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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.

Fri 15th Feb 2013

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JaxonH commented on PS4 Remote Play Will Stream to PC in the Future:

It's good that they do this, just to stay on par with X1, but I have no interest streaming. The Wii U gamepad I like because it's easy and built in to the experience, but beyond that I really don't care. The lag kills it anyways.

If they can get it set up to stream relatively lag-free to an iPad, and sync up with a DS4, then they'll have my attention. But as it stands you must use an mFi controller with iPads, and that means potential incompatibility with PS4 games.

We'll have to see how it all pans out.



JaxonH commented on Feature: Did PlayStation Plus Represent Value ...:

I'll break it down without the pro-Sony or anti-Sony spin.

For me, those "free" games are not free first of all. You paid for the sub, so you're paying for the games. And just because they offer "$1000 worth in MRSP" doesn't mean you're going to be interested in even more than a very small portion of them.

Furthermore, I want to own- permanently own, anything worth playing. Meaning I go out of my way to NOT download "free" games. Because once you do, you can no longer purchase it to permanently own it. Not until your sub runs out. So for me these "free" games are nothing but a thorn in my side. Wish they'd just go away.

With all that said, I am now a believer in PS+ but not for any of those reasons listed above. I lost all my data for 40+ physical and 200+ digital Vita games, only to discover PS+ backed up the data. Talk about a life saver. Between that and the actual DISCOUNTS during sales to permanently purchase games, I have changed my stance from staunchly anti-Plus to in its favor.

But those free games, those still mean nothing to me, though I acknowledge for some it's a great benefit. And the multiplayer, well, as much as I don't like the switch this gen, that is something to consider as well. Sucks not being able to play online. I rarely do but when I want to, it's nice to be able to.



JaxonH commented on The Witcher 3 Developer Shares the Love for Fa...:

So awesome.

No sick days, but I did plan a vacation day for when DKC Tropical Freeze launched and for when Mario Kart 8 launched on Wii U (LOVE those franchises). And I have a 3 day weekend planned for Xenoblade X and a 4 day weekend planned for when Fire Emblem Fates releases this February.

Probably do the same for Final Fantasy XV and Star Ocean 5.



JaxonH commented on Backlash Fears Have Stopped Dead or Alive Xtre...:

So, to the people who say it's "how women are portrayed", well, how exactly ARE they being portrayed?

I'll tell you- as imaginary women in bathing suits on the beach. That's it. Women, men, dogs, cats and all manner of fictitious beings get portrayed in just about every manner imaginable in video games. It's not anything to get bent out of shape over.

People read too deep into things. I wonder if the same people outraged over this protest sexy women on the beach and scold them for "how they are portraying the gender".

I don't care if male video game characters are dressed in spandex tights and no shirt (as is the case in many JRPG's). I don't go into spazz mode over "how this portrays men". Because it's not portraying all men. It's portraying that one character only.

Give em an inch and they'll take a mile. Now that these people see they can influence games, they're going to try even harder to censor and intimidate and attack publishers to prevent localizations. And it's only going to become more extreme with time. Eventually, games won't have a single female character in it with sex appeal.



JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront E...:

I keep expecting 3DS sales to taper off. Usually Nintendo platforms are good for 5 or 6 years tops, and it's already been nearly 5 years on the market. But it keeps chugging along week after week, to my surprise.



JaxonH commented on Tune in with a PlayStation TV for $19.99 from ...:

Vita remote play has lag and so does this. And that's on 60mbps bandwidth. I watched my brother stream and it was no better than Vita remote play (which makes sense, it's basically a Vita in that regard).

Unless you're playing turn based games, it's not even worth bothering. Not only that, but if you want to remote play elsewhere over another wireless network you have to open ports on your wireless network for it to get through. Such a pain.

I asked my brother who owns one if he thought l should buy one for $20, and he said "Save your money".



JaxonH commented on Review: Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4):

My brothers' fave game of all time. And yet I can't bring myself to play such a game. Even Dark Souls was too dark for me, too much... Idk... evil. This one is even more extreme.

Wish I could experience the gameplay but, there's just no way I could play this. Oh well, at least my brother enjoyed it. I know he's amped for this DLC.



JaxonH commented on Site News: Vote for Your Push Square Forums Ga...:

Jaxon's Top 10 PS4 Faves of 2015

1) Fallout 4
2) Divinity Original Sin
3) Tales of Zesteria
4) The Witcher 3
5) Metal Gear Solid V
6) Uncharted Collection
7) Dragon Quest Heroes
8) Batman Arkham Knight
9) Borderlands Handsome Collection
10) Rocket League

Jaxon's Top 5 All-Format Faves of 2015
1) Splatoon (Wii U)
2) Rise of the Tomb Raider (X1)
3) Fallout 4 (PS4)
4) Halo 5 (X1)
5) Stella Glow (3DS)



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

I love it. Not sure if you ever played Fire Emblem before, but it's nearly as good as Awakening. Well, ok not that good, but it's good.

I live for good SRPG's. And finding a good one is becoming harder and harder these days. Fire Emblem has really been the one series that nails it every time (and I am BEYOND hyped for Fire Emblem Fates when it releases Feb 19th) but Stella Glow has proven itself to be among the greats.

NintendoLife gave it a 9/10 and I see why now. The game is just excellent. With the quick save system (just like Fire Emblem has) and 3DS ability to pause when you close the lid, this is perfect for short bursts, but also has the length and depth for a lengthy play through.

It's very much modeled similar to Awakening. There's a world map and you can progress to the next mission or build relationships in the barracks which grant new abilities and skills as your affinity with other members grows. The gameplay is also similar, although it does use the direction mechanic from FF Tactics, where the direction you're facing matters. Usually I dislike this mechanic but I love it in Stella Glow. Which speaks volumes.

You can equip orbs in equipment to grant special buffs, and of course you'll micro manage equipment to get the most out of it as you progress.

The story is also one of its strongest points. It may start out very cliche, but after the first hour or two the game REALLY opens up. Solid voice actors and writing make for a gripping narrative that really serves as the glue that holds everything together.

I have been praising this game non stop. It made me quit playing Rise of the Tomb Raider it's so good, which says a lot. It's one of the biggest sleeper hits I've seen in a long time. Went right under everyone's radar because they were expecting just an average game. But it turned out to be one of the best releases on 3DS, and easily the best of 2015. I say do not hesitate to buy this game. It's fantastic!



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

Stella Glow- Aside from Fire Emblem, the best SRPG I've played since Jeanne d'Arc on PSP. Phenomenal game, and easily the best 3DS release of 2015.

Rise of the Tomb Raider- Better than the reboot in every way. I'm so utterly hooked, if it weren't for Stella Glow sucking me away from my play through lately I'd have already finished it

PS4/Vita/Wii U



JaxonH commented on Naughty Dog: Uncharted: Golden Abyss PS4 Not O...:

What you say makes sense, they probably do see it as a failed legacy platform.

But until they pull it from store shelves and halt production, I say they have a responsibility to support it. And if they refuse to support it, then at the VERY least do no further harm to it.

It's one thing to stop selling it and take the pieces left and start building elsewhere. But they're still selling it, and producing it, and that's why I believe they deserve no slack for this.



JaxonH commented on Naughty Dog: Uncharted: Golden Abyss PS4 Not O...:

Please stop pillaging the Vita, exploiting it for every last drop you can squeeze Sony.

Good grief.

This is why your handheld is dying. Instead of adding exclusives (aka reasons to own the system) TO the Vita, you're stealing them away FROM the Vita. One by one by one, until soon it will have nothing left.

Does PS4 really need this? No! But the Vita needs every last exclusive it has (and then some).

These companies HAVE to learn to play the long game, not the short. With Sony already admitting they don't have another handheld in the works, Vita is it for at least the next 5 or so years (maybe longer). Why pillage and plunder it's library instead of building it up?

I just don't get it.



JaxonH commented on Beyond: Two Souls Ghosts to PS4 Next Week:

Physical or bust.

I swore I wasn't buying any more digital "retail" games unless they've been on the store for a year (then I know it's not getting a physical version). And I stand by that.



JaxonH commented on Capcom: There's Time for Xbox Fans to Purchase...:

Ya, that's Ono for ya. He's always seemed down to earth- casual so to speak. He's not just some suit running a corporation. He's a creator through and through.

That's why I don't know why this is being taken as if some suit said it.



JaxonH commented on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gets Slapped with a H...:

They just release dates to hype up the lineup, get people to buy consoles and then delay. It's an ongoing problem. It may not be a huge conspiracy, but I guarantee you Sony (and MS) have no qualms with publishers announcing unrealistic dates. Just makes their console that much more appealing now.



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

I'm glad you get a kick out of it No worries, in a few weeks I'll be back to my usual platform hopping.

Basically it's just that there are so many games that interest me, across all the platforms, it ends up being a lot of games I order. And I don't hesitate to preorder because I get so many discounts at BestBuy (almost half price for AAA and 30% off total for Nintendo titles).

So it's just a matter of too many games to play, and not enough time to play them all. So I'll play 5-10 games in the course of a weekend- a couple hours each and whichever ones grab me, grab me.

Reason I'm only playing 2 is because how much I love Tomb Raider. With as many games as I play, only a handful grab me enough to play all the way through and beat them. Tomb Raider Definitive Ed was one of those games. So I already knew I was gonna play Rise of the Tomb Raider all the way through. So it's getting most of my attention ATM.



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

For me, only two games.

Xbox One
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Fallout 4

@WanderingBullet I just ordered Toukiden Kiwami for both PS4 and Vita. In transit now. I must whole-heartedly recommend you play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate though. That is seriously one of my favorite games of all time (and I play pretty much every release on every platform, so that's saying a lot). It's one of those games where, if you need to buy a 3DS to play it, then buy one.



JaxonH commented on Round Up: Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Reviews Fe...:

@Johnnycide (post #20)

Comment of the day

From what I hear, most reviewers attended that Dice Review Party thing which puts them all under legal contract to not post reviews until 9pm the day of release. And of course this is pretty common nowadays but it's really evident with the big blockbusters. Lots of sellouts who attend and then post rosy reviews nearly 24 hrs AFTER the game releases.



JaxonH commented on Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, and Fallout 4 All N...:

For me it's hard to say this game I better than that one. I think once a game reaches a certain level of greatness, it's like trying to assign a monetary value to something that's priceless.

To me, there are those games which are GotY worthy, and those that are not. And any game that is GotY-contender worthy is a dang good game, we'll just say that.

Like all 10 of those games I listed above. With the exception of Yoshi's Wooly World (it's excellent but not priceless excellent) they are all tough to assign an order to. They're all games that you're just like "wow, I freaking LOVE this game!" Ya know?

I do think this was an incredible year for gaming all around though. I wish everyone had all consoles and could experience some of the games they've missed, games they probably have no clue on what they're missing. I use MH4U as the best example because even among Nintendo fans, only a certain few played it. But those that did... wow. When you sink over 400 hours into a game in like 2 months, you know it's special



JaxonH commented on Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, and Fallout 4 All N...:

My GoTY Top 10 List

1) Splatoon (Wii U)
2) Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
3) Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
4) Fallout 4 (multiplat)
5) Mario Maker (Wii U)
6) Halo 5 (Xbox One)
7) The Witcher 3 (multiplat)
8) Tales of Zesteria (PS4)
9) Metal Gear Solid V (multiplat)
10) Yoshi's Wooly World (Wii U)

** With a notable mention of Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel which releases on Vita this December and is sure to be among my favorites of the year.

Wow, what a year for gaming! Some absolutely stellar titles I played this year. Muchos props to anyone here who has played all 10 games on my list.

The biggest surprise this year was Splatoon- I don't think anyone was ready for how good that game ended up being. And the biggest hidden gem almost no one here has played, is Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. That one is worth buying a 3DS for.



JaxonH commented on Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, and Fallout 4 All N...:

Make no mistake- Mario Maker is of the upmost highest quality, 2D Mario or not. I say this as someone who has played every game on the list (edit* haven't played Bloodborne- too gothic and gory for my taste, but I know how good it is) Mario Maker is definitely not out of place.

That's not to say there aren't many other games that come dang close- Rise of The Tomb Raider and Splatoon are two off the top of my head that are easily GotY contenders.



JaxonH commented on Microsoft Parodies PS4's Infamous Game Sharing...:

100 games is still 100 more than PS4 can do. I'm not going to pretend this isn't a huge deal because it is. The service just launched, and that list of 100 games is going to quickly turn into 1,000. That's a really good thing for me as a gamer.

Backwards compatibility is like having 2 consoles in 1. That's pretty huge. And with this new BC initiative, the Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS are all backwards compatible, while PS4 and Vita are not.

As a gamer, I like to play classics from all generations. And I only have so many HDMI ports in my TV. So this is a necessity if I am to play 7th gen games.

This was the right move, and I've already started buying 360 games in anticipation of their compatibility. I hold nothing against Sony for being the only one without BC now- it's fine- but props should be given to MS for this. This is a good thing any way you slice it.



JaxonH commented on October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System S...:

"but why would I want to play an old game when I've just bought the new one?"
"But wpuld people really enjoy playing the inferior verson of the New game theu just bought?"

I can give some insight seeing as I am a multi console owner who prefers to buy all multiplats on PS4 where the UI is cleaner and games typically run better.

Yes it makes an impact on decision-making. Most definitely. I prefer all my multiplats on PS4, but at the same time, the difference in performance is negligible to the point that it wouldn't take all THAT much to persuade me to go with the X1 version of a game.

And if we're talking a free, highly rated 360 game (or two) as the deciding factor, I'm going with the free game every time. Ya it's gonna be a little dated. But I'm a gamer. I play Wii U games that look comparable to last gen, I play 3DS games, heck I even play many old school games on virtual console. A 7th gen game is actually on the upper end of games I play all around, graphically.

And yes, even if I wouldn't play it right away, just having it for backlog is worth it to me. I enjoy filling out a robust game collection across the board- like a book-lover has a personal library, and believe me, free classics are enough to tip the scales (in most cases anyways).

I did buy Fallout 4 on PS4 and just bought Fallout 3 on X1 for BC, but that's more the exception than the rule.

I can't speak for everyone but for me, yes it matters.



JaxonH commented on Feature: Is Fallout 4 a Broken Mess on PS4?:

Ya I wanna know too. My friend tried telling me to go with X1 version- said it was "built for X1 and ported elsewhere" but I stuck with my gut of "more power = better performance".

So what's the deal with the X1 version?



JaxonH commented on UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Black Ops III S...:

As I suspected.

Need For Speed nearly tops the chart (no shame losing to giants like CoD or FIFA) despite the game sucking, having microtransactions and mandatory online- even for single player.

TRULY any game will sell as long as it's marketed right. Which means locking our games behind online walls will probably become the norm at some point.

Seeing as nobody really seems to care.



JaxonH commented on Review: Need for Speed (PS4):

I can envision these fat suits at EA puffing cigars and drinking scotch in an office on the top floor.

"Our market research shows they're a bunch of idiots. They'll buy anything if it's marketed right. Microtransactions, DRM, mandatory online... heck the game doesn't even need to be good! Slap it with all the above. Won't impact our bottom line one red cent. Har har har... In fact it'll probably sell even MORE! Online-only is all the rage nowadays after all"

"Har har har"

What an insult this game is. They just keep pushing the envelope more and more. I hope it starts pushing back soon. I really do.



JaxonH commented on Accessory Review: PS Vita Cases Don't Come Muc...:

I ordered a Waterfield case for my 3DS. These things are super nice.

They also make a suede pouch if you want to keep things pocket sized for travel, but it's awkward on Vita with the analogs to slide in. It works much better with a 3DS



JaxonH commented on First Impressions: Need for Speed Fails to Hit...:

Sure they spent 2 years on this? Probably didn't start development til a year ago, and just insinuated that they started 2 years ago lol.

Besides, online only has consistently masked shortcomings. Kind of a "oh don't pay any mind to the shallow AI-controlled content, it'll be filled with real world people!". Right, why develop more game when you can just make a bare bones foundation and fill it with players. Who needs AI anyways



JaxonH commented on Review: Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita):

I just 100% Persona 4 Dancing All Night on Vita. That game had excellent music and truckloads of style though. I liked Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call too, to a lesser degree, and still have yet to start Rhythm Heaven on DS and Wii.

This game though? Idk. It interests me, but I'm a little skeptical of the review (no offense). It just doesn't SOUND like an 8/10 to me. Maybe I'll check out some supplementary opinions and go from there, but with mediocre track selection and insane difficulty, I'm not sure this is for me .



JaxonH commented on Round Up: Need for Speed PS4 Reviews Apply the...:

This game was a backfire the moment they announced "online only".

So sick and tired of staple franchises being walled off to online connections.

If I wanted to deal with that nonsense I'd game on PC. No, I take that back. Even on PC you can play offline. This is a load of crap here...



JaxonH commented on Soapbox: Why the Industry Is Getting Greedy (A...:

You pay $60 for the game.

You pay another $30-50 for season pass.

You potentially spend another $100+ on microtransactions.

You just spent more on one game than an entire handheld console costs. Ya, it's a problem. But an equally perplexing issue is the fact so many condone or casually dismiss these practices.

Someone needs to lobby the government to regulate this sort of thing. Because obviously gamers for the most part aren't standing against it. I've even been guilty on occasion. But no more. I won't buy online only games, I won't buy multiplayer only games, and from hence forth I won't spend a dime on any content beyond the game itself and possibly a justified season pass.



JaxonH commented on Pokitaru's Looking Pretty in Ratchet & Clank o...:

Ok I admit, this game looks pretty good.

But there's still one major thing concerning me- IT'S A MOVIE TIE IN. When was the last time you played a movie tie in that was great? In 20+ years I can't think of one- not ONE example.