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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

#4

JaxonH commented on Reaction: Nintendo NX's 2017 Date Frees Dispos...:

As disappointed as I am to discover I won't be playing NX games this Chrismas, it does actually work out better for all parties involved. I was debating canceling PSVR due to a near simultaneous launch with NX. But now with half a year separating them there will be no issues.

It always sucks waiting longer for something you're excited for, but, there's plenty games on PS4 and 3DS to keep me occupied this year (and a few from Vita and X1 here and there as well).

I think Ninty wants a standout launch with tons of games ready day one. Can't say I blame them either after the performance of Wii U. Naturally, Sony will benefit from this. Although I'm not sure it'll make too much of a difference. Come late October when PSVR launches, surely NX will have been revealed with the launch lineup. If people like what they see (and the way it's looking I think most people will) they may hold off. Of course this says nothing of people like myself who are just going to get both anyways.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Review: Severed (PS Vita):

This game is amazing! In fact it's one of the most creative games I've played in a very long time, and is actually good enough to back up that creativity (innovation is worthless if the game sucks).

Best game on the Vita I've seen in well over a year. Mandatory purchase for any Vita owner

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#9

JaxonH commented on Feature: What PS4 Exclusives Are Sony's First-...:

Of course Naughty Dog will deliver. And Sucker Punch did good with Infamous Second Son. That's 2. Horizon Zero Dawn looks good so that's 3. And hopefully, HOPEFULLY Japan Studio delivers with Gravity Rush 2 and The Last Guardian.

But as for all the rest, I simply don't care tbh.

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#10

JaxonH commented on You'll Get Your Last Look at Uncharted 4 Befor...:

Game looks fantastic!

PS4 is finally coming into maturity. Took a few years (as it does with any console) but it's finally churning out high quality games on a regular basis (that aren't just remasters, although it's still getting plenty of those too).

The triple whammy of Ratchet & Clank, Dark Souls 3 and now Uncharted 4 is the official start of the good stuff.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Borderlands 3 Teases Are One Way to Sell Battl...:

I wasn't interested in this cause I heard it requires an online connection.

They just don't get it. Because of the success of crap like Destiny, The Division and The Crew, developers now froth at the mouth at the opportunity to make online only games. Even when there's a single player mode that doesnt need online!

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#12

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

Well, it's another all star lineup for ol' Jax. This weekend is one for the history books.

PS4
Dark Souls 3
Ratchet & Clank

Wii U
Star Fox Zero
Star Fox Guard

3DS
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Bravely Second

Vita
[nothing]

X1
[nothing]

JaxonH

#13

JaxonH commented on God Eater Brings Bloody Big Beasts West This S...:

@Bliquid
Lol gotchya. I've never had an issue with it at all. Truth be told I'm actually rather fond of the graphics (well, 3D effect included is a big part of that) and analog (always preferred the 3DS analog, not sure how but it seems to be easier to control than say, the Vita sticks for example). Not the C stick but it worked good enough for camera control where it didn't have to be that precise.

But it's definitely starting to show its age. Think this will be its final year. Had a good run though. Definitely my fave handheld I've ever owned.

Anyways though... Here's to hoping for a console MH again. I know I loved MH4U to death but, I have to admit, MH3U was glorious in HD.

EDIT
Also played Freedom Unite on Vita- mapped the left/right to right analog. Much more playable that way. But it's just an old game. I feel like MH didn't really hit its stride until Tri. Although, I still love any MH.

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#16

JaxonH commented on God Eater Brings Bloody Big Beasts West This S...:

@Bliquid
At risk of going off topic, did you play MH4U? Maybe you're not a handheld gamer but it played so good on a New3DS XL. And the verticality they introduced was spot on. Also, insect glaive is the funnest weapon I've ever used next to evade lancing. I'm really excited for Generations too. I know I'll be in the forums hunting with fellow members all summer long.

I'm still gonna give God Eater a try. I like how the monsters look more like natural beasts than the Oni of Toukiden (which also put me off immediately- though I am hopeful for Toukiden 2 to be better)

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#17

JaxonH commented on God Eater Brings Bloody Big Beasts West This S...:

@Bliquid
Really?

Dang. I had heard nothing but good things about God Eater too. Then again, Freedom Wars was supposedly a "great game" but I found it, well, let's just say not up to scratch with my expectations.

I'm still gonna buy these games though, on PS4 and Vita I think.

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#19

JaxonH commented on God Eater Brings Bloody Big Beasts West This S...:

I am what many would consider to be a Monster Hunter veteran. Over 600 hours under my belt with MH3U and over 400 hours with MH4U. And MH Generations releases this summer. That'll be another 500 hours.

Honestly, I have never found a game of this genre that could hold my interest beside Monster Hunter. They all pale in comparison. Toukiden, Final Fantasy Explorers, Ragnarok Odyssey, Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice... all of them mediocre.

God Eater is my last hope of finding a game that can provide a similar experience. But I have high hopes for it.

I want both of these games on both PS4 and Vita. But gosh dang this digital only stuff. My 64gb memcard is full already!

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@rjejr

Well, I dang near went postal when I read a "leak" about Nintendo censoring marriage in Fire Emblem Fates, removing children, and all questionable outfits. Created a topic in the forums and gave the rant of a lifetime, smoke billowing from my ears the whole time.

Turns out it was a prank. Needless to say they got me good. REAL good. I deleted the topic before anyone else could recognize me.

But no one really knows about that one. Thank God.

JaxonH

#23

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@rjejr
Like I said before, I get why you're upset. I'm just not that upset. Anymore than I was for all the FFXV delays. Then again even actual stated releases delayed barely upsets me.

This is the first time I've actually griped about delays in a long time.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@rjejr
Why, cause of Zelda? No, that's legitimately because it was only a target year. I feel the same way about FFXV. Target year after year... It's whatever. But now that we have a date I expect them to hold to it.

As for seasons, it depends. I mean ya, it's a delay, but delays happen. They gave the season they expected to release, and that changed. Stuff happens. But so long as they held to a target season rather than saying, "MPFF is releasing on this specific day".

Delays happen. Target years change. Target seasons change. Target months change. But as long as they don't commit to a date I feel it's all fair game. Developers don't have a crystal ball to know exactly when a game will be finished. The target times are a courtesy IMO. But when that time becomes an exact date, now you've committed.

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#25

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@ThroughTheIris56
I'm to the point now where I fully expect each game to be delayed once, possibly twice, after the first confirmed date is given.

And setting expectations accordingly has served me well this past year. It's always disappointing, but never truly surprising.

I mean, one game here and there is fine. But it seems like every single game nowadays.

@rjejr
Also I should mention, target months are more an in-between grey area. Definitely not the same as giving an exact date but, specific enough that I would expect any delay to fall within a 30 day window to be considered reasonable.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@rjejr
Yes EXACTLY like Star Fox Zero. I said games with a confirmed date didn't I? Ok then, so yes that's exactly what I'm talking about.

Games like

Batman Arkham Knight
Witcher 3
Mirrors Edge
Star Fox Zero
Uncharted 4

Etc etc etc.

Not sure why you're acting like I'm somehow defending a game I never even mentioned. It's pretty straight forward. Give an exact date? Then hold to it. And I can think of about 30 PS4 games this gen that have received exact dates and were then pushed back. Heck, it's probably been even more than that. I actually think I t'd be easier to list the games that HAVEN'T been delayed after a confirmed release date at this point.

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#27

JaxonH commented on More Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Edi...:

@Fath
I didn't buy one.

I just think it's garbage that they lie to consumers to sell out, then turn on a dime to sell more.

EDIT
And that's the issue. Whether or not people should buy one based on limited availability is beside the point. We could have an insightful discussion about the merits of why people purchase the things they do with the money they earn, but the fact remains that SE lied to consumers when they told them the run would be limited to the specified number.

JaxonH

#28

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@rjejr
Hmm, first I've ever heard. But I don't hang on to their every word either. Unless it's an actual date I don't trust it.

Because if it's still so far off they can only estimate a year, it's evidently far enough off that could change. Sure or not. I see how you could be disappointed in that though. But I hope in nothing save for confirmed dates. When they give a date, THEN I expect them to hold to it.

JaxonH

#29

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

@rjejr
Well, they actually haven't given a release date for Zelda. They gave a target release year, which is totally different. I'd rather they estimate with a target year, even if it's wrong, than not. Because it's a tentative target.

I'm talking a legit, certified, actual date. Like May 22nd at midnight, this game is coming out. When you give a specific date, that's E cause you're close enough to finishing development you KNOW you can release then. If you don't know, don't give a date.

JaxonH

#30

JaxonH commented on Mirror's Edge Catalyst Unties Its Running Shoe...:

I'm not angry over the delay.

What upsets me is that they give us release dates without really knowing whether they can keep them. For once, can't a developer OVER-estimate a release date and push it forward if finished sooner, rather than always the other way around?

Tell us holiday 2016, and come March if it's gonna be done by summer, move it forward.

JaxonH

#31

JaxonH commented on More Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Edi...:

Lol WOW

So, they lie to everyone and say "only 35k printed, get yours now!" And easily sell out.

Wait a few weeks. Then redact everything they promised to sell the first lot, in order to sell more.

What a joke. Don't tell people it's limited to 35k if it's not going to be.

JaxonH

#32

JaxonH commented on PSN's Finally Getting Two-Step Authentication:

Good? How is this good?

I don't wanna send codes to my phone every time I log in! I hate this 2 step garbage. Such a headache!

They better give an option to bypass this. I am so not kidding either. This is gonna p*ss me off

Language - get2sammyb

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#34

JaxonH commented on Hands On: Reliving a Memorable War in Valkyria...:

I am SO stoked for this. Finally, a remaster I can actually get excited for!

I have VC2 on Vita and loved Code Name STEAM on 3DS (somewhat similar gameplay) and am absolutely positive this will stand toe to toe with my current SRPG darling fave... the great and almighty Fire Emblem.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: All's Quiet on the East...:

@rjejr
That's alot of questions for one little post. I don't think I have the energy to attempt that one.

@Punished_Boss_84
Indeed.

Unfortunately Pikmin was the last "great" internal new IP from them before Splatoon, yet still has not seen more than moderate success. By moderate I mean 1-2 million copies per release, which is a shame since the caliber of the game dictates far more. It's one of their best franchises to date- equal to Mario, Zelda, Metroid or Splatoon.

Truth is, new IP from them are almost always worthwhile yet rarely catch fire. Code Name STEAM, Wonderful 101, Pushmo and Xenoblade all spring to mind off the top of my head- every one of them good to excellent yet none achieving mainstream success (although Xenoblade has probably reached Pikmin levels of recognition, which isn't saying much). I think a lot of N fans are (imo) too conservative, and are far too reluctant to branch out into new IP, even if it carries the Nintendo logo on it.

JaxonH

#36

JaxonH commented on Shadow Complex Remastered Finally Fires onto P...:

Awwww yeahhhh...

Might have to buy for X1 instead. My 2TB PS4 hard drive has just 200gb left.

Need to start swinging more purchases onto Xbox. I'd prefer to keep everything on PS and maintain X1 as exclusives only but, what are you gonna do? Unless Sony remedies the cap on space I'll have no other choice.

JaxonH

#39

JaxonH commented on Guide: Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark ...:

@mrobinson91
Chloranthy Ring. And ya it's awesome, probably keep it all game.

Think it's Cliff Underside bonfire? There's an elevator that goes up to see a giant. You have to ride the elevator up, but jump off halfway up where you see a ledge. Then beat this big fire dude (but you get help from NPC). Follow the path up through the shack building past cages and fat witches, make it to the roof, and there's a wooden plank ledge to drop down on, and from there you can drop down to another cathedral looking building. It's in there, but it's a LONG drop to the bottom. Gotta run and jump and land on platform halfway down so you don't risk dying.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Guide: Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark ...:

This is my first Souls game.

Just beat the giant tree boss. I've got a ring that restores stamina twice as quickly, 7 Estus Flasks, a +2 upgraded Claymore (close to a +3 though), I'm at 69.8% weight ratio (had to remove knight helm and equip this Vietnamese hat looking helm instead, to dip under 70%). Also upgraded my Estus to fill more health per use as well.

I beat the Blue Knight, who was insanely hard, and that giant tree was no joke either. Finally getting the hang of things I think. I may go ahead and grab the season pass.

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#41

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

Having just beaten Quantum Break, here's the new spread...

PS4
Dark Souls 3
Ratchet & Clank

3DS
Bravely Second
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES VC)
Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES VC)
Super Metroid (SNES VC)

Wii U
Lost Reavers BETA

X1
[nothing]

Vita
[nothing]

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#42

JaxonH commented on GameStop's Stoked About the PS4K At the Very L...:

It's going to be an exciting year for hardware.

I have PSVR locked in. I will DEFINITELY make sure to get NX locked in whenever those preorders go live, but uh... not sure about all the upgrade 4K stuff. Not worth another $400 to me. Rather spend that $400 on a separate console that offers an entirely separate library to add to the spread of games I have access to.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Is This the Beginning of the End for the PlayS...:

@get2sammyb
I agree a 3rd round probably would have had a negligible impact on overall sales. But, when a platform manufacturer sells a platform and a customer buys it, they do so in good faith it will be supported for a certain length of time. How many years? Idk, different depending who you ask, but the longer they support it the more people will feel that they got what they paid for.

If you look at the Wii U, which is really comparable to Vita in a lot of respects, the only difference is it received the full brunt of first party support for 4 years (or, it will be by the time Zelda drops). It's sales are still right on par with Vita, so it didn't really change its fate, but they made the right move by assuring consumers that when you buy one of their products, they will support it for a full generation, no matter what (albeit a short one).

And I believe that is what will do them the most damage. The software probably wouldn't have increased sales but it would have sent a signal to consumers that they can trust buying Sony platforms. That no matter what happens- come hell or high water, they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sony will support it for a generation. By pulling the plug early, consumers such as myself may think twice about purchasing other, equally risky Sony platforms (like VR).

Of course, I myself did actually preorder PSVR, but those thoughts definitely crossed my mind. And I'm sure that it's cross the minds of many other Vita owners as well

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#47

JaxonH commented on First Impressions: Furi Is a PS4 Indie You Sho...:

Heck ya this game looks fantastic!

I love boss fights. Games like Shadow of the Colossus and Monster Hunter are my all time favorites for that very reason! And this one looks excellent.

Just tell me when to expect a release and I'm there. EDIT Ok I see this summer.

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#48

JaxonH commented on We're Not Entirely Sold on Star Ocean 5's Engl...:

Uh...

You're complaining about THAT???

Ok, I don't think you guys understand just how incredibly horrible the voice acting has been in some JRPG's I've played. This is like AAA compared to many of those games lol...

Seriously, go play some other more niche JRPG's and then come back and tell me how horrible this is. This is better than Bravely Default even.

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#49

JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features...:

@Gamer83
Idk, that's a good question.

Well, how have other JRPG's performed on home consoles in Japan? SMT x Fire Emblem kinda flopped on Wii U despite even winning a GotY award from some online JP site (might not be mainstream but ANY game that can even be considered for GotY must be at least decent, right?).

How did Tales of Zesteria do? I'm wondering if there just isn't a market for JRPG's on home consoles over there. On Vita and 3DS its a different story- JRPG's sell insane numbers (at least, the good ones do).

I think Star Ocean will do much better in the west. I've got it preordered anyways...

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#50

JaxonH commented on First Impressions: RIGS Brings AAA Future Spor...:

Looks great.

Too bad I'm really not into competitive online games. Splatoon has been the only exception to this. So I'll pass. Still waiting for the epic single player VR announcements. If there's still no big single player games by September I may just cancel my preorder. I need at least ONE solid game to run with here...