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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

#1

JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Refuses to Fall Des...:

@Gamer83
Atlus is probably my favorite 3rd party developer/publisher (although Square Enix is fighting tooth to reclaim that throne and they're doing a pretty good job).

I just bought Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (that Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem crossover on Wii U) and it's just excellent. Atlus never disappoints. Stella Glow and Etrian Odyssey games on 3DS too. And Shin Megami Tensei IV, and soon SMT IV Apocalypse.

Even new studios formed by ex-Atlus staff go on to become formidable developers. Vanillaware, for one, who have contributed Muramasa and Odin Sphere to Vita, and now we're seeing both Grand Kingdom and Trillion developed by ex-Vanillaware/Atlus staff.

Thank goodness Sega is doing right. I think Atlus' dedication to quality is even rubbing off on Sega, as the president has vowed to put quality first going forward, even claiming they want to return Sonic to his glory days.

Here's to Atlus!

[raises glass]

JaxonH

#6

JaxonH commented on Store Update: 28th June 2016 (North America):

@WanderingBullet
But it's the PS4 version that comes free, right?

Unless it's crossbuy and I'll get it free on Vita also... Do you know if that's the case?

@Sinalefa
Ironically (and I never thought I'd say this but] that's cause you don't own a Vita, which is where it's poppin off this week.

4 for me!

Star Ocean
Adventure of Mana
God Eater Resurrection
Grand Kingdom

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#8

JaxonH commented on Square Enix RPG Adventures of Mana Stealth Rel...:

[scuttles off to purchase....]

Oh no. Time to play a little Musical Chairs with Vita games.

Please Sony, need 128gb memcard! I know it'll cost as much as the Vita itself but I'll pay it! Make it happen!

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH commented on Review: The Technomancer (PS4):

Well, both its critic and user scores on MetaCritic are higher than Star Ocean.

Which is really kinda mind-blowing. Both that SE could be outdone by this B-grade studio, and that not one but both games appear to be, well, mediocre.

Was really expecting great things... from both games.

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#13

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

Only one game for Jax this week

Wii U
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

This game is all kinds of awesome. It's everything I'd hoped for.

@Rapid
Aw man I'm sorry. Ya know, my best friend died from a heroin overdose- she used to come play Mario Tennis Wii with me after she was done bartending every Saturday night. Every time I'd fire up that game and see her Mii in the menu I'd have to turn it off.

Glad to hear you're doing ok now.

JaxonH

#14

JaxonH commented on Hands On: Going Feral with Tom Clancy's Ghost ...:

"The problem seems to be that it simply feels like the sum of its parts and nothing more"

That seems to be a problem for a great many AAA games nowadays

But, when the fanbase eats this stuff up like candy and ignores gems like Splinter Cell Blacklist, what can you really expect?

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#15

JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Returns to Top Spot...:

@meppi
I value underdog platforms as well. Wii U and Vita are both highly valued platforms for me. Not to say successful consoles like PS4 and 3DS aren't some of my all time favorites of course, because I know 3DS is my favorite handheld of all time.

I just wish Sony would do us one last favor and release a 128gb memory card. Even my 3DS has 100gb of games. Idk how I'm making due with 64gb on Vita. Well I know how (musical chairs with installs).

Saw those Grand Kingdom reviews and inmediately ordered a copy on Vita. Always try to support day one to keep games coming on the more niche platforms

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#16

JaxonH commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Some Mighty PS4 Performance I...:

@Heiki
I didn't find the actual gameplay boring, but I did find the story scenes and every last moment of voice work absolutely killing my brain cells. I had to mash buttons past all that text. I haven't seen such mind-numbing dialog in a long time.

@sub12
So so. There are some places where you have to wait for an enemy to rotate or slowly move to get through (I believe levels should be designed to keep momentum if you're quick enough).

Also, some design just pissed me off. Like the burning fire. If you fall in, not only can you not see yourself, so it's hard to jump out onto moving platforms, but it's hard to jump up to moving platforms, especially with enemies on all but one.

So ya, it's definitely got some flawed design. Enough to really aggravate me. Yet, I still kinda enjoyed it

JaxonH

#17

JaxonH commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Some Mighty PS4 Performance I...:

I'm gonna be completely honest here. I feel I jumped the gun a bit with my criticism.

I just got done tryig it out, and it's actually a pretty solid game. I had no performance issues, no bugs, but I did experience a chronic repeat of the Game Over screen. This game is crazy hard, or the first stage just happens to have the biggest difficulty spike.

I was playing on normal too, not hard. And I know it's not my Mega skills getting rusty because I was just playing Mega Man 7, Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man X2 and Mega Man X3 earlier today. Had no issues there.

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#19

JaxonH commented on Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the...:

It's not all that much considerig what he's doing.

That's basically 100x my annual salary. I think running a multi-billion dollar global corporation, and maintaining their PLAYSTATION brand as the market leader (in home consoles, anyways) is definitely 100x the accomplishment of what I do. Not to say being a metrologist/engineer is easily dismissed but, just saying. I could duplicate myself 100 times and still not do his job.

He deserves every penny.

*Also that tweet is so funny, but it stings because even with the president taking jabs, they still won't lower the price. And I think even he knows that.

JaxonH

#21

JaxonH commented on Review: Mighty No. 9 (PS4):

Inafune, your title of creator has hereby been revoked. Somebody get Maury.... "Inafune, you are NOT the father of MegaMan"

If you were, this game would have been a classic. MN9 exposes you for the the fraudulence you have perpetrated toward the MegaMan fanbase.

No. Capcom is the only creator of MegaMan I will acknowledge from here forth.

Capcom > Mega Man 9 and 10... Excellent
Inafune > Mediocre No. 5.4... Epic fail

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4's Still Holed Up i...:

@get2sammyb

Here's the thing though. It's cheaper on Xbox One and PC. But you'd have to actually own an X1 or PC to get it cheap. If you do, then you paid your dues already. You had access to the game and chose to wait. So you earned the right to pay less. But for those who do not own an X1 or PC, they have not paid their dues. They have not had access at full price and have chosen to wait. SE has yet to collect MRSP on the PS4- and every game deserves to collect MSRP on every platform it launches on, be it now or a year from now. Perhaps a game 5 years old could launch for less, but 1 year? That's nothing.

PS gamers have to pay their dues just like everyone else. If people want to wait 6 months after launch and get it cheap, that's fine. But it's unreasonable to expect a high-budget AAA game to just launch as a budget title on a brand new platform. Developers have the right to collect full price first, and only then after they collect should price be expected to drop.

When Deus Ex was ported to Wii U, it was sold for $60. Even though it simultaneously launched on PS3/360 for half that price. Why? Because it was a new platform- it cost money to make the game for that new platform and it's only fair they sell at full market value and let price drop naturally.

Maybe SE will sell for less, maybe they'll include the DLC. But I don't think they should have to. There are millions of gamers who will gladly pay full price, and those that won't can wait. Or go buy for X1/PC. I don't think its fair to expect a developer to just give a game away simply because another platform got access first.

JaxonH

#23

JaxonH commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4's Still Holed Up i...:

@WebHead
Well, I'm sure it was, but don't take it too personal.

I can already see people are upset over one game that got one year exclusivity. Now will demand all DLC, full season pass and they want it for $20. As if SE has somehow personally offended them and now expect them to come begging for forgiveness.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles...:

@Boerewors

Know the feeling. I buy games on X1 sometimes because they come with the BC 360 predecessors for free. I'd rather all my games be on PS4 but, a slightly better framerate/resolution can't trump free games imo.

That's a tough one though cause they didn't plan for BC, a and really have no way to compete on that level at this point.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4's Still Holed Up i...:

Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the greatest games I've played on X1/PS4.

I strongly suggest people pick this up. Full price or not (lower prices are only earned by waiting it out at MSRP- developers must be given the chance to sell at full price- SE has not collected at full MSRP yet, so it's not fair to expect a half priced game until they do).

Ultimately it's people's choice, but you're missing a fantastic game.

JaxonH

#32

JaxonH commented on Marvel: The Future of Spider-Man Console Games...:

@Gamer83
It's overdue. The curse of licensed properties has ruled with an iron fist for too long. Arkham games broke that trend for Batman but now it's Spider-Man's turn. I hope Carnage is in it and I hope we can play as Black Spidey and maybe even Venom.

I'd really like to see a new X-Men game. So many possibilities from a gameplay perspective. Play as Storm, of Wolverine, or whoever. Take your pick. I miss the games where they had 4-5 different playable characters, all of them with well thought out mechanics.

@Elleonska
I believe I read an article here on PushSquare about a statement from Sony that all games shown were running on the current PS4,

JaxonH

#33

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Kidfried
Sounds like you're kinda upset with them.

With the whole amiibo thing, I really don't understand why people get upset. You say paywalls but, it's not like a season pass is amiibo content. It's usually little 50 cent add on trinkets, like one constume per amiibo in MK, or rupees in Hyrule Warriors, or hearts in Zelda... it's all stuff that could never be paid for because it's just not worth anything (there are a few like exceptions like Den of Trials in Zelda TPHD but, it's still extra content)

So ya I just don't see the comparison. The Witcher DLC was awesome but there's a reason it made news. Almost no one does that, on any console. You could vilify anyone for not giving free DLC. But Nintendo is actually kinda generous. Free Pikmin DLC, free Mario Maker DLC, Fire Emblem Awakening, FE Fates, NSMB2... the season pass for MK8 increased content by 50% but only cost $11.99. So ya, idk.

I also think they have the most output beyond any other developer. Sony definitely doesn't release more games than them. They do release a lot but not as much. The difference comes from the 3rd party games which Wii U didn't get. So PS4 got many more games total.

Idk, I just game for fun. Nintendo hasn't done anything to piss me off more than Sony or MS. And none of them are perfect. I just play games and ignore the rest.

JaxonH

#34

JaxonH commented on Marvel: The Future of Spider-Man Console Games...:

Insomniac is perfect for Spiderman. I played Sunset Overdrive and they nailed the mechanics. And that's really important.

I was just playing some Maximum Carnage and Separation Anxiety (SNES versions) on my handheld the other day. It's been too long since we had a great Spiderman game.

If thus sucks I'll just keep replaying those 2 games for all of eternity

JaxonH

#37

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Gamer83
I get what you're saying. Of course some people only care about it so they can tout it like a badge of honor, but you're gonna get that from that certain segment of the fanbase on any console. I just think it shows confidence, honesty, and a maturity above the console wars. I hate how Reggie is always so scared to admit Sony has a great system. Like come on, it just makes Nintendo look lame when they pretend otherwise. I particularly liked to see Miamoto play Tearaway. It may have been just a "let's see what the other guys are offering" but still, idk.

But ya the Vita is a situation where they just pretend like it never existed. Definitely agree he should have addressed it first. Even if it's selling like a Japanese Xbox there are still customers who bought it, day one, and they deserve (we, deserve) acknowledgement at the very least. Even if Sony isn't making any games for it, show us a little spread of what's coming from 3rd parties. Take an interest, even if for just one day a year.

JaxonH

#38

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Bazza78
Dead? I've gotta respond to that because it's simply not true.

Idk how you come to that conclusion. The Wii U sold poorly, yes, dead? 60 million 3DS doesn't sound like "dead" to me.

That's like saying Sony is dead because Vita was no more successful than Wii U. Disregarding their successful platform and focusing only on the one failed attempt.

You may not like their games, and they may not be the dominant force in console gaming anymore, but you're using extreme after extreme to exaggerate points.

Nintendo is not dead. They are struggling in the console space, yet still hold onto a foothold with roughly 15 million this generation. Which is paltry compared to what Sony and even MS will do but, it's still far more than what I would consider possible from a "dead" platform manufacturer.

Ultimately, it's about the games. And as long as Nintendo is still making great games, dead is not applicable. If the day comes they bow out of both handhelds and consoles, then I will agree with you. But Sony is not dead for bowing out of handhelds with the failed Vita, so how can Nintendo be dead for Wii U.

There's been a ton of great games on 3DS and Wii U these past few years. In fact, some of my absolute favorite of all time. Not bad for being dead, wouldn't you agree.

EDIT
"Zelda comes 5 YEARS after Wii u launch. shakes head"

Just a tad over 4 years, actually. But agreed- Wii U may have fared better with a day one launch. But considering Skyward Sword dropped one year before Wii U released, so there was no way to turn around a brand new entry in less than 12 months. Most games take developers 3-5 years (or in Sony's case with The Last Guardian or SE with FFXV- an entire decade). The game was targeted for 2015, so either way it was still going to be several years after launch- only question was how many. They should have developed Skyward Sword for Wii U day one, but too late for that now. At least that's what they're doing with Breath of the Wild and NX.

JaxonH

#39

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Bazza78
Pretty sure two years ago Wii U had more than zero games- I know cause I've been gaming on it since launch. Of course it's not a system for AAA, it's a system for exclusives you can't play anywhere else. But I never understood people selling consoles over not having enough games. Not enough games - console = even less games.

JaxonH

#40

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Gamer83
Business is business, but that doesn't mean people can't give compliments or admit they have an affinity for a competitor's products. Especially in the gaming industry where a comment like that can really turn alot of people on to Sony.

It makes me think well of them that they're not so elementary school minded that every comment has to be a swipe at someone else. If they have good product, they shouldn't have to attack anyone else to show it. The product and value speaks for itself. And admiring a game from another platform once in a while isn't going to hurt anything. Like I said, I think if anything it really turns people on them for it.

But in particular, I think he recognizes Sony benefits from a successful Nintendo in the long term. Nintendo- more than anyone else, brings in new players. And today's new players are tomorrow's core gamers.

JaxonH

#41

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Remito
They should have dropped price to $250 by now. I imagine they'll either drop prince around the NX reveal in a few months, but even if they don't, price will drop this holiday season as retailers try to move stock for their next generation console.

I think $250 is a solid price of entry for what's offered in the Wii U library. My personal recommendations would definitely be DKC Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, Xenoblade Chronicles X, the Platinum trio (Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101), Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Yoshi's Wooly World (this is the Yoshi's Island SNES sequel we've been waiting on for 20 years- they NAILED it), Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, the GameCube Zelda remakes (Windwaker and Twilight Princess), your 2D and 3D Mario games, and of course Mario Kart 8 and Smash. And if you really like to venture out, Captain Toad is a fine piece of work, and Kirby Rainbow Curse is a very unique game.

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Game of the Show - Horizon: Zero Dawn...:

This game looks great, definitely Sony's best game and I am hyped through the roof!

I do have reservations since there is no proven track record of "10/10 absolute classic!" with Guerilla but, I am extremely, extremely confident this is every bit as good as it looks.

JaxonH

#43

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

I know we're on a Sony site and a lot of gamers here don't olay Nintendo, but, I hope this attention will encourage some to branch out and game on both Sony and Nintendo. There's alot of great games on both and they seem to compliment each other nicely (Sony has games Nintendo doesn't while Nintendo has the types of games Sony doesnt).

I tell Nintendo fans the same. Branch out. Go buy a PS4 and see what you've been missing. PS4 gamers, branch out, go buy a 3DS or Wii U (or wait for NX) and see what you've been missing!

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#44

JaxonH commented on E3 2016: Who 'Won' E3 2016? Social Media Can't...:

@Tasuki
"The gamers that's who won"

Hear hear. Gamers are the winners here. Only fanboys make a stink about who won.

I think Sony, overall, contributed the most, absolutely, but everyone brought something to the table. And everything on the table is on the table for us gamers l.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Soapbox: Let's Be Honest, E3 2016 Was Disappoi...:

It started off meh, but MS had a decent showing, Sony had a great showing, and Nintendo, while not contributing much, brought the highlight of E3. Altogether Im actually pretty happy.

Thing is, E3 should be a time for gamers to cross "party lines" and see what else is being shown. A time for Sony fans to admire ReCore, and Zelda, and Halo Wars 2, and Monster Hunter. A time for Nintendo fans to appreciate God of War and Gravity Rush 2. A time for MS fans to take a gander at Horizon Zero Dawn.

Instead, the only games people tend to admit looked great were- surprise surprise, games announced for their own console.

JaxonH

#48

JaxonH commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

@Ralizah
"Zelda is the game of the show for me, but Sony brought a lot of amazing looking games to show off. Nintendo brought... one"

My thoughts exactly. The best game at e3 was Zelda, no question. Nothing could touch that game. BUT. Sony had the best E3 altogether by a country mile. Of course, we'll see the rest of Nintendo's announcements when the NX is revealed (Pikmin 4, Beyond Good & Evil 2, new 3D Mario... games we know are finished or in development but are next-gen titles).

I thought ReCore was dang near as exciting as Horizon Zero Dawn though. Definitely MS's best game imo. Not sure why people aren't talking about it more. Here's my fave titles all around

Sony
God of War
Spiderman
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn

MS
ReCore
Halo Wars 2
Forza Horizon 3

Nintendo
Zelda Breath of the Wild
Monster Hunter Generations
Ever Oasis

I hope The Last Guardian is good. I ordered the collectors edition, and while the game looks intriguing I have reservations. Also, Persona 5 man. Oh my gosh that game looks good, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. And of course, super hyped for Final Fantasy XV. Heck there's a LOT of games I'm excited for lol. Too many to actually remember on the spot,

JaxonH

#49

JaxonH commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

@rjejr

Sony had the best showing all around. Tons of games and lots of good new stuff like God of War, Spiderman and Gravity Rush 2.

But Zelda was spectacular. Nintendo had a lame E3 but Zelda may be the most exciting game I've ever laid eyes upon. Better than anything Sony showed, anything MS showed, anything I've seen at this conference. Hope you're happy with this e3. I know I am.

What makes me sad is how low Monster Hunter Generations is on the list. Well, at least it made the list.