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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 Lost Odyssey. HUGE fan of DKC, Pikmin, Fire Emblem, Bethesda, Dragon Quest, Sakaguchi JRPG's, Persona and VR. I own a Wii U, PS4, PSVR, X1, 3DS, Vita and GC.

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Fri 15th Feb 2013

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JaxonH

#1

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

@BranJ0
Well it's not as good as the ones you've played, but, you have to understand its a remake of the very first FE on NES. So for people who've played that one, ito a real treat. When that same original soundtrack from the first game kicks in, revamped from the 8-bit chiptune track, it's impossible not to grin from ear to ear.

And, it's still a great game. The battles are still 2D sprites so it's not like Awakening or Fates, and it's a tad basic at that, but it's the original story of Marth, and that holds a special place in FE canon.

The real winner though is the other DS entry that only released in Japan, Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow (FE12 for short). It's a remake of the 1st SNES Fire Emblem (3rd entry in the series) which itself was actually also a remake of the 1st entry on NES. But in FE12, they added an all new Part 2 to the game and reworked the script, so the first part is still different than Shadow Dragon and the second part is brand new. It's also the first game to add a casual mode (no permadeath), even though Awakening is often mistakenly credited for bringing the option to the series.

I think it's still a fantastic game, particularly if you plan to play Fire Emblem 12 afterward (which can be played on its own but I think it's appreciated more after experiencing the original events of Shadow Dragon). And if you do want to play FE12 it's 100% translated to English. I play it on my 3DS and it's a real gem.

But ya, if you're gonna play Shadow Dragon, it's good on DS/3DS but I like it on Wii U in dual screen mode. It works perfectly because it's a DS game and was designed with the maps on the bottom screen, which translates to the GamePad. The TV displays the personal stats page of whichever unit you hover over or alternatively the overall map with blue/red dots for units, states victory condition and number of units on each side, and summarizes the unit you hover over in the corner so you can still see which weapon they have equipped.

All FE games are must owns for any Fire Emblem fan... I own them all and there's really no exception- all of them are worth owning and playing. Especially for $10

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#3

JaxonH commented on Poll: Does The Last Guardian Dazzle After a De...:

The game is gorgeous. Plain and simple. The art style makes it even more beautiful. I really dislike the notion of realism being the only way to impress. Man I get sick of realism all the time... realism realism realism realism realism... it's all anyone ever seems to want anymore.

Anyways, I do have one major gripe. The camera. It is absolutely HORRID. And not just some of the time either... it's horrid ALL the time. It's just crap camera controls, plain and simple. If it would just control like a normal video game it would be perfection... seriously, this game is a masterpiece but it's a flawed masterpiece. It's hard to enjoy its brilliance when you're constantly fighting with the camera.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Dragon Quest Heroes II Brings More Monster Mas...:

Oh I am SO getting this day one.

@rjejr
Oh man, the Wii U gamepad battery life was horrid out the box. I bought the gig capacity extended battery from the online store... best money I ever spent. I get 5-8 hours on my Gamepad now, which is basically what a Dualshock 4 gives you.

I'm used to 7 hour battery life. Between my gamepad and DS4 both around 7 hrs on average, it's not a big deal. I do keep a spare controller docked though, so if one runs low I just dock it and grab the other. Easy peasy.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Expects Nintendo Switch ...:

@get2sammyb
Ya, but Vita wasn't really up to scratch for console quality games. The games graphics were good for a handheld, but just couldn't compare with actual consoles. The analogs sucked and didn't click in, there were only 2 shoulder buttons, and the screen was too small for actual console games. Toss in the hanky framerates and pop in most console ports had, and of course touch screen controls mapped for buttons, and it all combined to make a very suboptimal experience,

And I think when you have an underwhelming experience like that, its easy to think that you don't really want those games on the go. When in reality, you just don't want a significantly subpar experience. If the screen was larger, if the unit wasn't missing any buttons or clickable analogs, if the graphics were at least moderately comparable to current gen consoles, if the performance was acceptable, if it had far better games than just Borderlands 2 and a knockoff Uncharted from a 3rd party studio- if it had actual, current generation games that are highly rated like Final Fantasy XV or Dark Souls 3 or the Skyrim Remaster...

I think a person might realize that the games on the go was never the issue, it was the quality of the experience.

That aside, having console games on the go is just an added bonus anyways. The great thing about Switch is that it will still provide all the exclusive games you would normally get on a Nintendo console- playable on a TV. It'll basically offer everything a normal Nintendo console would, plus everything a normal Nintendo handheld would offer. No matter who you are or how you like to play your games, Switch has something to offer everyone (of course those who enjoy playing games on TV and handheld will get insane mileage out of the device)

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#12

JaxonH commented on Round Up: The Last Guardian PS4 Reviews Embrac...:

Redemption...

I was worried the game wouldn't be good. I'm so glad to see all this positive feedback. Shadow of the Colossus is by far my favorite PS2 game ever made, and I will definitely be slotting this in for New Years after I beat Final Fantasy XV (and before Jan 20th when Dragon Quest VIII releases)

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#14

JaxonH commented on Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Sounds a Lot...:

Eh, this is more like Call of Duty with anime girls than it is Splatoon.

Splatoon was never about targeting opposing players (although kills are an important part of strategy, since eliminating an opponent prevents them from painting turf for a good 10-15 seconds). The game is about painting territory, not about getting the most kills.

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#15

JaxonH commented on WipEout Omega Collection Looks 4King Unreal on...:

@PlaytendoGuy
F-Zero has always been it for me. Nothing else feels right. It's the cylindrical tracks and super responsive steering. All the other games make you skid when you turn, and I never liked that.

That said, in the absence of F-Zero these last 10-15 years ever since the pinnacle of the series dropped with GX, I've grown to enjoy Wipeout, loose turning and all.

I'll be buying this for sure.

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#16

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: Knack 2 Announced on PS4 to Everyone...:

@Ypmud
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Rayman Legends, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Ori & the Blind Forest, and Yoshi's Wooly World. And New Super Mario Bros U, that one's excellent too.

Those are some good platformers there. I particularly recommend DKC Tropical Freeze though.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Poll: Decide Push Square's PSX 2016 Game of th...:

Games I'm really excited for
Horizon Zero Dawn
Ni No Kuni II
The Last of Us Pt. II
Uncharted expansion
Pyre

Games I'm moderately excited for
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
Crash Bandicoot Trilogy
Wipeout Collection
The Last Guardian
Nex Machina

VR Games I'm really excited for
Ace Combat 7

VR Games I'm moderately excited for
Gran Turismo Sport
Resident Evil 7 (probably skip it, don't like the hyper-horror approach)

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#18

JaxonH commented on Review: How We Soar (PS4):

Wish you could fly faster. At least they didn't limit your fov like Eagle flight, the "VR through a telescope" experience

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#19

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: Sony Boasts That the Best Games Are ...:

@Fight_Teza_Fight
Ori is truly a masterpiece, but the Halo games are great too, and what's nice is you have access to all of them- all 5 main entries plus Reach and OSTD, not to mention Halo Wars and soon, Halo Wars 2. Gears is also a masterpiece, particularly Gears of War 4, and it's great that you can play all 4 main entries plus Judgement. And Forza Horizon (which is brilliant)- all 3 games are accessible.

I also think X1 has a number of other worthy exclusives, particularly when you account for the 360 games you can play such as Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, or the wide span of 7th gen games like Elder Scrolls Oblivion or the Mass Effect trilogy.

I think with Switch, it could actually provide more time to game because you don't have to be at home to play it. Or maybe play in another room while someone else is watching TV. You'll never have enough time to play every game, even on just PS4. But I don't think it's about plugging gaps in your gaming schedule, I think it's about expanding your selection so that you can cherry pick the absolute best the industry has to offer. You're not expanding the quantity of games you play, you're increasing the quality. So instead of playing these 2 masterpieces from PS4 and 2 good games from PS4 in a given time frame, you can play 4 masterpieces- 2 from PS4 and 2 from Switch.

@rjejr
How are you liking Final Fantasy XV? I think it's a masterpiece, truly right up there with Xenoblade Chronicles X, maybe even better (though not as awe-inspiring exploring the world, that's one thing Xenoblade X can't be topped in).

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#20

JaxonH commented on Store Update: All the PS4, Vita Games Availabl...:

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a good game. I picked that up cause the Vita version was mint.

@Tasuki
I wish they'd release a new Garou like King of Fighters XIV. Oh well, I'll take this. Samurai Showdown, is that getting a rerelease too now that Last Blade and Garou are out?

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#21

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: Sony Boasts That the Best Games Are ...:

@get2sammyb
"but PlayStation has β€” and always will β€” speak to me the most"

Everyone has a favorite. Even multiconsole gamers tend to gravitate toward one more than the others. And right now, I'm gravitating most toward PS4. That hasn't always been the case- for a while there it was Xbox One and before that, the 3DS and before that, the Wii U. It comes and goes in cycles- depending on which games are releasing for which systems.

I just wish gamers would, despite having favorites, also appreciate everything else on offer rather than clinging to one and marginalizing the rest. Because when a person only plays games on one platform, it's really easy to believe that platform is the best. And maybe it is, but it's hard to know that for sure without a frame of reference. A lot of games Sony fans think are good, Nintendo fans would call mediocre (Wipeout, Parappa, Knack). And a lot of games Nintendo fans think are good (Lego City Undercover, ZombiU, Hyrule Warriors) Sony fans would call mediocre. It takes a person who plays both to have a balanced perspective.

In the end, it doesn't matter which console has the best library of games. I think what matters is squeezing as much enjoyment out of each platform as you can. And if it's 90% Sony and 10% Nintendo/Microsoft, so be it. And if it's 90% Nintendo and 10% Sony/Microsoft, so be it. Everyone is different and everyone is going to have a different opinion on which platforms offer the most. Which is fine. As long as people understand that no single platform has everything to offer. #multiconsolegamermasterrace4life πŸ˜ƒ

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#22

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: Knack 2 Announced on PS4 to Everyone...:

@Donald_M
I guess it depends on perspective. I play games at all three consoles so I'm accustomed to playing the creme de la creme of platformers. It takes a very, very good platformer to impress me.

But I'm keeping an open mind, and will wait-and-see how the game turns out.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Reaction: Sony Puts on a Perfectly Paced PSX 2...:

It wasn't mind-blowing or anything, but it was definitely a good little presser. Wipeout is a day one, The Last of Us pt II was the highlight of the show, and a decent Uncharted expansion too, and some other goodies like Marvel vs Capcom.

Wipeout should have been in VR though. What were they thinking? Are they planning any more support for VR or is it relegated to Vita-land already after just a month?

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#24

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: You'll Play As Ellie in The Last of ...:

I really really liked The Last of Us. Never understood all the excitement over Uncharted- it's a good series and all, it just... it's the gameplay. The freaking gameplay. But The Last of Us? It worked perfectly. Their style of gameplay didn't work so well for an adventure traversal game but for survival horror it was immaculate. Puts Resident Evil to shame!

And I am most definitely excited for this. I imagine this is what most other people felt for Uncharted 4. This is my Uncharted 4 then.

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#35

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: Knack 2 Announced on PS4 to Everyone...:

I commend Sony for at least trying to diversify bringing another 3D platformer. Just a shame this is the best they've got.

Nonetheless, I'll try to reserve judgement. You never know, they could improve on the first and surprise everyone with a really solid game here. It's possible, amyways

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#37

JaxonH commented on PSX 2016: WipEout Finally Races onto PS4 in Om...:

@BLP_Software
Maybe stop worrying so much about predicting the future, and just enjoy playing video games on whatever platforms are available at the time. And if something fails, well that's too bad, but it doesn't mean you can't keep playing games and enjoying them.

More gaming, less succeed/fail scenarios.

JaxonH

#38

JaxonH commented on Poll: What Do You Think of Final Fantasy XV on...:

First day I watched Kingsglaive, and completed all the tutorials to get well prepared. Then I saved at the auto repair with the mechanic that looks like a stripper.

Then I went clothes shopping the last 2 days after work. Today I'll be diving into the actual game.

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#39

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Dragon Quest Heroes II Confirmed for W...:

@fchinaski
My 3DS is the ultimate Dragon Quest machine.

DQI+II (SNES)
DQIII (SNES)
DQV (SNES)
DQVI (SNES)
DQIV (DS)
DQV (DS)
DQVI (DS)
DQIX (DS)
DQ Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
DQ Monsters: Joker (DS)
DQ Monsters: Joker 2 (DS)
DQVII (3DS)
DQVIII (3DS) releases next month
DQXI (3DS) releases next year
DQ Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D (3DS fan translated)

That's a lot of Dragon Quest. Add in Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Heroes and soon, Dragon Quest Heroes II on PS4, that's one heckuva collection.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV Smashes All Sorts of Sales Re...:

Well, 4 of those copies are on account of me.

Let's see, first got the deluxe edition, then got the day one ( I always do that for Final Fantasy games so I can have the normal game cases all side-by-side in addition to the LE boxes and steel books).

But then I notice there's a cut mark across the spine of the game case. So I order a new one from BestBuy, and figured I would just sell the other copy or trade it in since it's already opened.

But my new copy arrives, and IT HAS THE SAME CUT MARK ACROSS THE SPINE! Wtf!

Now I've gotta get another copy.

This was their plan all along. Sell damaged copies so the collectors looking for a copy that doesn't actually have the artwork all cut up have to buy it four times

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#43

JaxonH commented on The King of Fighters XIV's Next PS4 Patch Impr...:

I thought it looked decent enough. Not all games have to be AAA budget to be enjoyable.

That said, who doesn't like better graphics. I'll take this update gladly. Really pleased with KoFXIV. Such a pleasant surprise to still get a fully loaded quality fighter despite what happened with SFV at launch.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Review: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PS4):

@andreoni79
I do really love Darksiders series. Don't get me wrong, I love Bayonetta also, but they're just different types of games.

I think Darksiders 2 is better than the first, but both are really great games. Been waiting what seems like forever to see a Darksiders 3 confirmed. Hopefully NordicTHQ can pull it off.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Review: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PS4):

@hieveryone
Best part is, both Darksiders and Darksiders 2 are $19.99 ea brand new ($15.99 ea with a BestBuy GCU membership).

You can grab both for half the cost of a normal $60 release. It's a fantastic deal.

I think Darksiders 2 is better, but the first is still good. The second reminds me of Zelda a lot more though. The climbing vines and exploration and treasure chests in dungeons with puzzles, riding a horse to get around fast (similar to Epona). It also has stats for all your armor pieces and weapons which I love, and you're continuously swapping out for better gear with higher stats as you progress (sometimes 2 pieces might be equally as good, just in different areas so it also gives you some freedom to choose how you want to prioritize your playstyle).

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#49

JaxonH commented on Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence with F...:

No, it's not too late.

It's certainly not ideal, but it's not too late.

What they need to be doing is watching what others are doing. Games like Osiris New Dawn will be taking No Mans Sky to task, and if they're smart they'll adapt and incorporate some ideas other games of this flavor are chasing.

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#50

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Is Sony's Fall PS4 Exclusives S...:

I'm tired of all the big games releasing from Sept - Nov. and the other 9 months being relatively quiet.

There's more games releasing now than ever. They're gonna have to spread them around if they don't want to face serious competition from 5 big games all releasing at once