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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 32, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and my all time favorite is MH4U. Also a HUGE fan of DKC and Fire Emblem. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

Joined:
Fri 15th Feb 2013

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JaxonH

#3

JaxonH commented on Darksiders Will Trot to the PS4 This Year, App...:

I have been DYING to get my hands on this game all generation. Ever since the Wii U launched with Darksiders 2- such an amazing game. I never thought they'd port the first one over too but they are. But I'm gonna buy on PS4 also just cause the screen tearing was bad in DS2 Wii U version and I'm afraid that may happen again (turn v-sync on for the love of mercy)

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#4

JaxonH commented on Push Rewind: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sonic Ma...:

@get2sammyb
It's looking like its gonna be a thin launch. VR seems more of a risky, niche product (mainly from the high cost of entry) so the launch probably won't be all the impressive or have any "must-have" day one system sellers. So every extra DLC mission or $20 taster is appreciated. Batman and Tomb Raider are what solidified my decision to keep the preorder.

I'm gonna be relying on you guys to review the VR software and let us know where to point our wallets. It's so much trickier with VR because looks can be deceiving. I'm thinking all the best games, may not be much to look at in a 2D trailer. And visa versa- some of the more intriguing games may turn out to be kinda dull.

JaxonH

#5

JaxonH commented on Push Rewind: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sonic Ma...:

@get2sammyb
Oh I'm excited. I love Tomb Raider, so when I heard they were planning VR content I was very pleased. Granted, it seems no one is willing to commit to more than bite sized AAA releases (like with this, or Batman Arkham) but hey, gotta start somewhere right?

Tomb Raider in virtual reality just sounds awesome. Solving tombs and all that? Ya, this is probably the best announcement I've heard yet. I may buy the game all over again just for the VR. I'd prefer if it was sold separately but, I'd be willing to pay it if I had to.

JaxonH

#7

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@Kidfried
I missed most of the 6th gen unfortunately. Aside from F-Zero GX on GC which I played non-stop, and some EA sports hockey game on PS2 and Halo at my friend's house. But ya, my brother has been reaming into me for 10 years to play all these GC games I missed. Got my work cut out for me.

@ztpayne7
Um, its possible... just give a quick google search for GC on the system.

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH commented on Sonic Sprints onto PS4 in Two New Games:

I grew up with Nintendo but I was much more a Genesis gamer than anything else growing up. Man I loved me some Sonic the Hedgehog.

This is it. This is what I've been waiting for. And that drop dash? Oh man, see its mechanics like that that tell me this game is going to nail it.

If only Capcom would give Mega Man this treatment. Oh I hear they've got a new game coming but it's based off that stupid looking cartoon model. The winner of the "how ugly can you draw MegaMan" contest. Seriously, and these people are getting paid to come up with that crap? Unbelievable

JaxonH

#10

JaxonH commented on Sonic Mania Is the PS4 Sequel You've Spent You...:

@naruball
They've been relying on nostalgia to sell Sonic games these last 20 years- all the while pumping out crap games. Certainly weren't relying on review scores to sell them. And they were most definitely moving forward- in the wrong direction.

Sometimes after 20 years in the wrong direction, to move forward, you have to return to the fork in the road where you made a wrong turn.

JaxonH

#11

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

Alex Stinton playing Monster Hunter Generations and Fire Emblem Fates

I salute you, Mr Stinton... Some excellent calls there.

3DS
Monster Hunter Generations

Wii U
Paper Mario Thousand Year Door

Xbox One
Sonic CD

PS4
[nothing]

Vita
[nothing]

JaxonH

#15

JaxonH commented on Hands On: Is King of Fighters XIV on PS4 Worth...:

@sub12
No no no [hits head with frying pan]

That's what I meant. I got confused for a second.

Though I'm thinking Samurai Showdown II is probably in the running to be next, if there is another one after Garou. Would be nice if KoFXIV came with an exclusive download for KoF '98 or something.

JaxonH

#16

JaxonH commented on Hands On: Is King of Fighters XIV on PS4 Worth...:

I'm a huge fan of the SNK fighters. Was absolutely thrilled to hear Samurai Showdown Garou Mark of the Wolves was joining The Last Blade on PS4/Vita.

Snagged a preorder for this special edition at BestBuy for $47.99 (price glitch they decided to honor compounded with GCU 20% off)

JaxonH

#17

JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: If We Were Nintendo Lif...:

@Utena-mobile
Ya, Xbox has been a huge disappointment in that respect. I'd never owned one until the X1 and only bought it because I missed gems like Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia and wanted to catch the new wave of JRPG exclusives. But that's not how it turned out.

It's ok though. Xbox has still been a learning experience for me- seeing what it's like to own and all, and it has had a few great exclusives so I can't complain. Ori & the Blind Forest, to this day, is the only "Metroid" game I would dare put on the same level of, well, Metroid.

JaxonH

#19

JaxonH commented on Poll: Has Square Enix Enticed You with Rise of...:

@DaveIsAnAceGamer

Lol, the biggest PS drone I've spoken to in months, calling me an Xbox fanboy? Please. Xbox is my least favorite platform of the big 3. But I most definitely am a fan just like I'm a fan of PlayStation and a fan of Nintendo, because I'm a fan of great games no matter what platform they're on. But that is actually how real fanboys think and behave: routinely labeling normal people as fanboys because they're not as fanatic as they are for their precious console. Basically, anyone not all hot and bothered in jealous fanboy spite like you = Xbox fanoy.

But you go ahead and tell yourself whatever you want.

It's like this group of Nintendo fanboys over on player essence. Always talking crap about Sony, their games, just trashing Sony all the time. And if you dare speak out against that and say hey, you're acting like a fanatic, The whole lot of them will jump on you and call you a Sony fanboy for not agreeing with them.

Kinda same thing you have going on here.

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH commented on Poll: Has Square Enix Enticed You with Rise of...:

Goes to show most people just don't buy full price no matter what.

Only a small percentage of gamers actually preorder.

I won't be buying day one, but I already own the game. I will be buying it though, down the line.

JaxonH

#24

JaxonH commented on Pokémon Go Makes Nintendo More Valuable Than ...:

I'm not usually big on mobile, but even I'll admit this game was a brilliant idea- the whole thing is just a fun and engaging concept.

Most of my favorite games are Nintendo games (or exclusive like Monster Hunter) but Pokemon is like the one franchise I've never really gotten into. I've played the spinoffs like Pokken Tournament on Wii U and all, and I even own pretty much every Pokemon game to date (be it physical or virtual console) but I've just never sat down and played through any of them.

People keep telling me I need to play Pokemon. Maybe I'll actually play Sun/Moon this November.

I'd be out chasing money but, my foot is infected (no idea how) and I can't walk without hobbling at the moment.

JaxonH

#26

JaxonH commented on Lara Croft's Tomb Raider Rises on PS4 with New...:

VR?

Hmmm... Already have the game and season pass but, it'd be nice to have it on same system as the reboot. And this is the most enticing VR I've seen yet.

If BB offers that $10 preorder rewards I'll double dip otherwise, I'll wait and see if they sell the VR content separately.

JaxonH

#27

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@BranJ0
I enjoyed it more. But even if you don't, it'll still be about on par or close too.

On par or close to the best game you've played this generation is an amazing game nomatter how you slice it.

I wouldn't get hung up on if it's better or worse- the fact it's even being compared to Uncharted 4 says enough I think.

Like @Gamer83 said, it beats U4 in gameplay for sure, but U4 probably has the better written story. Although, RotTR story is no slouch.

JaxonH

#30

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@llems14

Actually I studied economics back in college. Not to a great extent but enough to tutor others.

What you refer to is opportunity cost. The total cost of releasing late.

And while there may be some small impact of lost sales/interest I'm willing to bet that number is negligible at best.

The lost money isn't necessarily compensated by MS. That only compensates for those who will now refuse to buy for whatever self-induced reason. Money is money, and just because they made money off exclusivity doesn't mean they're obligated to throw money down the toilet in not selling at full price to the share of the market willing to pay full price.

And sure, it's value may have depreciated somehwat, but that will only be reflected by the quantity demanded lowering at each price point on the demand curve. So they can still charge full price, only maybe 85% of people who would have originally paid full price are willing to do so now- for example. Still not a logical reason to sell for less to that remaining 85% of original day one would-be purchasers.

JaxonH

#31

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@Kidfried
Any Xbox gamer can buy the game cheap right now. Why? Because it was already sold at full price on the platform. Which means they waited it out for price to drop. That's how they earned the right to pay less- it pays to wait until after demand has been satiated at market value.

That's what I call paying dues. Call it whatever, but it means they endured full price for a time. PS4 gamers have not yet endured full price for a time.

Now, if current market value is less than $60 that's one thing. But I don't think so- not for an 11 month old game. We have $60 ports from 7th gen selling like crazy. There is no way an 11 month old game- a brand new game for PS4 owners I might add- has no demand at full price. Not seeing it.

Games routinely release on PC later than console and those games aren't sold for less. Why would this be any different? There is no way a game as good as RotTR, a game as good if not better than Uncharted, which is effectively brand new for PS4 gamers, flops at full price- the same price all other games release for. 11 months is not that long. The real issue is saltiness from
people who got their pride hurt a game released on Xbox first and now aren't willing to suffer the blow to their pride by demanding lower prices- as if the game is last gen or something.

Even the Tomb Raider reboot sold for $60 on PS4 and it had been out for years AND it was just a remaster.

JaxonH

#32

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@DaveIsAnAceGamer
"Xbox apologist"

And everyone here who even remotely knows me knows that is a lie.

But you summed up your issue right there, "treated us like dirt"

No, you were not "treated like dirt". Were Xbox gamers "treated like dirt" every time you get a game they don't? Or get a game sooner than them? Or content before them?

Or do you ignore the preferential treatment you receive, then cry foul when even ONE GAME lands on another platform first?

You do not own an "all in one console". You own 1 of 3 main consoles. That means there are going to be some games you get first, some games others get first. Some games they don't get at all- some games you don't get at all.

Stop acting like you're some kind of victim because one game didn't come to your precious console first. Stop acting like its a personal offense to you. As if every game in the universe deserves to land on your one console and if it doesn't you've somehow been mistreated.

JaxonH

#33

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@DaveIsAnAceGamer
That's the entitlement I was talking about. And jealousy and envy and a hint of fanboyism.

Poor me. Xbox gamers got a 1 year exclusivity- with their stupid online videos having fun. Screw them. Screw this. Game sucks anyways I hated the new TR.

^^^
You in a nutshell

Whether MS paid for exclusivity is irrelevant. This is pure economics- a product doesn't drop in price in a given market until demand has been satiated at market value

Despite all your envy and disdain for Xbox gamers for getting something you didn't, they still paid their dues by virtue of the game first selling for MRSP, then dropping in price

Wise up

JaxonH

#34

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@DaveIsAnAceGamer
Can't even remember what you typed?

Comment #39... Dude.

I said it's only cheaper for X1 users because they paid their dues by waiting for the full price game to drop. PS4 gamers have not done that, therefore they should not expect a cheaper game.

When you say that's the "dumbest thing you've ever heard" I think it's pretty clear you're saying you dont agree meaning you don't think PS4 gamers should have to pay their dues like everyone else.

Probably because you think you're special and deserve special treatment, no? Why else would you disagree with such a common sense notion like "you only get to pay less after they've sold at MRSP"

@Kidfried
But X1 gamers did pay their dues. It didn't launch at $20. It launched at $60 and X1 gamers had to wait, knowing the game was released on their system and knowing they could play it that very moment, and had to make a sacrifice of choosing to hold off while price dropped. Until PS4 gamers do the same they shouldn't expect a lower price.

Tearaway and Gravity Rush were $40 handheld games and released for $40 on PS4. Maybe $30 for GR which was several years old- that's the developers right and choice though, not an obligation.

Of course you're free to wait- that's your choice as a consumer- all I'm saying is it shouldn't be expected as if it's somehow an insult to release a brand new game for full price (it's less than a year old- that's still new, and it's brand new on PS)

JaxonH

#35

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@DaveIsAnAceGamer
Let's see... when you said you shouldn't have to wait for a game to drop in price to get it cheaper like X1 gamers had to.

That's when

I believe your exact words were "that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard"

Calling basic economic principles stupid- who's the real clown

JaxonH

#36

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@Sir_JBizzle @Gamer83

Seems a lot of people who have actually played both games agree RotTR is as good if not better than Uncharted 4. And look how much people praise that game around here.

As enjoyable as Uncharted 4 was, if I'm being completely honest, I had more fun playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. The story was almost just as good (they did an incredible job upping the ante with RotTR story) but the gameplay- that's what made the difference imo. I remember fighting a bear- that was a legitimately thrilling experience. Fighting off a pack of wolves, sharpshooting birds and rabbits and deer- it had that whole hunting/crafting thing going on. But it also had a little Metroidvania built in. Progress and craft upgrades which grant access to new areas previously sealed off and unreachable. I loved that.

I dont think I was ready for how good this game was. Definitely caught me off guard. Don't get me wrong- I enjoyed the reboot and was looking forward to it, but I wasn't prepared for how much they actually improved the game. A lot more tombs and puzzles too, which was my biggest complaint with the first.

JaxonH

#37

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

@BranJ0
Better in every conceivable way. The reboot was good. But RotTR is excellent.

@DaveIsAnAceGamer
Of course it's dumb to someone who thinks they're entitled to cheap handouts simply because they had to wait a few months for a game. I'm sure it sounds extremely dumb. To people like you.

You're not born with the right to $10 games. You earn that right by a game selling full price and the free market dictating when demand has been fulfilled at full market value. You are subject to the market. The market is not subject to you.

JaxonH

#39

JaxonH commented on Amy Hennig's Star Wars Game Sounds a Lot Like ...:

No offense to Uncharted, but I'm not a huge fan of the formula being in numerous games. One, two games a generation is great. But when it starts leaking into all my other games- effectively turning them into narrative based "experiences" with some so-so gameplay on the side, I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Star Wars is a game that definitely should have good story. Not knocking that. But it's also a game that needs, NEEDS, excellent gameplay. Gameplay gameplay gameplay. I just hope it doesn't take a back seat knowing the narrative will carry the game and sell it by the drove.

JaxonH

#40

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Lara Croft's Rise of the Tomb Raider R...:

"seems incredibly steep when the Xbox One version can be bought for a lot less."

I said it before and I'll say it again. It's cheap for X1 users because X1 users have paid their dues. They had to watch the game release at full price and wait it out so SE could collect MSRP for the launch.

PS4 uses have paid no such dues for a PS4 release. Games don't grow on trees and SE deserves the opportunity to collect before handing the game out for budget prices. If it's an issue of pride, then I guess.... wait another 6 months. Pay your dues. God forbid one game comes 11 months late to PS4 without everyone feeling they deserve a handout for waiting. You can bet Final Fantasy 7 will be full price when it releases elsewhere after PS4, just like Deus Ex was full price on Wii U, just like every other game that gets ported and isn't more than a generation old. X1 and Wii U gamers experience this sort of thing all the time. Welcome to the same reality everyone else lives in.. Where you're not begged and pampered just for having to wait.

But I totally recommend the game at full price. This is one of the best AAA games I've played this generation.

JaxonH

#41

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

PS4
[nothing]

Wii U
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Paper Mario Thousand Year Door (GameCube)
Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (GameCube)

3DS
Monster Hunter Generations
Military Madness (TurboGrafx 16)
Chrono Trigger (DS)

X1
[nothing]

Vita
[nothing]

JaxonH

#43

JaxonH commented on Berserk Will Be Unleased on PS4, Vita Later Th...:

Digital version only. Digital version only. Every time there's a Vita release its digital version only.

Do these developers not understand the max memcard is capped at 64gb (and even that must be imported from Japan)

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#46

JaxonH commented on Review: Grand Kingdom (PS4):

This game caught me by surprise. I went ahead and bought it at launch. Haven't really gotten to play it yet but, it looks good. With Odin Sphere and God Eater and that Adventure of Mana port, Vita was swinging some hard fists- even with one foot still in the grave.