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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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#2

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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#3

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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#5

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.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PlayStati...:

Was hoping this would be better. Ever since Hyrule Warriors I've loved the Dynasty Warriors premise. I just haven't yet found one to jump into besides Hyrule Warriors, which was a VERY good game.

My eye is on Dragon Quest Heroes. That's the one I want right there. But of course, that's the one game not confirmed for the west.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Round Up: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 PS4 Rev...:

Loved Revelations on 3DS. Beat the game once then did a complete other play through in RAID mode with my brother. Got this pre ordered on PS4, since the Vita version is MIA, which probably means it's not getting a physical release. I should've known.

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#10

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

Tried out The Order 1886, and played a bit of of Kirby Rainbow Curse this morning (really fun game btw, love the challenge of drawing the rainbow rails), but it's now back to....

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

The game is just phenomenal- every bit as good as I'd hoped. And even better on the new3DS XL.

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#12

JaxonH commented on This Is What Happens When PS4 Share Play Goes ...:

Why would he trust them? Oh I don't know, because he's a kid and kids are extremely trusting in their naïveté?

So what if he was trying to take advantage of a glitch. It's a video game. Doesn't justify this guy messing up his entire save and progression. Kids make poor judgement calls- that's why they're still kids in the first place. But that's an awful high price to pay for a single momentary lapse of judgement.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4):

Ok, got the game today, had a chance to toss it in and see what it's all about for myself.

This review is mostly spot on imo. Game looks great, and the story is (so far) very well done and intriguing. It wouldn't be hard to get lost in it thinking you're watching a movie. It's definitely very cinematic, a little too much for my liking actually- to the point you're forced to walk during a lot of the gameplay just because it looks cool? Idk. Lots of quick time events and tap X, hold Triangle, hit Square, that sort of stuff.

Idk, it's not all that bad really (so far anyways), of course, nothing about it really grabbed me as being all that great either.

Me, I don't really dig the whole movie/game hybrid thing too much, but I'm guessing if that's your genre then your gonna like this game, at least more than most anyways.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Round Up: The Order: 1886 PS4 Reviews Fail to ...:

@Sir_JBizzle
I own it- he's right about the online. Still hard getting into matches. The single player campaigns however, are flawless. Me, I don't do the online thing for shooters, so the game is perfect as far as I'm concerned. Really just boils down to whether you want to play the campaigns, or play online.

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#19

JaxonH commented on Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4):

@Gamer83
That's a fair analysis, and maybe that's what I'm trying to say is missing. Fun gameplay. When cinematics and graphics are there to enhance an already fun game, all is well. When they take center stage in an effort to mask boring gameplay, all is definitely not well. Maybe I'm just getting tired of games that showcase visuals and spectacle but are lacking in actual fun.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb
Ya just my personal preference really. I like a good "cinematic" game as much as the next guy, my problem is that 90% of the games nowadays fit into that category, and that's what I don't like. Once in a while, like a cart racer once in a while, a fighting game once in a while, a "cinematic shooter" once in a while, then it's all good. But it seems that that has become the gold standard of what the majority of games should be nowadays. As a result, even the good ones don't impress cause your just so burnt out on that type of game.

For me, it's much more than one game. There's been a whole lot lately that just aren't living up to expectations. It is my personal belief that is from the overarching genre of "realism with humanoid protagonists and guns" being way too overcrowded and unequally weighted toward one approach.

Idk, maybe I'm just getting burnt out on shooters and cinematic games in general. Tomb Raider was decent. Last of Us even better. But everything else has slowly and surely impressed less and less. I'll certainly give this one a go though, seeing as I already bought it.

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#21

JaxonH commented on Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4):

And this is why I'm not a fan of meshing cinematography and video games. Video games should be just that- games. Fun little interactive experiences to entertain. Not sure when exactly it was every developer decided games had to mimic Hollywood movies and realism but it wasn't for the better. I mean, it's cool once in a while but dang if it doesn't get old when everyone's doing it religiously- only a select few ever seem to elevate above the sea of mediocrity.

My pre order already shipped, so I'll bite the bullet yet again. But I'm canceling every pre order on PS4 besides the Witcher 3, Batman and Final Fantasy. All that other crap is gonna have to wait for a review from now on. I had plenty of 2nd thoughts on this game but all the fans kept saying "oh it's gonna be great, people are just hating" and I allowed that to sway my judgement.

I really never was a fan of Sony's exclusives. On rare occasion they release on the money but not often. It's the slick interface, snappy UI response, superior frame rates and wide selection of 3rd party games (and 3rd party exclusives like Diablo 3) that's always been my selling point. If they happen to release one or two 1st party exclusives worth buying over the generation, all the better. But 1st party was never a selling point for me personally.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Here's Your First Look At Toukiden: Kiwami's O...:

@Boerewors
Idk, I'm actually a huge fan of the 3ds analog. I find it to be very comfortable, the concave shape is perfect for my thumb to snug into for a firm grip. What I like most though is the range of motion. The Vita sticks are still based on a spherical movement range, but because of size restrictions it's a little limited. The 3DS analog, however, is not based on spherical range at all, but has a planar movement range, which allows it to move farther than a traditional stick would move for its size.

As for the Cstick, I haven't had any problems with it tbh. Works a lot better than I thought it would actually. I don't think it would be ideal for a FPS where extreme accuracy is required, but for general camera control, at least in MH4U and Zelda Majoras Mask, it seems to work fine.

Idk, I've heard some people say they don't like it, others like myself like it fine. Maybe it's expectations. I was never expecting it to rival a full analog stick like that of the CPP. But for what it is- built in and compact, I'm diggin it.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Here's Your First Look At Toukiden: Kiwami's O...:

I couldn't really get into this game on Vita. Idk, I'm too conditioned by Monster Hunter to the point I dislike anything that's not exactly the same.

Looks a lot better on PS4 though. I may end up snagging the home console version and giving it another go, probably next year, whenever I'm done with MH4U lol

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#25

JaxonH commented on People Are Looking for a Reason to Hate PS4's ...:

Idk. Obviously blind hate just to hate is gonna happen, with any game. But that's not worth writing an article over.

There are legit criticisms though. I mean, from my viewpoint I remember the game being announced, and it looked ok, lot of potential. But then they kept showing rather uninspired gameplay. And then several people demoed the game and consistently said they didn't really like it. Yet people kept defending the game religiously, saying "you haven't played it so you don't know it's bad". And I'm thinking "neither have you so you don't know it's good". All we have to go on is this mediocre footage and a couple guys who played it and weren't impressed.

But then they started showing some gameplay and it started looking decent again (minus the cinematic views that don't really mesh well with gameplay). But I said ok, I'll give 'er a go, and I pre ordered it. Wasn't expecting much but hey, it's been months since anything good released on PS4 and I only have like 2 exclusives for the system.

Then they reveal the game length. 12 hours is usually my limit for $60.

So ya, idk, I don't think people are just blindly hating (although some are- that happens with any game), I just think people are seeing things for what they are and they're not impressed.

I decided to keep my pre order, so I'll find out for myself whether that was a good call or not.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: How Important Is Game Length?:

I'd rather have quality than quantity, but at the same time there is such a thing as too expensive (I don't believe in games being too short, but I do believe in price adjustments according to length).

So let's say The Order takes 6 hours. Ok that's fine- I have no problem with that, for $30. For $60? Not in my book. Now Idk if it's 6 hours I'm just giving an example. Any length is fine, it's the price for that length that matters.

I pay $60 for 12 hour games fairly often- it's short but as long as the game is exceptional, I'm ok with it. But you start cutting down the time less than 12 hours, and I expect to see the price get cut down with it.

I mean, I paid $60 for Dragon Age and got 80 hours, still haven't explored everything. I paid $40 for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and I'll probably see 500+ hours on that one. And what's more is the quality of enjoyment is through the roof for both those games. So it's not content at the expense of quality, it's content AND quality. But then you have games like MGSV GZ where I finished in 2 hours, and the game was $30. And it wasn't even that fun. Unacceptable.

I'll have to research exactly how long this game is when I get home. If it's less than 12 hours I may have to cancel my pre order and wait for the price to drop. We'll see what happens...

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#27

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Darksiders II: Definitive Edition Will...:

@Gamer83
Ah man, it's a fantastic game- you'd probably love it. I can't imagine how anyone wouldn't. If you like Zelda with more focus on combat and RPG leveling up, it's a dream come true.

My issue is that it's the second and doesn't include the first. This game has already hit every platform under the sun (even Wii U)- a remake including both games would make so much more sense- and give people who played them a reason to double dip (everyone likes getting a collection of games on one disc).

If you haven't played this though I do recommend. Highly.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Darksiders II: Definitive Edition Will...:

Sorry, I own this on Wii U already. So unless they bring a Darksiders Collection that includes the first, I see no reason to spend another $40-60 on an old game.

Either a collection of the first two or a new one would be ok with me. Of course they choose neither of those routes and simply offer up the one game on every system that everyone's played.

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#30

JaxonH commented on This Is What Dissidia Final Fantasy Would Look...:

Knowing Square Enix, this will DEFINITELY be coming to PS4. They like to release games over and over and leech up every red cent, which in this case will be a good thing.

Then again, they also have a habit of re-releasing games we don't want and not bringing the games we do...

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#31

JaxonH commented on Review: Super Stardust Ultra (PlayStation 4):

I'm buying it. I love the genre- Resogun, Nano Assault Neo, Super Stardust, Ikaruga... All good stuff. But what I really love is when the schmup genre gets elevated to the next level, like with like Sin & Punishment Star Successor. Seems no one wants to invest that much into the genre anymore though, so I'll happily take what I can get.

Anyone know how much this game costs?

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#32

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Star Wars: Battlefront Will Span the S...:

Well, I guess this is exciting news if you're a FPS fan. I'm happy for everyone who is that will get to enjoy this game.

For the rest of us, however, this couldn't be more disappointing. At least I have KotOR on iPad to play (with lightning/HDMI cable to run to TV and a Hori mfi controller of course).

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#33

JaxonH commented on Ubisoft Admits Difficulties Developing Assassi...:

Wouldn't have known it by the sales. 10 million. A broken game and it sells 10 million.

This is why I'm convinced quality will continue to spiral down the drain. Developers have cold hard proof that success is no longer driven by quality of content. People thought 2014 was bad for broken games and non-functioning multiplayer, just wait and see what this year has in store for us.

I may be only one person, but I can promise I will never pre order another Ubisoft game again. $20 bargain bin only from now on- that's assuming they have the game patched by time it drops to that price of course...

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#34

JaxonH commented on Here's One Gigantic List of All The Games Comi...:

Ok, need the indies sectioned off, the PS3 games segregated (and might as well do the same for Vita so we can see each platform individually) and the online only games starred with an asterix.

Then I can get a more accurate reflection of what I've got to work with.

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#35

JaxonH commented on The Order: 1886 Is Just 'Touching the Surface'...:

Statements like these reflect more on the developer's skill than the PS4's power. If they could barely get the game to "scratch the surface", perhaps they need to hire more talent who can. If the power they say is there is truly there, then there should be no excuse for not using it while sticking us with 30fps...

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#36

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

Always wanted to play this game. I was never really drawn to Dark Souls, but this game always intrigued me. I'm a huge fan of what Capcom can do when it wants to make a deep, complex gaming experience (Monster Hunter is easily my favorite franchise of all time), and Dragon's Dogma seemed to have everything I like in a game.

Unfortunately, unless they port the last gen game I won't be playing DD any time soon. That online only crap doesn't cut it for me- it's a true shame seeing a game announced I've always wanted to play then finding out its online only. Like Elder Scrolls. PS4 version awaits.... and it's online only. No thanks, I've got other games I can play.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Soapbox: Why We Need More Grounded Games:

Depends on the mood really. Most of the time I want non-western games that have all kinds of nonsense, but every now and then I feel like playing something more "real".

It's good to have variety, that way you can play what you want when you want.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Persona 5's Brand New Gameplay Trailer Is the ...:

@Cowboysfan-22
Persona 4 Vita was also one of the ones I played since. It's a matter of perspective really. I have a friend at work who is more an intermediate gamer, bought a PS4 for big name games but after hearing me talk about games all the time, got a Wii U and cheap 3DS the other day too. I'm trying to convince him to play some RPG's, but he has a bad taste in his mouth from trying an old Final Fantasy years ago. I'm like, dude, you're gonna have access to Final Fantasy 15 AND Xenoblade X AND Fire Emblem AND Persona 5, and not play any of them!!???

Oh it makes me pull my hair out lol. I'll get him. He'll turn to the dark side eventually ;)

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#41

JaxonH commented on Persona 5's Brand New Gameplay Trailer Is the ...:

@get2sammyb
Well said. I used to despise turn based games, strategy games, and RPG's of any stripe or color. It wasn't until I played a game called Fire Emblem Awakening that I realized how fun they could be (a game which was made to appeal to a wider audience, though it was still pretty hardcore). It was that game that made me afterward think twice about the FFX remake, which I then ended up playing and loving, and I've since gone on to play at least 2 dozen or so RPG's and turn based games, something I never would have foreseen happening just 2 years ago.

Gateway games are necessary to bring new gamers into the fold.

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#46

JaxonH commented on PSN Offline Again, Sony Investigating Outage I...:

I should be upset about this but, I haven't really been playing my PS4 since I finished Dragon Age Inquisition. Been mainly playing Fire Emblem every day for the last 2 weeks at least, and now Metroid Prime Trilogy on top of that. All's I know is, come time for Resident Evil Revelations RAID mode, this network better be pristine. I don't use PSN much but that's one time I'm really gonna need Sony to come through for me.

Sorry to hear so many are being affected. I'm sure it'll be back up soon (fingers crossed)

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#47

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Would You Buy PlayStation-Theme...:

@Jaz007
Might be on disc content for some games, but, it's on-disc content that is above and beyond the already finished game and content that wouldn't otherwise be there, which means it's not ripping consumers off. The only reason people cried against on-disc content is because they felt they were missing out on huge chunks of the game that were already finished- basically, part of the "should-be game" being sectioned off for a price. But that's not the case with Amiibo. It's always extra content that everyone knows is on top of a finished product. They didn't unlock characters in Smash, you already got the characters, they don't unlock in-game characters in Code Name STEAM, they unlock Fire Emblem characters, they don't unlock standard Mario Party modes, they unlock a brand new additional mode, etc...

I also don't think $12.99 is overpriced. Heck, most normal figures cost at least that much, and don't do squat for extra content. Imo, the figure alone is worth the asking price, and I also think the extra content (though bite sized for most games) alone is worth the asking price. Because you're getting content for dozens of games across a span of two systems, and that content adds up fast. A dollars worth here, $5 worth there, 75 cents worth here, etc, before you know it you've far exceeded the meager $13 price of entry.

Of course, whether or not they're worth it is completely up to the individual buying them. But I'd find it a stretch to label $13 greedy for not only a collectible figure with surprisingly decent quality, but added content for dozens of games. I've never got so much content for $13 anywhere else.

I'm glad Sony isn't making Amiibo, because I'm going broke with just Nintendo. Last thing I need is ANOTHER set of figures to collect, and believe me when I say, collect them I would ;)

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#50

JaxonH commented on Did You Know That Evolve Has a Single Player M...:

So it has a solo mode, that I heard. The one question I still need answered though, is does the game require a connection to their servers nonetheless? If it's TRULY got offline single player, I might be interested. More than might, I would be interested.