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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

#2

JaxonH commented on Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4):

I can't wait to dig in to this, but I've literally got a pile of brand new games sitting on my floor, about 18 games if I'm counting correctly, that all released within the last month or two and half of them I haven't even started playing. I have the game installed, and the update, and have redeemed all the codes, I really do want to play this though. I think after some Smash and just a LITTLE more of Far Cry 4 and Halo Master Chief, and perhaps a quick taste of GTAV, I'm diving in...

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#4

JaxonH commented on Review: Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb Dude, this is my new favorite game on the PS4, and one of the best games I've played all year on any console to be perfectly honest. I haven't had time to dig into AC Unity, CoD Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age Inquisition or GTAV yet, and it's very possible I might find one or more of those games outclass this one, but as of right now I am thrilled over this game. It's just... really fun. I can't really put my finger on what exactly makes it so fun- gorgeous graphics, the excellent presentation, compelling upgrades, engaging combat and a vast world you can get lost in... all probably have something to do with it, but I think games have that wildcard factor where the total is more than the sum of its parts. And this game has it.

A suiting release to follow Bayonetta 2 and Halo Master Chief.

JaxonH

#5

JaxonH commented on Review: LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4):

@Jazzer94 That's always been my beef with LBP. The platforming is just, well, not that fun.

To me, LBP is a game for those who like to design levels. That's the big attraction and that's what the game does very well. I just don't really dig it though...

Did you get Dragon Age Inquisition? I got a pre order bonus code for Flames of the Inquisition pack, but already received that with the content included in the Deluxe Edition. I did try entering the code once but it said I had already received that content, so I'm pretty sure the code can be used by someone else. If you want it, it's yours.

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#7

JaxonH commented on Minecraft: PS Vita Edition Secures System's Th...:

I was planning to buy Minecraft on Vita, physical copy, but for some reason Best Buy never listed it for preorder. The day it came out I found it on Amazon, full of one star reviews from customers pissed off that the physical game only came with a paper voucher slip and a code to download. No game. No manual. Just an empty case with a download code. I would've been pissed too had I fallen for that.

So Idk if I want to buy physical for PS4 (I like my physical releases) or buy digital on Vita and get the PS4 version for $5. Decisions, decisions....

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#8

JaxonH commented on Minecraft: PS Vita Edition Secures System's Th...:

@Enobmah_Shards I don't think anyone hates the Vita. I certainly don't. In fact I bought mine at launch. I think we're all just disappointed Sony has all but given up on the platform after just 2/1/2 years at market. When you release a platform, gamers buy it as an investment with the understanding that that platform will receive full support for at least five years. Sony pulled the plug on Vita in just half that time, affecting 9 million gamers who own one.

I mean, I understand third-party support is out of their control. Like Nintendo and the Wii U, you can't force third parties to bring their games. But what you can do is bring everything you've got. There's so many things Sony could be doing right now and could have been doing for some time now. Resistance Burning Skies and CoD BO2 Declassified was kind of the writing on the wall for the system in a way. It was indicative of how much they valued the platform.

Unfortunately, it seems as if 2014 will be the Vita's last stand. Final Fantasy X, a few PS2 ports and collections, Natural Doctrine, Freedom Wars and Tales of Hearts R. The releases definitely slowed down this year as compared to years past. And there's really nothing in the pipeline whatsoever. In fact they're just taking the Vita's games now and putting them on the PS4. Gravity Rush 2 is surely scrapped or converted to a PS4 game.

I really like the Vita. I very much dislike the fact that no games are in the pipeline for it. A platform needs games. Third parties bailed, and now Sony has bailed. The system will be little more than obscure, mediocre Japanese localizations without English, as we already see happening now with the last few games this year.

Perhaps Sony will redeem themselves with their next handheld? It's possible, but I don't know if I trust buying one from them anymore. Clearly they have no problem jumping ship when things get rough, and I don't want to buy another handheld that's rendered impotent in just 2 years time.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: Grand Theft Auto V PS4, LittleB...:

@SanderEvers Kinda defeats the purpose of owning a PS4 if you're not going to buy any games for it. Don't get me wrong I love the Wii U and 3DS too (I'm sure anyone here can testify to that) but those are some good games you're forfeiting! EA and Ubisoft are about as bad as they come, but a good game is a good game. And we are gamers because we like to play good games right?

My motto is, don't punish yourself (and the developers) just because the game has a crappy publisher. Buy used or buy new and sell afterward. But don't miss an epic game just because you hate the guys who funded it!

I say this as a friend. I know what you're going through and how you feel. I just got past it and realized it's not worth missing a good game over

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#11

JaxonH commented on Out This Week: Grand Theft Auto V PS4, LittleB...:

@rjejr Unfortunately, those are pretty much the last six games coming out for Vita, and not a single one of them are worth buying IMO. Thankfully Vita just got Tales of Hearts R- it's always nice to end on a good note.

But man, what a week for PS4! Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4 and GTAV for me. I hate wrestling games (except for the old N64 classics) and LBP was never for me, despite the fact platformers are my favorite genre. But those 3 games are more than enough. It's the fact that they are all going to be excellent games that really pleases me.

And hey, maybe one day if they ever get Assassins Creed Unity running properly, I can enjoy that too. For now it'll have to sit quietly in its case in shame

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#12

JaxonH commented on Round Up: Grand Theft Auto V PS4 Reviews Extor...:

@ZeD As always, it depends on what games you personally prefer, but I can attest the Wii U is an excellent console, and if it's future is your main concern you needn't worry there. Just cause it's not selling well doesn't mean Nintendo won't support it fully the entirety of the generation. No multiplats on the system, but it's not like we would buy em on Wii U anyways- that's what we have a PS4 for. Wii U is good for exclusive games like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, 3D World, Zelda Windwaker, Smash Bros, DKC Tropical Freeze, stuff like that.

I think the new Zelda is definitely something to be excited for. And I can only hope we do get a 2nd Mario game before the gen is over (Mario games are the pinnacle of fun IMO). But there's also Splatoon, there's Xenoblade Chronicles X, there's Star Fox, Captain Toad, there's Devils Third, there's Yoshi's Wooly World an Kirby Rainbow Curse (not sure if you like different kinds of games, but Kirby Canvas Curse was excellent and I expect nothing less from its sequel), there's Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, Fast Racing Neo (if you're an F Zero fan like me)... So yeah, there's a good bit on the way, and at least 4 more years of games to come (one needn't look any further than N64 or GameCube to see Nintedo never abandons a home console).

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#14

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

Just finished up Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2, both of which rank among my favorite games of all time.

So many games piling up in queue so fast, it's gonna be hard to find time for all of them. I'm mostly playing Halo and Mario Kart 8 right now, but I plan on spending at least an hour or two with as many games as possible. With that said, here's the full spread I'm in the middle of playing:

Xbox One: Halo Master Chief..........Sunset Overdrive
Wii U: Mario Kart 8 DLC.......... Hyrule Warriors
PS4: Lords of the Fallen.....Cod Advanced Warfare.....Assassins Creed Unity

Vita: Tales of Hearts R..........Freedom Wars
3DS: Super Smash Bros..........Bravely Default

Wii: Metroid Other M..........Skyward Sword

And if I have time...

GameCube: F-Zero FX (AX Cup)

Goodness, once Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, GTAV, Smash Bros U, Watch Dogs U, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby, Persona Q and Captain Toad arrive, Idk what I'm gonna do! Need more time- too many games!

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#16

JaxonH commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4):

My problem is not just the glitches and bugs, it's this insistence to make offline single player games online.

Pretty soon I'm going to start skipping games if they do stuff like this. I like a lot of Ubisoft's properties but they went from being my favorite third-party developer two years ago, to encroaching upon EA territory. A lot of those ill feelings came from the gimped Wii U ports, but now that it's translating over to the other consoles along with forced online connection to UPlay, I'm thinking I could do just fine without their games.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Is This Gaming's Most Disappoin...:

Maybe it's different when you are a multi console gamer, but I don't think it's been all that bad. Granted, that's mostly due to the excellent year Wii U had with DKC Tropical Freeze, Shovel Knight, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Pushmo World, Smash and Captain Toad, as well as the GBA releases on VC.

I guess that has left me satisfied enough to appreciate the games on PS4 and X1 worth their salt. I mean, I only bought TWO games for Xbox this year, and a small handful on Vita, but I don't feel cheated or anything because of all the other great games I've been enjoying.

And the PS4 has had a decent year after all. Infamous Second Son, Last of Us, Diablo 3, Lords of the Fallen and soon Dragon Age and Far Cry 4 are all very much appreciated.

So again, maybe it's a multi console owner thing, but I've really enjoyed this year across the board.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PlaySta...:

This isn't even close to the account provided within the pages of scripture.

The real story goes a little something like this:
God instructed Isaac's father (not mother), Abraham, to sacrifice his son as a test of loyalty, to see if Abraham loved God enough to give up his son for him (which is what God was planning to do for man with His son Jesus, but first he wanted to see if man would do the same for Him). So Abraham told his son Isaac to come with him to make a sacrifice. As Abraham lay his son on the alter and raised his knife, an angel of The Lord stopped him, and informed him a goat was entangled in the brush, and to sacrifice the goat.

Just in case anyone was curious to know, now you know :)

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#22

JaxonH commented on Round Up: Assassin's Creed Unity PS4 Reviews P...:

It's official. I'm done preordering AAA multiplat mega franchises. From now on I'll preorder only the games that really stand out. The likes of this, Shadow of Mordor and CoD will have to be bargain bin titles in the future.

Games like Lords of the Fallen and Dragon Age Inquisition, those are games worth pre-ordering.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Store Preview: Assassin's Creed Unity, LEGO Ba...:

@Boerewors

You sure we're not related somehow? ;)

I am the same way. All these games- Bayonetta 1, Bayonetta 2, Lords of the Fallen, CoD Advanced Warfare, Sunset Overdrive, Freedom Wars, Tales of Hearts R, Fantasy Life, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Halo Master Chief, Super Smash Bros, Captain Toad, Persona Q, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby, 18 Amiibos...

I've got games lying on the floor that haven't even been opened yet lol... And it's only going to get worse over the next 3 weeks!

I don't clam up to Lumines though, usually a Wii game like Zelda Skyward Sword or, more recently, Metroid Other M...

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#25

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

Having just finished Bayonetta, I have moved on to Bayonetta 2. Until I finish that game I won't be playing anything else. But here's the full spread of my current lineup...

Wii U: Bayonetta 2.....Stealth Inc 2
PS4: Lords of the Fallen..... CoD Advanced Warfare
Xbox One: Sunset Overdrive

3DS: Super Smash Bros
Vita: (nothing)

Wii: Metroid Other M

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#31

JaxonH commented on Poll: Will You Be Returning to Los Santos in G...:

At $60 a game I would never buy a game a second time I had just bought a year earlier.

I'm buying the game, but I never bought it last generation either. If I had, I'd probably rather spend that $60 on a game I hadn't played before, or put it towards another console or handheld or something- can never have too many of those

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#32

JaxonH commented on Crikey, the PS4 Is the Fastest Selling Console...:

Always gets me when corporations say they have been humbled, when they've really been boasting pridefully about their success since it started. Actors do the same thing. Get on TV and boast about how great they are, pride has them swelled up the size of a watermelon, then when they're accepting their award they say "I'm so humbled". Lol no you're not, you're not even close to humility...

Not to pick on Sony because it seems like anyone and everyone is doing this nowadays, but this kind of stuff just gets me every time...

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#33

JaxonH commented on Review: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PlaySt...:

@Shellybird27

I have to highly recommend Bayonetta 2. I actually just finished Bayonetta and am digging into the 2nd now, and it truly is the best game I've played all year. I don't think you'll regret it.

Also, Sunset Overdrive is every bit as good as people say it is. And ya I'm excited for Dragon Age as well, most definitely...

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#36

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

@xVAKAR1ANx

Ahhh you're playing Donkey Kong Country 3? I envy you so badly right now! You must be in Europe. Unfortunately, I live in Wisconsin and evidently Nintendo doesn't believe North Americans like DKC or something, because I'm still waiting to hear an announcement for localization. Granted, I do own the trilogy on Wii, but I've been holding out to play the games with virtual saves on the gamepad. Come the end of the year though, if they still haven't localized those games, I'll probably just break down and play them on Wii.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Review: Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4):

@LDXD It's a physical release of NES Remix 1 and 2, with some added content or something I'm sure. There's also a physical release coming to 3DS, though I heard they had to cut a few of the games out because the cartridge couldn't hold them all. But apparently it was basically all the crap games so the 3DS version is going to be a smaller one but with mostly good games. Just having those games on the go and in 3D is good enough for me

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#39

JaxonH commented on Review: Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4):

@LDXD CoD Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, GTAV, Halo Master Chief Collection, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby, Tales of Hearts R, Smash Bros, Watch Dogs Wii U, NES Remix U and NES Remix 3D, Persona Q, Captain Toad, Mario Kart 8 DLC, 18 Amiibos...

I've got so many games pre-ordered and on the way in the next 30 days I lose count lol...

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#40

JaxonH commented on Review: Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4):

@LDXD Yeah I think I got a new game for each one of my five platforms in the last week. Every system's getting some playtime right now. Though admittedly, I have been spending WAY more time on Wii U lately. Mostly Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2. But that Stealth Inc 2 just dropped today, and another GBA game for VC- Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland. I love having the full GBA collection digitally, especially since they all offer the new screen smoothing options and access to the color manual on the gamepad.

Shadow of Mordor was a solid game, but it could've been so much more. No mountains of dwarves, cities of men, forests of elves, none of that. Just endless drab landscape filled with blood-thirsty orcs. Just wasn't enough to hold my interest.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare just shipped out today, and since I never got around to playing Ghosts, I feel like I'm in the mood for a good CoD campaign. Good thing it shipped out today too cause I was about ready to cancel it. This one actually seems like it's going to be decent though, at least as far as the campaign goes.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Review: Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4):

@LDXD maybe I'll try a lighter weight class, since I am using the hammer and the heaviest armor.

But with Sunset Overdrive, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Fantasy Life and now Freedom Wars all contending for my free time, and my still ever-present addiction to Smash Brothers, I fear my interest in this game is only going to wane further. Like Shadow of Mordor- great game but I just lost interest with so many other newer great games to play

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#42

JaxonH commented on Review: Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4):

Ok, so I consider myself to be a fairly skilled gamer. I've sunk over 600 hours into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, I slice through levels in Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze like it's Key-lime pie, I plow through the permadeath of Fire Emblem no problem, and dominate all the niche Japanese entries the Vita can throw my way. I think it's safe to say I'm pretty good at playing video games.

So why is it it took me 8 freaking tries to beat the first boss in this game? Now I understand it's a genre I'm not accustomed to, and it takes a little bit to get in the swing of things sometimes, but I found this game to be absolutely brutal for one reason and one reason alone- the dodge role does not seem to respond properly. I'm not just referring to the animation delay, but rather the fact that I only seem to roll out of the way 50% of the time, regardless of how full my energy bar is. I don't know, the controls just seem wonky for this game. Monster Hunter has an ATROCIOUS dodge roll animation length, yet I seem to manage just fine in that game because I actually roll when I push the buttons to roll. Not so in LotF. I had such a hard time with it that I didn't even want to play anymore after I beat that first boss.

From the comments it seems I'm the only one who has this issue, so maybe it's just me, but I do find it a little strange I can play other games with lengthy animation frames without a hiccup, but when it comes to this game it seems like a roll of the dice to get my player to move where I want them to go.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Have No Fear, The Order: 1886's Gameplay Demo ...:

Playing a game is like having an all night conversation with a woman. If she's gorgeous, you'll admire her beauty for sure, but if the conversation doesn't hold your interest you'll probably want to bang your head on the wall within 15 minutes. But if the conversation holds your interest, even if she's butt ugly, you'll thoroughly enjoy every minute of your time spent with her.

I don't care how gorgeous the game is if it bores me to death when I play it. And as of right now, the only thing I keep hearing is visual complements.

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#44

JaxonH commented on The Mighty No. 9 Now Wants You to Crowdfund So...:

@irken004
Because crowdfunding should only be used when a developer cannot find any other alternative means of producing the game. Publishers all refused to fund the game, no cash on hand to invest, banks won't lend money... All other options should be exhausted first.

This here, this is just taking advantage of the situation. They know how successful this game is going to be. I question whether he should've even kick started it in the first place, but I was willing to overlook it because I wanted the game badly. But I will not allow my desire for a game cause me to turn a blind eye anymore.

To crowdfund DLC is to imply that they are going to make no profits from the game to further invest. When crowd funding is used, it should only be to get on your feet enough to start funding further projects for yourself. Surely they will make enough profit (more than likely it will be money hand over fist) after the game's release to develop DLC.

Clearly the studio has money because they are releasing plenty of other games that weren't crowd funded

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#46

JaxonH commented on Wookie Here! Star Wars: Battlefront Blasts ont...:

Well that's a load of crap. It's a FPS? What gives? Now they're taking my favorite beloved sci-fi games and turning them into first person shooters? It's Star Wars! It should be a fantasy adventure game! Of course, Metroid Prime proves you CAN do adventure in first person, but this is EA were talking about here. When they say FPS, they mean exactly that.

I'm starting to really hate gaming nowadays.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Guide: How to Use the PS4's USB Music Player:

Can you structure your music in the folder with additional folders? Like, have a folder for each artist and then separate folders for each album within the artist folders? Or do all the audio files need to be in one folder all together?

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#50

JaxonH commented on Review: The Legend of Korra (PlayStation 4):

Compared to Bayonetta 2, it's a 6 at best. But on its own merits, and considering it's just a $15 downloadable title, this game is about as good as it gets. Even with all its faults (and yes there are some difficulty spikes), this game's rudimentary combat system (by Platinum standards) outshines many full retail release action games.