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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

#1

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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#2

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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#3

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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#5

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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#6

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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#7

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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#8

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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#9

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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#12

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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#13

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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#15

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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#16

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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#17

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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#19

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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#25

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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#29

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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#31

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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#32

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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#34

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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#37

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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#38

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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#39

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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#41

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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#42

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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#46

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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#48

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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#49

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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#50

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.