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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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#2

JaxonH commented on Grand Theft Auto V PS4 vs. PS3 Comparisons Rev...:

Ya it looks better but not THAT much better. Same goes for pretty much any PS3 to PS4 comparison. Far gone are the days of easily telling a world of difference across generations. Now you actually have to try to notice the differences.

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JaxonH commented on Review: Destiny (PlayStation 4):

@BloodyBill @LDXD

I read on the game's website before release that there is offline single player that does not require PS Plus. I thought that had been sorted already.

So you're saying that's NOT the case then? That you do in fact have to be online no matter what?

Oh, well in that case throw everything I just said out the window. Not interested in the slightest.

EDIT: Did some research, and yes it requires internet no matter what at all times. However, PS Plus is only required for co op and competitive online. Solo doesn't require PS Plus. Still, I despise needing an internet connection to play when I'm not playing online. That's like requiring you to own a car in order to sit at home all day.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Review: Destiny (PlayStation 4):

I think the issue for me is I was expecting Destiny to be more, the next Halo perhaps, and it just isn't that. Looks like it still turned out to be a very decent game, it just wasn't what I had hoped for. After reading about the single player offline experience and game length, I've decided to buy the game, just, later down the line when it's half price or something.

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#7

JaxonH commented on Sony: PS Vita's Remarkably Resilient, and Won'...:

Thankfully my PS4, Wii U and 3DS are alive and well. I'm not really bothered about the fact I never play my Vita anymore, or the fact I've owned my Xbox One for 3 months and still don't own a single game for it. They're just... there. If and when a good game comes along, I own the system. When Freedom Wars finally drops, guess what I own a Vita and can play it. When Halo Masterchief drops, I've got a system to play it on. That's what it's all about for me.

It doesn't have to consistently keep me occupied. I never depend on one platform for my gaining needs. I bought it so that whenever a good game comes along I'll be able to play it. If only five games a year release for it that are worthwhile, so be it. That's five games a year I wouldn't be able to play without it.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Feature: No Games November - PS4's Lineup Is S...:

Dragon Age Inquisition.

The thing is, I'm not the biggest fan of pop gaming. Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, GTA5... all that is meh to me. I like the lesser known games. The more niche and underground titles. The games that don't sell tens of millions of copies every time a new one releases. Granted, just about everything on PlayStation nowadays is some form of AAA, but there's still a very distinct line between commercialized pop games and the rest.

Never liked Little Big Planet even though I'm a diehard platformer fan, but if it reviews well I may look into it after release. I just never liked the mechanics. They feel... off.

For me it's Shadow of Mordor, Natural Doctrine, Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age Inquisition and Far Cry 4. I'll still probably pick up the trio of pop games too, just because it's hard to say no with GCU discounts and additional preorder certificates. $38 for day one delivered to your door makes almost any game hard to pass up.

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#11

JaxonH commented on You Should Probably Ignore This First Destiny ...:

Oh hey, we're going to embargo all reviews until after the game has released.

And oh, btw, those first reviews? Just ignore those. If it's negative then it can't possibly be legitimate.

And the user feedback? Ignore that too. It was all alpha and beta anyways.

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#12

JaxonH commented on Batman: Arkham Knight Removes Its Cloak on PS4...:

Oh great, the 2nd time this game has been delayed. You can tell I'm just thrilled, cause I love waiting longer for games with, let me count, 3 given release dates now.

Not that I won't have other games to play, it's the principle of the matter. A delay from October to February could be excused as just time needed for polishing. But a further delay until June tells me they knew this game was never going to be ready in October. More and more I'm seeing this trend among third-party publishers where, I believe, they intentionally announce a premature release date in order to draw in more console sales. No one can deny that there has been an absurdly high number of delays surrounding both the PS4 and Xbox launch and year one lineup.

Whatever. I've just got to stop believing these third parties when they give a release date, and teach myself to not get excited until the game actually releases.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Video: Watch As We Recap August's Best PlaySta...:

Anyone play Diablo 3? I hear it has single player offline... If that's true I might order tonight. What is it like?

And shame on the staff who ignore JRPGs! I used to not like them either, until I played Final fantasy X and Xenoblade Chronicles. Oh, and Fire Emblem Awakening got me into SRPGs. If you have a PS3 or Vita, (which I'm sure you do, this is a Sony fan site) do yourself a favor and buy FFX HD. If you have a Wii, buy Xenoblade Chronicles. If you have a 3DS, go play Fire Emblem Awakening.

I can't believe you have access to Xilia 2 and are squandering it! Some of us (like me) have every console BUT the PS3 and can't play it. You do dishonor those of us without a PS3! Now repent of your ways and go play Xilia 2

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#14

JaxonH commented on PlayStation Gets a PS4 Destiny Bundle and Oodl...:

@AD-80 I'm blaming both of em, since they're both doing it. And its kinda senseless if you think about it- Sony pays to prevent MS from advertising Game A, MS pays to prevent Sony from advertising Game B, in the end it's gonna cancel out. The REAL winner is the 3rd parties, who are playing one side against the other.

If they were smart, they would sign a mutual agreement stating neither can contractually exclude the other from advertising. That would be a win-win for both Sony and Microsoft I think.

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#15

JaxonH commented on PlayStation Gets a PS4 Destiny Bundle and Oodl...:

I just thing it's messed up that they can't advertise the game on the system.

I mean, if a game is coming to a system, it should be fair game to advertise it. I don't care what platform it is. People are always ok with this sort of thing as long as it's their platform of choice getting the big end of the stick. But forgetting console allegiances, this is just messed up, no matter who's doing it. And I'm sure MS is doing this crap too, not just Sony. Paying to PREVENT another console from advertising their own version of a game... Idk what to say. I suppose I've been naive about what really goes on.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Game of the Month: August 2014 - Metro Redux:

Ya know, I finished up The Last of Us and its' Gone Home DLC (excellent game btw, I judged poorly and have been made a believer!) so I moved on to Metro Redux. Started playing 2033, got about 2 hours in and lost interest. Idk, it's just not gripping me. Maybe I just need to play more, but right now I'm not exactly excited to jump back into it.

So it's Wii backlog for me right now (Skyward Sword, never did beat that game), at least until this coming tsunami wave of games begins to crash on the shore of my consoles and handhelds in a few weeks...

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#17

JaxonH commented on Blast the Competition in Geometry Wars3: Dimen...:

This is my kind of game. This is what I deal with for a living- write CMM programs to measure automobile engine castings. Intersecting features and shapes on the CAD model to form the desired geometric characteristics- lots of planes, diameters, radii, spheres, lines and angles.

This game is right up my alley. I love geometry.

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#18

JaxonH commented on PS4 Strategy Title Natural Doctrine's Release ...:

This isn't doing me any favors. I needed a HANDHELD game to release before the last week of September. My employer is sending me to Minneapolis for a week of training- hotel, company car, the works. And I needed a new handheld game for the trip. With Smash releasing Oct 3, THIS was going to be my game. Not any more. I leave Sept 29, the day before this game releases. But now the game will be waiting for me in the mail when I get back.

Sigh...

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#19

JaxonH commented on Round Up: What Happened During Sony's Pre-Toky...:

@Dodoo
Think they said they have 14 Wii U 1st party games releasing next year, or exclusives or something like that. Pretty sure Zelda will be the big holiday release game like Smash and 3D World before it.

Biggest PS4 releases next year I'm excited for are Final Fantasy Type 0, Witcher 3, and Batman Arkham Knight. For 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Xenoblade, and for Vita, we'll, nothing we know of.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Round Up: What Happened During Sony's Pre-Toky...:

@Dodoo Here's a few I would recommend keeping an eye on...Bayonetta 2 should definitely be on your radar. Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem is another. Splatoon, MOST DEFINITELY Xenoblade Chronicles X, Star Fox, and watch for Devil's Third too.

Also, I'm a huge platformer fan. I love a good, well crafted platformer. Yoshi's Wooly World is gonna be one to watch for. I'm a pretty good judge of platformers, and I think that one could actually rival Rayman Legends, DKC and NSMBU. You probably wouldn't like Kirby Rainbow Curse. But Canvas Curse on DS was great. I expect nothing less from sequel. Ans watch out for Fast Racing Neo- Shinen is releasing screenshots this month.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Round Up: What Happened During Sony's Pre-Toky...:

@bbq_boy
Adding to the 16 PS4, 13 Wii U, 8 Xbox One, 6 3DS and 3 Vita games I've already got pre ordered, that's plenty to keep the good times rollin' for quite a while!

Persona 5 on PS4- as it should be... as it should be,

Square Enix announcing and releasing ANOTHER Final Fantasy before FF15 even gets a release year? As it should NOT be. Least this one looks halfway decent.

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#23

JaxonH commented on The Zombie Invasion Continues With Resident Ev...:

@Gamer83

Agreed. I'm glad it's coming to PS4- I'm definitely buying it, I mean it's not like I ever miss any games I want, but I expected this to at least land on 3DS, considering the high sales and that's where it originated.

It did sell like crap on Wii U, but, like you said it outsold the Xbox version and yet it's coming to Xbox. And I'm sure more Nintendo fans would have bought it on Wii U if a million people hadn't already shelled out for it on 3DS.

Just doesn't make any sense. Especially with the new 3DS and built in 2nd analog there'd be no need for a CPP. And people wonder why Nintendo fans resent 3rd parties...

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#24

JaxonH commented on Saints Row IV and All of Its DLC Gets Re-Elect...:

Some of the remasters I appreciate, like The Last of Us, Tomb Raider (helped the post launch drought) and even Metro Redux. But when you look at how many games have actually been ported or are being ported, the number is staggering.

I hate it when people pretend like this doesn't hurt anyone, because it most certainly does. One or two remasters, sure that's probably not going to put a dent in the potential release lineup. But when you're talking about dozens of remasters, then yes, that's a pretty substantial chunk of the potential line up devoted to games that have already released during the seventh generation. Of course I won't buy it, along with two dozen other ports I'm skipping, but I'm also going to complain because I'm sick of seeing the same games released over and over and over again. Literally, the exact same games. Not metaphorically.

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#25

JaxonH commented on Xbox and Nintendo Fans Flocking to PS4, States...:

I'm pretty happy with PS4. And my Wii U. Those 2 consoles right there make for one heck of a gaming experience.

Still like my 3DS, Vita and X1 but those are definitely in the backseat to PS4 and Wii U. Just couldn't imagine gaming without these 2 consoles.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: inFAMOUS: First Light, Metro Re...:

Just finished The Last of Us Remastered. Much better than I thought at first. Only thing I wasn't to fond of was the ending.

On to Metro Redux and Infamous First Light. Or maybe, I'll play that Left Behind DLC first. Ya, might as well while the story is still fresh.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Review: Metro Redux (PlayStation 4):

Two brand new ports remastered for the PS4, for $50 at Best Buy, with 20% off through Gamer's Club Unlocked, with a $10 gift card for pre ordering. That's $30 for both games, or just $15 each, fully remastered.

That's what I call value.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@reddog It's the same thing. Paying for an exclusive is paying for an exclusive regardless of what game it is. Tomb Raider was never slated for release on PS4. But that other game, it was actually in development for other consoles and had a fall 2014 release. And I was looking forward to playing it. Thankfully I have a PS4 but not everybody does. You can't say it's okay to do it just because the game isn't as established. Either it's okay to pay for exclusives or it's not. Can't just cherry pick the ones that you want and say that that's okay and that's not okay

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#31

JaxonH commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@naruball Idk, seems like a double standard to me. Either it's ok to pay for exclusivity, or it's not, know what I mean? Least that's how I see it. How good the game is should be irrelevant.

I can understand why some would be upset- they wanted to play the game and now they can't. But to trash talk MS when Sony did the exact same thing not two weeks ago seems, well, a little hypocritical.

Personally, I would like to see ALL the exclusivity purchasing to stop, including exclusive content and DLC on one system and not the other. At least with Tomb Raider and Dreamfall Chapters the games will be complete. Might only be on one system, but at least you don't have to worry about missing out on 'exclusive content' only on rival platform A, which to me seems the greater offense.

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#33

JaxonH commented on These New Screenshots Prove That Tearaway Unfo...:

@Cyrso You sure about that? I thought Media Molecule just made a recent statement clarifying that it is, by and large, the exact same game with a few changes to accommodate the controller and a couple small additions...

Here's a list of what's new in PS4
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/08/23/tearaway-unfolded-facts-features/#/slide/1

3D World was a completely different game than 3D Land, a sequel even. This is an enhanced port. Not saying it won't be good, but it's important to know what it is.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@Gemuarto Don't take it too personal. This isn't the first time a game's exclusivity has been purchased, and it certainly won't be the last. Sony does it (in fact they just did it with Dreamfall Chapters, snatching the game off X1 and Wii U), MS does it, and Nintendo does it. As long as there are 3 platforms, games will be juggled amongst them. If you want to boycott that's your right, but I'll be enjoying this one on release day on Xbox.

There's a rule I play by: If a game isn't coming to the console you own, don't get mad, get the the console. If you're not willing to get the console, then the game must not be that big of a miss.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Bloodborne Goes for the Throat in New PS4 Game...:

The game looks fun but I'm not one for all that gore and depressing atmosphere. If there's an option to tone down the blood I might be persuaded to look into this. That blood is what really turns me off to be honest.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

@Demi_God
Not sure, I THOUGHT I'd read it here but I could be mistaken. They didn't come out and phrase it like that but I remember the guy talking about how stringent the working conditions were there. I know I'm not crazy lol, I know I read it somewhere. One of their former employees talking about what it was like there. If I run across it again I'll forward the link... I'm fairly confident it was ND, because I remember thinking "that makes sense" when all these employees started leaving.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warf...:

@XFsWorld It's also on 360 and X1. I was gonna buy it but no single player offline. Just online competitive and now, local co-op too. Maybe if you ever get a PS4 or X1, and buy the game, I'll pick it up too. Then we can go to war with sunflowers and spuds :)

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#39

JaxonH commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

@Demi_God

I read a story interviewing ex-ND devs, and they said it was pretty much run like a boot camp. High pressure, long hours, short deadlines, a TON of stress. Not a very pleasant atmosphere. Which is great for Sony because that's how you run an efficient business and get things done. And I'm sure they pay well. But, sometimes the money isn't enough to counter that kind of stressful work environment. And I think that's had a lot to do with some of the departures. Get in, make some bucks and get out.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

When this generation was starting, MS didn't listen. But I'm glad things happened as they did because now they're listening intently.

And a quick note to those upset at MS for buying exclusivity, Sony just did the exact same thing with Dreamfall Chapters, paying money to keep it from releasing on X1, 360 and Wii U. And the game was releasing in just a few months. So to be angry at MS while ignoring what Sony is doing is a tad disingenuous...

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#41

JaxonH commented on Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 to Add Dashbo...:

That'll be cool, but what I'd like more is a new interface all together. Or maybe optional alternative interfaces even. Just so I don't have to span across 75 home menu icons to play a game.

That share play is cool. Sounds similar to the download play offered on 3DS and some DS games, where friends can play multiplayer together even if they don't own the game...

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#42

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: PS4 Horror Until Dawn Will Come...:

Hayden Panettiere, yeah buddy. Did you know she actually played the part of the old coach's little daughter in Remember the Titans with Denzel Washington? I was watching that movie a few months ago and I was thinking to myself, "that girl looks really familiar" and sure enough, that was her. She's all grown up now, of course.

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#43

JaxonH commented on The Creator of Ikaruga Is Making a Shiny New S...:

Oooo!

I love Ikaruga! Still own it on GameCube to this day!

Treasure develops some great shmups. Best I ever played was Sin & Punishment 2 on the original Wii, developed by treasure.

I'm all in on this one guys...

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#46

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: The Last Guardian Still Exists,...:

So basically what he saying is, right now the game sucks. Working on making it an actual fun game is what's taking so long.

This kind of stuff happens. Developers make a game and, well, it just sucks. Then they have to spend years working on it and tweaking it trying to make it a fun game that people actually want to play

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#47

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: Microsoft All But Confirms That...:

@Gamer83 it doesn't go off the market, but it's a proven fact that third-party titles make 90% of their lifetime sales within the first six months. By the time this game hits PlayStation Uncharted won't be a factor.

And I think this has more to do with the desire to attain that truck load of cash they're getting paid then fear of going against Uncharted. This game has a fanbase and it will sell no matter what it goes against