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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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JaxonH

#2

JaxonH commented on This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get...:

@Link506

In my personal opinion, if you get MH3U then you should most DEFINITELY get it on Wii U. The 3DS version doesn't have online (unless you buy an adapter and even then it must route through a Wii U). Not only that but playing Monster Hunter on a big screen in high definition with thriving online can't be rivaled. Sure, it's not built ground up and yes, it's basically just new textures and resolution, but it looks good. I mean, it easily could pass for your average PS3 game visually. The textures are VERY nice though. And it's got like 75% new content over Tri, so it's literally like a brand new Monster Hunter game, compiled on top of an already robust Monster Hunter game. It's huge, and you can easily sink 500-1,000 hours into it if you start binging (and it's so addictive, you most likely WILL binge day and night).

MH4 looks absolutely amazing, it's just that it's on 3DS, and to me, that's a huge con when compared to playing on Wii U. Now, I wouldn't let that stop me from buying the game. Not by any means. It's just that, I might rather play MH3U on Wii U over MH4U on 3DS simply because of the excellent gamepad integration and controls, the high definition and large screen size.

The ONE problem MH3U had is it opened up pretty slow. Didn't do much to catch the player's interest in the beginning, which is why so many people give up on Monster Hunter and say it's "boring". It's not, it's the OPPOSITE of boring. In fact, I think it's the funnest video game ever conceived. It's just that people get a bad first impression from the first hour or two of gameplay. It's a VERY deep game with a lot of mechanics to learn, and it takes time to learn everything, so it eases you into it over the course of the 1 and 2 star quests. After that, momentum picks up as you start hunting some real monsters and get a taste of crafting armor and weapons from your kills. That's when it gets its meat hooks in you.

If you DO get MH3U on Wii U first, I'd recommend playing for an hour to two and get acquainted with some of the basics, then try to find someone to hunt online with who's a veteran hunter and can bring you up to speed on how to properly hunt, what items to bring, what to look for, how to trap, etc. It really speeds up the process and if you do that, you'll be hunting solo in no time, cutting tails, breaking horns, crafting fabulous armor and incredible weapons. Just bear with the 1 and 2 star quests. They focus on teaching you how to gather, get you killing small casual monsters to try out the different weapon types, stuff like that. But it's the foundation you'll need to build the next 600 hours on, so it's important if not all that interesting.

If you get MH4U first, well, I haven't played it so Idk what to say. But I do have MH3U on 3DS and I can say DEFINITELY play on an XL with a Circle Pad Pro. And I would still recommend playing for an hour or two, do the low star quests and learn as much basics as you can. Then find someone to hunt online with who can show you the ropes.

Me, I absolutely adore MH3U. I would really recommend buying that on Wii U asap, it's just that I know it opens up slow and don't want that to turn you off of the series. If you trust me enough to stick out the first hour or two until you start hunting real monsters, even if it's slow at first, you'll thank me later for it. You can take that to the bank...

EDIT: Also, you'll find that Monster Hunter is exponentially more enjoyable when playing online. It's terrific solo, and you don't "need" to play online. But the hunts do go quicker when hunting in a pack, and you'll speed along your progress quite a bit that way. Plus, playing online with friends is just awesome fun. I started playing just me and my friend online, some nights we'd hunt just the two of us, other nights I'd hunt solo when he was busy. But after we got mid-way through high rank quests I broke away and started hunting solo. Until, that is, until I hit G-rank. Then I started finding open lobbies and joining in hunts with people around the world. The community is so awesome. People will carry your weight if you're learning, you can open low rank hunting lobbies and high rank hunters will come help you hunt just to get you started, like, it's really great. Even if you're not an online kind of gamer, you will be by the time you get done with Monster Hunter... IF you ever get done with Monster Hunter ;)

JaxonH

#4

JaxonH commented on This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get...:

I'd love a Wii U version, but, there's no way I could pass this up. Every day I'd come home from work and think "You could be playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate right now. But you're NOT." No, that's not gonna happen- I can say that with certainty. Day one, and if it comes to Wii U a year or two down the line (which it probably won't) I'll buy it again.

JaxonH

#5

JaxonH commented on This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get...:

@Link506

Everyone sucks at the demo. It's like throwing you in the middle of an epic RPG boss and saying "here, have at 'er".

You really need to play the game to understand what you're doing. And testing out different weapons to see what fits your play style is critical. By the time you hunt your first real monster, you've got a pretty good handle on the mechanics. The game does a good job easing you into things. The demo, well, if you've never played a MH game before, you're just gonna be running around mashing buttons, wondering what's going on.

It's a bad first impression. Take it from me, someone who was also initially turned off until my friend bought a Wii U and wouldn't shut up about playing Monster Hunter. Said he bought a Wii U JUST so he could play MH3U. I said ok, what's the fuss about. Hunted online with him ONE time, and I was hooked. That's all it takes, is playing the game once and actually knowing what you're doing. Usually hunting online is a good option, because they can walk you through the basics of strategy and what you want to bring on quests, etc.

JaxonH

#7

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

@Findonovan95
Probably due to the lifespans. I own about 35 on Wii U and 30 on 3DS. By the time the generation ends, I'm expecting to have 60-75 per console, which is about right. I've got 6 PS4 games, about 30 Vita games and, well, no games for X1 yet.

Alot less games release on Nintendo, but a much higher percentage of those releases are worth buying, so it kind of evens out

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH commented on The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 U...:

@Donutman

Monster Hunter is way easier than Dark Souls is. It's just as deep, and just as intimidating, but as long as you're not hunting above level it should be a reasonable challenge, nothing more. The real challenge isn't so much in beating the monsters, but rather breaking all the appropriate parts during the fight (break both horns, cut off tail, etc) in order to get the rare drops for the best armor/weapons.

Granted, you still won't want to bite off more than you can chew, like hunting multiple monsters solo (unless you're really good at the game, or they're easy monsters) or picking a fight with anything in G-Rank solo. I've heard of some veterans hunting solo in G-rank, but I can tell you right now it's much easier and funner with a party of 3 or 4, preferably 4.

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#11

JaxonH commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:

@IceClimbers
Oh I saw that. Mysterious Murasame Castle looks like a BRUTAL game too. Think Krysta said Miamoto had a hand in development too. I love getting these Japanese classics that never got localized.

I'll be getting NES Remix 1+2 on disc, even though I own them both digitally. Sucks that between Ducktales Remastered, Wii Sports Club, NES Remix 1 and NES Remix 2 I spent a good $90 digitally, only to re-buy physically. Oh well, I knew the risks when I bought them.

JaxonH

#14

JaxonH commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Jazzer94 Sorry if I came off a little curt toward you yesterday. Blew a head gasket, $1500 to replace, wasn't in the best mood.

Maybe you're right. Maybe they can run easily, who knows. It would be nice to see it happen, but I'm not holding my breath

JaxonH

#16

JaxonH commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Jazzer94

I saw the length of your post and the extent to which you went to prove me wrong, and I just don't have it in me to argue over something so trivial today. It's splitting hairs anyways. Even if it is more powerful, that doesn't necessarily mean the SNES can run on 3DS more easily. And that's all I was getting at. Nintendo said they were having trouble getting GBA to run properly, so I would assume, SNES being in that same ballpark, that they'd have trouble with that too.

Nothing I want to debate and defend, just my personal observation.

JaxonH

#18

JaxonH commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Jazzer94

Eh, I look at DKC trilogy on GBA and it looks way worse than on SNES. I look at Yoshi's Island and it looks worse than on SNES. Pretty much every game looks better on SNES. So yeah, Idk what else to say, unless my eyes are deceiving me. I know it's 32-bit and all but I think the fact it was a handheld really limited a lot of the capabilities.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Jazzer94

It runs GBA, barely, and the games it runs aren't VC quality. The framerates aren't locked on those Ambassador games. Nintendo made a statement about them having trouble getting GBA games to run properly on 3DS with VC quality, but that they're "working on it".

So, unless Nintendo and 3rd parties were lying about it (and I see no reason they would lie- Nintendo may be a for-profit company but they are a reasonably honest company all things considered)

And, correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm fairly certain SNES games were superior to GBA. Which is why games like DKC trilogy look and sound better on the SNES. So even if GBA games could easily run, that in no way equates to SNES being able to do the same.

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

3DS can barely handle GBA, so I doubt we're EVER going to see a SNES game on the VC. Maybe, if we're lucky, they'll get GBA sorted and can start releasing those. But even that I wouldn't hold my breath for.

JaxonH

#26

JaxonH commented on Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop):

Ya, totally getting this.

I was a HUGE Alleyway fan on the Gameboy. That was like, the only game I would play on it tbh lol. Well, that and Tetris. This game had me intrigued since its announcement, but this review just confirms my suspicions- the game really IS fun!

JaxonH

#27

JaxonH commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

@LavaTwilight
Exactly.

Pikmin 3 is THE perfect summer game. I got it last summer when it launched (think it was August 4), and I can't explain it but yeah, it's like that game was built with summer in mind.

Sit back, relax, grab a Wiimote, and hunt for some fruit! And while you're at it, kill some Bulborbs and Skitterlings on the way!

JaxonH

#28

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@rjejr

Sounds like the triple threat right there! Zelda, Tomb Raider and Xenoblade. About as diverse a trilogy of games as you can get huh... That's awesome though. Gotta keep it diverse.

Yeah I don't have much time. Especially because I work 10 hour shifts now and am working 7 days a week. Sometimes I get a Sunday off here and there. I'm being sent to Minneapolis on August 25th-29th for Zeiss training, so that's gonna be a nice, refreshing week (fully paid too, so I have no complaints) of playing handheld games in a hotel room- definitely looking forward to it. That's about as close to a vacation as I'm gonna get.

JaxonH

#29

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@rjejr

Gravy train man, livin' the dream!

Finally finished Shovel Knight and Armillo, and dived back into Skyward Sword last week. I've called a temporary moratorium on all other games until I finish this one (been meaning to do so since 2011 when the game released, but better late than never I say). After Skyward Sword, time permitting, I would LIKE to re-play Metroid Prime Trilogy (or at least one of them, probably MP2 Echoes) provided it's not late August yet. It's gonna be hard to find time though with Last of Us Remastered hitting next week, and another 2 dozen + games landing between September and November (and a backlog that could easily be mistaken for the Great Wall of China)

JaxonH

#30

JaxonH commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

@Gonzo1

You have to think more than one dimensionally here. Yes, right now the only reason to upgrade would be from Basic to Deluxe. But we have years and years left in this generation. There are going to be limited edition consoles. There might even be new models down the line. And there are going to be people who use this functionality.

People would be complaining if Nintendo waited to implement this down the line. People would say, "they should have done this BEFORE hand". Well, consider that the case. They're doing it now, so that we're set for the future. And if anyone needs to use it for other reasons (and there are ALWAYS other reasons), they can.

And it's not just upgrading. Sometimes consoles have issues, but aren't completely broken. Now if your Wii U starts having issues (but still turns on), you can transfer all your data without calling Nintendo to deactivate the NNID and re-assign it to the new console. Now you can tranfer data before sending the console in for repair or replacement. It's just another option, and more options are always good. You might not use it. Heck most people might not ever use it. But some will. And now the stage is set for upgrading, in case Nintendo releases any LE or new models.

That's a good thing.

JaxonH

#32

JaxonH commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

@Gonzo1 The "point" is allowing consumers to upgrade to a different system at will, without needing to call Nintendo to get their NNID deactivated from console 1 and tied to console 2. It was and still is useful for 3DS, and will also prove useful for Wii U

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#33

JaxonH commented on Video: More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Te...:

@WaveBoy I watched alot of TV and never saw any adverts for Mega Man toys as a kid. Granted this was back in 1990 when Saved By the Bell was watched by millions every day at 4pm, Nolan Ryan was still throwing No Hitters and we were just sending troops to Desert Storm

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#35

JaxonH commented on Video: More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Te...:

This is LITERALLY my lifelong dream unfolding before my very eyes!

I was 7 years old when I played my first video game- Mega Man 3 on the NES. I fell in love with Mega Man as a kid. I owned the first 4 on NES and X on SNES. I played those games so many times I can't count. They WERE my childhood. In fact I loved Mega Man so much, I used to ask every clerk and employee working a cash register if they sold Mega Man toys (usually at the local drug store- I was a kid, I didn't know any better lol). The answer was always the same, "Mega who?"

My childhood dream of owning a Mega Man toy was never realized (I was grown by the time he became popular enough for commercialization). But I have a new dream now. For years I've wanted to see a return of Mega Man. A true return to form. And this is it. This is so it. Everything is perfect, from the move sets to the weight of the jumps, to the boss powers and of course, all in HD graphics. I've been wanting this for so long. And every time I see more footage it looks even better- even moreso than I could have ever imagined.

I don't care about the voice acting- but I wouldn't miss this game for the world. I backed it and I'm buying it on all 5 platforms. That's how much this game means to me. I can't imagine anyone who grew up with the NES Mega Man games aren't excited for how awesome this game is turning out to be...

JaxonH

#37

JaxonH commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@jrob23 They are supporting it. And will continue to support it. Regardless of sales. Wii U ain't goin nowhere, just sayin. Might wanna start adjusting to that fact.

You're thinking too much in the short term. Look at the Vita. How many years of sales WORSE than Wii U before it started topping the charts in Japan? 2? 2 and a half even? Every game makes the library more appealing, until a critical mass is reached and sales make a permanent, substantial jump. Things are not as simple as they seem. It's not just "oh the system isn't selling X amount of units, therefore it's gonna be abandoned early". That's a logical fallacy.

Besides, Nintendo knows (unlike Sony) that if you cut support prematurely you do FAR more harm that way. Even with a new console, the underlying reasons for market struggles are still there. Only then Nintendo's spent who knows how much bringing a new console to market that won't sell any better than the last console did, and they've got millions of pissed off customers who are gonna say "why should I buy another console? They abandoned the last one, who's to say they won't abandon this one too? Then they've got REAL problems. That's the sort of thing that puts companies our of business.

The best course of action is to stick it out, try to bounce back in the black as much as possible. Support the console until the end. For better or worse

JaxonH

#38

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

Today is a good day. Why, you might ask? Well, I've finally come to a place where I've given up waiting for VC games to release that I want to play. No more, I say. I fired up DKC Diddy's Kong Quest yesterday on ol' Betsy (my original Wii) and enjoyed it thoroughly. Today, I play some more. When I'm done, I'm moving on to DKC 3 Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. And after that, the original Donkey Kong Country.

Ahhhh yes, it feels good to give up. It feels good to stop waiting for newer versions and just play the VC games I want to play, when I want to play them. I've got a decent selection on Wii U, and I'll definitely play those too (like Earthbound, Metroid Fusion, Minish Cap, etc), but for all the rest that haven't released yet on Wii U, the ol' Betsy versions will do just fine I say.

JaxonH

#39

JaxonH commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

@ejamer

Actually I was born in the early 80's. I grew up with those games, but I just recognize that physics were limited by the technology of the era. It was great at the time, but I would never choose those old physics over what we have today. I hate jumping and not being able to control your velocity or direction until you land.

Idk, I like the games I grew up with. They'll always have a special place in my heart, but I love games today WAY more. I was actually playing DKC2 Diddy's Kong Quest today (my #1 childhood favorite of all time), and it was amazing, as it always has been. But it made me realize how great Returns and Tropical Freeze really are in comparison. I will say that SMB3 and SMW were much, MUCH improved over the original Super Mario Bros, but I still find New Super Mario Bros U to be the pinnacle of 2D Mario platforming. But hey, that's just me.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

Good call. NSMBU physics are spot on. Times change, physics improve, and one thing you absolutely cannot argue with is the supremely fine tuned physics of modern Mario platformers. The original Super Mario Bros physics are dated, limited and just downright inferior. I like the retro look, but there's so much more control with modern physics. There's no reason to drive in a beat up Delorean when we have a perfect good 2012 Mustang at our disposal.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Interview: Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable S...:

@Tritonus

Thank you for asking and please, allow me to answer that for you.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a game with a high learning curve. It's menus run deep, and you won't learn the mechanics of the game over night, and certainly not in a demo, that's for sure. The demo doesn't do the game justice, because the addiction of the game is not in randomly fighting some enemy with some random weapon and not really knowing what you're doing. The addiction comes from KNOWING what you're doing.

The point of Monster Hunter is to of course, hunt giant mythical monsters, some breathing fire, some which rain down electricity, etc. The game starts off slow because there are a lot of mechanics to learn. How to gather, for example (the game is centered around crafting, whether that be for weapons, armor, or items used during the hunt like healing potions, antidotes, traps, tranquilizer bombs, smoke bombs, large barrel bombs, well done steak for stamina, etc). It takes a while to find a weapon that suits you as well. I always recommend avoiding slow weapons to beginners, and avoid ranged weapons because the required gunner set armors only have HALF the defense. Not good for noobs.

It's a very deep and entralling RPG. If you stick out the one and two star quests, which should only really take an hour or two, tops, you move on to hunting REAL monsters. The fun is in the hunt. Finding the monster, chasing it, knowing its hit zones and weaknesses (elemental and zone damage, head vs tail, etc), and reading visual/auditory cues to know when they're near death, in rage mode (certain attacks won't work on enraged monsters), etc. There are items that reveal monster locations on the maps, but once you play for a while you learn the areas they frequent, and finding them is second nature (just like the naturally learned skills of a REAL hunter).

Once you start hunting monsters, the fun is from fighting them, cutting off their tail, breaking their horn(s), breaking their face, etc. You get drops from your kills and trapped monsters, and the more extremeties you break the rarer the drops you get. So, certain items might only drop at 3% rate, but if you cut the tail off you get a 20% chance, so there's incentive to strategize your attack.

Progress is all about the armor and weapons. That's how you "level up". You can increase your Hunter Rank (HR), but it doesn't make you stronger, per se. It just opens harder quests with tougher monsters. In order to hunt those tougher monsters, you're going to want to have suitable armor/weapon strong enough to take them on. So you hunt monsters, and craft more powerful armor and weapons from the drops. The rarest drops go into making the most powerful weapons/armor. And the stronger the monster, typically, the better the weapon or armor you can forge from them.

So the fun comes from hunting a monster a few times, making a complete armor set and weapon, then moving to a slightly more powerful monster. The fun is in fighting them, and you're crafting more powerful weapons/armor as you go, so you're always sporting the hide of your most recent kill. But you also REALLY want to acquire skills. Armor has 5 pieces, each piece having a few skill points for different skills, maybe say, +2 evasion and +1 dive distance, +3 hunger. All 5 pieces have various points attributed. The skills activate at intervals of 10, 15 and sometimes even 20. So once you have 10 evasion skill points, you get the skill EVASION+1. If you get 15 or more evasion skill points, you get the skill EVASION+2. There are also negative skills, and usually complete armor sets comes with 3 fully activated skills, and one activated negative skill, so -10 in one area. You get extra skill slots in your armor though, so you can usually craft a +1 gem in that negative skill and take it up to -9 from -10, thus de-activating the negative skill, since skills only activate at -10 or 10.

The thrill is in the next hunt. Always the next epic hunt and crazy monster boss battle you're going to be tried and tested in. You don't HAVE to play 600 hours to enjoy the game. It's just that most people get so addicted to it they CHOOSE to put in 600 hours lol. How much you play it is of course completely up to you. But you'll want to sink in a good 5 hours before writing the game off. It DOES take a little time to get the wheels turning, but once they do you better strap in, cause you're in for one heck of a ride!

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

@Samwise7

I really liked A Link Between Worlds. I thought it worked as the perfect handheld Zelda formula. It was small in scope, but it was just right for a handheld imo. I really, REALLY liked the dungeons in that game too. Especially the invisible walls dungeon, though they were all excellent.

JaxonH

#44

JaxonH commented on Interview: Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable S...:

@Action51

Ah man, that's the best part about the game! Is reading visual and auditory cues to decipher how hurt the monster is. That's what makes it fun. Is battling a monster close to the time limit, and then you cut off it's tail, have both horns broken, they're limping so you KNOW they're close to death, and wondering if you're gonna be able to take them down in time!

Watch this- it's the opening scene of MH3U on Wii U. Notice the monster in the volcano during the second half of the cut scene:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bFSrsUlRAU

I remember the first time I fought Brachydios (new monster not in Tri, the one in the opening scene), and he has this explosive slime on his body. He pounds the ground everywhere leaving slime that explodes moments later. I was fighting him with my buddy online, and he had to leave all of a sudden to take his girl to get some bandages and gauze (she accidentally cut herself), leaving me to fight him all alone (mind you, this was my first encounter with him, so I was not high enough level of armor and weapons to be fighting him solo yet). I fought that beast for a good 40 minutes solo- cut off his tail, broke his explosive arms, everything> but he wasn't quite yet limping, so I didn't think I'd get him in time. My friend came back during the LAST 5 minutes and we took him down with only moments remaining. Got him limping, sprung a trap and voila!

MH3U is a far leap from Tri. There's just SO much more content and monsters, new areas, new weapons and armor... and the online play is really where it's at. There's no reason to be hunting alone in that game. Lobbies are always open, and you can open your own lobby at any time and just put "Low Rank looking for HR" and there's always people who are also low rank looking to level up their HR with you.

Think they said MH3U has 73% new content. That's like an entire game, compiled on top of a game! As for MH4U, bust out the 3DS XL and Circle Pad Pro- no reason to play in little chunks or turns.

JaxonH

#45

JaxonH commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

I like Yoshida. The guy seems level headed, and it's like he actually holds a passion for gaming.

The games on Sony's platforms are dictated by the market though> it seems like Yoshida would love to go back to the PS2 days of light-hearted, fun titles, unfortunately the market has shifted and the vast majority of modern gamers don't want that sort of thing. It's why Nintendo has become less and less popular lately. Most gamers nowadays have a policy of "No shooting, no cursing, no f***ing...? No purchase"

I never did like Little Big Planet. And this 3rd one in particular looks to be less than mediocre. BUT, I'll give em props for at least trying to keep a diverse lineup. Sony has their strengths and weaknesses, just like Nintendo. Playstation isn't exactly the go-to platform for those kinds of games, just like Nintendo isn't the go-to platform for gritty realism. And that's ok. Each platform has their strong points. Playstation might not offer what Nintendo does so well, but, it's good for the M-rated AAA scene. When it comes to those games, Playstation is THE go-to platform.

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#46

JaxonH commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

@Chubblings

And that's the fundamental difference in mindset between gamers like say, you and me, and the ones always looking to complain. The most common justification I hear is "it's good to complain, it's good to critique and want more". And while I would generally agree with that statement, I would not make it a focal point. I picked up gaming as a hobby to enjoy my spare time. Spending all my spare time complaining about stuff doesn't seem like the best course of action for enjoying spare time to me.

That's why I generally resent chronic complaints, regardless of whether it pertains to a game, a console or Nintendo themselves. It's like, there's a LOT of games in the world. If you're not enjoying one, find another that you do enjoy. There's enough great games in the world that every gamer should be having a blast, and really I like to come to fan sites to share in that joy. To exchange opinions and fun experiences with others who also happen to enjoy the same thing. But sometimes it just becomes SO dang negative, it's like no one is having fun playing games anymore.

Tbh, there isn't a Zelda game I've played that I haven't liked. Granted, I haven't played the NES/SNES games despite the fact I grew up in that era. Point is, Zelda games bring a smile to my face every time. I just don't understand the hate they get at times, when the experience is SO enjoyable. Liked that pic btw.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

@midnafanboy

Yeah, I mean sure, it's a minor gripe, but at the same time it's just a MINOR gripe. I'm really enjoying it. I need to go back and play Metroid Prime trilogy again. Metroid Prime 2 is the game that got me back into Nintendo gaming as a young adult (17 or 18 years old at the time). Remember being unemployed, and every day I'd wake up and watch my brother play for like 8 hours straight. All day I'd just sit and watch him play Metroid Prime. So I finally bought a Metroid Prime Gamecube Bundle, and bought MP2 Echoes along with it. Those were the days. 10 hour Metroid binges every day, day in day out. It's been a good 10 years since I played those games, 7 years since MP3 Corruption. Wow, how the time flies!

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#48

JaxonH commented on Interview: Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable S...:

@sinalefa

Well, I suppose not everyone is going to like it, but I think a lot of people would if they actually tried it.

In your case, the game on Wii U is vastly superior to Tri on Wii> just playing with gorgeous textures and high definition makes a world of a difference in immersion, and the online is always populated with hunters and open lobbies listed by the monster being hunted.

I started out by myself, put in about 5 hours, and lost interest. Never really made it past the mushroom gathering and early tutorial quests. So much to learn- it was a very steep learning curve. Then later last summer my friend finally bought a Wii U (told him I'd buy his first game if he got a Wii U, and pre ordered Wonderful 101 for him, so he ended up buying MH3U on a 50% off sale on the eShop). He'd been rambling on for a month about how he just wanted a Wii U so he could play some Monster Hunter. So, I told him I'd hunt with him online, but that I was a noob and he'd have to show me how to cook meat, what to bring on quests, etc.

I remember the first time I saw his character, and he was wearing this G Jaggi armor while I was in basic leather. And I felt a little jealous lol. I wanted me a better armor set. So we went out and hunted Qurupeco until we both had enough for a set. Next night we play again, and I'm feeling good in my Quru armor, and he coming strutting up in RATHIAN armor! So I'm like, well I gotta get me some of that! So we went out and hunted Rathian all night. Next night we got Lagiacrus armor, then we moved on to Diablos armor, then we were high rank and fighting the sub species like Pink Rathian (to this day I DESPISE the Pink Rathian, it's got a mean barrel roll tail spin!).

After that I started hunting on my own, until I hit G-rank and needed help. He had quit playing because he wanted to wait for HIS friend to get a Wii U so we could all hunt together, and I wasn't in the mood to wait. So I started hunting online by setting up my own lobby and letting others join in. The rest is history. 600+ hours into the game, got an awesome armor set and rare talisman> High Grade Earplugs, Evasion +2, Evade Distance, Sharpness +1 and I can tell you right now, that's one of the best sets I've ever personally seen.

Man I love that game! I think playing it on Wii U might change your perspective, not just that but playing online on Wii U. It's so much faster in a group of four, where everyone has a purpose. I main a long sword solo but in a group I bring my hunting horn and buff everyone up with Wind Protection, Earplugs, Attack Up Large, Unlimited Stamina- whatever the hunt may call for ya know? You ever buy MH3U and I'll hunt online with you!

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Interview: Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable S...:

@Frapp

Monster Hunter.... yeahhhhhhhhh

People just don't know do they?!! So few Nintendo fans have discovered the motherlode exclusive that patiently awaits them on their console. I used to be one of those guys. Used to think "eh, Monster Hunter, not for me". Until my friend talked me into hunting with him. And the rest is history.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

@Chubblings

So I started playing Skyward Sword again this morning. Got a good 6 hours done today. I plowed through Faron Woods and found all the Kikwis, then finished Skyview Temple, and then collected like 25 of those Gratitude thingy mabobs for the kind demon. Upgraded my wallet to hold 1100 rupies, got 3 bottles and 8 hearts, and two extra spaces in my equipment bag. So I'm starting to get a little momentum going finally. That's good, because once you pick up momentum it's harder to put the game down!

I never listen to consensus opinion when it comes to games. There's SO many games that I love that get railed on for whatever reason, whether it be a Zelda title, Metroid Other M, Wonderful 101, NSMBU, DKC Tropical Freeze... the list goes on and on. I'll listen to people when they say a game is GOOD, but when people say "oh that game isn't that good blah blah" I take it with a grain of salt. Too many picky gamers, too many uber-fans that hate anything different than the master formula, too much critiquing and not enough love of games.

Ya, I'm lovin it so far man. It's really great. The calibration does need to be re-set pretty often, but it's a single button press that takes half a second. It's not even an issue really. I just hit D-Pad down on the Wiimote while it's pointed where I want it. I guess sure, it's a small complaint, but NOTHING like what I've heard from some people, who even went so far as to say it "ruins the game". Case in point- that's why I don't listen to negative critiques much.