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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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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

@LDXD I think they said they hope to hit 1 million globally, certainly not all at launch though. This is one of those games with Evergreen traits. Six months from now, I can see this game well above half a million sales. One year from now, who knows? I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility....

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#3

JaxonH commented on Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U i...:

@SkywardLink98

Get your wallet ready then because I'm sure this game is on the way! I'm glad they're releasing this one instead of Sacred Stones, considering I have that on 3DS already. But, hopefully they'll release that one too later on.

What would really make me happy though, is DKC trilogy.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@AJ_Lethal I agree with that. No one likes feeling like they're of a lesser priority. But I was buying all these games before they started getting gimped, and it didn't make a split a difference because they weren't selling before they were being gimped. My point being, yeah they're treating us like lesser gamers and sure they're losing some sales because of it, but the games weren't going to sell much more than that anyways and the support still would've been pulled regardless, so I don't know why some people like to pretend that if the games were all full parity they would somehow be selling in numbers that would no longer be negligible.

This was going to happen one way or another anyways. Granted, by gimping those last games in production to minimize losses, they have effectively pissed off a lot of Nintendo gamers, many of which don't even play M rated games but stand on principle, and are now hesitant to buy ANY game by those developers, even the colorful ones made with care and attention. This only further spans the divide between Nintendo gamers and third-parties, and it may have finally reached a point where it's irrevocable.

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#7

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@CaptainToad ya but those AC games weren't exactly gimped. If those games qualify as gimped than you can literally label any game as gimped. The only possible allegation you could bring against them is perhaps the frame rate (AC3 even had DLC) but there are plenty of other games with way worse frame rate issues that sell quite well on Nintendo platforms. So obviously Nintendo fans have no qualms with specs as long as it's a game they want to play. There just aren't enough fans into these kinds of games.

If more Ninty fans bought AAA, we'd see a noticeable shift in quality. I think 3rd parties like Ubisoft suspected their AAA games wouldn't sell on Nintendo platforms, and sales just confirmed that suspicion. Once the launch window games flopped , all remaining games in development were then put on low priority and features were removed, as a last ditch effort to minimize losses.

It's not anyone's "fault", it's just the reality that different fanbases hold different preferences, and obviously you can't expect the one fanbase that prefers colorful unique games to match sales of third-party consoles, no matter how good the version released is. That's unrealistic.

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#9

JaxonH commented on The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Co...:

And this is relatively cheap for a First 4 Figures product. Most statues run well over $400, although some of the older ones can be found for a discounted $150-250. The Zant, Midna on Wolf, and Super Sonic score as some of my all time faves...

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#11

JaxonH commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

As much as I'd sincerely LOVE to see a third and final entry for DKC, I think a Metroid Prime successor would be appropriate.

It's time. It's definitely time...

Alright folks, time to bust out your Gamecubes and re-play the Metroid Prime games. It's been well over a decade since the first Prime released, and 7 years since the 3rd entry on Wii. The games will feel new again, and that's a heck of an experience to re-play. Me, having beat all three original games I think I'll play the trilogy on Wii.

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#12

JaxonH commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

It's about time- I think this is a smart move, the RIGHT move. We needn't minimize the situation by pretending Pokemon isn't really Nintendo. It's Nintendo. And even if it wasn't, it will be PERCEIVED as Nintendo anyways. But that's not a bad thing, it's a good thing.

I would like to see touch-based puzzle games (think Pushmo World or Pokemon Battle Trozei, even Dr Luigi) come to iPad. Smaller games well suited for iPad play. Games like that are the kind of games that make new fans. And that's exactly what Nintendo needs more of.

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#16

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77 Yeah I know right! Used to find out about games months after they released in fact lol.

Yeah, we know they delayed the game so there wouldn't be a gap in early 2015. Sucks but I do understand that they're losing money right now and can only crank out so many games per year. I just like playing their games. I'm a patient man with a hundred game backlog, so I just go with the flow. It can be frustrating for sure, but I'll take a late game over no game any day.

That goes for anything with me. I waited 7 YEARS for the band Evanescence to get back together and put out another hit album as good as Fallen (after Ben Moody left the music was crap). In 2010, all original members had left and formed a new group, We Are the Fallen. And their album,a Tear the World Down, was bliss. Every bit as good as Fallen. But it sold 40k and they were dropped by the record label. Going on 5 years now, still waiting for the next. Who knows if/when it'll ever come?

Good things come to those who wait, right?

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#17

JaxonH commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

@ryanator008 not making excuses lol. I have no vested interest in what you believe. Believe whatever you want, doesn't make it true though. Joe blow could say he had a Nexus tablet that didn't last 2 hours. You had a bunk tablet if it couldn't last a day. I charge my iPad once every three days. I get home from work at 5 o'clock every day and use it until I go to sleep. So I don't know what else to tell you

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#18

JaxonH commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

@ryanator008 I'm sure you know all this but, keep in mind that tablets can drain faster when playing back media and screen brightness plays a big part too. Not to mention, it doesn't matter how good your battery is- after a few years it's going to drain fast. Maybe you had an older model or a used model, or maybe you were playing back a lot of videos and music with the screen cranked way up on full brightness? It could have been a lot of things really. But of all the tablets out there iPad is among the best if not the best, when compared to the competition.

My iPod is a sixth generation model, and I've had it for a few years and I can tell its' battery doesn't hold nearly as long a charge as it used to. It's still not bad considering my cell phone drains in six hours after only having it for year. Apple devices are definitely better than a lot of other mobile media devices when it comes to battery life. I just ordered an iPhone so I'll see how long that battery last before it starts draining like my current Samsung Galaxy does. Can't be any worse that's for sure lol...

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#19

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Yorumi I respond in matters of fact that is verifiable. And friendly discussion. Arguing opinion, no. Arguments never end with opinions. And I wouldn't dare dictate how anyone posts, but if I'm being harassed I won't think twice about telling them to stop by means of not replying to me. Not that I have to explain myself, but so we're clear. You are free to post whatever you like, just please keep me out of it.

I would have no problem having friendly discussion with you. But the problem is I can't recall one time it's been friendly.

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#20

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Yorumi

Because it's always YOU hassling me over every comment, even when I'm not talking to you. I have a right to post my opinions here as much as you, without you dictating how or what I should post.

I have not been rude yet, I politely asked you to post and let post. Obviously that's a problem. So I won't ask. I'm telling you to LEAVE ME ALONE. I'm done being harasses by you. Pretend I do not exist. Do not respond to me, to not talk about me. Enjoy this site and do whatever it is you do, but leave me out of it. Good day.

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#21

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Yorumi I quit addressing people because I'm tired of arguing. I don't call anyone out any more. I post my opinion, and it doesn't offend anyone directly. There's more than just one discussion on here, more than just you. But the statement is for anyone who desires to know my opinion. There are always tangents in comment threads btw. I've heard a lot on this topic, and this is what I felt like saying.

I specifically didn't address anyone because I didn't want to get in a back and forth with someone. So please, post and let post.

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#23

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

I hate it when activists push an agenda. Always looking to make the world conform to THEIR progressive ideals, at the expense of pretty much everyone else.

No, there's nothing wrong with Link being a girl. But he's NOT a girl. He's an established character of the male sex. And that's just who he is! People don't have to like it but that's what it is! It's like saying Indiana Jones should be a female because, why not? Why couldn't he be a girl? You got something against women? No, I have nothing against women. I have EVERYTHING against people looking to change established characters for the sake of political correctness. It's counterproductive to the creativity of the developers, in fact it's downright hostile. And a slap in the face to those who have grown emotionally attached to a particular character. People want to see a female lead in Zelda? Fine, have Zelda be playable. But changing the gender of an established and beloved character? Let's just make Peter Pan a gay Jewisish female while we're at it, because equality and all that... Pfft..

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#24

JaxonH commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

It's a sign of the times. Gaming is transitioning to tablets whether we like it or not. And to be honest, I wouldn't mind gaming on a tablet if all my favorite games were on it and I had a proper controller. One by one the games will migrate. 10 years from now we all might be playing on a tablet. Personally, i'm looking forward to it. The convenience can't be matched. And with Apple integrating gamepad support via Bluetooth now, there's nothing holding back the real games from being ported over

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#26

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@unrandomsam I'm fairly excited for Watch_Dogs. It reviewed well, and I've watched some gameplay footage so I know what I'm getting. Not sure what you meant by fools gold. I don't think anyone believes it's GotY, but it's still a really decent AAA game coming to Wii U, late or not.

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#27

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77 Delays happen. I don't think we'll ever see a day anyone gets past that. And, more delays will come next year too. You already know. Until a definitive date is set, I consider all release dates tentative on Nintendo platforms. Usually Nintendo's pretty good about not delaying games once they have a set date though, I will give them that. It still happens sometimes but not often. Can't say the same about 3rd party games though. They'll tell you a date and everything then wait a month or 2 from release to tell you it's delayed.

Man I was pissed. They said Witcher 3 was releasing Oct 14- so I'm like awesome, rock on. Then they announce the Witcher 3 is delayed until 2015, but that Batman Arkham Knight will release on Oct 14. So I'm like well, that sucks but at least I'm still getting a good game on October 14 one way or another. Ya, then they delay that game as well lol...

Now I'm like, just let me know when the game is a week from release. THEN I'll start getting excited.

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#28

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@midnafanboy I start early. I preorder as the games are announced and pay them off well in advance. Though I will admit, I'm considering canceling several of my preorders like Assassins Creed Unity, Shadow of Mordor and Natural Doctrine. Fact is those games are low on my priority list, and by the time I even open them the games will probably have dropped in price to $15 or $20

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#30

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77 Eh, I'm happy. Sonic will surely be trash, but Watch Dogs and Bayonetta? Pure gold, ports or not. I skipped WD on PS4 and again on X1 to wait for Wii U version. If your gonna buy a game, get it on the system you want, right? Bayonetta is a bonus anyways, it's the new one I'm really amped for. But, I'm also excited for the 1st. I never played it, and I think most Nintendo fans haven't played it either. It's definitely going to be the most desirable version, that's for sure. But even if it wasn't, it's still Bayonetta, a critically acclaimed game, coming to Wii U with Nintendo outfits, off TV play, the works. I got no complaints.

Finish up Last of Us Remastered, jump into some Metro Redux, then Hyrule Warriors, then Smash Bros 3D, then Bayonetta 2, THEN the 1st (gotta play the new one first), then some Watch Dogs, finish up in time for Sunset Overdrive and Halo Masterchief, slide right into some Smash Bros U and Captain Toad, then finish the year out with a little Dragon Age Inquisition, Lords of the Fallen and Far Cry 4, oh, and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, hopefully on Wii U (I like my single player campaigns, what can I say?)

And if there's time, some Fantasy Life, Persona Q and Freedom Wars. Got my gaming year all planned out!

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#31

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@ben-

Eh em, when Watch Dogs releases this fall I'm gonna be waiting for your response. I have it pre ordered so I'll send you a screenshot when it arrives :)

Third-party support has nothing to do with power or HDD size. Most fans don't buy digital anyways. It has to do with sales, it's as simple as that. The games don't sell well enough. 360 launched with a 4 GB hard drive. PS3 is currently selling a 12 GB model. And the PS4 and X1 fill up faster buying physical than Wii U fills up buying digital (I own all 3 consoles, trust me on this). When games that sell millions of copies on other platforms can't manage to spread more than 90k on Nintendo platforms, obviously support isn't going to last that long.

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#33

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77

Don't forget about Watch Dogs, Sonic Boom, the Skylanders/Disney stuff, and my money says Wii U will see Advanced Warfare on Nov 3rd. Project Cars and Fast Racing Neo delays (I'm assuming Fast Racing Neo isn't coming this yr, though it might) have definitely taken their toll, but with Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1, Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros and Captain Toad also on the way, it's not looking too shabby. Oh, y'all gotta wait a month for Capt Toad in EU don't you? We'll ya that sucks. Least it's only a 30 day delay or whatever though

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#35

JaxonH commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

@DiscoGentleman

Yeah but those are because they ran out of resources or went bankrupt before finishing the game. If they straight up took the money and blindly used it for something else I'm sure a judge would rule in favor of the backers just like in a Claims Court. It's just never happened before, but if stuff like this keeps happening I'm sure someone will eventually do it.

In the case of PS3/360 versions, I think backers would actually have legal grounding if they so desired to pursue it in court. There's got to be some law that protects consumers just like with charities falsely advertising what they're going to use the money for. You may be freely donating your money but they can't lie to you about what they're going to do with it

Which brings us to the crux of the matter, intent. Did they at least try to make the game or did they freely choose to not follow through on their promises? I would think motive would play a big part in the result of legal actions.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

@FragRed No it doesn't. It's obvious they're willing to do whatever it takes to take advantage of the situation and make as much money as possible. They saw dollar signs and they took 'em.

But, whatever. After the game releases on Wii U, nobody's gonna care how long it took. People have short memory spans like that.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

@FragRed It gets a little confusing because some projects don't pan through yet those behind the project aren't liable, nor is Kickstarter. But I think if it were to be taken to court then a judge could rule in favor of the backers. Like in the case of bankruptcy I know they're not liable, but I'm pretty sure it's not legal to take the money and use it for something else. Kickstarter wouldn't be liable but those behind the project could, in theory, be held legally accountable if someone actually decided to take them to court. Like, if they tried to make the game but were unsuccessful they might not be legally accountable, but if they outright took the money and used it for something completely different, then I would think a judge would rule and against them if it were ever taken to court.

I would think they wouldn't be willing to put themselves in such a situation.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

Yeah, the game is delayed, but imo people are beating a dead horse at this point. It is what it is, accept it and move on. Life is long, and we'll get the game soon enough. 10 years from now, 20 years from now, is it really going to matter if you got the game in November 2014 as opposed to March 2015 (or whenever it releases)? Not in the slightest.

So, instead of always finding the one negative perspective to see things from, can we just celebrate the fact we're getting a great game, PHYSICALLY RELEASED, on the Wii U? A game that is looking very good I might add?

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#44

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

@unrandomsam really? I found the game just as brutal and unforgiving, although much better balanced. Idk about the whole no surprises thing, I mean it's a platformer, not sure if that's the genre for such a thing. Certainly couldn't predict the worlds, bout as diverse and unpredictable as they come. Even the levels themselves within the worlds varied progressively. First in the savanna it's bright and sunny, next stage a storm, next stage the savanna catches fire from the storm, etc. And the creativity was amazing.

The dynamic camera was a real treat, and certainly the return of water levels and Dixie, and including Cranky, as well as the time attack leaderboard and video upload. Time running DCK is an art form. Time running with the right buddy is a necessity, some levels needing Dixie, some Diddy, some Cranky.

You don't truly appreciate the level design until you do time runs. That's when you realize just how amazing the level design is in the game, so expertly crafted. And nothing showcases that fact quite like the temples. You should friend me sometime and take a look at some of my temple time runs. Those temples made DKC Returns' temples seem dull and unrefined in comparison.

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#45

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

DKC Tropical Freeze and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I cannot stress enough how great these games are

Oh, and siesta Fiesta is a surprise gem. Like, REALLY friggin good. Couldn't believe how much I enjoyed that game!

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#49

JaxonH commented on Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for...:

@Jazzer94 Very nice! I competed in a few tournaments when I got the game but I haven't played it lately. Plowing through The Last of Us and still helping others hunt in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which btw, we should get down on this weekend if you're up for it...