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Edited by Curufinwe

Jeff and Vinny's discussion about Summons to Yomi was hilarious.
 
I got insta-killed by it first time fighting the boss on my first playthru and also on my second.

Posted by AuthenticM
@Leadcat said:
" I think whatever the next endurance run is, it needs to not be a SMT game. I have nothing against them, it's just I think that it would get boring. >_> "
I agree; but it should still be an RPG. The game has to let Vinny and Jeff come up with some commentary, serious or funny. That's why they couldn't do an endurance run on a FPS or Sports game. It pretty  much needs to be an RPG. Morrowind, maybe?
Posted by HT101

I hate you guys and love you guys all at the same time.  Making us wait for tomorrow is so uncool but that's what I thought would happen.  What a way to end the week though.

Posted by Chaossebba

CLIFFHANGER!
 
Now i must see tomorrow.

Posted by Ventilator

I looked up the first form song on Youtube and have been looping it for...way too many times now.

Posted by ToxicFruit

Oh god nice remix at the boss :P

Edited by MeatSim

Did everyone else cringe when Vinny accidentally hit the triangle button and started a rush? but oh man, what a great cliffhanger to end on, if I had not beaten the game already I would be tearing my hair out waiting for tomorrow. Looks like the Endurance Run is really going to end tomorrow, damn.

Posted by Haze

The Witcher for the next Endurance Run! Its just the right length and the right kind of crazy.

Posted by asian_pride

Lol nice accidentally rushing the boss hehe but you guys stuck around. Great job :D 
 
1 more episode left!
Posted by AlKusanagi

Why do you hate Chie? Poor girl's footwear has been neglected all the way through the end.
 
Anyway, excellent work. I didn't even use Debilitate in my play through. Damn that's a broken spell.

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Posted by Crushed

Duder, this game ain't over!

Posted by ashbash

He's fucking dead!

Posted by Jeffmoocow

God damn it, it's great that I'm going out of state tomorrow to visit relatives who have almost no internet and I'll have to wait until Sunday to finally see the ending I've been waiting almost 90 hours for to see.

Posted by unangbangkay

Congrats, guys! You've just finished the last, best PS2 game.

Edited by atomic_dumpling
@AlKusanagi said:

I didn't even use Debilitate in my play through. Damn that's a broken spell. "

Given from what I just saw, I think both Mediarahan and God's Hand are game breakers, when used in conjunction.
Posted by EvilTwin
@Aishan said:
" That boss didn't seem too bad for the final (super-secret-optional-uber) encounter. "
Actually this isn't really the super-secret-optional-uber encounter.  But that's something we definitely won't be seeing. 
Posted by Evilsbane
@EvilTwin: WTH do you mean this isn't really the super-secret-optional-uber encounter WTH else is there????
Edited by WrenchNinja
@Evilsbane: Starts with an M, ends with a t. Dressed in blue. Can you guess?
 
Oh, and then of course, there's the Grim Reaper who hides in chests.
Posted by MikeLemmer
@Evilsbane said:
" @EvilTwin: WTH do you mean this isn't really the super-secret-optional-uber encounter WTH else is there???? "
There's a secret bonus boss, but you need to get near the end of a 2nd playthrough to fight her. 
 
I wonder if they'll do a post-mortem on the Endurance Run. It would be interesting to see their comments on how they kept it up, the fan response, and whether they'll do another Run (and which game they'll do for it).
Posted by Sticky_Pennies

82 minutes?!

Posted by Cincaid

I like how Vinny in the very last seconds of the video says (something like) "Tune in tomorrow for what could be the very last PERSONA 4 Endurance run". Maybe they already have another game to ER? Or maybe I'm just wishing too much. :P

Posted by Krenor
@Chris said:
" Nice job guys, can't believe you stuck it out all the way.  As great as the Endurance Run has been I REALLY hope you don't jump straight into a new one. There's all kinds of new features you guys could start with all the free time now that you're not "Enduring". Bring on the new! "
don't listen to this guy, the endurance run is amazing if you guys want to make another it would be awesome as well
Posted by Sanj

lol i loved it when Vinny rushed the boss.  
  
Anyone remember what time that was? 
Posted by Alphazero

Investigation! Team! Go!
 
Nicely done. Almost 100 hours. I put slightly more time into Fallout 3, but not much. Wow.

Posted by Droop

Posted by Winternet

Vinny just rushed the last boss of the game. You guys are AWESOME! The remixed music was amazing too.
 
It's sad that the ER is getting to an end, but it's always wonderful to recall all those great memories. We've still got one last one. Tomorrow, 09-18-2009, the last day of Persona 4 Endurance Run. It will be a great day, followed by some painful days. But, in the end, the ER just made us all slightly better and happier people.
 
GiantBomb, we owe you!

Posted by Bartman3010

"I'm gonna kick your ass, bitch!" 
 
Bam, see? Another Duke Nukem quote to fit the boss.
Posted by rentfn

holy crap what a place to end. Thanks for doing these everyday guys. It was great to watch. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Posted by megalowho

I'm glad I have a long, busy day today at work. I'm saving this episode for tomorrow, when I can watch the 1-2 punch of the finale properly. Truly this has been the most engaging, entertaining, and must-see viewing material from any gaming site that I can remember. Truly. <3 Giant Bomb.

Posted by DiscoDuck8k

"Alright, let's finish this Yosuke!" That bit at the end scared the hell out of me the first time I played.
 
Sucks that the Endurance Run is almost over, I'm really gonna miss daily Persona 4 episodes.

Posted by EvilTwin
@Crushed: You might want to delete that.  I don't think people really appreciate spoilers.
Posted by shanchett99

frozen rose is most likely a reference to beauty and the beast,

Edited by awatermellon

Dude, its over!
Replay the video?
sadly no.

Posted by Zlatko

Persona 3 FES endurance run next! It'd be crazy!
 
Really I'm not sure where we go from here after tomorrow. Plenty of options, but leaving Persona 4 behind is gonna be rough.

Posted by Zabant

god damn put "person 4 secret boss" into youtube.
 
Looks like there are a ton of reasons for me to play this game a second time

Posted by Sarumarine

I think this episode was best summed up by Vinny's reaction to Rise during the boss fight.
   
Rise: We've never seen anything like her before! 
Vinny: NO SHIT! 
 
Anyways, Jeff Gerstmann and Vinny Caravella- master of cliffhangers!

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Posted by TheDoca2

SHENMUE ENDURANCE RUN GO

Posted by King9999
" @Leadcat said:
" I think whatever the next endurance run is, it needs to not be a SMT game. I have nothing against them, it's just I think that it would get boring. >_> "
I agree; but it should still be an RPG. The game has to let Vinny and Jeff come up with some commentary, serious or funny. That's why they couldn't do an endurance run on a FPS or Sports game. It pretty  much needs to be an RPG. Morrowind, maybe? "
The only problem is, what RPG other than P4 is entertaining to watch?  I feel that P4 worked because of its subject matter and the fact that the game is funny.  The J&V commentary only enhances the experience because they're always given something to work with.
Posted by Videogames

They should seriously have everyone in the office sit in for the last episode, it would be so awesome.
 
Anyone else agree with me?

Posted by Wiseblood

LOL, when Chie and Yukiko gets hit with Thousand Curses you can see Yosuke rocking out as he's standing there watching them get pulled down.

Posted by Drache

AHA!  Is it over?

Edited by gbrading

I don't know if it's been said, but I'll say it anyway: 
 
"They think it's all over!" (nearly...) Certainly one of the best video segment ever to grace the internet. In my humble opinion, Giant Bomb deserves Webby Awards.
Posted by Death_Burnout

Fuck yeah! i was getting pumped!

Edited by NintenDood

It's not loading for me O_O 
EDIT: It's fine now

Posted by CitizenKane
@Tastyburger8 said:
" They should seriously have everyone in the office sit in for the last episode, it would be so awesome.  Anyone else agree with me? "
They wouldn't have any idea what would be going on, but that would just make it that much funnier to watch.
Posted by Kovski

Imo, they shouldn't do anymore endurance runs this year. Wait till next year atleast. Let this one melt in a bit, also I don't think GB should do endurance runs on older games, it's not really the same. The whole appeal of p4 endurance run is that it's little obscure, kinda ridicilous and really long, it as everything lined up to make this not only fun to watch but kinda funny to laugh at and also funny to ENDURE. Games like morrowind and shenmue is old and not really any fun to sit through and watch as a spectator. Persona 4 had something special that made this possible (could've been persona 3 too) so until another game feel natural to do an endurance run, i say don't force it and let the concept of endurance run be on ice. 
 
Also it kinda funny i've been following this since the release of the first episode. I even skipped playing this just so i wouldn't spoil it anything really while watching this. (ok i read the comic but doesn't really count)

Posted by shanchett99

InO ! InO! InO! woohoo.
 
 
 
im gonna miss seeing new episodes after school :(.
 
 
/you had a dream about the ER..../

Posted by Milkman

Accidentally hitting the rush button during the last boss fight is what the Endurance Run is all about. Couldn't think of a better way to end it. Stoked for tomorrow.

Posted by AlexB

One more episode. Quite the cliff-hanger. Going to miss this. Hopefully the next one has the same charm and charisma as this one.

Edited by siln

You tell Investigation Team just bumrush a god.   Your social link has gone into Reverse.
 
So stoked for tomorrow.  
 
By the way, the creepy magic teacher from P3 gives a lecture on Izanami on the school trip that lends insight into her and her true form.  It's in ER episode 100 after they arrive at the school.