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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 Titanfall 2 Will Feature a Grounded, Dirty Sin...:

Single player campaign. The single reason I skipped Titanfall on X1, even at the $5 orange clearance pricetag. No single player campaign, no buy, simple as that.

Now, if Titanfall 2 does indeed have a single player campaign (and doesn't require an online connection... Eh ehm, I'm looking at you Destiny) then I'm all in.

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#3

JaxonH commented on The Internet Reckons DOOM's PS4 Box Art Is Bad:

Keep the font and show DOOM like it does now, but make it smaller, MUCH smaller, and make the letters embossed bronze or something. Not that gut-ugly white with letters fit for a billboard.

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#7

JaxonH commented on Toukiden 2's Open World Welcomes You in First ...:

Interested to see how the open world pans out. A lot of ppl say they want that in MH but I believe it's best how it is- perhaps could do without the half second loading screen, but I don't want some huge sprawling world where I can't find the monster I'm hunting.

This will either pave the way or confirm failure. Either way, that's progress.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Soapbox: The Witness on PS4 Is a Special Kind ...:

I'm really interested. But that $40 pricetag kills me every time I look at it. $40? For a digital only game? I mean, I've paid more but idk, it's just more than I was expecting.

Come down to the $20-25 range and I'm all I'm.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV's Release Date Announcement I...:

Of course, once it actually GETS a release date, this one's sure to get at least 2 delays.

Expect "Coming November 2016!"

Then in August, "We regret to inform the fans we need a little more time to polish, coming Feb 2017!"

Then in January, "We truly apologize, but some unexpected bugs popped up. Coming June-August 2017!"

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#14

JaxonH commented on Retailer GameStop's Publishing Ratchet & Clank...:

I think this game looks very promising- I already preordered my physical copy yesterday in fact.

@rjejr
No, they are officially publishing this. Not behind the scenes like Xenoblade and the Metroid Prime Trilogy/Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn reprint scam. It's officially been announced all over the place.

Go check Gamestop's website- pretty sure it lists themselves as publisher (maybe not) but either way they are the official publisher for this one.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Feature: 25 Games That Prove PlayStation Vita ...:

Here's the ones I actually care about:

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
God Eater: Ressurection
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Versus Force
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
World of Final Fantasy

And although I'm buying these 2 on other platforms, I may pick them up on Vita as well:

Hyper Light Drifter
Mighty No 9

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#21

JaxonH commented on Ubisoft: The Division Is a Great Single Player...:

I don't care how good the single player is if you have to connect online to play it.

They're spinning the criticisms to make it sound like the only concern was whether single player would be good or not- when in actuality the main criticism is that you can't play it offline, despite it being single player.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Review: The Banner Saga (PS4):

Bought it, tried playing a bit, and I must say I think Fire Emblem has permanently ruined most SRPG's for me, but I'll keep at it...

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#24

JaxonH commented on PlayStation VR Will Cost You at Least $400 Say...:

Price, to me, is mostly inconsequential. Be it $300, $400, or even $600, my decision to buy one will ultimately depend on one thing- the games. If PSVR gets some good games, and I mean GOOD GAMES, not tech demos, then there's no way I'm passing it up.

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#25

JaxonH commented on Far Cry Primal Looks Anything But Prehistoric ...:

I loved Far Cry 4- open world FPS is just a winning combination, and this franchise sets the bar.

I'm surprised this game is releasing so soon- it feels like there really hasn't been much of a marketing push. Whether that's because they trust the game to sell on brand alone or because they don't want to tarnish their rep further by firmly standing behind bad product is anyone's guess. I think it's the former though tbh- Far Cry is a well known series and this game will likely sell to the Far Cry fanbase without a single advertising dollar spent. And it does look good.

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#26

JaxonH commented on PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn Doesn't Place...:

"In other words, a map that's full of things to see and do is better than a gigantic map with next to nothing in it"

Ya know what's even better than that? A gigantic map that's full of things to see and do. Why does it have to be either/or? Take a cue from Xenoblade Chronicles X- a world the size of Skyrim, The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 COMBINED, yet more densely populated than any of those games. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it was as dense as all 3 combined too.

Point being, you can do both. While density is more important than size, it's also a cop out to use one as an excuse for the other...

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#27

JaxonH commented on Mass Effect: Andromeda Is in a Playable Form R...:

I'm still pissed off we get every shovelware remaster imaginable, but still have yet to see a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster, an Arkham Trilogy Remaster, a Final Fantasy 13 Trilogy Remaster, or a Dragon Age Collection Remaster.

It's like COME. THE FREAK. ON.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Reaction: Oculus Rift's $599 Price Is Positive...:

@Matroska
"VR headsets having healthy sales for VR to actually be more than a brief fad like the various waggling crap on the Wii"

I know a lot of comparisons are made to the motion control fad any time a new way of gaming is proposed, which has resulted in skepticism toward anything beyond the status quo.

But what a lot of people fail to realize is that motion controls could have caught on and immediately revolutionized the gaming landscape. The only reason it didn't was the vast majority of software used what you refer to as "waggle", forcing as much movement as possible just for the sake of having as much motion integration as possible, as opposed to an intuitive setup that worked, even if the amount of motion used was more subtle.

Games like Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Pandora's Tower, Call of Duty Zelda Skyward Sword and Pikmin 1 and 2 all used motion controls to their advantage and provided a superior experience. The problem is, for every game like that there were 100 games using cheap waggle as a gimmick for sales, which quickly drowned out the real innovation. This gave the false impression of motion controls having nothing to offer and no place in gaming as a legitimate control scheme.

But we're slowly beginning to see a return of motion in our games this generation- a refined, mature form of motion, particularly with regard to Nintendo but also with Sony and MS. Pikmin 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Splatoon on Wii U all showcase what can be done when integrating motion correctly. And gamers have overwhelmingly accepted this refined motion integration as superior.

The point I'm getting at, is that motion died out because of the perceived lack of legitimate use. The Wiimote did offer superior controls in select games, but no one took notice. Same for Kinect- there was no substantial contribution if offered over the standard dual analog controller, or even in conjunction with it (but with regard to Kinect, I have yet to see even one game justify its purpose). And for something to last, it has to have a purpose. It has to offer something or do something better.

So the only way VR will flop or die off as a fad is if it truly offers no legitimate advantage over traditional gaming (which I seriously doubt is the case), or if it is perceived to offer no legitimate advantage over traditional gaming. And perception matters. Motion controls have proven to offer a distinct advantage over dual analog in many cases, yet because of perception they were written off and abandoned.

So if we see a bunch of gimmicky VR games that don't really utilize the medium in a legitimate way- games that put an unnatural focus on flaunting the virtual "reality" in the same manner most Wii games put an unnatural focus on flaunting motion, consumers very well may write off VR as a fad that brings nothing to the table.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Reaction: Oculus Rift's $599 Price Is Positive...:

You get what you pay for.

Either Sony will have to charge an equally large sum to match the qualify and specs of its rival, or they will have to sell an inferior product in the interest of a lower price.

The lower the price the better, but there comes a point where the hardware is simply unimpressive and/or the quality of the experience is noticeably affected. So they'll need to be careful not to cross that line. VR hinges on wowing the consumer. Sacrifice too much and the customer just won't see the experience as something worth buying into- or worse, they'll write off VR entirely.

So ya, I wouldn't go jumping for joy over this price announcement because that's just the reality of the technology. And if Oculus feels a $600 price is the best they can do while still wowing the consumer, Sony better carefully reflect on whether or not their product wil suffice selling for half that amount, assuming they're still shooting for a $300 price point.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Review: Amplitude (PS4):

@Quintumply
So I played the demo, and...

WOW was I wrong! This game is super fun and addictive, in fact it's one of thes best rhythm games I've ever played!

Of course I went ahead and bought it- I'm really surprised how fun this game is and his well the boppy tunes mesh with the gameplay.

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#31

JaxonH commented on Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides:

Physical strategy guides have become a novelty, but I do believe there is still a place for them. Especially since they come with a free digital version you can load up on your iPad while you play.

Many times games that aren't super high profile don't get complete Internet walkthroughs for months, if at all. This is where a guide comes in handy, especially if you preorder.

Thing is, PRIMA is pumping out quantity to stay in business, and the quality is suffering as a result. At least in some guides. I bought the Xenoblade Chronicles X guide and that thing is worthless. I mean REALLY worthless.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Feature: 27 PS4 Exclusives to Anticipate in 2016:

My PS4 2016 Exclusive Day 1 Buys

Gravity Rush Remastered
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier Automata
No Man's Sky
Persona 5
Ratchet & Clank
Star Ocean V
Street Fighter V
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4

Lost all hype for Amplitude after reading Destructoid's review. Also getting Digimon to try it out, both the PS4 and Vita entries.

Hot dang, factor in multiplat games releasing in 2016, along with a few Xbox One exclusives, a few Wii U exclusives, a few 3DS exclusives and even a few Vita exclusives, and this might be my most expensive year yet!

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#34

JaxonH commented on Feature: Why The Witcher 3's CD Projekt Red Is...:

CD Projekt Red is easily one of my favorite developers now. Although there are quite a few I like.

As for developer of the year? Well, I honestly would give that honor to Nintendo this year, and here's my reason why:

In 2015 they released Splatoon- the single greatest shooter I've ever played. That game alone puts them on the same level as CD Projekt Red this year for me. They also released Xenoblade Chronicles X- the single greatest RPG I've ever played, even better than Witcher 3 (albeit very different styles). They also released Super Mario Maker, which speaks for itself. And they also released Fire Emblem Fates (in Japan). And with its predecessor, Awakening, being my 3rd favorite handheld title of all time (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Xenoblade Chronicles as #1 and #2), this one is sure to be the best SRPG ever made.

It's been an incredible year for Nintendo- very low volume output but all extremely high quality. Granted, it's a bit unfair to compare to Nintendo since they are such a large company with so many development studios.

So I suppose in fairness, comparing individual studios only, I can't really argue with CD Projekt Red. I really can't.

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#36

JaxonH commented on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Gets a ...:

Say what you will about Tomb Raider, but the recent Rise of the Tomb Raider was easily one of the year's best, and for Uncharted 4 to top it would be quite an accomplishment. Not that I think it won't, but at the same time, I think people aren't giving this recent entry the credit it deserves.

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#37

JaxonH commented on PS4 Games Secure Highest Console Average Score...:

Idk, most of my top-rated exclusive games this year have been on Wii U, Xbox One or 3DS. Namely, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Splatoon, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Halo 5, Rare Replay, Ori & the Blind Forest and Super Mario Maker.

Although I did buy pretty much all my multiplats on PS4 since they almost always run better, some of my faves including Witcher 3, Divinity Original Sin, Metal Gear Solid V and Fallout 4. But it seems a tad unfair to attribute those games solely to PlayStation when they can be played on other platforms. Granted you can't play them on Wii U, so it certainly gives PS the benefit in that respect.

Tbh, I don't really keep track of which console currently has "the best lineup". All I know is there are enough games going around all platforms to be plenty satisfied.

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#41

JaxonH commented on God Eater Chows Down on PS4, Vita in 2016:

In other news, multiple reports of Vita clawing it's way out of the earth from 6 feet under, and is apparently strutting around town.

This resurgence in the Vita lineup is perplexing, but I'm not complaining!

Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel pt 1
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel pt 2
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs
God Eater Resurrection
God Eater Rage Burst 2
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth

It's shocking...

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#42

JaxonH commented on Show Some Integrity and Watch Star Ocean 5's N...:

@BladeRider
Good grief, Lv 55+ you say? Well, I've been averaging about 5 levels per story chapter so if I keep that rate up I should be exactly Lv 55 by Chapter 12.

At least now I have a solid goal set before me- 5 Levels gained after every chapter. Sounds about right. I like to do affinity missions and explore anyways, so most of the leveling up comes naturally.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Show Some Integrity and Watch Star Ocean 5's N...:

@BladeRider
So far I'm loving it. I keep hearing "story took a backseat to gameplay" and maybe that's true, but the story has been engaging enough to keep me glued to it (ok, it's the gameplay and exploration that has me glued, but I have no complaints with the story).

The fact you already beat the game is pretty impressive. It's a monster of a game.

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#44

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

@Hego
My in-game timer says I've played 70 hours so far, though some of that was from leaving the game paused all night once or twice. I'd say at least 40 hours in though. I'm level 27 (seen enemies as high as Level 92 and I'm sure well beyond).

They say the game is 5x larger than the first, or roughly the size of Witcher 3, Skyrim and Fallout 4 combined. And I've charted a good portion of it- it's just so breath-taking. One of the most beautiful worlds ever created. It truly feels like you're stranded on a hostile planet.

I'm about to take my skell license exam and get my mech, although it won't gain the ability to fly for another 3 chapters.

Ya, I'm just totally absorbed by this game. Can now safely say it's my new favorite game of all time. There's just nothing that can compare.

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#46

JaxonH commented on World of Final Fantasy Lands Cute and Colourfu...:

@Jaz007
The chibi design is so off-putting. And I usually don't mind chibi characters. These just look so generic they all look identical. Way too extreme IMO.

I'm sure the game will be fun and I'll adjust after a little play time, but still. They should have just made everyone with the design of the main characters.

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#49

JaxonH commented on A Very Happy Fourth Birthday to Our Fave Handh...:

@Jayvir
First off, and this is true for all platforms- I recognize some get great enjoyment from Vita. And I say good for them. I'm happy to see people satisfied, whatever their taste may be.

It may not have many great games from my pov (and many others) but, to me there's no magic threshold a platform must reach to be viable and enjoyable.

Imo Vita gets the least amount of play, BUT, I don't really like comparing it because as long as there's even ONE game worth playing, it has value to me.

For the past couple years, there was maybe 2-3 Vita games I played. But that's ok. That's 2-3 more than if I didn't own one. Like I said I may play it least among all the platforms but I do play it from time to time. And that to me makes it worth owning.

Do I wish it had better support and wasn't neglected by Sony? Well of course. But no sense crying over spilt milk. It is what it is and I've accepted that. Basically, any future games that release on Vita that are good enough to get playtime from me is a bonus. If nothing else, it's a good device for having all the Final Fantasy games on.

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#50

JaxonH commented on A Very Happy Fourth Birthday to Our Fave Handh...:

I've have some memorable Vita experiences. Notably Final Fantast X, Persona 4 Golden and Wipeout 2048. Oh, and Persona 4 Dancing All Night.

The problem with Vita is, while it's got a decent sized library, the vast majority of it is subpar or mediocre. The top games on the system are ports or remakes, or even ports of remakes.

And the bigger issue is that there's virtually nothing in the pipeline for it. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be the last game I'm looking forward to. I mean sure, it's getting a port of World of Final Fantasy and one other game I'm forgetting, but I'll probably buy those on PS4. If they're even good (SE doesn't have best track record with FF spin offs).

The 3DS is clear-cut proof that great games really are all that matters. That's all the Vita's ever needed- it's all I've ever wanted. But it is what it is. I'll take what I can get and I'll enjoy it to the fullest. Not worth getting upset over. I've got 4 other platforms with top-tier games releasing on a regular basis. Vita is just a small supplement. If it provides me with 1 or 2 extra games worth playing each year, well hey, I'll take it.