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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: 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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#3

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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#4

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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#5

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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#6

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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#7

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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#8

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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#10

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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#11

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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#14

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.

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#19

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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#22

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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#23

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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#24

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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#25

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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#26

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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#27

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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#28

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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#29

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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#30

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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#32

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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#35

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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#37

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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#39

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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#41

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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#42

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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#46

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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#48

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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#49

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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#50

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...