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.
Who knew of this game before GB?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
" I've heard of the series but I didn't know much of anything about it.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!"
It's pretty ironic looking back at this video.
*zooms in on Persona 4*
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!
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.
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.
" I learned of GB through P4 actually. "
Edit: I was in the Void Quest around the time I first saw Giant Bomb, as a random side note.
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!
Seems I was right.
" 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. "
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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