impression came from.
And how crazy was it that they showed

@Little_Socrates:
Because I got a new computer last week, and it apparently never updated the calendar settings, I've been under the mistaken impression that it was in fact the 9th.  I even marked off an extra day on the calendar, assuming I had forgotten to do so.  I am an idiot.  We'll probably get back on schedule eventually.
#16 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -
@drag:
I've been wondering about that myself.  Maybe a new thread every 20 episodes or so?  Not sure.
#17 Edited by SteamBox (28 posts) -

Oh man I forgot they initially wanted to do these in 15 minute chunks. We'd have so many more episodes X.x 

#18 Posted by Gnorbooth (288 posts) -

Maybe its just me, but knowing the context of how these came together, it's kind of funny to watch these first episodes when you know that Jeff and Vinny had no intention of playing through the whole game.  I am curious to find the episode (or episodes) where that attitude changes into "WE GOTTA DO THIS!"  Maybe Ep 50?  But that's getting ahead of ourselves.
 
HOLY HELL ENDURANCE RUN BATMAN!  I am excite!

#19 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Thanks for the mass PM reminder! :)

#20 Posted by Master_Funk (741 posts) -

I just love how they have NO IDEA of the magic that is about to come. And that they thought it was only gonna be 60 hours long

#21 Posted by RoboRobb (1054 posts) -

Fantastic, can't actually believe it's two years since the first endurance run. A magical series, I don't think I would be able to rewatch it all again but I envy those who are just about to experience this for the first time. Enjoy guys!

#22 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

Should I do it? No, I don't have the time to watch all this again. But then again, it's really good. No, I can't. Or can I... NO! well, maybe... Can I?

#23 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -

@Slayer22 said:

" I just love how they have NO IDEA of the magic that is about to come. And that they thought it was only gonna be 60 hours long "

Well, that's what most people spend with this game!
 
Won't be watching, but I'm always game to talk about P4!
#24 Posted by Brodehouse (10130 posts) -

I love Chie in iPod commercial mode.  And also her cheeky smile at the elevator camera.  Man, I'm not one to swoon over naked cartoon pussy, but Atlus did a good job of making some really lasting characters.  I even love how dumb she is.  So does Jeff if I remember.
 
"Dude, our girlfriend is dumb, this is awesome!"

#25 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3504 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad said:
" @drag:I've been wondering about that myself.  Maybe a new thread every 20 episodes or so?  Not sure. "
Every video has its own comments section. Why not just use that?
#26 Posted by Turambar (6898 posts) -

Imagine if they really did all episodes in 15 minute chunks.  We probably wouldn't have been done even now.

#27 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

Oddly excited to go through this for what is almost a third time with you guys. So we're doing one episode a day then?

#28 Posted by Matt (968 posts) -

Great idea. I've been thinking about re-watching this anyway.

#29 Posted by Bocam (3826 posts) -
@Turambar:  If they only did 15 minute chunks it would of taken them 400 days to finish it
#30 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -

My internet is the most unreliable connection on the planet today for some reason.  Spectacular.
@Origina1Penguin:
I'm... not sure.  But the thread is already here, and I'm going to use it!
@mutha3:
I did not notice that.  Damn the foreshadowing!
@SpikeSpiegel:
I love sending out Mass PM's so much.  Last time I had the opportunity was in the ill-fated Arkham Horror game Izzyjam hosted for a while.
...I miss that game so much.
@Brodehouse:
I'm honestly not sure who had the best scene in the intro, except that it definitely wasn't Yosuke.  My vote is split between Kanji for backhanding a guy and Rise for her stage-slide.

#31 Posted by act26 (76 posts) -

I love how Jeff says its shorter  than persona 4 and should only take 65 hours - it ended by taking 100.

#32 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad: My vote goes to Rise. I love that scene.
#33 Posted by DallyDoll (180 posts) -

I'm up for this.
#34 Posted by Little_Socrates (5715 posts) -

So, having reacquainted myself with the first episode of this ER, I'm very much looking forward to the thrilling conclusion of "You find yourself alone with Nanako!" 
 
(By the way, this will be the first time I actually make it past that point.) 
 
Not a ton to talk about in this first episode, especially knowing a little about what's to come.

#35 Posted by act26 (76 posts) -

I also love how it was in fact Ryan's idea to call him Charlie.

#36 Posted by 5socks5 (189 posts) -
@act26: Since my name is Charlie, I love it even more.
#37 Posted by Turambar (6898 posts) -
@Bocam said:
" @Turambar:  If they only did 15 minute chunks it would of taken them 400 days to finish it "
260 days a year since its only on weekdays, so they would have finished it just 4 months ago.  Man, that would have been a lot of Persona 4 on this site.
#38 Posted by Cerogravian (344 posts) -

Damn, you started early, I wanted to jump on this the moment...
But still a good initiative, this'll be my third time, but the last one feels like ages ago!
 
@Turambar:
Well, technically, but if I remember correctly it was pretty obvious that they "cheated" several times, no? :P

#39 Posted by Dimpley (126 posts) -
@Slayer22: Exactly what I was thinking!  
How Vinny mentions "10/15 minute chunks"... 
How naive we all were.
#40 Posted by Dtat (1630 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad said:
"@drag:I've been wondering about that myself.  Maybe a new thread every 20 episodes or so?  Not sure. "

so there won't be  thread for each episode? :( I am dissapoint.
#41 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -
@Dtat:
There could be.  Depends entirely on how much people mind the forums being crazy messy.  Personally, I'd feel bad flooding the Persona 4 forum entirely with threads of my creation.
#42 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

I've watched this ER at least four times front to back since it's started (there's nothing to do in Hong Kong when you go back every bloody year) yet I still have it playing in the background every now and again. I guess I just like the sound of conversation going on in the background not to mention that I'm a big P4 (profile background says it all.)

#43 Posted by enterthewumpus (49 posts) -
Oh good! I'd been looking for a reason to watch these again!
#44 Posted by T4RTERS4UCE (59 posts) -

I'm at the tail end of my own re-endurance run and I want to finish it off... Two Endurance re-Runs sounds like a pretty good crazy. 
Is it going to be a strict daily thing or will it adhere to the original series post dates? Because, as I recall, they took a week or so off for E3.

#45 Posted by BjornTheUnicorn (358 posts) -

Remember the good days, when, you know man, you just find your self, you find yourself, and you're... you're... sitting alone, with Nanako? 
I remember those days. 
Also, will this be 5 days a week or 7? 
It's gonna take a kind of long time if it is 5.

#46 Posted by MisterMouse (3564 posts) -

oh man that seems like a crazy proposition to rewatch all of those... I wish I had the time.

#47 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

God, Inzanami is such a patronizing bitch!

#48 Posted by el_tajij (718 posts) -

I started watching the Endurance run when it first came out and had got kicked out of the loop by like episode 15 (I think I went away for a few weeks or something and didn't have the time to watch them all as catchup) so just started on the weekend and up to episode 37 so far! It's so god damn funny. Can even be really nagging at times when they think a persona they have equipped doesn't have a spell when in fact they do and you just want to scream 'NO DUDE! LOOK! ZIA IS RIGHT THEEEEEEERE, ARGH!"
 
But I know how much more pressure you have when you're being recorded, so it's understandable! :D

#49 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2732 posts) -

I've already revisited this like three times already, but what the hell. Might as well do it again.
#50 Edited by JJWeatherman (14571 posts) -

It was a good first episode. I wish the game audio was more audible, but what can ya do? It's hard just watching one per day. I may need to "read ahead" as it were. So many good memories of this series.

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