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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 32, 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.

Joined:
Fri 15th Feb 2013

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JaxonH

#2

JaxonH commented on Video: Watch Us Try to Solve Simple Puzzles in...:

Liking the game so far.

Except for always having low energy and only 1 biocell for emergency backup. Putting all my praxis in battery power for now.

The sound mixing is amateur as heck though. Music and background sounds drown out the voices. Other than that though I'm really enjoying it

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#6

JaxonH commented on Battlezone Demonstrates Yet Again Why It's a P...:

Procedural generation? Really?

I am so sick and tired of this lazy cop out developers use to avoid actually having to design something intelligently. "Eh, why design a well constructed environment or enemy placement? Just write some code that makes it all appear randomly. They'll never know the difference"

PG is a plague of modern gaming- a cancer slowly eating away at masterfully crafted levels and environments and hindering game potential.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Review: Inside (PS4):

Just played first hour or so.

Excellent game. Best I've ever played of this style and genre.

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#15

JaxonH commented on The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You T...:

I don't like it.

But that's ok, cause I don't need it. The OG model is fine.

I just need a model that will let me expand beyond 2 TB. I don't care if it's an external drive or the ability to use 3.5" internal, but one way or another they've got to get this figured out fast or my game purchases are switching over to Xbox where I still have space left.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Opinion: Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?:

@rjejr
Neo is looking more and more like a 2017 proposition. They can't ask people to buy a $500 VR bundle, then turn around the following month and say "and by the way here's another $400 console that you totally don't need but will run games better if you do own VR"

Unless they think people's pockets are bottomless pits and that customers will buy as many hardware units and incremental upgrades as they decide to release

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#17

JaxonH commented on Review: Inside (PS4):

Wow, you don't see one of those every day.

I can't remember if I bought this or not- I think this is the one that released on X1 first, right? If I haven't purchase it then I'm going to make a point to do so.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4):

@kyleforrester87
Of course there are good ones. But looking at total output, they are a small percentage. I'm talking about the state of AAA in a general sense, not in an absolute all-encompassing sense.

The ones you listed are the ones I buy. But I'm only buying a small percentage of the games being released today, for this very reason.

edit
That said, even CoD and Uncharted kinda fit into the category of games relying on money to do the heavy lifting. CoD now just repackages the same formula, relying on money to change the scenery (at least the mechanics being repackaged are solid though) and Uncharted has so/so gameplay mechanics. It's the moving and engrossing story and incredible presentation that really carries that game. I thought the climbing was subpar compared to other games like RotTR, but the gunplay was definitely the worst offender.

And that's not to say U4 wasn't a great game because the gameplay wasn't really bad- it was actually decent (but there's a difference between decent and spectacular) and everything else was really great which overall averaged out to be pretty great. But I tend to look at a game bare-bones without everything the money tends to mask (or compliment, depending on the game).

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#27

JaxonH commented on Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4):

Pretty much sums up AAA games as a whole.

Not particularly great or expertly designed- nothing that has been masterfully crafted... they just have an exorbitant sum of money pumped into them. And money is very good at masking shortcomings. You can buy gameplay mechanics that are functional, you can buy an open world the size of Rhode Island, you can buy pretty graphics and you can buy nice cut scenes and a well written story.

But you can't buy the artisan's touch of their master craft. At the end of the day how smooth the movement is and how weighty the jumps feel and how fluid the mechanics are are going to depend on the skill of the team behind it. And no matter how much money you pump into that team is not going to make them any more skillful.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Gamers Demanding a No Man's Sky Refund Aren't ...:

Well, I don't really think people have a right to be upset with Sony over this. It's not their game, right? I totally understand why they would go to Sony for a refund but to actually be angry with them instead of the developers or publisher is unwarranted in my opinion

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#29

JaxonH commented on Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Is Being Dismant...:

Well, film critics are extremely harsh. I mean really harsh. I've seen some absolutely incredible movies it's scored 35%

This film is being rated on a scale alongside some of the greatest cinematic masterpieces in the history of mankind. You've got to take that into perspective.

I'm sure it's absolutely fine for a little throw in movie to go along with the game. It'll be worth a watch, I have no doubt.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Edition ...:

  • Was the CE overpriced? Yes.
  • Was it bogus how they said "limited to this amount" then sold more? Absolutely.
  • Was the Deus Ex preorder debacle crossing the line? Maybe.
  • But is getting angry over not receiving a season pass which wasn't included in a given pricetag warranted? No.
  • Is getting angry you have to pay full price for a game that's, well, a brand new game on the platform and less than a year old elsewhere warranted? No.

    I agree that much of what they have done is questionable, but not to the extent people make it seem and definitely not for every situation.

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#31

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2016: Yooka-Laylee Is a Nintendo 64 G...:

@rjejr
Ya, PS platformers just aren't the same. More action beat-em-up/gunplay focused.

This is more along the flavor of DKC Tropical Freeze (even has the minecart levels) which is probably the closest thing we've had to a modern Rare game, only this is minus the hardcore difficulty and in 3D.

And PS4 owners actually get to play this one.

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#32

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2016: Platinum Games' NieR: Automata ...:

@rjejr
Idk, think it got delayed to 2017. Figure it'll be showcased next e3, alongside the new Zelda

@sinalefa
Idk, prices for the OG X1 model are incredibly low.

I saw a brand new X1 + 3 games for $200 the other day. That's insane. Heck that's less than a New 3DS XL, and comes with 3 games! And they were good games too, not crap. Like Ori, Halo and Forza.

For that price, I mean shoot. That's weekend pocket change. Granted its a little different for you having to import, but still. I'm paying $80 just for the new controller. $120 more gets you an entire system and 3 of the best games on the system. It's a mammoth of a system and once the Scorpio releases it'll probably be trade fodder, but even so...

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#33

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2016: Metal Gear Survives Without Hid...:

I'll judge it fairly. I don't care if people don't like Konami, that doesn't automatically make it a bad game.

It very well may turn out to be a bad game but I'm not going to automatically make that assumption.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Gamescom 2016: Platinum Games' NieR: Automata ...:

Meh, it's still exclusive as far as I'm concerned. PC doesn't count as a dedicated gaming platform.

The only ppl who care about PC releases stripping exclusivity are the fanboys. "That's not really exclusive, you can get em all on PC"

We all know those types.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Street Fighter V PS4 Finally Gets Features Tha...:

Over half a year to let you battle the computer? What a joke.

At least it's coming. But I've moved on to other games now- I'll player but it's going to have to go into the backlog pile. I really hope they learn from this and never release in incomplete game again.

On a more positive note, King of Fighters XIV is looking to deliver.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV Buckles Up Until 29th Novembe...:

@Grawlog
That's kind of always been my stance. There's enough games even if you just owned a PS4. Add in the other consoles and handhelds, and there's just so much coming that it really doesn't matter.

One exception to this is when it's a game that I personally am really excited to play above all else. Like Horizon Zero Dawn, or Zelda, or anything wih the name Monster Hunter in the title.

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#42

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

@Gamer83
Oh I gotchya.

First time I tried MH I gave up on it after a few hours. It took hunting online with a friend and having them teach me the ropes and all. Then I loved it, and now it's like my favorite game of all time. My friend Logan got the game the other day but couldn't beat first monster lol, so I jumped online with him, connected a LINE call with earphones, and we hunted til 5am and now he's hooked too 😄

Added btw

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#44

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

Playing Monster Hunter Generations.

@Gamer83
Add me my man! I play on both my New 3DS XL and New 3DS, so add me on both.

New 3DS XL 5215-3174-9522
New 3DS 0877-3182-0463

Amd may I recommend the top 5 games?

Monster Hunter Generations (MH4U is good too)
Fire Emblem Awakening (FE Fates is good too)
Zelda Link to the Past Zelda Link Between Worlds (though Link to the Past is great too obviously!)
Xenoblade Chronicles
Donkey Kong Country Returns

If you get Monster Hunter, you're more than welcome to hunt online with me and the guys. Trust me when I tell you this is my favorite video game ever made on any platform. It's absolutely amazing.

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#46

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV's Open World Looks Downright ...:

Seriously, people are actually complaining about the graphics?

Why. Do people feel important when they see a trailer for a beautiful game and they're the ones to say, "oh my goodness it looks so horrible, I noticed these textures were bad and this and that"

I'm glad at least some people can appreciate beauty without trying to rip it apart over every pixel.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Poll: It's Time to Have Your Say on No Man's Sky:

Procedural generation sucks.

It's always inferior to intended design. Why anyone would expect the same caliber of game from procedural generation as a well-designed game, is beyond me.

It's just not for me. Xenoblade X was more beautiful, more awe inspiring, more realistic and insane creatures at the same time, it was actually a game to play with RPG battles and armor in upgrades.

That's the only reason I bought this game- because it gave me those same vibes. But deep down I knew it was never going to live up to be even 10% of what that game was.

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#48

JaxonH commented on Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardwa...:

@IceClimbers
What?!! How on earth is 3DS on top, even with the new X1S models and cheap pricing? Wow, that's surprising. Really surprising actually. I mean I know it's a good selling platform and has always done well, but I haven't seen it top the PS4 or X1 anywhere other than Japan since its' heyday.

Maybe it was Monster Hunter. (Kinda like Maybe it's Maybaline). Maybe it's finally having the same effect in the west as it does in Japan.

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#49

JaxonH commented on A New PS Vita Is on the Way? Don't Believe Eve...:

@rjejr
I just replaced my old DS4 with the Uncharted edition controller, but ya, I'd be down for an updated controller.

What I'd really be down for though is if consoles let you sync any blutooth controller and use it, with auto button mapping just so they don't have to implement custom app. As long as it has all the same number of buttons (2 clickable analogs, 4 shoulder and 4 face buttons, start and select and D-pad).

Cause I really wanna use that new Xbox Lab controller on everything. At least I can use it on Wii U for GameCube, although Wii U pro controller is probably the 2nd best controller Ive ever used so it does alright atm.

But even without all that (maybe I'm getting carried away like you were), And updated controller would be nice.

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#50

JaxonH commented on A New PS Vita Is on the Way? Don't Believe Eve...:

@rjejr
Ya, 8-10 depending.

But honestly that's long enough for even the lengthiest day-long play session for me. That's why that extended battery was so nice because there is no play session that it will die during.

I think it's the light bar and just a cheaper battery. Everything about the PS4 controller is cheap. Don't get me wrong- it's extremely well designed, but the analogue rubber rips and tears, the sticker on the back peels off just from normal use and leaves this sticky adhesive residue, the battery life barely out-does the gamepad (using the extended battery) and it's got a gigantic screen on it.

I just keep two controllers on the official Sony docking station, and when one controller dies I swap it out with the other. At least, in those rare situations where the controller actually dies. I do that for all my systems- 2 PS4 controllers, 2 X1 controllers, 2 Wii U Pro Controllers (even though they hold 80 hours of charge), but just one Wiimote on the rapid charge station.