Who knew of this game before GB?

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#1 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5255 posts) -

This thread probably exists on here but I couldn't find it. 
 
How many of you guys played it or were interested in it before you found out about the ERs. 
 
I did because I had not heard of these guys until the beginning of this Summer.

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#2 Posted by Castro (951 posts) -

I had heard about it, but I don't think it made as big of a splash on release as Persona 3 did because it didn't have kids shooting themselves in the head. I will say that I was never into JRPGS at all until I watched the Endurance Run and I am now a big fan.

#3 Posted by rjayb89 (7721 posts) -

Nope.  Had no idea about this Shin Megami Tensei universe thing either.

#4 Posted by Turambar (6782 posts) -

I learned of GB through P4 actually.

#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "
That's pretty awesome. 
 
I'd never heard of it. I'm glad that they introduced me though. I finished P3P over the summer and it was so good.
#6 Posted by Nexas (626 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "
This.
#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5255 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "
I did too. 
 
After I beat P4 a friend talked about these 2 guys who were playing through this thing at work cause they had no time to play it.
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#8 Posted by CenturionCajun (1461 posts) -

I had seen it quite a bit at work (I work at Gamestop...please don't throw things) and thought it was just another bizarre Japanese RPG I would never play. After watching the endurance run I've become a huge fan of the Persona style of gameplay and have bought both three and four.

#9 Edited by eternitymemory (153 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:

" @Turambar said:

" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "
I did too.    
Same here. The ER was posted on another forum I frequent. I have P4 to thank for introducing me to GB. :D
#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

I learned of Persona 3 prior to release, and played it when it came out. Then I played Persona 4 when it came out. I was still playing it when Vinny and Jeff started. I also created an Endurance Run thread on GameFAQs' Persona 4 forum, helping bring in new members who knew of the game even before they knew of the site.

#11 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

I learned about persona from a friend and then i found GB and shit got crazy then.

#12 Posted by DonChipotle (2750 posts) -

I knew about the game before GB. I had been playing SMT games for a long time before hand.

#13 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5826 posts) -

I had played Persona 3 a year before going onto giant bomb. I also beat Devil Survivor and Nocturne in that time period, as well as getting far into Digital Devil Saga and Strange Journey. So I had some pretty good knowledge of the SMT universe.
 
It was this site that encouraged me to play P4, but it was also because of it that it was spoiled for me also. But that's alright, Persona 3 was good enough for me, so it didn't bother me that much.

#14 Posted by Swaboo (451 posts) -

I had finished P3 and was halfway through P4 when they started the endurance run. I had bought both of em at the same time when i was unemployed so had plenty of time to play. I started browsing giantbomb not that long before i bought those games, I think.

#15 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Another one that shoulda been a poll, but my answer is no.

#16 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

I had been playing SMT for years, but the trailers and impression of Persona 3 and 4 left me with a really cold feeling. The bitching of some of the more traditional SMT fans also scared me.
 
Watching the ER on GB, though, made me a fan of the game and urged me to buy both P3 and P4. Now, a year and a half later I love them both.

#17 Edited by buzz_clik (6975 posts) -

I'd heard things about the Persona series – I think it was Shane on 1UP Yours who would mention how bananas it could be – but the Endurance Run was definitely the thing that got it on the map for me.

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#18 Posted by Crescendo1897 (114 posts) -

yep

#19 Posted by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -

i knew about it before GB, but i didn't have any interest it.  
 
then again, i still don't. 

#20 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

I think the reason so many posters here are saying they knew beforehand, because the ER ended a year ago.
 
I'm sure if this thread was made 8  months ago, we would be the minority.

#21 Posted by aurahack (2270 posts) -

I did, because I knew about Persona since it started to exist. Kind of maybe my favorite RPG series.

#22 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -

never heard of persona until the ER
#23 Posted by Navyseils (164 posts) -

I've never played it, that style of game ain't really my thing, but I had heard of it. Tis a popular game. I had a friend who was really into the series too.

#24 Edited by Zippedbinders (993 posts) -

I've known of Persona since an ad for Persona 2 that I saw ages ago in an OPM magazine and have at least acknowledged SMT games in the intervening years. I had never played a SMT, or any Atlus game really, until I head about P3 and the concept enamored me so much that I picked up the FES version, and P4 when it came out. Loved both of the games but I really have no desire to watch the Endurance Run for P4, I'd much rather just play the game myself.

#25 Posted by DeathByWaffle (636 posts) -

I had just finished playing Persona 3, and had just started playing Persona 4. Friend asked me if I had seen the Endurance Run on Giant Bomb. I said no, I checked the site out. That's how I became a member.

#26 Edited by Hourai (2795 posts) -

I got into the Persona series in June 2008 when I bought the third one, and yeah, I'm pretty sure I read about Persona 4 a few times while it was in development. I got it the first day it came out in North America, too. 

#27 Posted by Milkman (16781 posts) -

I've heard of the series but I didn't know much of anything about it.  
 
It's pretty ironic looking back at this video.  
 
  

#28 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

No Idea of the existence of those games until the endurance run now any persona game on the 360 (please P5), I will buy

#29 Posted by Valkyr (667 posts) -

Persona 3 got a lot of awards and Persona 4 was already like the last AAA ps2 game so I felt I had to read and watch some reviews, then one day the ER began and we all went bananas.

#30 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -
@Milkman: Referring to where Jeff said "Do you know anything about Shin Megami Tensei games!? 'Cause I sure as hell don't!"? 
 
I didn't know about the series before the Endurance Run. I didn't even know about the series until the ER was halfway over when I finally decided to watch it. Glad I did, I ended up purchasing Persona 3 FES and I'm loving it.
#31 Posted by itsmadness (143 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" I've heard of the series but I didn't know much of anything about it.  
 
It's pretty ironic looking back at this video.  
 
   "
I love that video even more now than I did 2 years ago. "DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI GAMES? CAUSE I SURE AS HELL DON'T!" 
 
*zooms in on Persona 4*
#32 Posted by Lautaro (448 posts) -

I had heard of this and Deadly Premonition, it really annoys me when anyone mentions they like these games and someone automatically assumes OMG endurance run fanboy.

#33 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Definitely heard about the games, but never bothered to play them. After seeing some of the Endurance Run I went back and played 3 and then 4.

#34 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

Woah, it's weird to see some people found this site because of Persona. I had always assumed that everyone here just came over from Gamespot when Jeff, Vinny, Ryan, Brad, and Alex left there.

#35 Posted by Hailinel (24712 posts) -

I played and beat this game with the true ending long before the Endurance Run began, and played Persona 3 back when it was new, as well.  However, it was the discussion of the game and the Endurance Run in the P4 forum that got me more actively involved in the community.

#36 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Played and beat P3FES before P4 was announced.
 
Obviously knew about P4 before the ER... But was glad that I didn't need to play through another Persona game again.
 
Getting odd high school flash backs is nostalgic enough once, but twice? Man, fuck that. I never want to wear a uniform ever again!

#37 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19335 posts) -

Weird.  We did have this thread more than a year ago and most people who posted hadn't heard of the series before the Endurance Run. 
 
I had probably seen the name "Persona 3" along with an image a long while before the ER and quickly ignored it because I considered it just another niche RPG that I wouldn't want to play.  After seeing about 3-4 videos of the Endurance Run after I signed up to this website, I realized that this is a game that I would love and immediately bought Persona 3 FES and Persona 4.

#38 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
" Nope.  Had no idea about this Shin Megami Tensei universe thing either. "
yeah I literally had never heard of it before GB.
#39 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3089 posts) -
@Turambar said:

" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "

This.  Had played a bit from a few of the older Megaten games, and heard about the Giant Bomb Endurance Run just a little while after it ended.  Watched the whole thing twice and have been a frequent visitor ever since.

Edit: I was in the Void Quest around the time I first saw Giant Bomb, as a random side note.
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#40 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @Turambar said:
" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "
That's pretty awesome.  I'd never heard of it. I'm glad that they introduced me though. I finished P3P over the summer and it was so good. "
very much this.
#41 Posted by Red (5995 posts) -

Knew and was deeply intrigued by Persona 4 before the ER, but was pushed to buying it and P3 because of it.

#42 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -

Didn't know about it until ER.  Then I looked into P3FES and played that before giving P4 a go.  Finished that during the summer so that I could actually finish watching the ER.

#43 Posted by Zidd (1846 posts) -

I knew of Persona 3 as that game where the characters shoot themselves in the head to attack. Does that count?

#44 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I'm suprised so many people hadn't even heard of P4 before the ED. 
 
Personally, I had beaten the game before watching the ED so it was more about knowing when the great parts were coming up and wanting to see Jeff and Vinny's reactions to them for me.

#45 Posted by PerryVandell (2103 posts) -

I knew of it, I just didn't really take notice until they started the ER. Now I'm in the middle of Persona 3.

#46 Posted by sfighter21 (798 posts) -

 Wow.  Some responses I wasn't expecting.  I was a member of this site like 2-3 months before they started the ER.  I had heard about it before they started; however, just like before, I still don't care for the game much.  I didn't watch every episode of the ER, just a few, but they were usually quite entertaining.  Maybe I'll go through them sometime... I DID watch every episode of Team VJ's play through of Deadly Premonition.  Hilarious!

#47 Posted by captain_clayman (3321 posts) -

heard of persona 3 from the review on g4 a long ass time ago when i watched G4, but i didnt know there was a persona 4 till i saw the endurance run.

#48 Posted by AndrewB (7611 posts) -

I'd heard a lot of good things about Persona 3 and FES, but Persona 4 was kind of a mystery. I knew it had gotten some good reviews as well. I never owned a PS2, otherwise I would have checked them out sooner.

#49 Posted by Zidane_24 (738 posts) -

As I was playing through P4, I was talking to a friend of mine about it. He mentioned the ER, so that's how I found out about GB. 

#50 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

" Weird.  We did have this thread more than a year ago and most people who posted hadn't heard of the series before the Endurance Run.  I had probably seen the name "Persona 3" along with an image a long while before the ER and quickly ignored it because I considered it just another niche RPG that I wouldn't want to play.  After seeing about 3-4 videos of the Endurance Run after I signed up to this website, I realized that this is a game that I would love and immediately bought Persona 3 FES and Persona 4. "

 Seems I was right.

I think the reason so many posters here are saying they knew beforehand, because the ER ended a year ago.
 
I'm sure if this thread was made 8  months ago, we would be the minority.  
 

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