Jul 13, 2021
The Accomplice Ending is something that caught my attention ever since I first heard of it.
For those unaware, this was an original ending added for the first time in Persona 4 the Golden which was a 2012 PS Vita port of the 2008 PS2 game. This special adapts that alternate ending which you get if you complete Tohru Adachi's social link.
Admittedly, this ending isn't as dramatic as what I thought it was gonna be. What I had in mind was that during the boss fight with Adachi, Yu would betray and turn against his party members mid-battle to join Adachi and take out his friends
one by one LOL. But what we got was more grounded than that and is actually fairly interesting in its own right.
This special is just 16 minutes long as you might've noticed and I would've preferred it if it were longer. But any longer than this and I'm sure A-1 Studio would start cutting corners with their animation work again and what we might've ended up with was another disastrous episode. Thankfully the artstyle is pretty consistent as you should expect from an adaptation of such a highly acclaimed video game.
There was nothing wrong with the cinematography of the original scene in the video game so you could watch that for a slightly better (and longer) experience. But there's nothing particularly wrong with this adaptation either. If you played the game then you don't need to watch this since it's not very different from the source material like P4GA was.
Still at 16 minutes this is an OK watch if you've played the game a long time ago and need a quick refresher or just looking for a timekiller after finishing watching P4GA.
What did you think of this review?