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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 31, 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.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#3

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

@rjejr
I'd say about 120 hours was the offline, single player campaign, and yes there are ending credits once you fend off the Rusted Kushala Daora in the Battlequarters and save Dundorma village. Others have spent upwards of 200 hours offline in the village quests- but me- I like to graduate to G rank ASAP because then you're not working toward armor and talismans that will be outclassed later.

If you only played every village quest once, an just did the KEY village quests that are tied to the story and required for progression, it would probably take about 75 hours to finish the story. But that'll never happen because you have to make better armor and weapons along the way, which means grinding an armor set periodically.

I made a Great Jaggi set in low rank right off the bat to get me started, then a Testsucabra set to finish out low rank and get me into high rank. I upgraded it quite a bit and made it last until I could craft a Najarala armor set in high rank. And I made that set last all of high rank and all the way through the G1 quests until I could craft my G rank starter set from Seregios. Then I used that to climb my way to the end of G rank where I made my final end game armor set.

If course, I made several other G rank armor sets since then, just because I like variety, but point being you can make it through all of low rank making just 2 armor sets, then 1 to get through high rank and 1 to get through G (and optionally a 2nd G rank set at the end if you plan to take on the uber-tough quests). Of course, you'll need to upgrade those sets along the way to keep your defense relevant, otherwise you'd need to craft WAY too many armor sets toget through the game.

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#4

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

@rjejr
Haha, complaining about difficulty again are we?

Excellent choices there. I really enjoyed TLoU- beat the game and the DLC I liked it so much, and Xenoblade, well, it's one of the best games ever made. You playing the new 3DS version or the Wii version? I started a game on the new 3DS but Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate still has it's claws in me.

I broke 300 hours today actually.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Star Wars: Battlefront Force Chokes Single Pla...:

I can't blame them for making the game how the series has always been, BUT, I'm still disappointed because I don't buy games that don't have a single player mode. And no, playing multiplayer battles by yourself doesn't count.

And I had actually got excited and pre ordered when I saw you could play in 3rd person. Off to Best Buy website to cancel that pre order now. Oh well.

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#8

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

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (260 hours in now) and a taste of Xenoblade Chronicles on New 3DS.

I have quite the PS4 backlog piling up since MH4U released- FF Type 0, Episode Duscae, RE Revelations 2, DMC, Dark Souls 2...

I'll get around to FF.... Sometime... After Monster Hunter and Xenoblade... Probably be around Christmas.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Vita Will Rear It...:

I'm buying it. I just got RE Rev2 on PS4, but I really prefer the handheld to be honest. The original was SO enjoyable on 3DS. And you want to know why? GYRO AIM. I said it a long time ago- I wish this was on 3DS because of how fun it was to play with gyro.

Well whattaya know- Vita is getting gyro! Usually I'm not a big fan of gyro based controls (except for small adjustments and supplementary use) but this is one game where gyro really shines. I had to turn off the 3D with gyro because it would throw it out of the sweet spot anyways (granted that wouldn't be an issue with the new3DS) so it's basically everything I wanted! And Vita still has free online so ya- this is 100% EXACTLY what I wanted to see.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Debut PS4 Trailer I...:

Total hype! Finally, another game to actually be stoked for. I usually hate stealth games, with the exception of these two- Splinter Cell Blacklist and Deus Ex Human Revolution. Just fantastic. But games like Metal Gear Solid? Just never did click for me.

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#12

JaxonH commented on What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Everyb...:

Only sports titles I like are Mario Golf and Wii Sports Club Golf (and bowling).

I always thought Hot Shots Golf looked interesting but couldn't tell if it was a decent game or just shovel ware. After reading this article I'm convinced I should try Hot Shots Golf on Vita now...

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#13

JaxonH commented on Sony's Going to Give You Free Stuff for Duping...:

@Liam1894
I believe the ringer was advertising PS3 streaming for all games when it only worked with select titles. That and the fact they showed Killzone 3 streaming to the Vita in the commercial, a game that didn't actually have the ability to stream.

I never registered my Vita, but I think I may have the box in my basement somewhere. I'll have to go look for it when I get home to get the Proof of Purchase from it.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Guide: Finding Your Feet in the Brutal World o...:

@Superstick
Lol, year late on that one ;)

I'm not diggin Bloodborne. Too dark and gory for my liking. My brother swears by it, but I'm just waiting for Dark Souls 2 to release next month. Still, I'm not sure if I'll get around to playing it because I'm a Monster Hunter fanatic, and right now I'm only 250 hours in to MH4U. I've got a good 750 more hours before I tire of this game. But I do have it pre-ordered so I'll get around to playing it at some point.

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#15

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

@kyleforrester87
Surprisingly, yes, yes it does. Some of the orchestrated themes when fighting certain monsters are amazing. Yesterday I was about to undertake an urgent quest against an elder dragon that was threatening the village, and you could just feel the epic tension in the music. I sat my handheld down and closed my eyes and just enjoyed the music for a while. But, I suppose MH3U also had some epic music when fighting certain monsters- nowhere near as good as MH4U though.

You can unlock some of the tracks by beating certain quests, then go to Dundorma and sit down in this assembly hall and tell the felyne you wanna hear the diva sing. Then it's like a live diva performance with smoke and lights, and different buttons change the camera angle- it's really cool actually- just another small detail that makes Monster Hunter, well, Monster Hunter.

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#16

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

@kyleforrester87
My only advice would be to invest the time to understand the game- the combat, the crafting system, etc. A lot of people go into it expecting to "get it" within the first half hour, but that's just now how it works. But if you do invest the time, Monster Hunter is easily the most rewarding game I've ever played. In fact, this one here is officially my favorite game of all time.

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#17

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

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Just made it to G rank, crafted a brand new G armor set from the carcasses of the Seregios I slaughtered and upgraded my glaive to purple sharpness and 800 raw damage.

Over 200 hours in and I feel like I just started playing yesterday. I topped out at 600 hours in MH3U but this one looks like I may very well break 1,000 and beyond...

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#19

JaxonH commented on God of War III Brings the Brand's Best Boss Fi...:

@Dohv
And yes, if those games do indeed come out on X1 soon then it's not looking good for them either.

But also to your point that Mario Kart "might as well be a remaster" that's not even remotely true. New courses, new stages, new modes, new characters- that's the very definition of a new game. A remaster would be taking Mario Kart Doule Dash from the Gamecube, sprucing up the graphics and calling it a day. Same courses, same characters, same everything, just "remastered". There's a huge difference. If your argument must pretend a long standing series is the same as a remaster just to make it seem like others release more, you don't have much of an argument. Jus sayin.

Most of us feel there's too many remasters on PS4. It's nothing to take personal, and it doesn't concern Nintendo or MS. It just is what it is. It doesn't mean we hate Sony, or that we're fanboys looking for reasons to knock them, it just means that there really are too many remasters on PS4.

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#20

JaxonH commented on God of War III Brings the Brand's Best Boss Fi...:

@Dohv
It's the platform as a whole. Sony's doing it when there have been a dozen other remasters in the same time frame, which collectively over saturates the platform. As for Nintendo, keep in mind they also release more games than anyone else in the industry, but even so I think there's one remaster on Wii U in the 2 years it's been out (Zelda Windwaker) and 4 for 3DS in the 4 years it's been out (StarFox 64, Zelda Ocarina and Majoras Mask, and Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire). And MS, I only count 1 (Master Chief) and the games, like Nintendo's, are several generations old. Unlike Sony's which has all been from PS3, and soon we can add Vita to that list as well.

Not to call out Sony but if you're going to accuse others of being worse, I think it's best to put the actual facts on the table and count them. So on a per year basis, Sony actually is releasing more remasters than either MS or Nintendo, and all of them have been relatively recent games. And with Tearaway and Gravity Rush on the way, that trend looks set to continue.

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#21

JaxonH commented on God of War III Brings the Brand's Best Boss Fi...:

@adf86
I actually bought Master Chief for the single player campaigns, which is a good deal in and of itself. I know Halo is popular for its MP but that doesn't mean everyone only cares about MP and no one buys it for the campaigns. There's no denying the MP was (and is) a bungled mess, but with as much content as you're getting in single player the game is still worth three times what you're paying.

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#22

JaxonH commented on God of War III Remastered's PS4 Price May Make...:

Of course people have the right to complain and be disgruntled. Just because a few people missed this on PS3 doesn't negate the fact that this game had it's time, and most have played it or had the opportunity if they so desired.

If it was one remaster, ok fine, but this got old like 5 remasters ago.

As for me, I'm not disgruntled or upset, but I'm not interested I the slightest either.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Soapbox: Has It Just Been a Bad Week for Games...:

@BLPs
Good grief that was an excellent post. Wow.

I think the author summed it up when he said " The blockbuster games space is turning into a production line – no wonder so much talent is abandoning ship." Which is why AAA games, by and large, just don't do it for me anymore.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo K...:

I never really thought Metal Gear Solid games were that great tbh, although I am giving this new one a try whenever it releases. I mean, theyre good games and all but, there's an abundance of good games in the world. It's the truly great ones that stick with me, and MGS was never one of them.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Of Course eBay Has Dozens of Final Fantasy XV:...:

Installed Type 0 today finally and downloaded the FFXV demo, and gave Type 0 a good 30 minute run before saving.

It's great, and I look forward to playing it... some time in the near (probably distant) future. Cause I just can't quit playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. I've put in 150 hours so far in just 34 days, and that's with a 60 hour a week job.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Dragon Age: Inquisition's Success Doesn't Guar...:

Beat this game within a week of release IIRC, and it was fantastic. There were faults, sure, but they were negligible in the face of such a triumphant game.

If I could give input to a DA4, I'd say make the ending a little more epic and build the tension a little more toward the end. Such a magnificent game shouldn't just up and end like a Tuesday afternoon. Second, I'd say go farther. Make the crafting and upgrading more complex, and expound upon the tactical strategy.

If they did those two things right there, I'd say they might have a perfect game on their hands.

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#30

JaxonH commented on So, Final Fantasy XV Features Product Placement:

I don't like it, and here's why:

If it were ever so subtle (maybe a brand logo on tennis shoes or something- inconspicuous and only noticeable if the camera zoomed in) I might not mind, but that Coleman logo is NOT subtle, in fact it dang near jumps out of the screen at you. That's intrusive, and it feels like advertising dollars at work, regardless of whether or not that's really the case.

Secondly, even if it was ever so subtle, it's still a line that's being crossed and once it's been crossed who's to say where it stops? Just a little larger logos, just a few more brand names... and before you know it, it's like you're in Time Square.

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#31

JaxonH commented on Toukiden: Kiwami PS4 Gameplay Hacks and Slashe...:

Ok, I'm actually starting to get a little interested. Its still no Monster Hunter, but, I'm not gonna be playing MH4U forever (though probably a good year or so) and admittedly this does look pretty good if I'm being perfectly honest. It's weird though cause I own the original on Vita and I never could get into it. Idk, I just didn't like the monsters, er, "demons" I'd seen before. But this one got my blood pumping.

Hmmm...maybe it's time for me to reconsider pre ordering for PS4

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#33

JaxonH commented on Reaction: Uncharted 4's Delay Is a Blow, But E...:

@Gamer83
If it's any consolation, the worthwhile exclusives may be thin but there's a decent stack of multiplats worth playing. Er, you own an Xbox One also don't you... Ya you're like me- one console for multiplats and exclusives, while the other is relegated to just exclusives (plus Wii U which has always been about just exclusives).

I haven't been playing PS4 much lately, or my Xbox One, until today cause Ori and the Blind Forest just dropped. And Bloodborne absolutely doesn't interest me so really, I'm kinda waiting for Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight. I've already accepted that PS4 won't really be a heavy hitter exclusive-wise, but at least it'll get Uncharted 4 at some point, and Street Fighter V. But the multiplats are good so...

I have a solution to solve all your problems and melt your worries- you need a new3DS XL and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and come hunting online with me ;)

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#39

JaxonH commented on Store Update: 10th March 2015 (North America):

Get Scram Kitty people... I bought that game on Wii U day one and it was worth every red cent. It's got pinpoint precision mechanics and a healthy difficulty grade, the hardcore gamers will love it....

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#43

JaxonH commented on Sony: We Want Project Morpheus to Be Social Li...:

The Wii U is great for social gaming, BUT, and this is a big but... It's strongest suit is single player gaming. I know that's contrary to what a lot of non-Nintendo gamers might think, but it's the truth. The only reason social gaming is great on Wii U is because it supplements the excellent single player gaming. Nintendo would never last if it only focused on multiplayer gaming.

So sure, I think that's a good idea, provided it supplements single player gaming, like the Wii U does.p

In any case, if the games on VR are even HALF as good as the games on Wii U, Morpheus could be a great success. After all, it's the games that make the console, and the only reason Wii U is so great is because of the games. So that's the million dollar question: will the VR games be any good? Time will tell.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Virtual Reality on PS4 Just Got Way Better wit...:

I hope they get this right. Cause if they don't, it could kill interest in VR for the foreseeable future.

Having said that, I'm actually optimistic. I don't think they'd go through with it if they didn't have faith in it. Price doesn't really concern me, well, unless it's obnoxiously out of the question like $800 or more. But even if they can get it down to 500 or 600, I can work with that. PROVIDED, there are games worth playing. I don't want Call of Duty VR, and Minecraft ain't gonna cut it.

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#46

JaxonH commented on The End Is in Sight for Final Fantasy XV's Dev...:

@rjejr
Yeah, Idk what it is. Job stress probably, coupled with tooth pain that won't go away ever since I got these buildup and temp crown done. Actually, it's probably Monster Hunter withdrawls. No days off in sight, 12 hour shifts starting tomorrow...

I just wanna go home and play some Monster Hunter :(

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#48

JaxonH commented on Apparently, People Buy PS4s Over Xbox Ones and...:

I'm in the minority- I'm a gamer who buys consoles for one reason- to play games. All that other nonsense means little if there's no games I want to play.

When it comes I games, I like them all. There are many multiplats I like to play, as being on both PS4 and X1 I had to choose. Since both share the same library, I went with PS4 for better frame rate/resolution and (at the time) lower price. So yeah, it was a factor but only as a tie breaker with another system that had the same games.

But I like other games too. I bought a Wii U because there's games I want to play on the system that are only on that system. I bought X1 for the exclusives on that system (since I play the multiplats on PS4).

So in the end, it's always about the games. Resolution is just a tie breaker between two systems with the same games, assuming you actually want to play those games in the first place.