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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 Store Update: 31st May 2016 (North America):

Art of Balance is awesome on handheld in 3D. But I'm sure it would be good on console too. Oh it is, I actually have it on Wii U too I think.

Highly recommended, it's a very good physics balance game.

JaxonH

#4

JaxonH commented on Review: Overwatch (PS4):

I want to play this so badly, but I just don't like the online shooters. It's the one genre that I'm really not any good at. I consider myself to be above average in skill with pretty much any game out there, but for some reason first person shooters are just not my thing. Even with Splatoon, if I wasn't playing every single day I would get obliterated the next time I fired it up.

Oh well.

JaxonH

#5

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

@Neolit
Both are great. Gameplay wise I think RotTR is the better game. Story/dialog wise I think Uncharted 4 is the better game. Uncharted 4 is the better game all around imo except for the core gameplay. Tomb Raider absolutely nails the upgrading and crafting system (something not present in U4) and it's much more open with side missions and skills and FAR better puzzles.

Idk, they are both top shelf games and I would recommend both of them.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Just How Bad Is Fallout 4: Far Harbor on PS4?:

@Tukker24
"No game is released completed any more and updates are routine ... If your a hardcore fan of a franchise frame rates will mean nothing"

Yes, updates are routine. But is paying full price for 15fps routine? Hardcore fans don't want a slideshow for a game, even if they tolerate it out of love for said franchise.

Without consequences, this sort of thing will only get worse. "We can release a game with a single digit frame rate- it'll still score a 9/10 and everyone will buy it"

He did the right thing by holding them responsible. Developers care about MetaCritic averages. You start poking at those numbers and they will start taking notice, and perhaps, not repeat those same mistakes.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Rock Those Blocks, Dragon Quest Builders Is He...:

The Vita resurgence is real. Oh it's real people.

Odin Sphere, World of Final Fantasy, Trails of Cold Steel pt 2, Hatsune Miku Project Diva X, God Eater Resurrection and Rage Burst... now Dragon Quest Builders.

Shame it's digital only. My 64gb memcard was filled long ago. Now it's the musical chairs shuffle for new releases.

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#10

JaxonH commented on PS4 Controller Selected Best for PC Gaming:

I'm not really a PC gamer, but I like the X1 controller more. The rubber on my DS4 analogs broke and tore within one year, and the plastic with writing on the back peeled off leaving this sticky rectangle. Idk, just seems so cheaply made.

I have yet to try a DS4 with a PC though- only the 360 controller. I want to try the STEAM controller though.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Round Up: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Review...:

@sub12
I never said otherwise. I've done nothing but praise this game since it released.

But like I was just saying, despite being a great title, the controls definitely felt clunky and this is the first time I've actually seen somebody talk about it since the game launched.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Round Up: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Review...:

@itshoggie
Ya know I actually felt the same way. The controls were clunky. And it's not just this game either- it's most AAA games now that have clunky controls, yet praised 7 ways to Sunday with no mention of the very foundation of gameplay being built on shaky ground.

Not to say I don't love The Witcher 3. Just that, no one mentions this. Have AAA controls gotten so bad people now think this is the norm? Because most people will say it didn't bother them. I'm used to playing games with pinpoint precision mechanics- Dark Souls, Monster Hunter, pretty much every Nintendo game and Platinum game... when you're used to precision you really notice when something's off.

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#21

JaxonH commented on The New Valkyria Chronicles Game Hasn't Gone D...:

@AyeHaley
Well said. Took the words right out of my mouth.

Know your base. Your base is strategy RPG fans. Their little focus groups tell them action games sell better so they turn it into an action game but retain enough to be reminiscent of previous entries. Which totally alienates existing fans and does absolutely nothing to garner the interest of the mainstream. Then the game flops and they wonder where it all went wrong.

I'll tell you where it all went wrong. It went wrong the day they decided to put greed ahead of all else.

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV Director Had to Tell Developm...:

@Feena
Oh I loved XCX of much. Clocked over 500 hours before I set it down. I've never experience such an awesome world in all of gaming. Each continent was roughly the size of The Witcher 3, so full of life and never a dull moment.

There's a few people I talked to who say they didn't like it, but I suppose that goes for any game.

JaxonH

#23

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Could Sucker Punch Really Make ...:

@rjejr
Exactly.

I never got into comics much, but I did own 2. And one of them was the first appearance of the symbiote- "Black Spidey" as you put it. Venom is an entirely different person. Eddie Brock iirc. But Venom is evil BECAUSE of the symbiote.

So yes, a Black Spidey would very much be the answer to the dark path.

But get this
What if, say you resist the symbiote, then it goes to Eddie Brock and the final boss is Venom. BUT, if you give in and become Black Spidey, you fight Carnage instead.

That would be insanely awesome.

JaxonH

#25

JaxonH commented on UK Sales Charts: Uncharted 4 Clings on to Top ...:

@themcnoisy
Indeed.

Seeing Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Valkyria Chronicles side by side makes me very happy. And Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest was just outside the top 10 too (think 11th place).

Strategy fans are getting the proper treatment this week in Europe.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Final Fantasy XV Director Had to Tell Developm...:

I don't think it has to "modernize" if by modernize they mean abandon everything about it that makes it Final Fantasy. "Has to be real time combat" and "has to be open world" and "has to have mainstream appeal".

I mean, I'm not against those things but, turn based games are still selling. Take a look at the charts. Fire Emblem Fates and Valkyria Chronicles both charted in the UK and FE Fates broke records in Japan and the U.S. There is still a market for classic formulas. They just have to actually be GOOD.

Of course, Final Fantasy has always pushed the envelope and I expect that to continue. Go open world. Xenoblade Chronicles X did and it's one of the best JRPG's I've ever played. But don't compromise the franchise thinking people only want games like Witcher 3. Those types of games are great, but there is room in the market for plenty of variety.

JaxonH

#27

JaxonH commented on Batman: Return to Arkham Is Looking Like a Pre...:

Aside from that one shot where the guys arms were glowing light in the original but bright yellow in the remaster, I think it looks fantastic.

This game could use a little more color. I'm all for the grim look and all but, seeing that original footage looks a little too monotone.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Gran Turismo Sport's First PS4 Gameplay Traile...:

I don't like racing SIM's. Forza, Gran Turismo, Project Cars... BLAH.

But I loved, LOVED, Forza Horizons 2. It was more an arcade racer, you didn't have to shift gears manually and look out the dash window, and do everything super realistically. That game was brilliant. Need more of that, less of... this.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted 4 Climbs Abov...:

@Gamer83
Utter nonsense indeed.

Does it play video games? Check
Does it output to TV? Check (presumably)
Does Wii U stop seeing support afterwards? You already know. Check.

Then yes, it's replacing Wii U.

He can say all he wants about that 3rd pillar nonsense. They can't simultaneously support 3 platforms. Heck, they can barely support 2

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#39

JaxonH commented on Review: Homefront: The Revolution (PS4):

Ya, it's hard enough keeping up with all the top-shelf gems that release on every platform. Games like this will never see my disc drive. Just no time for the lesser games.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Can Sony Top Its E3 2015 Press ...:

I liked Sony's conference last year. Horizon Zero Dawn and FF7 were top-shelf, and The Last Guardian and FFXV being resurrected was the cherry on top. Shenmue 3 would have been more exciting if it wasn't a Kickstarter.

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Can Sony Top Its E3 2015 Press ...:

@Matroska @Feena @rjejr
As a gamer who has owned Vita and Wii U since launch, I have definitely felt the Vita to be a much deader platform than Wii U for some time now. Technically, the Vita was getting about the same number of physical releases here but the difference has been the Vita's were mostly niche, meh titles while Wii U has consistently seen higher quality, bigger name titles. I recall Persona 4 Dancing being the best game I got on Vita all year, which kinda says it all. Of course, now that Star Fox has released it's more even between the two.

And that's not to say I don't enjoy my Vita- I do. Truly. But looking back even just the past 6 months, I was playing Zelda Twilight Princess, Pokken Tournament, Star Fox Guard, Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles X and next month Tokyo Mirage Sessions. The only thing I've played on Vita was the digital exclusive Severed.

So that's probably where people are coming from when they say the Wii U has felt much more alive. It's not so much the number of games releasing as it is the number of games releasing that people are actually interested in.

Of course, in Japan it's another story. In Japan Vita is a monster just going ham with releases left and right. In Japan, Vita is very much alive and with some solid games too. Games I wish would release here. Especially now with Wii U's clock running out.

JaxonH

#43

JaxonH commented on Round Up: Homefront: The Revolution PS4 Review...:

@sub12
Ya, I hate when reviewers try to "make a statement" by exaggerating a game's faults to make it appear as the worst game ever made. Metroid Other M comes to mind. Excellent, excellent game. Yet 1/10 by some reviewers because "reasons". Don't like her emotions so, game is obviously the worst to ever hit the market.

I'm not buying Homefront though. Looks very very average. And btw, Triple Deluxe was ok imo, but that Planet Robobot is looking choice.

JaxonH

#45

JaxonH commented on SteamWorld Heist Boards PS4, Vita on 31st May:

Ya, you guys are in for a treat with Steamworld Heist. It's a super addictive game. And a fresh concept too- don't see too many 2D strategy games nowadays, if at all.

In fact, I'll be picking this up again since it's crossbuy. Looks great in 3D but it looks great in HD too.

JaxonH

#46

JaxonH commented on Review: Battleborn (PS4):

Don't like online only games. I like epic single player campaigns.

I was considering this had its single player campaign not forced online, but it does. And the developer is being real smug about it just like MS was with the X1 reveal.

JaxonH

#47

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

@BranJ0
Honestly, I play on casual mode because I'm OCD about losing characters, but I still play my hardest as if I were playing with permadeath on. I don't just recklessly plow through maps or anything.

I'm not going to lie. Conquest is pretty dang tough- perhaps the toughest in the series to date. However, they provide you with SO MANY characters throughout the game that you can replace anyone you lose 3 times over. Unlike past games where new units were much harder to come by. And with 24 paraalogues- each with a child unti to obtain, you won't have to worry about anything. Anyone who dies can be replaced, and replaced again, and replaced again.

But also, there is a casual mode now. Nomatter how hard Conquest is, there's no map that is so hard you'll lose all your characters. Which is the only way to truly lose in casual mode. I think I've only lost 3 characters in my entire Conquest playthrough (almost finished- on ch. 23 I believe?). Granted, I play very carefully. There were just one or two maps that put you in situations where losing a unit was pretty much unavoidable.

I recommend it though. Don't pass on Conquest- it's maps are the best I've ever seen. Ever, in any FE game. And not just better, but WAY better. Maps so amazing you'll close the lid, stand up and just say, "wow". They're THAT good.

JaxonH

#48

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

@BranJ0
"Fire Emblem Sacred Stones"

As you can probably tell by my avatar, I thoroughly approve

I tried the Dual Destines demo but never bit. Then a fellow N Life member convinced me to buy the trilogy since its on sale. And I love it! He promised me he'd try Metroid Prime in return, a game I've been hounding him to play for a long time.

Uncharted 4 is great. Even better than Rise of the Tomb Raider (although the gameplay is better in RotTR, definitely and without question). You'll like it.