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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, 3DS XL and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#4

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Ratche...:

Ratchet and Clank Collection. Heck, I didn't even know the game was coming to Vita. Actually, come to think of it I do remember something about it being announced a while back.

In any case, yeah I'ma have to get that pre ordered as soon as they list it at Best Buy.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Japan Finally Has a Cool Custom PS4 Console to...:

Not feelin it. These "special editions" just come off as totally commercialized.

I think it's the lettering. Any time you have to spell out the name of the game on the console, it's like saying "Look! Over here! See! I'm a DESTINY console!" It's too much advertising. Limited editions shouldn't need to spell everthing out. We're gamers. We KNOW what the Destiny logo is. So make a console with just the logo in some cool artistic design or something.

I feel like they do this because people will want anyone who walks in their living room to see it and know what it is. When I buy a limited edition, I want people to ask what it means. I want people to wonder what the logo is. I take pride in the niche hobby of gaming. I know what the logo means, and that's all that matters. Because I'm the one buying it. But all these limited editions I've seen so far, they spell everything out for people to read> DESTINY, or THE LAST OF US, or FINAL FANTASY IV, or METAL GEAR SOLID V... I hate that. I don't need everyone who walks in to know it's a Destiny console.

It's like driving a nice car with a 2 foot bumper sticker that says "HEY, LOOK AT ME- I'M A FERRARI".

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#6

JaxonH commented on So, Does Destiny Look Any Good on the PS3?:

@JuanitoShet

Bad shadows are a pet peeve of mine. I forget what game I was playing recently, but I remember looking at the shadow and thinking really, that's the best you could do lol? It's like, all these glorious details and fine touches, with a pixelated shadow that looks like it came crawling out of the 8-bit era haha... Priorities, I suppose.

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#7

JaxonH commented on So, Does Destiny Look Any Good on the PS3?:

Looks almost the same. Some small details added in the PS4 version, but nothing that'll alter the experience one way or the other. Except for that shadow. That shadow is an abomination to HD consoles all around the world.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Sony Wants to Win Nintendo Wii Owners with the...:

@Ryno

Well sure you can, and many do, and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm not saying there's something wrong with you if you only own one console or only play games here and there. But likewise, there's nothing wrong with those of us who choose to spend the majority of our free time playing games- many of us are grown, as you are (in our late 20's and 30's) and don't go out partying or hanging with friends like we did in junior high. Many of us are settled down, work a job, and enjoy playing games whenever we have spare time.

I'm just saying that it is my hope that as many people as possible will diversify. I'm mostly referring to gaming enthusiasts. People who treat gaming as a hobby, spend a lot of time playing video games, and are always looking for the next great gaming experience. Although, you don't have to spend a lot of time playing games to own 2+ platforms. You can play here and there as you do, but still diversify and cherry pick across the spectrum. I own all 5 consoles/handhelds, yet probably spend less time gaming than many here do on 1 single console.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Sony Wants to Win Nintendo Wii Owners with the...:

I wish more people WOULD cross platforms. Too much exclusive brand loyalty these days. To the point people are losing out on fun games simply because they refuse to believe they can have fun with something else.

I hope Wii owners try PS4, I hope PS3 owners try Wii U. I hope everyone this generation buys at least two consoles, maybe even a handheld for good measure. There's way too many good games out there to be playing JUST one platform.

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#12

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

Well, I'm actually going to dig into some backlog today and tomorrow.

PS4: Wolfenstein
Wii: Zelda Skyward Sword
3DS: Shovel Knight
Vita: Sine Mora
Wii U: Nintendo Land (Metroid Blast and Pikmin Adventure)
Xbox One: nothing

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#17

JaxonH commented on The New PS4 Project from the People Behind Bor...:

Game looks awesome. I like games that aren't the same old, worn out shoe of Call of Duty, GTA, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, etc.

Unfortunately, I'll probably never play it. I don't do paid online, and I really dislike online social games anyways. I'm a hermit crab. I like my offline singleplayer. Sure, I'll get down on some Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate or some Mario Kart 8, maybe some Smash Bros, Borderlands 2 even... but stuff like this? Uh uh. That's why I never played Final Fantasy 14- game looks great, but I'm not an online gamer.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Could PS3's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Come t...:

@get2sammyb

Yes. Very. I was even considering buying another PS3 JUST to play Borderlands Pre Sequel (and Destiny since I refuse to subscribe to PS+, although I have since learned Desiny will have "some features" which don't require online sub, so I have gone ahead and pre ordered for PS4).

So yeah, I may be in the minority, but I REALLY want to play this game.

JaxonH

#19

JaxonH commented on Could PS3's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Come t...:

A little disingenuous? CERTAINLY they're not going to release the final game of the trilogy on PS3 years from now, so either way the trilogy is going to be split between PS3 and PS4. It's just a question of which console gets 2 entries and which console gets 1 entry. What a nonsensical remark...

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#21

JaxonH commented on Not Excited for Destiny's PS4 Beta? This Trail...:

Does anyone want a Beta code for Destiny?

I pre ordered after reading on Bungie's website that only SOME features will require active online subscriptions> which means PS+ won't be required for single player (despite being online only- the website says what it says).

They sent me a code but you DO need PS+/Live Gold to access the Beta. So if anyone wants it, just let me know.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Sony's Not Worried About PS4's Software Lineup...:

Eh, people can say what they want. But as for me, I'm happy with both my PS4 and my Wii U.

PS4 doesn't have many exclusives this year, no, but you can't discount multiplats. Games are games. Exclusives are just a reason to pick PS4 over the X1. That's all. You don't need a 2 page list of exclusives like Nintendo when you have the entire 3rd party industry bringing games to the system. Even if you're like me and hate sports games and tire of annual mega-franchises, there's still enough on offer to keep you busy. I couldn't live with myself knowing I'm missing all these AAA titles on PS4.

As for Wii U, I think the people knocking the system need to get a clue. The console has a lot of great games, and even more coming. 3rd party games may be few, but the ones that do come really make it count- MH3U and Bayonetta 2 are each worth owning the system for in and of themselves. And Nintendo pumps out a ton of 1st party games, probably just as many "must-owns" as the entire 3rd party industry combined. I couldn't live with myself knowing I'm missing all these great Nintendo exclusives.

But, the internet is what it is. People would rather give a bullet point presentation of why a console is NOT worth enjoying, than admit they might actually be missing out on something. If you don't own a PS4, I'm sorry, you're missing out. And if you don't own a Wii U, I'm sorry, but you're missing out.

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#25

JaxonH commented on Developers Declare That PlayStation 4 Is the B...:

@rjejr
RAM is important, as is processor capability, (whether it be CPU/GPU/APU), but there are still many other factors involved that can affect system performance and ease of development. Pretty much every component of the architecture will come into play, some more than others of course, but yes, RAM is one of the more vital components.

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#27

JaxonH commented on PlayStation Vita's Freedom Wars Attracts Criti...:

@Ralizah

Well, dying from one or two hits from an enemy isn't exactly my idea of a fun time. I'm all for a solid, challenging difficulty level (Monster Hunter is a great example), but this would just make me rage.

Unfortunately, they may have resorted to higher damage as a cheap way of increasing difficulty, rather using techniques such as more enemies, smarter AI, more strategic placement, increased movesets, etc. And as such, lowering the damage might eliminate the desired difficulty. But from what I'm seeing in the video, they don't have a choice. The status quo is unacceptable and must be changed, even if it does counter the difficulty progression.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Shuhei Yoshida Doesn't Understand People Who D...:

@get2sammyb
"smartphone/free-to-play games, console digital downloads/indies, and big AAA blockbusters"

Exactly. And as you said, this is not platform specific- this is taking place on a macro level. Even Nintendo is seeing the benefits of hyped, big-budget releases via Mario Kart 8, and I'm sure they'll be keen to continue that strategy going forward. Basically all AAA games will get bigger and bigger, while everything else will be offered via digital download.

With that in mind, it would be rather ignorant to discount an entire bloc of games on a mass scale. There are SO many great games offered digitally- by writing them all off you're only cheating yourself. Ya know? Granted, there's a lot of crap digital/indie games out there, but the same can be said for retail releases. You just have to know how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Freedom Wars' English Story Trailer Will Leave...:

@rjejr

Yeah, I'm happy about the physical release. That matters to me much more than subtitles. In fact, the subtitles don't bother me THAT much- it was just the combination of the two being a little much for what was "supposed" to be a big release. I play Nintendo games with subtitles all the time- it's hearing the Japanese language that kinda sucks. But, can't win em all, right! I'll take my victories as they come.

Are you getting this game?

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#32

JaxonH commented on Sony: There Are 'Many, Many' First-Party PS Vi...:

@AeroZeppelin

[Shakes head]

If you read my post again, perhaps you'll realize I said no such thing. What I said was, the impact of Minecraft sales on Vita won't even come close to moving enough units to actually sway developers to bring more games.

And as such, we needn't concern ourselves with sales numbers for every game released on the platform.

There are around 8 million Vita owners out there. You would need to see that install base DOUBLED, at the MINIMUM, to even BEGIN to hope developers might reconsider bringing more games. Minecraft isn't going to double anything. It won't sell 8 million copies, much less convince 8 million people to buy a Vita.

Play games. Stop concerning yourself with butterfly effects that won't even begin to budge the needle. Like I said, sure every hardware moving sale helps. But one game? That's like less than a tenth of a thousandth of the necessary impact needed to see results. Developer marital relationships matter too. If you're gonna spend your life worrying about single game sales, might as well worry about the devs personal lives and happiness too. Cause that affects the endgame all the same.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Sony: There Are 'Many, Many' First-Party PS Vi...:

@Jaz007

All that sounds great in theory, but practically speaking, how many units do you think Minecraft will move? 20k? 50k? 100k? Let's go out on a really wild limb and say it moves ONE MILLION VITAS. Wow, one million Vita's purchased, JUST because of Minecraft. Impressive, no? Ok, so the userbase jumps from 8mil to 9mil. Do you think developers are going to say "Oh! Well now that NINE million people own a Vita instead of 8 million, well now we've gotta bring our games to the system!"

No. And that's if the system moved one MILLION. Even GTA5 didn't move one million PS3's. It sold alot of copies, but not systems. Nobody is going to buy a Vita for Minecraft. But even if they did- even if one MILLION people did, it still won't make a split of difference (for the record, Minecraft probably won't even move one million COPIES on Vita, much less move one million systems... but again, even if it did- adding 1 mil to the userbase isn't enough for developers to suddenly have a change of heart)

Which is why I think gamers need to stop getting so wrapped up in sales, thinking every game can make a difference. It won't.

***You can worry about developers having marital issues too- cause stress affects getting a good night's rest and eating balanced meals, and a good night's sleep and nutrition will contribute to better work performance and better games, and better games bring better sales, and better sales bring higher user base, and higher user base brings new games. Sounds pretty ridiculous, but it's the same thing- it's concerning ourselves with indirect factors. Where does the line get drawn? Indirect factors = irrelevant to us. We're gamers. We just concern ourselves with playing the games. Let the corporations worry about all the rest.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Sony Apologises for Powers E3 2014 Press Confe...:

@Lionhart

That's good that you enjoyed those segments. I'm sure there are others who enjoyed them as well. The problem is, the presentation is supposed to be about video games. So naturally, you hold a conference about video games and start showing all kinds of TV/movie babble, people are going to be upset. It's not what they came for. Know what I mean?

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#35

JaxonH commented on EA Eagerly Anticipating PS4 and Xbox One's Chr...:

Exactly. Gamers are suckers in that regard. Console wars eat away at the gaming community from the inside out, while corportate behemoths like EA sit back and profit from it. Fanboy loyalists of all stripes should be ashamed.

And companies like EA? Oh, they love to see us go at it. It stirs up emotions and brand loyalty. It gets people emotionally invested in the sales performance of their preferred console. Then, you end up with a bunch of gamers who care more about how much a game SELLS on their platform, than how fun it is to actually play. And all of this bleeds through into the market place.

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#36

JaxonH commented on Sony: There Are 'Many, Many' First-Party PS Vi...:

And sure, Minecraft is great and all, but Minecraft does nothing to satisfy our gaming needs. Who cares if it sells a few Vitas or not.

Freedom Wars. THAT'S what's up. More of that please (even if it is subtitled). I'm just curious to see how much more of that we're gonna get, if any at all.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Natural Doctrine Brings Tactical Monster Mashi...:

Yes, this is my game right here- and I sure hope it's good! Fire Emblem instilled within me a lasting adoration of strategy RPG's, and this one seems to be a potential contender. Seeing as there's really no other good, classic SRPG's in the pipeline right now (except SMT x Fire Emblem, which is a ways off yet), I'm hoping Natural Doctrine exceeds expectations.

Platform of choice for Natural Doctrine? Vita. Gotta play SRPG's on the Vita.

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#39

JaxonH commented on Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Updates, Valiant Hea...:

@get2sammyb

I think so. It's got a very compelling and emotional story, and the layers of history incorporated in the game really interest me. I mean, who isn't intrigued by the fact the entire world went to war? This game really drives home what it was like. What it was like to actually live through it and experience war on a global level. And at a time before modern technology. Back when the machine gun was giving the Axis powers the edge in battle. Back when flags were toted as trophies on the battle field. When one on one combat in rank and formation was only recently being superseded by more advanced methods of fighting.

The game utilizes puzzles and thinking for a lot of the interaction. Find a stick of dynamite, line the bridge and detonate before proceeding. Grab a brick, throw to distract an enemy then clobber him from behind. Stuff like that. But it fits the game well.

I've got Valiant Hearts going on the TV with Shovel Knight on the 3DS and Pushmo World on the Gamepad lol. Playing 3 games at once, just kind of switching back and forth because they're all so, SO very good...

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#41

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

PS4: Valiant Hearts
Wii U: Pushmo World
X1: [nothing]
Vita: Lemmings Touch
3DS: Shovel Knight

Seriously though, Shovel Knight is that creme de le creme! Valiant Hearts and Pushmo World are also VERY fun games.

Wow, I've turned into a digital download gamer and didn't even realize it. Guess that speaks volumes for the quality of smaller downloadable games.

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#42

JaxonH commented on PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Features Nerve-R...:

I want to be excited for this game, but they're not showing enough of the actual game to discern anything.

I need to see a lengthy gameplay clip or something... what they've shown thus far just hasn't been enough. Looks promising, but I want to confirm/deny whether that's the case.

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#43

JaxonH commented on The PlayStation 4 Just Can't Catch A Break In ...:

@Ginkgo

THIS^^^

The Japanese aren't easily persuaded, and rarely buy hardware off "hype" alone. They want to see games. As @Ginkgo just said, the Wii U was at the bottom of the barrel in the Japanese charts for a solid year until the games started hitting, now it's consistently topping the charts for home console sales. Same for the Vita. Horrible sales for at least 18 months, then once the games started hitting (games the Japanese like) it started selling much more. Now it's consistently outselling everything but the 3DS. PS4 isn't selling because hype alone isn't enough for Japan. Once the games hit, you can be sure that system will be selling JUST fine.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Bayonetta Studio Platinum Is Bringing Avatar S...:

@sinalefa

Not sure, now you've got me confused lol. I thought I read they annouced 3DS also, but maybe I misunderstood. Let me read up on that and get back to you.

EDIT: Ok, so the game is coming to PS3, PS4, 360, X1, PC and 3DS, but the 3DS version will be a SRPG similar to how Transformers on 3DS was a separate SRPG version.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Watch 12 Minutes of Freedom Wars Gameplay and ...:

@rjejr Thanks, but I have a 32gb I scored for $40 on a clearance sale. Waited 2 years for the price to dip below $50. I don't like switching cards though, so if I do outgrow my 32, I'll get a 64. Not sure if I wanna spend $100 just to upgrade a Vita mem card though. Might just stop buying PSN games altogether instead. Which is what I did for the first 2 years, before I got my 32.

But yeah, the price of memory does bother me, but it's more the fact I hate digital releases for retail games in the first place, regardless of memory price. Particularly for such a great game like this one.

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#46

JaxonH commented on Watch 12 Minutes of Freedom Wars Gameplay and ...:

@rjejr
"Not good."

Exactly. This was hyped up to no end as this huge, turnaround release from Sony. And from what I can see, it's living up to that hype in terms of quality gameplay. So why limit the impact of such a title to Japan only? I mean, it's not like the Vita has any other big exclusives in the bullpen right now. The LEAST they could do is give it a physical release with an English voiceover.

Pretty cheap to put subtitles in a big exclusive game being released in the west, but the digital release- that'll REALLY piss me off. I'll put up with subtitles, but taking up several gigabytes of that precious $3-per-gb memory card? That's not kosher. Not to mention I like physical releases regardless.

There is a chance it'll still get a physical release- the developers said "they were thinking about it". Not sure if that bodes well or not... we'll see I guess.

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#49

JaxonH commented on Does This New Project Morpheus Trailer Sell Yo...:

I'm excited to experience VR, but cautiously.

I'm not sure how viable it will be for different games. Might turn out to only be fun for limited types of games. Might turn out to be awesome for 15 minutes then you get tired of it. Might turn out to underwhelm. Or it might turn out to be the best thing since sliced bread. So Idk.

It really is one of those things where I'd have to try several different games for extended periods of time using VR goggles before coming to any definitive conclusions. But I'm hoping it's awesome. I want it to be.

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#50

JaxonH commented on Watch 12 Minutes of Freedom Wars Gameplay and ...:

@rjejr

We ONLY get the Japanese voice track. Which is one of the reasons I'm so upset about this game. I don't want to read subtitles. I mean, I will if I have to- there's no way I'm passing up this game, but still, it's just lazy.

I'm also crossing my fingers to see if the game even gets a physical release or not. I hate it when games only release digitally. It's why I didn't buy Soul Sacrifice Delta, New Little Kings Story, or Ace Attorney Dual Destinies. This one I'll make an exception for, again, if I HAVE to, but I won't be happy about it.

It just looks like such an awesome game, SO good, with such little effort for the western audience. No English, no physical release... it sucks.