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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 31, 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 Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

It is a little unfortunate to kickstart a game and make it a huge success, only to see it go multiplat everywhere else and release exclusive content that we didn't even get, but such is life. And the game deserves to be played by everyone.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a ...:

Shantae Risky's Revenge Directors Cut? Run that!

Nice list, but there's a TON of much better games coming than these. So many I've lost track. Like Aztez (or Aztan, something like that), Mighty No 9 and Fast Racing Neo just to name a few.

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#5

JaxonH commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

@Caryslan May top sales charts on other consoles, but western AAA games never top the charts on Nintendo hardware.

Idk why people keep beating a dead horse. There's a reason those games don't come to Nintendo platforms- cause nobody buys them. People keep complaining about games not being on the system that nobody cares about. The people who play those games don't want to play them on Nintendo, they want to play them on PS and Xbox where they've always played them. We've seen what happens when western 3rd party games come to Nintendo hardware- they rot on store shelves.

It's like trying to make an apple an orange. Nintendo will never have those games, not in a million years. Nobody wants them except for a few thousand vocal fan site gamers. The rest of the fanbase doesn't care and the millions who play those games already have a favored system to play them on.

Nintendo will continue to provide different games than the multiplat systems. I realize the multiplats systems are popular, and Nintendo will probably never see that level of popularity. But it is what it is. Simply having western AAA games on the system won't solve anything, cause they'd all flop like they always do and 12 months later you'd see 95% of developers retracting support again.

It's like trying to peddle a Koran to a Christian- multiplats on Nintendo hardware are a waste of time and money. Developers know this- that's why there are none

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#8

JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@SavageAiel
Amiibos are selling out in 20 min NOW, after scalpers saw dollar signs, but that wasn't the case at first. In fact, Marth and every other amiibo was available for a month before selling out. There was plenty to go around, UNTIL, every collector and scalper from New York to Tokyo started buying 5-50 at a time for reselling and "trading purposes".

When you already have an item that supply can't match demand for, then every customer on average buys 2-3 of every figure, your supply is effectively cut by two thirds. And that is the underlying problem, I believe. I still think it would be a hot product but stock would be available here and there, at least for most of them, if it wasn't for that fact.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@SavageAiel
It's not an apology, when there's bs we call it how we see it. BUT, I'm not a fan of illegitimate complaints and blaming companies when they're literally at capacity and can do nothing more than what they're doing.

You say they're drumming up false shortages. Based on what evidence? 6 million Amiibos sold within 60 days doesn't sound like they're intentionally trying to cause shortages to me, call me crazy.,,

And take a look at stock lately. EVERYTHING is selling out. Even the common figures are starting to dry up. Manufacturing realities are a fact of life. Wii, new3DS, PS4, Amiibos... Anything that's hot and catches on will land itself in the Out of Stock category. If they could click their heels 3 times and wish for all stores to be magically replenished I'm sure they'd do so. They're reprinting Marth, Villager, Cap Falcon, and many others but won't be able to do so until April/May. What does that tell us? It tells us they want those figures restocked, but it's going to take months to do it. These things take time to replenish. Especially when theyre popular worldwide and an already white hot item is made even more scarce by scalpers and collectors craze.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@Luigi21
There are limits to manufacturing. Sometimes Nintendo does legit limit production, like say for limited edition runs and the like.., but with amiibo I really don't see that as the case. They sold 6 million in the first 60 days, and that was with the entire year beforehand to build up stock, and factoring in the port strike and extra stock on shelves of certain figures, they probably actually produced much more than that.

Now they're just pumping out as many as possible each month to meet demand as best they can, which, when you have an item this hot, is no easy task. I hope people don't forget just how many amiibos are needed to satiate demand- 3 million a month is what they're up against right now.

Hmm, March 20 is a Monday. Guess I'll be standing at my local Walmart that Sunday night!

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#11

JaxonH commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

@mjc0961
???

Having Fire Emblem characters in Code Name STEAM is NOT on disc DLC. That is extra content, plain and simple. There's a lot of things you can say about Nintendo, but chinsing on a full game is definitely not one of them. Code Name STEAM is a new IP and Fire Emblem characters are not part of it. You wanna play as them, buy amiibo. But you can't sit here and tell us that content was stripped from the game. I'm sorry you just can't. There's no way you can logically argue that completely irrelevant characters from a completely separate IP should have been included. Otherwise, every game ever made that didn't include playable characters from completely irrelevant IP's could be labeled as "incomplete". Is Super Mario 3D World incomplete for not including playable Samus and Link?

I know you want the characters and there's no denying it's VERY good content but sometimes in life, you don't get everything you want. If they were selling Tom Sawyer and John Henry amiibos to unlock, I'd say ok you have a point. But nobody is entitled to Fire Emblem characters in a completely separate IP.

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#12

JaxonH commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

@GhotiH

Well like you said they are great for fans of these characters, but, I think functionality like that of Code Name STEAM and Mario Party 10 make a good argument for purchasing. All the other little stuff like Smash AI characters and Mario Kart outfits and weapons and gadgets and coins may not be much individually, but collectively, in combination with some of the bigger game uses, make amiibo a no brainer for me.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@rjejr
Allow me to address some of your concerns:

Most fights don't take nearly 50 minutes. In fact, I average 10-15 minutes on 9 out of 10 hunts, and that includes the time it takes to find the monster and a little gathering on the side. If you're taking anything longer than 15-20 minutes, you need a stronger weapon.

Also, there is Z targeting now. As of MH3U you can tap the "lock on button" to activate Z targeting, after which any time you tap R the camera automatically swings around to face the monster. Of course, a little manual skill to control the camera never is a bad idea.

And the rest is what makes the game so addictive! Granted, in the first half of low rank you spend a disproportionate amount of time doing other things. Midway through low rank you really don't have to do anything but hunt monsters anymore, unless you choose to. All basic herbs and supplies can be purchased, and you make more than enough money from quests (and especially growing and selling nulberries, and selling extra monster parts will make you rich) to stay stocked up on what you need.

In online hunts, we usually take down monsters in 5-10 minutes, most times closer to 5. So yeah, I think you were severely under-equipped. And once you craft your first armor set from a monster, if you so choose you can just keep upgrading it rather than crafting new ones as you move up.

And here's a pro tip- bring a cool drink next time you're in the desert. It negates all effects ;)

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#15

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

@rjejr
[chuckles...] Yeaaaah I wasn't sure you knew about that thread lol. Let's just say I've made my peace with it.

@DracioKoi
eBay gets 10% so while it is true that the larger the price the larger their cut (just like any retailer), it is also true that maximum revenue almost never corresponds with higher prices, because while revenue per sale is higher, total sales are fewer. There's math you can do to figure out the price to set to maximize revenue (that's what economists do), but we won't get into all that. The point I'm trying to make is eBay surely knows they'll make more money with a lower price tag (better to see 300 $40 sales than 50 $100 sales, or heck even 100). I don't think they like to see scalpers prices any more than we do. I just think they are happy that their website is the only website you can obtain them.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@rjejr
Birds of a feather, right ;)

Weekends are always slow here, but Sundays are atrocious. Measured 2 parts in 8 hours, but, they have to pay someone to be here cause if they're making bad parts it'll cost em in the tens of thousands.

If only I could find a way to turn you on to Monster Hunter... You might lose all desire to own anything other than that one game

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#17

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

As long as fans who "must own it at any cost" continue enabling scalpers, this problem will only get worse.

Gold Mario is not going to magically sell out on eBay. He's still going to be available for outrageous prices, probably indefinitely. Idk why people pay these absurd amounts, as if tomorrow they're gonna wake up and he's gonna be gone.

Let him sit, don't give these guys a single sale. When they keep relisting and no one buys, prices will drop. People are so impulsive they tell themselves they HAVE to own a certain amiibo. They HAVE to own them all. Why? What's the worst case scenario if you don't own them all? No one will care. No one will walk in your room and be disgusted that you only own 43 amiibos. The world will go on. You will not be any happier having spent $100 on an amiibo just for completeness sake. Quite the opposite really. Like a drug addict who will pay anything for their next fix. Control your addiction, don't let your addiction control you.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@rjejr
No need- I just play MH4U at work all day now ;)

Yesterday was double time for 8 hours. Managed to play MH for a few hours, watched about 4 episodes of House of Cards on Netflix and well, I'd say I only did about 15 minutes of real, ACTUAL work lol

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#19

JaxonH commented on Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3...:

@Gubbie Maybe as a general rule but you can't tell me it will never happen because it already has. The extended battery for the Wii U is not really any larger and the third-party batteries for the Wii U are twice the capacity of the official extended batteries yet the exact same size. Even just looking it normal AA batteries, you can buy the cheap ones or you can buy the expensive ones with 2 to 3 times the capacity, yet all of them are the exact same size.

So understandably there is a limit but within that limit batteries can have higher capacity

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#20

JaxonH commented on Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3...:

I love extended batteries but only buy them if they don't make the handheld more bulky. Like the Wii U extended battery- it still fits with the allotted space. If they could make a new3DS battery that could still fit, even if it wasn't quite as powerful, I'd be all over it.

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#21

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@StarDust4Ever
May seem complicated but it's really not. You sign up and verify identity. Takes 10 minutes. Already had account with Amazon JP. But if not, that's 5 minutes. All you have to do is put the address they give you as your address, that's it. Then when the package arrives at their warehouse, you get an email notification. Sign in, tell em if you want multiple packages consolidated or shipped as is, authorize payment and select one of 4 shipping methods.

Boom. Bam. Done.

The guide just elaborates step by step so there's zero confusion as to what to do. Really you should just intuitively know to put the address they give you in the address line when you order. But for those that don't, there's handy pictures pointing to which parts of the address go in which lines. It's really a fool-proof guide.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Sir_JBizzle
I try adding to my cart from Amazon UK and it's just like Amazon Japan when I check out- it gives me an error message saying "sorry, this item can't be shipped to that address" because I'm in the U.S. Now, certain items I can buy- like, the new3DS added to my cart fine (was just testing) on Amazon UK and I currently have an order in with Amazon JP for the Knights of Iris Fire Emblem art book and pre orders for the official Fire Emblem Path of Radiance collectors soundtrack and Radiant Dawn collector's soundtrack which release March 5. But when it comes to actual video games and Amiibos, it says they can't ship to me in the US.

EDIT: Um, ok, so I tried again and this time it worked for Amiibos??? Wth I tried before and it didn't. Maybe I had selected an Amiibo that was from a 3rd party vendor without noticing? Huh, wow. And all this time... I know Amazon Germany ships to me so I've been watching that site for new listings, guess I'll start watching UK as well!

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#25

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Sir_JBizzle
I would love to start importing from Amazon UK, but I need to find a reliable forwarding service before doing so.

As for Tenso, I posted a link to a guide in an above post. Basically you sign up for an account and verify your identity to comply with Japanese law. They give you a Japanese address which you then use to shop online with. Items shipped to them, and they then forward them to you.

Keep in mind, the service does cost money (they have their shipping rates posted on their website and it all varies by weight and how many packages there are and what type of shipping, etc) but for Amiibos it seems worth it to me, because they're very lightweight which means less shipping cost and they're also very expensive on the secondhand market which makes it worth paying a little more to get them imported. If all 6 Amiibos were one package, I'd be paying around $20 for the service (or $3.33 per Amiibo). But they're not, so I'll probably pay to use their consolidation service ($3 for each package combined with the first, and a $2 fee, so $17 to consolidate). Which means all in all I'm paying about $6 extra per Amiibo to have them imported.

Normally, that would be a no-go but the Amiibo situation is unique in that the supply is very limited, and it actually still costs less buying them this way than if I were to score one on eBay, even for just $25. If you bought your Amiibos at MSRP it would be about $18 total per Amiibo using Tenso, roughly.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Moneyjaypr7
If it was a situation where they bought one for a friend, and the friend changed their mind, and THEN they listed it on eBay, I'd say ok. Or if someone was selling out of their personal collection, again I'd say ok. But when large numbers of people buy with sole intent of monopolizing supply in order to resell at a profit... No, I'm definitely not ok with that.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@123akis
I got the Smash Gamecube bundle pre ordered too, the MH4U limited edition new3DS, the LE Majora's Mask (the game not the system, my system ore order got cancelled) and every single Amiibo except Rosalina (that one I had to buy on eBay).

Not bad all things considered.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Well, gold Mario can sit and rot on eBay for all I care. And I would advise my fellow collectors to adopt a similar mentality.

Sign up for a Tenso account and order your Amiibo off Amazon Japan. That's what I'm doing now, and have all of wave 4 pre ordered for about $18 each- and the only reason it was that high was because I was late to the party and Lucina, Robin and Ness were sold out, but available through 3rd party vendor Mine and fulfilled through Amazon. Those cost a little more.

Still, when even at "scalper prices" I can score Amiibos for just $5 more than MSRP here, I'll buy em all day long.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

Sounds about right. The people who aren't ignorant to Nintendo's great games buy the system for exactly that. I have more fun with even with Nintendo's virtual console service than I get from my PS4 or Xbox One. And that's not a slight against Sony or MS- I like their systems too- it's just that the amount of fun I have on Wii U by comparison is immeasurable.

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#31

JaxonH commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@rjejr
There's actually about 10 million Wii U owners out there. Not so few as one might think. I mean, even now with struggling sales, there's STILL one Wii U owner for every eight PS3 owners, a beacon of home console gaming with close to 6 figure sales that has been around for a decade. Not so bad when you think about in in those terms. I mean, had Wii U never even hit 10 mil after the entire generation, I'd say ownership jokes would be in order. But all things considered it's not actually doing THAT bad, especially taking into account how bad people make it sound sometimes. I bet Wii U goes on to 20 million lifetime sales, which is not unheard of. In fact, back when GameCube and Xbox landed at 20 million, no one thought it that big a deal. Now the sky is falling if a console sells that much. I blame the rise of fan sites.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@ricklongo
Actually RARE gets nothing for DKC. All characters in the game are owned by Nintendo, even the ones RARE created. They even made a statement about it when asked, and said they have no idea why the games were removed and to ask Nintendo. That was just a speculative rumor someone started in an effort to make sense of things. Unfortunately, we may never know why. But we do know RARE had nothing to do with it.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@ricklongo
Rejoice my friend! It's finally happened! IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED!!!

Rejoice! Rejoice! REJOICE!!!

I fell to my knees and let out a scream of joy at work when I read the headline, then ran out the lab to the break room. My coworkers think I'm a little weird.

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#39

JaxonH commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

God Eater looks like a great game. All the good PS4/Vita games stay in Japan though. Oh well, I have the real McCoy anyways. Still, I do hope they localize God Eater 2 Rage Burst. Never been able to get into another hunting game but that one looks interesting

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#40

JaxonH commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

@Punished_Boss_84
Again, I think what he's saying is not "hey let's get lucky and strike it rich with another Pokemon!". I think that's a gross misunderstanding of his statement. What he is saying is, "we've been in a rough spot before and we've had our backs against the wall before and all it took was one game to put his back IN the game".

It's not just Pokemon or the "fluke" of the Wii. One could even look at the recent turnaround of the 3DS which was largely due to one or two games on the system. Something happens once, happens twice, it happens three times, think it's safe to say that it's no longer a fluke, but rather that his statement has truth to it. It really DOES only take one good game to bring sudden success many times.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

At the end of the day, all I can hope, as a gamer, is that Nintendo keeps on doing exactly what they're doing, at least from a hardware/software standpoint. Cause from a gamer's perspective- someone who owns all systems and plays all games, Nintendo provides more quality entertainment each year than the rest of the collective industry combined. And I don't ever want that to change. Wii U and 3DS is really the only systems I spend time on any more, and there's a reason for that. With Nintendo, less is more. I get more out of 3 solid Nintendo games than I do with 30 of the best games the AAA industry has to offer. And that's really special.

I got The Order 1886 and Kirby Rainbow Curse in the mail the other day. Popped in The Order, and in less than an hour I was insufferably bored with it. Threw in Kirby, been smiling ever since. And that's how it usually goes, time after time after time again. That's why I love Nintendo. That's why I buy their systems day one, no questions asked. Because I know that almost every single game they release is going to be worthy of my time, and most will leave lasting impressions as some of the finest games I've ever experienced. I'm all for Nintendo doing what is necessary to improve their bottom line, but as far as their product is concerned, they've nailed it and I hope they don't change a thing.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

@Punished_Boss_84

Not at all. I just think what he's saying is nothing is ever written in stone. And that all it takes sometimes is one game to turn an entire generation around. Which is very true, as we've seen many times before.

I don't think they're hoping for "lightning in a bottle", what he's saying is they're going to continue to support their platforms with great game after great game, because all it takes sometimes is one great game to turn things around, so obviously the more great games they support their platform with the better.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@rjejr
We're not. NoA already confirmed that, and explained why. Based on the North American market, the XL sales account for the vast majority of purchases, Ada apparently their products sell best when there aren't an abundance of models. Which I'm guessing is why the original 3DS, new3DS and Wii U Basic is not for sale in the region.

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#46

JaxonH commented on Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Accolades T...:

@Boerewors
The gamepad looks almost just as good as the TV. Some of you guys are acting like the gamepad is some monochrome calculator display from the 80s lol.

This is a game that simply couldn't exist on any other console but Wii U. That's the brilliance of this game. We're getting to experience games that otherwise would not exist without the gamepad. That's what it's all about right there. Fulfilling its purpose. Not just being some glorified secondary display (although I do like the gamepad as a secondary display) but actually being utilized to bring games that couldn't otherwise exist.

If it were every single game on the system that was required to play on the gamepad, I'd say ok then. But we're talking just one single game after a span of two years and a healthy dose of fan complaints about the gamepad not being used to its full potential.

This is just one of those games that are meant to be played how it's meant to be played. I'd be extremely grateful that we have such a high resolution display such as the gamepad that can actually display graphics so close in equivalence to that of a Wii U TV screen rather than having to play this game on a 3DS.

Game is $40, same as a 3DS game. Rather play it on a super low res, low graphics 3DS screen? Or a fully featured, extra large gamepad screen with Wii U graphics? Right. Me too.

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#48

JaxonH commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

Greed brings out the worst in people. Make a kid go without his favorite character because "you gotta make money on eBay". I will never buy from an American seller. Won't do it. Won't perpetuate this kind of selfishness. I'll buy from Japanese eBay sellers if I must, and I would hope others do the same rather than feed the greedy.

It's like on Black Friday, with people literally getting in fights over a $50 savings. Ya, we all want the Amiibos. Ya, it sucks to not get one. But it's just a plastic figure, it's not life or death.

If it were just collectors and fans buying them, you wouldn't have little kids being told they can't have one of the 15 you're buying. Because collectors and fans would only buy one for themselves, MAYBE two, and they would most likely value a child over a toy figure. Scalpers on the other hand, to them it's all about the almighty worshipped dollar. And everyone will bow to their greed- llittle kids, fans, collectors... No heart and no mercy. That's what happens when you worship money.

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#49

JaxonH commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Discuss...:

@rjejr
So you're diggin the game huh? I like it too. I can't beat the tree boss though lol... Ya, the very first boss in the game- that's the one. Stupid bomb flowers keep blasting me, or spiked balls. I'm a beat him today though. Gonna draw on the power of the Amiibo for some some super dash action!

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#50

JaxonH commented on Review: Blek (Wii U eShop):

I saw this on the eShop, watched the video and immediately bought it. So unique and brilliant at the same time. Even if I never get around to playing it, I want to ensure we see more where this came from.