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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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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on TV Tie-In The Legend of Korra Crashes Down on ...:

Woah! This game is gold, no, this game is pure platinum! I don't know what kind of review scores this game has been getting but this is by far the best game on PlayStation 4 I have enjoyed to date!

I was expecting a good game, after all it's Platinum, but good grief did they deliver more than I could've ever hoped! The combat is perfection, the difficulty is perfection, the mixups in gameplay is perfection! I just got done riding a polar bear dog through an urban maze, on rails bliss... Just, wow. I'm not even a fan of the TV series, never seen a show in my life, but this game is absolutely amazing.

If you own a PlayStation 4, do yourself a HUGE favor and buy this game right now!

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#4

JaxonH commented on Bloodborne's Gory Graphics Are 'Off the Charts...:

Never understood the desire for blood and gore. Seeing this stuff was never appealing to me. This statement should puzzle me, but I know the masses crave video games with as much brutal, disgusting content as the human mind can conceive.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deli...:

@LDXD That game is also always online. They say it in a deceitful way to make it sound like there's a single player campaign, and I guess technically there is, but it still requires an Internet connection which to me totally defeats the purpose for a single player campaign

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#6

JaxonH commented on Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deli...:

@get2sammyb

If it doesn't require online I'll do a hop skip and jump in celebration! But I'm pretty sure they confirmed a long time ago this was online only. Like Destiny, sure you can play by yourself- as long as you have that persistent internet connection.

Oh, here's an article about it I just found...
http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/06/21/ubisoft-confirms-the-division-and-the-crew-are-always-online-believes-these-kind-of-experiences-are-great/

http://www.onlysp.com/the-division-can-be-played-as-a-single-player-title-online-integration-seamless/

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#7

JaxonH commented on Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deli...:

@Godsire- Exactly. I'm glad there's still a few of us willing to stand up for our offline campaigns, the question is, are there are enough of us to make an impact?

I fear something much larger is at stake here. You give these guys an inch and they'll take well more than a mile in return. Now that we're paying a subscription for online access, do you think it's ever going to go back the way it was? Not a chance. Once they gain ground they never give it back. And once they see that they can force online in their games and people will still buy them, it's only a matter of time until the extinction of the off-line single player campaign. First it'll be 20% of all games will force online in some way, shape or form. Then 30%, then 40%... Then 50%. Until one day we wake up and there won't be any offline games.

It's a Trojan horse for DRM and recurring income through subscription plans. You can believe that Sony is on board, MS is on board, and every third-party developer from here to Japan.

They realize that they can't come guns blazing waging there DRM war against the consumer. That was made more than clear with Microsoft at the beginning of this generation. But they've wised up. Now the third parties are going to do it individually one by one, and nobody feels threatened that way because it's not being implemented on a systemwide level. And that's exactly how they're going to win the war, without ever firing a single shot.

I stand by "No offline single player campaign, no purchase". People sure made a fuss about online only a year ago, now they beg for it- kids willing to sell their birthright for a bowl of soup

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#8

JaxonH commented on Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deli...:

Massive letdown. Like so many other games before it this generation, my hype died the minute they said it was online only.

Another one lost to the black hole of forced online... Not enough of us are taking a stand. I shouldn't have to connect online to play a game, and I dang sure shouldn't have to sign up for a subscription just to play a single player campaign, if there even is still such a thing by the time this generation is over.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Store Preview: Legend of Korra, Samurai Warrio...:

Legend of Korra all the way! It's Platinum Games- same guys who just pumped out Bayonetta 2 to universal acclaim and Wonderful 101 (one of my favorite games of last year)- how could I not buy it with that studio behind it?

I'm itching for a review...

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#10

JaxonH commented on PlayStation's Leading Ladies Get a Little More...:

@rjejr Yeah I already looked into that. I don't have a PS3 so the Cross Buy between the two doesn't really apply for me. If you buy on PS4, you get nothing. But if you buy on Vita, you can get the digital version on PS4 for $5. But even if it did work the other way around I wouldn't do it. With Vita memory costing about three dollars per gigabyte, I refuse to go digital unless I absolutely must.

And it's ironic you bring up a stage creator for Smash, because apparently Amazon is listing a stage creator in its' bullet point description

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#11

JaxonH commented on PlayStation's Leading Ladies Get a Little More...:

@rjejr Ya no doubt.

So uh, I decided I'm going to buy Minecraft on Vita when the physical version releases November 11 and give 'er a whirl. I watched a video and it actually looked kind of intriguing. And oh, did you hear that the DKC trilogies are coming to VC in Europe? I've been checking the news headlines every single day waiting for that North American announcement. I simply MUST own those games on Wii U. I must.

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#12

JaxonH commented on PlayStation's Leading Ladies Get a Little More...:

Man, with prices like these you could just say screw the new consoles, take that $400 and go buy a PS3, and about 30-40 of the best, top rated games on PSN and you'd be set.

Portal 2 for $5? Mirrors Edge for $2.25? Bayonetta for $8? Beyond Good & Evil for $3.50? Score score and score!

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#14

JaxonH commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@thedevilsjester Understood. Which is why even I talk about sales, once in a while. But short term, week to week, sales of every game... That's pretty irrelevant to the long term.

Which is why sure, once a year reevaluate and see where everyone stands. But multiple headlines every week? I'd call that unnecessary.

And I think it's fair to say we already know Sony and MS consoles will always have enough 3rd party games. And I think we all know Nintendo platforms will always pretty much be 1st party with a few key 3rd party exclusives. The only system that is really affected by sales anymore are Sony handhelds.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@thedevilsjester I don't think you comprehend what I'm saying. I don't care how important sales are, sitting here and talking about them when we have no control over what happens is senseless, pointless, and it is not my idea of a fun time with this hobby. How important they are is absolutely irrelevant. The point is, TALKING ABOUT SALES is a useless waste of time

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#19

JaxonH commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@Jaz007

Ya but worrying about it and debating it all day won't change anything. It is what it is, as they say.

It's just one of those things where ya, it's a factor in play, but why waste our time concerning ourselves with it when we can't do anything to change it. We buy fun games and vote with our wallets. But it just wasn't enough. I will say this though, Wii U isn't exactly selling well yet there's no shortage of great games coming to the system. I don't think we needed good sales on Vita, we just needed Sony to continue supporting it with their Sunday best.

Idk, games are going to sell what they're going to sell. I always hope for the best and wish every platform the most sales possible, but I draw the line when it comes to concerning myself with the financial status of each console, at least to the point of regular weekly debate. A discussion here and there is one thing, but nowadays you can't throw a stone without hitting three fansites that discuss sales multiple times every week. I just hear people talk about sales more than I hear them talk about fun games they're looking forward to.

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#21

JaxonH commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

People take this sales crap so seriously...

PS4 sold more.... Xbox One sold more.... Wii U isn't selling enough.... Vita isn't selling enough.... Blah blah blah blah blah.

Pardon me when I'm playing Bayonetta 2 and Freedom Wars, two games that will never even reach a million copies on platforms that are the lowest selling of their respective kind. Sales mean nothing when you've got a fun game to play.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Tales of Hearts R Cuddles Up to PlayStation TV...:

I've had this pre-ordered for Vita for at least half a year or so, ever since GameStop listed it. I hate buying games through GameStop- I get 20% off all my game purchases at Best Buy and just order online, not to mention free shipping on any order as an elite member, but this particular game is only getting a physical release at GameStop, so I had no other choice.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

This was a great article.

Ya, there's definitely been some disappointments but I think the real problem is over-hype. These publishers hype up EVERY SINGLE GAME now like they're gonna be better than anything we've ever played, when the fact of the matter is they're mostly average games with an above-average budget.

Infamous Second Son lived up to expectations, even exceeded them, and in my opinion stands as the best game on the PS4 right now. It was a decent first year. Not the best, not the worst. I'd say not quite as good as the Wii U's first year, but, definitely better than the Xbox One's first year. Thankfully Sunset Overdrive and Halo Master Chief will be out in the next 30 days or so. Gotsta get me some of that!

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#28

JaxonH commented on Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Pla...:

@Gamer83 Really? I heard this game was mediocre from a number of people. Well, I shouldn't say mediocre, but just, not great.

Thing is, I have so many other games pre-ordered (40+ something? I lose count) that I know for a fact I would rather play, which makes it hard to justify yet another $60 game purchase. Those $60 games add up quick, especially when you have 3 consoles to buy them on, AND 2 handhelds. But, I'll keep your recommendation in mind for when this drops in price.

My brother actually told me it was a decent game, back when he got it free with Plus a year or so ago on PS3.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Geometry Wars Finally Makes Its PlayStation De...:

@rjejr Nah this has been an Xbox game for a while, although I do have faint memories of a release on the original Wii with motion controls. Or maybe I'm thinking of a similar game, idk. But I do know this has been an Xbox game for a while.

I was planning to get this on Xbox One, but, since there's a PS4 version, yet again I will be going with PlayStation over Xbox. Four months running and I still don't own a single game for my Xbox. Every time there's a game I want to buy I find out it's coming to PS4 too...

Sunset Overdrive should change that, finally...

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#31

JaxonH commented on MineCraft Builds a Brick House on PlayStation ...:

@SunnyShores @FullbringIchigo

The gaping hole for Minecraft on Wii U is being filled by two other indie developers at the moment, each in competition to the other. One of the games is called U Craft, and I can't remember the name of the other. Both will utilize the gamepad, though I wouldn't be able to tell you much else. Whether the games will be good or not is yet to be seen, but competition is usually a good thing. Not only does it double the chances one of the two games will be good, but it should push these developers to outdo the other.

Does anyone know if this game is getting a physical release on Vita? Or is it digital only?

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#32

JaxonH commented on Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PlaySt...:

Love this game, but I do grow tired of the entire game being combat based. A puzzle element would have elevated this game SO much. And cities with elves and stuff where it's not all just hostile orcs and nameless slaves. Something to do BESIDES killing orcs, ya know?

But I still like it. I just regret that it could have been so much more...

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#33

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

@LDXD It's ok. The strategy is different then any other SRPG I've ever played. Western reviewers nailed the game with low scores all around, but I don't think it's nearly as bad as they made it out to be. No mid battle save points, but there are checkpoints within battles.

It has a unique system where the chessboard squares make up larger squares called areas. And players in the same area can link up to increase attack damage on a common enemy. Thing is, when you defeat an enemy the units in that area rush to the area the enemy was in, whether you want them to or not. This can leave you open to get slaughtered by enemies waiting around the corner or what have you, so you really have to think about your moves and whether you want to attack or defend.

I would definitely recommend picking it up if you like SRPGs, but it's a shame you didn't preorder it through Best Buy because they had a $10 gift card offer on both Vita and PS4 versions. But yeah it's definitely no Fire Emblem, but it's still a decent SRPG for Vita. I think if you take the time to learn the ins and outs of the battle system it can be a pretty fun game.

Keep in mind most reviewers nailed it for its extreme difficulty, so I'm playing the game on easy mode. And it's pretty difficult on easy mode I think. If any of your units die it's game over, but that's no different then the permanent death of Fire Emblem. Well, actually it is because in FE you only get game over if one of your 2 main characters die, otherwise you just lose the character for the remainder of the game.

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#34

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

@Gamer83

Not into racing SIMs, like, at all. I was referring to games that I was personally playing this weekend. And I am not playing Forza.

Interestingly enough, I just commented on the Pure Xbox article for Forza. I was curious as to what this new game is compared to the one that released back at launch. That one was Forza 5 and now Forza 2 releases? Seems kind of strange to me. What's the difference between the two games

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#35

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

PS4: Shadow of Mordor
Wii U: Hyrule Warriors
X1: (nothing)

Vita: Natural Doctrine
3DS: Super Smash Bros..........Bravely Default

Wow, what a weekend! Some fine games across the board, except for, well, the ole Xbox of course.

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#36

JaxonH commented on Reaction: EGX London Hammers Another Nail in P...:

I'm out of state for a week and guess what I brought with me- that's right, my Vita and 3DS. Gotta have something to play back at the hotel. So handhelds are very important to me.

But it's not just the portability factor, because to be honest I don't travel that much. It's the exclusive games. I buy handhelds because there are great games not available on consoles. When you stop making great games for a handheld, you kill off my incentive to own it.

And that's basically what has happened with the Vita. There's a few stragglers coming this fall, but after that it's looking pretty grim. And I say, it is what it is. It had a nice little run, and I have a decent little collection for the system. It'll basically be my Sonic Racing Transformed handheld if nothing else. That game comes close to Mario Kart in fun and quality, and will surely be the source of fun for years to come

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#38

JaxonH commented on Sigh! Even Sony Can't Resist Ruffling Fanboy F...:

See, people here get it. Seldom do I read fanboyish comments on Pushsquare. Think we can all agree that this comment was inappropriate.

We're gamers because we love games, not because we hate them. And it just seems like so many gamers nowadays want to focus on hating games instead of loving them. If the game is good then it's okay to say the game is good. But when you start putting other games down to prop a game up, you've officially crossed into fanboy territory.

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#39

JaxonH commented on Round Up: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PS4 R...:

@Godsire- I bought a 2TB external (9mm x 2.5") for $99 and took it out of its shell casing, then swapped it out for the 500GB in my PS4. That same 2TB hard drive costs $127 when buying as an internal, so it's actually cheaper to buy the external. Plus, that allowed me to slap the 500GB from my PS4 back in the shell casing, and use it as an external for my Xbox One, doubling its capacity in the process. Two birds with one stone.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Round Up: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PS4 R...:

@Mr0303 Actually, I heard they stuck to the Tolkein legendarium for the story, pulling pretty much all the lore straight out of his extra writings, particularly The Silmarillion and the expansive epilogues of the Rings trilogy. Which, if you're familiar with the books, you know the epilogues could have been a book of their own. But yeah, they were touting the fact it all fit within the universe.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Power Is Everything in Call of Duty: Advanced ...:

@wobrussell Really? That's interesting.

I'm not really a CoD fan, though I did buy the last 2 games. I enjoy the campaigns, played online maybe twice. But this is the first one I'm actually somewhat anticipating. Maybe it has to do with the fact you play the games a lot and I don't. Maybe I'm just not burnt out on them because I only play single player, so that's like 10 hours of CoD per year, which is minuscule if you think about it.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Formula Fusion Is the Next-Gen WipEout That Yo...:

After playing F-Zero GX on the GameCube for many years, I never did take well to the control of other futuristic racers. I crave that super precise control, where the cars don't do a half tail spin when you turn. That's what gets me every time. The controls never feel right to me. And I like the super fast turns in crazy directions, with double air brakes to turn 180 degrees in a fraction of a second. That's what I want out of a hover racer.

But, seeing as Nintendo is content in torturing me to the end of time with no new F-Zero, I find myself gravitating toward games like this. Then I play them, get disappointed in the controls and lack of crazy turns in tracks, and just go play F-Zero GX.

Maybe one day I'll play a good hover racer again. Wipeout 2048 was decent. First one that I could actually stand playing longer than 10 min. Shame that studio is gone too. I can't even get a second best game, nope!

Well, I take that back. FAST Racing League was terrific and FAST Racing Neo is on the way. I'd forgotten about that one. And I'll keep an eye on this too, though I'm not really impressed with this footage. It's all strait-a-ways and poor turning mechanics from what I could see.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Store Update: 23rd September 2014 (North America):

@rjejr Oh btw, did you hear about U Craft coming to Wii U? I thought of you when I heard it. Not sure how good a clone it will be, but if it uses the gamepad properly then it may be worth a look.

Anyone ever play Frozen Synapse? This new one any good?

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#44

JaxonH commented on Dark Souls-Esque Action RPG Lords of the Falle...:

Ya, pretty sure every game will have better performance on PS4. That's not really news. When a game DOESN'T have equal or better performance on PS4, then that should make a headline IMO.

Anyways, I'm actually pretty excited for this game. I haven't really heard too many people talk about it, what with Bloodborne getting all the attention lately. But to me, Bloodborne has zero appeal. Yet this game, this game appeals to me quite a bit. I hope it's as good as it looks- I'm banking on it, what with the preorder and all

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#45

JaxonH commented on Sony's Smallest Ever System Will Play 700 Game...:

Seems like a nifty device, and I can definitely see how useful it could be if you had kids or something.

But as for me, I own a PS4, and I own a Vita. I don't need this in any way, shape or form. Even if I didn't own a Vita, I still probably wouldn't buy it. I'd just rather buy a Vita for 100 bucks more, where all the games will play and won't look outdated blown up on a larger screen.

The one potential selling point this thing has for me, is if it would allow me to play Borderlands 2 on TV with a controller. If it can do THAT, I might just get one. I absolutely positively cannot stand playing that game on Vita with the control scheme it has (which just comes down to lack of buttons)

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#46

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Killzone Creator Guerrilla Games Finds...:

@Godsire- Glad to see we're not alone, and there are still a number of us willing to stand our ground. Cause they're counting on gamers saying "well I don't like it but whatever, no big deal, as long as it's a good game".

Once gamers give in, all games will go online only, because they know people will buy them anyways.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Killzone Creator Guerrilla Games Finds...:

@Gamer83 that's what I'm sayin. I love playing Monster Hunter online, but I know I can play offline too, forever, no matter what happens. I can enjoy online when it's an option. An online subscription would be more appealing if I knew it wasn't required just to play certain games. That just makes me want to never subscribe, out of principal.

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#48

JaxonH commented on Push Rewind: TGS 2014, Minecraft, and Final Fa...:

Yep yep, gonna be a great winter/spring with The Witcher 3 and Final Fantasy Type 0. Too bad Arkham Knight got delayed again cause that would've completed the hat trick for me.

Bloodborne, meh... but that Dragon Quest, that needs a western release date ASAP! As does, of course, Final Fantasy 15.

And any Vita announcement at this point would be welcome. Just gimme ONE good Vita exclusive and 2 good ports in 2015 and a I'lll be happy. 3 great games, that's all I'm asking for. Reasonable enough, yes?

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#49

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Killzone Creator Guerrilla Games Finds...:

@LDXD Ikr.

Battleborn looks SO good. So good it makes Borderlands 2 look like amateur hour IMO. And yet, of course, they make it a "multiplayer campaign".

I just don't understand it. If you went through years of toiling to develop this elaborate campaign, why limit play to ONLY multiplayer? Borderlands 2 didn't require multiplayer. Sure, it was encouraged, but not required. These devs act like the single player, offline gamer doesn't exist anymore.

Well, I've got my own theories on why this is happening. I think Sony and MS are paying devs to enforce online and/or multiplayer-only campaigns, in an effort to funnel gamers into their subscription plans. Recurring annual payments are where the money is at. They know it just like cell phone companies know it. They'll offer you great incentives just to get you on that plan. These games, these are the "incentive" to gamers who haven't yet already signed up. Those who still have reservations about paying a recurring fee. Like me. And you. And @Gamer83.

As for me, I won't do it. If I have to forego 50% of the greatest AAA games of this generation, then so be it. If I'm spending $60 on a new game, then I'm going to keep it forever so I expect it to be playable in 20 yrs time- online only games are only good til the servers shut down, and that's unacceptable. Even if the servers stayed on forever, I'd have to shell out for a subscription just to gain access to play that game I've owned 20 yrs- that's most definitely unacceptable. Unless it's an MMO, I expect offline single player functionality in every game I buy.

With that said, this particular dev has done right by me thus far (even if Killzone is mediocre, at least it has an offline campaign)

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#50

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Killzone Creator Guerrilla Games Finds...:

Please don't pull a Destiny and make this online only. Or worse yet, multiplayer only like Battleborn.

All my most anticipated games are being ruined by this new online only trend. Loved Borderlands, was really looking forward to the studio's next game on PS4, only to find out it's a multiplayer only campaign.