Back in 2008, when the PlayStation 2 was considered to be at the last of its long lifespan, one of the last games I played on this console was Persona 4. Having just played Persona 3, I was surprised that in no time at all Atlus USA localized Persona 4, taking much of the gameplay forumla of Persona 3 but setting the game in a whole different environment and atmosphere.
I had been contemplating on doing this video playthrough of Persona 4 for a long time now, and only recently had the time and the means to. While there are already a saturation of Persona 4 playthroughs on the internet, like GiantBomb's Persona 4 "Endurance Run" and many "Let's Plays" all over YouTube, I still felt compelled to do my own recorded playthrough of Persona 4 for several reasons.
- Wanted to play the game again (probably the most important part I would think of anyone who wanted to do a video playthrough).
- The announcement of Persona 4 : The Animation this year resparked and reminded me how much I enjoyed Persona 4.
- The actual plot of Persona 4 begins April 04, 2011 (around this time in the real world) which seems like the perfect time to do this.
By the time that this article goes up I would have uploaded at least the first set of my recorded videos. I am trying to establish a format for my videos however, since this is my first time attempting to record full video I apologize if for the first few videos the format is inconsistent.
- There will be no commentary with my videos but I have decided I will be do a retrospective article similar to this one after each major "Chapter"
- Although Persona 4 does not have set "Chapters", I will be implementing my own in order to break down the key points in the story.
- Primarily be focusing on recording the primary core story, I may do side-quests off-air.
- "Uneventful days" such as when I'm just grinding or leveling up social stats may be omitted from video.
- Will be recording when Social Links Level Up
- Any other funny or wacky event that happens within the game.
- I may show some combat so viewers can get a sense of the dungeons and enemies.
Finally, I must credit StrikeArranges on YouTube whose many quality videos inspired the format of my Persona 4 videos. It's quite impressive in how the videos are cut and edited such that it seems like you're watching film or a short television series. Strike's channel includes an asorted number of games, including Yakuza, Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption, and Alan Wake just to name a few.
Retrospection: Persona 4 (Story) Chapter 1 "Welcome Protagonist to Inaba"