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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. 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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#1

JaxonH commented on Saints Row IV and All of Its DLC Gets Re-Elect...:

Some of the remasters I appreciate, like The Last of Us, Tomb Raider (helped the post launch drought) and even Metro Redux. But when you look at how many games have actually been ported or are being ported, the number is staggering.

I hate it when people pretend like this doesn't hurt anyone, because it most certainly does. One or two remasters, sure that's probably not going to put a dent in the potential release lineup. But when you're talking about dozens of remasters, then yes, that's a pretty substantial chunk of the potential line up devoted to games that have already released during the seventh generation. Of course I won't buy it, along with two dozen other ports I'm skipping, but I'm also going to complain because I'm sick of seeing the same games released over and over and over again. Literally, the exact same games. Not metaphorically.

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#2

JaxonH commented on Xbox and Nintendo Fans Flocking to PS4, States...:

I'm pretty happy with PS4. And my Wii U. Those 2 consoles right there make for one heck of a gaming experience.

Still like my 3DS, Vita and X1 but those are definitely in the backseat to PS4 and Wii U. Just couldn't imagine gaming without these 2 consoles.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: inFAMOUS: First Light, Metro Re...:

Just finished The Last of Us Remastered. Much better than I thought at first. Only thing I wasn't to fond of was the ending.

On to Metro Redux and Infamous First Light. Or maybe, I'll play that Left Behind DLC first. Ya, might as well while the story is still fresh.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Review: Metro Redux (PlayStation 4):

Two brand new ports remastered for the PS4, for $50 at Best Buy, with 20% off through Gamer's Club Unlocked, with a $10 gift card for pre ordering. That's $30 for both games, or just $15 each, fully remastered.

That's what I call value.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@reddog It's the same thing. Paying for an exclusive is paying for an exclusive regardless of what game it is. Tomb Raider was never slated for release on PS4. But that other game, it was actually in development for other consoles and had a fall 2014 release. And I was looking forward to playing it. Thankfully I have a PS4 but not everybody does. You can't say it's okay to do it just because the game isn't as established. Either it's okay to pay for exclusives or it's not. Can't just cherry pick the ones that you want and say that that's okay and that's not okay

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#8

JaxonH commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@naruball Idk, seems like a double standard to me. Either it's ok to pay for exclusivity, or it's not, know what I mean? Least that's how I see it. How good the game is should be irrelevant.

I can understand why some would be upset- they wanted to play the game and now they can't. But to trash talk MS when Sony did the exact same thing not two weeks ago seems, well, a little hypocritical.

Personally, I would like to see ALL the exclusivity purchasing to stop, including exclusive content and DLC on one system and not the other. At least with Tomb Raider and Dreamfall Chapters the games will be complete. Might only be on one system, but at least you don't have to worry about missing out on 'exclusive content' only on rival platform A, which to me seems the greater offense.

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#10

JaxonH commented on These New Screenshots Prove That Tearaway Unfo...:

@Cyrso You sure about that? I thought Media Molecule just made a recent statement clarifying that it is, by and large, the exact same game with a few changes to accommodate the controller and a couple small additions...

Here's a list of what's new in PS4
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/08/23/tearaway-unfolded-facts-features/#/slide/1

3D World was a completely different game than 3D Land, a sequel even. This is an enhanced port. Not saying it won't be good, but it's important to know what it is.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@Gemuarto Don't take it too personal. This isn't the first time a game's exclusivity has been purchased, and it certainly won't be the last. Sony does it (in fact they just did it with Dreamfall Chapters, snatching the game off X1 and Wii U), MS does it, and Nintendo does it. As long as there are 3 platforms, games will be juggled amongst them. If you want to boycott that's your right, but I'll be enjoying this one on release day on Xbox.

There's a rule I play by: If a game isn't coming to the console you own, don't get mad, get the the console. If you're not willing to get the console, then the game must not be that big of a miss.

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#12

JaxonH commented on Bloodborne Goes for the Throat in New PS4 Game...:

The game looks fun but I'm not one for all that gore and depressing atmosphere. If there's an option to tone down the blood I might be persuaded to look into this. That blood is what really turns me off to be honest.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

@Demi_God
Not sure, I THOUGHT I'd read it here but I could be mistaken. They didn't come out and phrase it like that but I remember the guy talking about how stringent the working conditions were there. I know I'm not crazy lol, I know I read it somewhere. One of their former employees talking about what it was like there. If I run across it again I'll forward the link... I'm fairly confident it was ND, because I remember thinking "that makes sense" when all these employees started leaving.

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#15

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warf...:

@XFsWorld It's also on 360 and X1. I was gonna buy it but no single player offline. Just online competitive and now, local co-op too. Maybe if you ever get a PS4 or X1, and buy the game, I'll pick it up too. Then we can go to war with sunflowers and spuds :)

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#16

JaxonH commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

@Demi_God

I read a story interviewing ex-ND devs, and they said it was pretty much run like a boot camp. High pressure, long hours, short deadlines, a TON of stress. Not a very pleasant atmosphere. Which is great for Sony because that's how you run an efficient business and get things done. And I'm sure they pay well. But, sometimes the money isn't enough to counter that kind of stressful work environment. And I think that's had a lot to do with some of the departures. Get in, make some bucks and get out.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

When this generation was starting, MS didn't listen. But I'm glad things happened as they did because now they're listening intently.

And a quick note to those upset at MS for buying exclusivity, Sony just did the exact same thing with Dreamfall Chapters, paying money to keep it from releasing on X1, 360 and Wii U. And the game was releasing in just a few months. So to be angry at MS while ignoring what Sony is doing is a tad disingenuous...

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#18

JaxonH commented on Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 to Add Dashbo...:

That'll be cool, but what I'd like more is a new interface all together. Or maybe optional alternative interfaces even. Just so I don't have to span across 75 home menu icons to play a game.

That share play is cool. Sounds similar to the download play offered on 3DS and some DS games, where friends can play multiplayer together even if they don't own the game...

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#19

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: PS4 Horror Until Dawn Will Come...:

Hayden Panettiere, yeah buddy. Did you know she actually played the part of the old coach's little daughter in Remember the Titans with Denzel Washington? I was watching that movie a few months ago and I was thinking to myself, "that girl looks really familiar" and sure enough, that was her. She's all grown up now, of course.

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#20

JaxonH commented on The Creator of Ikaruga Is Making a Shiny New S...:

Oooo!

I love Ikaruga! Still own it on GameCube to this day!

Treasure develops some great shmups. Best I ever played was Sin & Punishment 2 on the original Wii, developed by treasure.

I'm all in on this one guys...

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#23

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: The Last Guardian Still Exists,...:

So basically what he saying is, right now the game sucks. Working on making it an actual fun game is what's taking so long.

This kind of stuff happens. Developers make a game and, well, it just sucks. Then they have to spend years working on it and tweaking it trying to make it a fun game that people actually want to play

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#24

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: Microsoft All But Confirms That...:

@Gamer83 it doesn't go off the market, but it's a proven fact that third-party titles make 90% of their lifetime sales within the first six months. By the time this game hits PlayStation Uncharted won't be a factor.

And I think this has more to do with the desire to attain that truck load of cash they're getting paid then fear of going against Uncharted. This game has a fanbase and it will sell no matter what it goes against

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#28

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2014: PS4 Exclusive WiLD Looks Wacky,...:

This right here looks like game of the year. These are the types of games I like playing. I grow weary of the multimillion dollar corporate gaming machine. Nice to see something different for a change. Uncharted territory. A kind of game we've never seen before.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Feature: 10 PS4, PS3, and Vita Reveals That We...:

@Fire-and-Water
There's a TON of garbage when it comes to Indy games, but, you have to know how to separate the wheat from the chaff. If you know what to look for there's some real gems on the digital storefront.

I was playing a game called Armillo on Wii U recently and I swear it was better than most retail releases (and keep an eye peeled for that one because I think it's coming to PS down the line). And it wasn't a retro throwback either. Same for Pushmo World, which is possibly the best puzzle game I've ever played. And you have your retro throwbacks as well like shovel Knight, but that game is SO good. I even played a game called Siesta Fiesta on 3DS last week, a scrolling level brick breaker for $5, and the game was funner than most boxed releases. Shorter, but more enjoyable. Child of Light, Transistor, Guacamelee, the list goes on.

But I'm more excited for upcoming releases-games like Mighty Number 9, Aztez, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Hyper Light Drifter, Fast Racing Neo (and Art of Balance HD), No Man Sky, Teslagrad, Shantae Half Genie Hero (and Pirate's Curse) , Inside, and Stealth Inc 2.

I think you just have to know where to look, and what to look for. I watch gameplay reviews for most prominent digital releases nowadays, and find myself playing them just as much as retail releases. Some of these games are just plain out fantastic video gaming entertainment

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#32

JaxonH commented on Game of the Month: July 2014 - The Last of Us ...:

Last of Us. I'm finally coming around as far as liking the game. It grows on you, and now that I'm adjusted to the type of game it is, I can appreciate it a lot more. Definitely the best survival horror game I've ever played. Last few I played were Resident Evil Revelations and ZombiU. Both great games, but TLoU makes em look like amateur hour. That speaks more to the quality of TLoU than anything, though. Cause I really did, and still do, love both those games.

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#35

JaxonH commented on You'll Need Friends to Tackle PS4 Shooter Dest...:

Pre order CANCELLED.

At first I was like, ok, I'll miss out on half the game because I'm not a PS Plus member, but I can live with that. At least I'll play the single player portions. And I thought maybe, just maybe, I'll grab a year of Plus and go for broke. But this? Are you friggin kidding me? You can't even play with randoms? So even if I DID subscribe, I STILL wouldn't be able to play without jumping through hoops.

I DO NOT HAVE 5 FRIENDS WITH A PS4, let alone 5 friends with a PS4 and are ALL buying Destiny and ALL have PS Plus subscriptions and ALL want to play together! And even if I did, I'm not even sure I want to pay for a year of Plus anyways. I was actually thinking about subscribing for a year just to play this game, but forget it. I'm not gonna jump through this many hoops to play one single game.

Screw this crap. I don't need it. I've got other games I can play.

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#36

JaxonH commented on Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb

Yeah that always seem to be the case when I play games. I explore every nook and cranny twice over before advancing through each area. When people say a game is 10 hours, I get 20. People say it's 20, I get at least 35. Dead serious too. But it does feel like I've been playing this forever. Just made it out of the hotel elevator shaft I fell down through. I know I've been playing for, what, probably 6 or 7 hours now? Although that doesn't mean 6 or 7 hours into the game :/

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#37

JaxonH commented on Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb @XFsWorld

Ok, I'm on my way to meet this Bill character, and I do have to admit, the gameplay is growing on me. Like, quite a bit actually. I think I was treating it in the same way as a traditional action game instead of proper survival horror. I still don't know if I'ma give it the honor of best game ever, but, I'm enjoying it substantially more than beforehand. And once I got to the open forest vistas, that's when I started noticing that it is indeed a PS4 game. It's not the best looking game on the system by any means, but at least now I'm noticing the difference.

So, I guess so far so good. I love the little offhand conversations they have during idle animations. That's the best part of the game to me.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4):

@sinalefa

Ocarina isn't my favorite Zelda either> and certainly not the best game of all time. For it's era, perhaps. But there have been many greater games since, even of just Zelda- Skyward Sword and Link Between Worlds being a few right off the top of my head.

I also adored Wonderful 101 despite mixed reviews. The gameplay was bliss. And Tomb Raider is good. I think the gameplay is better than TLoU, but Idk if the game in general is better than TLoU. As for Shadow of the Colossus I actually loved it, but I hadn't heard of the game at the time, so I had zero expectations going in. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, that is probably the game I would award best of all time. That or Final Fantasy X.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb

Probably 20% through. Don't want to post spoilers but after they find out about her infection.

I'll give it a re-evaluation after I finish the game, of course. I do like it. It's most definitely one of the "better" games out there. I think it's just because of the level of expectations preceding the game that I'm not impressed. Like, Tomb Raider I played and had no expectations, and when I was done I was like, "ya, that was a pretty great game". But with TLoU, nothing about it stands out to me. Not yet anyways. Again, I'll re-evaluate when I complete it and see if I feel differently. Idk, it's just that when I play a game that is hailed by the vast majority of gamers as one of the greatest games of all time, I come to expect a little more than this? Idk...

EDIT: All this talk about TLoU is actually making me want to play it lol... So I'ma go do that. I may not think it's the best game ever, but it's strangely got its meat hooks in me. That dang story is so addicting.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4):

Ok, I'm going to give my opinion here and then hide for cover from angry fan responses ;)

I'm playing the game on PS4 right now. The first thing I noticed was the long list of day 1 DLC, hundreds of dollars worth available the day before release (that's when Best Buy delivered my game). Not included, ok moving on.

So I start playing the game, and I can't help but not notice much of a difference visually. Honestly, I have a hard time telling the 2 apart. I even went and watched a comparison video just to see if it was all in my mind, but sure enough, even in the comparison video I could barely tell a difference. Ok, so it's not the best visually. I can live with that- I'm not a graphics whore after all. But considering the level of rampant hype they were mustering over this game's visuals, I find it misleading at the very least.

As for the gameplay, again, I'm just not that impressed. Press R1 to run, grab planks and climb ledges, throw bricks and scavenge for health packs. It's ok I guess, but certainly not what I'd expect for a 10/10 consensus across the board.

Then we get to the story. The one redeeming quality about this game. It's great! It's like watching The Walking Dead Season One all over again. That same level of tension and suspense. Kudos to them for the story and presentation. Top notch all the way.

In the end though, I'm kind of losing interest, if not for the desire to see the plot continue to unfold. Tomb Raider had better gameplay imo. This doesn't feel like a 10/10 game to me.. I'd probably give it an 8 from what I've played so far. It's good, don't get me wrong, and it's not as boring as I'm probably making it sound- I AM glad I bought it. If it weren't put on such a pedestal I'd probably even praise it. But man, I just don't understand why everyone raves about this game like it's the best video game of all time. It's not even the best video game of the summer to me.

[hides for cover]

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#42

JaxonH commented on Review: The Last of Us (PlayStation 3):

What's up with the $700 worth of DLC they're selling for the game on day one?

I start the game, I go to DLC to make sure I have my pre order bonus DLC installed, and I see this list of over 100 DLC items for sale... like, are you serious? I knew the AAA gaming industry was a greedy money sucking machine but my goodness, why isn't all that crap included seeing as it's all available at launch (and ESPECIALLY considering they said it was a crunch getting the game out on time, evidently they had enough time to bleed us dry with a movie credit's worth of day one DLC)

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#43

JaxonH commented on EA Access Exclusive to Xbox One as It Doesn't ...:

Not a chance I'd ever pay for this.

EA subscription plan
$60 = 2 years of 10% off EA games only, digital only, on Xbox One only

Best Buy Gamer's Club Unlocked (on sale right now 1/2 off- normal $120)
$60 = 2 years of 20% off ALL games, PHYSICAL, on ALL platforms.

And with My Gamers' Club Rewards most AAA releases (including most all of EA's games like Dragon Age Inquisition, Madden, all that stuff) qualify for an ADDITIONAL $10 in reward certificates, making most major AAA games just $38 shipped to your door the day before release.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Soapbox: Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove ...:

@Davros79

I actually have to agree with you there Davros. Offline campaign all the way. I hate this new trend of online gaming. Taking away from the personal story and campaign in favor of playing "together". That's what co-op modes are for. Shouldn't be forced into your single player game.

With that said, I'm still excited for it. Not SUPER excited, but a normal, "it's gonna be a pretty fun game" kind of excited

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#47

JaxonH commented on Platinum Games' The Legend of Korra Is Looking...:

This game looks absolutely fantastic. It's Platinum, expect nothing less.

Been getting a healthy dose of Platinum lately, what with Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 1 and 2 dropping this October, Legend of Korra on the way and even Scalebound on the horizon.

Finally, Kamiya is getting the respect he deserves. Love his games so much!

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#49

JaxonH commented on PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Would Be Impossi...:

Yeah, I'm with a lot of other members here on this one. Visual bragging is grasping for the wind. It's vanity. I like pretty visuals but this is getting ridicuous. All they keep talking about is "how good it looks" but won't show any gameplay. How can you get excited for a game that, up to this point, has been pretty much sold on the premise of "hey, it looks superb, and oh ya the setting is somewhere new too!". Gimme a break, this stuff gets so old after a while.

Like they say, put up or shut up. SHOW ME THE GAMEPLAY! (In Tom Cruise voice)