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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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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X ...:

@Jamester0722
My thoughts exactly. Xenoblade for 300 hours, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for a good 600 hours lol. All of 2015 wrapped up in two games- one for Wii U and one for 3DS!

The reason you can sink so many hours into games like these is because they're SO flippin good. Games that you just can't put down at night. Gotta get to bed, I've got work in just 5 hours. Just a little longer, just gotta finish this up real quick. Next thing you know, the alarm is going off and you're still goin at it!

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#3

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
Yes, my own personal beliefs based on the strong evidence of what happened. Nintendo giving Gamestop exclusivity IS evidence Gamestop paid money to cover costs. That's just common sense. Publishers don't just grant exclusivity out of the goodwill of their hearts. It doesn't happen. The fact this was a game they had no interest in localizing is even further proof that Gamestop paid money to cover costs of bringing the game to NA.

If a homeless man went shopping at Macy's we could logically deduce that someone gave him money. Why? Because of the evidence that most homeless people are in fact homeless because they don't have enough money for necessities. If a publisher who has no interest in publishing a game suddenly publishes that game with a sole beneficiary, we can logically deduce that beneficiary paid money to foot the bill. Why? The evidence that publishers are in business to make money, and there's no such thing as a free lunch.

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#4

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi

Are you reading my posts? I don't think you are. I just spelled it out for you that I never claimed proof of this.

But for the record, you can't prove Gamestop DIDN'T pay Nintendo to publish in NA either, so it's a moot point. You choose to believe Nintendo randomly publishes games they have no interest in publishing and just rolls the dice to see which retailer gets exclusivity and I'll choose not to believe such a thing.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
You walk down the sidewalk, see a woman lying on the road dead and a car speeding off, you can't "prove" they hit her. But even a child could tell you what happened, whether they have "proof" for it or not.

1 Nintendo has no interest in NA localization.
2 Operation Rainfall shows clear signs of demand in NA.
3 Gamestop, a company which has in hindsight on multiple occasions paid for physical copies to sell in their store, receives exclusivity for Xenoblade, a game Nintendo had no interest in localizing.
4) reports of sources citing Gamestop struck a deal with Nintendo to pay for publishing duties

Whether that's enough to prove it happened or not, I believe it. It's very unlikely Gamestop didn't pay for that game. Irrefutable proof? No. Statistical likelihood based on evidence and circumstances? Yes.

But again, I'm not here to get in a tit fight over whether they did or they didn't. Believe what you want, but most people can put two and two together. Nintendo isn't that generous to just up and pay for localization on a game they don't want to localize just so they can gift Gamestop with a freebie. I choose not to believe that. You choose to believe whatever you want.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi

I don't need proof. I'm just informing someone that that's what happened. It's a source, and sources are evidence. Believe it or don't, I don't really care. The fact the game was exclusive to Gamestop after Nintendo refused to publish in NA for years should already be proof enough. This is just further evidence. Speculation or not, I'd hardly label it "wild" considering it fits right in place with what actually happened.

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#7

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
Dude think about it. Nintendo refused to publish the game in NA for years. Then all of a sudden the game is announced for NA exclusive to Gamestop. Why do you think that is? You think Nintendo just felt like being charitable to them? After 3 years just up and decided to publish the game in America, and not only that, but only sell it at Gamestop?

Nintendo was against footing the bill for a NA version from the get-go. It's why fans latched onto Operation Rainfall- precisely because Nintendo didn't want to localize the game. They feared it wouldn't sell and didn't want to risk it. Gamestop took notice, saw dollar signs and struck a deal to cover production costs, provided the game only be sold at their store. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.

EDIT: Found this in less than 5 seconds...

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/rumor/28666/gamestop-approached-nintendo-to-publish-xenoblade-chronicles

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#8

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
What makes you think a company has to get ownership wen they publish? There's no absolutes with this sort of thing. Each contract is different. Nintendo publishes 3rd party Japanese games all the time in the west. They don't "own" them, they just reap the benefits of the profit from their investment. Franchise owner gets their game exposed to a new region (and maybe even receives a cut) and the publisher makes money and/or adds a game to their console lineup, or in the case of GameStop, adds an exclusive to their store that no one else is selling in NA.

Yes, it was very unprecedented for GameStop to do this, because you're right, I don't think it had ever been done before. But ever since Xenoblade the trend has been set. They "supposedly" did it again with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Xenoblade and Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn reprints, and yet again with Tales of Hearts R on Vita, physical copy exclusive to Gamestop because they funded the manufacturing of the copies. It was originally slated for digital only.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
But they do. It's why the game was exclusive to Gamestop. They might not have invested in new voice actors but they paid for the publishing of the game on Wii in North America, which is why the game was available exclusively at GameStop. Doesn't mean they necessarily "own" anything- I doubt Nintendo would give ownership. But they did pay for the game to be published in NA, and as such were the only ones allowed to sell the games printed with their funds. Of course, If Nintendo ever wanted they themselves could print a new run and publish in NA, but as of yet the only copies to be sold here were the ones Gamestop paid for.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
Ya they're a crap company, but no, it wouldn't have been sold at Best Buy or any other place. Gamestop proactively funded localization, and like them or hate them, there's no getting around the fact that we would not have gotten the game without them.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@joey302
No lol, never trade in a game. Last time I tried that was with Sonic Racing Transformed. I loved it so much on Wii u I bought the 3DS version, unfortunately it was just a crap version. Thought I'd trade it in to help pay for Vita version, and they only offered me $10 ($11 with PUR, yippie!) just days after it released. I said no thanks, I'll just keep it, and bought the Vita version anyways. After that, I said no more trade ins, even for crap games.

I signed up for Gamers Club Unlocked at Best Buy- so I get 20% off all new games purchased plus about $5 back for every $70 spent through various credit card point bonuses and the like, so that's how I buy most of my games. Although when I was trying to catch up on the backlog collection, I spent a couple thousand dollars on eBay and Amazon. I'd snipe auctions for GameCube games and DS games and Wii games and all that good stuff. I remember getting Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn and the disc was all scratched, so I returned it and bought another used copy on eBay, and it was all scratched up too (despite like new listings). Finally I broke down and bought the game sealed brand-new for 100 bucks. I learned my lesson that it's better to pay more for what you want sometimes than trying to save a few dollars and risking not getting what you're looking for

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#12

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
Keep in mind though that kids don't have credit cards- in a way they're the least at-risk segment to target, because any funds they have will have to come from their parents. Most kids don't keep a running eShop balance. Can't argue with your suggestions though. That would definitely work

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#13

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@joey302
6,000 games. You're in the big-leagues! Makes me look like a small-timer lol.

I probably only have about 300 physical games- a solid collection for GameCube, Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS, with Vita, PS4 and Xbox One as well. But it's a good collection- every single game I own is a top-tier release in mint condition- I don't buy games unless they're the best of the best or something I'm genuinely interested in. So it's only 300 games, but 300 excellent games, all complete in case with manuals and in near-perfect condition. It's a collection I'm very proud of, even if it is just a small portion of what you and others boast.

But I've only been collecting for 2 years as well. I literally had no games just 2 years ago, so I guess I'm doing pretty good. Got completely caught up on the best of Nintendo's 6th and 7th gen console and handheld libraries- no small feat while trying to ALSO keep up with current releases across all 5 platforms.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Grumblevolcano
Fair enough. Of course there's two dozen other games that could've been listed in its place, was just making a point is all.

Honestly though, I'm kind of greatful to Gamestop for what they did. That's one scenario where they serve the greater purpose, even if it was to line their own pockets, we (gamers) still benefitted. Selling the game used for $90 on the other hand, well [cackle...] that's another story.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

@Grumblevolcano
I disagree. If it's free to play, there is no abuse. The game is free- one does not need to invest a single dime in order to play. If it's a paid title and content is locked away pending microtransactions, then it's abuse. I downloaded Terra Battle (Mistwalker) on my iPad as a free to play game, but where your playtime was limited each day by stamina- of course, you can opt to purchase in-game currency which can then be spent on stamina to keep playing longer. But you didn't have to. Stamina recharges on it's own and you could get a pretty lengthy play session in each day without spending one red cent. And I never have. But a game like Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, where you spend $40 on the game and still have micro transactions, and progress so slowly that you almost have to spend money to advance, that's clear cut abuse. A paid game which purposely hinders progress to funnel you into microtransactions.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

I'm not inherently against micro-transactions, in fact I think they can be an appealing thing when done in good taste. It's the ABUSE of microtransactions that I hate, not the microtransactions themselves.

"Microtransaction" has become a dirty word thanks to AAA publishers abusing the heck out of them. But that doesn't mean that any game with micro transactions is automatically bad. It's an established formula for free to play, and whether people like it or not it's here to stay. The only question is whether Nintendo will continue to utilize them in good taste.

Judging by Nintendo's willingness to offer incredible value for DLC in the face of blatant industry greed, I feel confident that I can trust Nintendo in this matter.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@MadAdam81
Ya I noticed that too- everyone seems to have owned a Wii. I think the over-abundant shovelware paraded as equals with quality software is what led many to miscalculate the entertainment value of Nintendo consoles. Most everyone owned a Wii, yet none of them had heard of Metroid Prime 3, or Zelda Twilight Princess, or Xenoblade, or even Mario Galaxy (usually just New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Sports, and shovelware).

So I think people just aren't taking the time to research what Nintendo is offering this gen, because they have a false impression of what the entertainment value is of Nintendo platforms. But once they see the good stuff (usually by word of mouth) they buy one. I have yet to show a person the Wii U and it's games who hasn't, at the very least, thought about buying one. That tells me the Wii U would be a spectacularly popular console, if people only saw the side of it that we know and love.

It's ok though. I wish Nintendo well, but they'll survive regardless. I'm not too concerned with their financial well being. They're not going anywhere, so we can sit back, relax, and just enjoy the ride.

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#19

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Wins Metacritic's Annual Game Publish...:

@Lukey64000
I still own my PS4 and Xbox One, but truth is I only play them on rare occasions now it seems. At first I was really excited for them and all the games (don't get me wrong, there are some great games on those systems and some very good ones on the way) but Idk what it is- I'm just not that interested in 3rd party AAA anymore. I think it's the monotony of mature, gritty realism and the common gameplay blueprints. One game just seems to bleed into the next. Now, I did love Dragon Age Inquisition- insta-classic imo, but the honest truth is I'm sucked into Fire Emblem (GBA) on Wii U more than I was EVER sucked into Dragon Age. How messed up is that? I get just as much enjoyment from VC titles as multi-million dollar AAA lol.

Aside from The Witcher 3 and the two Final Fantasy games on the way, there's not much I'm excited for in 2015 for Xbox and PS. As for Batman Arkham Knight, I'm not too hyped- Arkham City was a brilliant masterpiece judging by individual merits, but as a whole the game just lost my interest after a few hours, just like Far Cry 4 did, and Shadow of Mordor, and Wolfenstein, and GTAV, and Assassin's Creed "take your pick", etc...).

Now, I'm of the mind that a console is worth owning for even just one good game a year. So I definitely don't regret buying them, not at all. It's just that for all the games they get, it's ironic I find most of my enjoyment on Wii U and 3DS.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

The biggest mistake gamers make, is assuming that the majority of gamers are actually gamers like them- ya know, ones that go to fan sites and keep up with news and reputations and all that. We account for a very marginal slice of gamers. Most people don't think anything bad or good about Nintendo. Just like most people don't think anything bad or good about Mr Coffee, Sharp, Vizeo, or any other brand.

We live in a bubble where gossip makes the rounds, reputations of consoles rise and fall, and discussion about console wars is king. Most gamers have no stake in all that. 90+ % of people who will end up buying a console this gen, don't think about Nintendo one way or another- they dont have an invested opinion about how Nintendo is doing- financially, sales-wise, or any other manner. Nor do they care. To most people who will buy a console, MS Sony and Nintendo are just another brand name. They don't care about "oh Nintendo only sold X amount or Nintendo isn't getting multiplats". They'd probably laugh at us if we told them we care about that kind of stuff.

In the end, the average Joe is going to buy what his friends and colleagues tell them is fun from personal experience, or they'll buy what they're familiar with already. All this stuff we think makes a difference, doesn't make a difference. I'm convinced Wii U is an appealing product for normal, average Joe gamers. My co-worker who owns a PS4 just bought a Wii U today during that eBay sale for $260. He'd never considered Nintendo because, well, habit you see. He's just always played PS and that's what all his friends play. But once I told him about Wii U and showed him trailers for games I was playing, he started showing interest. And today he bought one with 3D World, Smash and DKC. That's the fifth person who's bought a Wii U after I told them about the system since launch, all five of which weren't Nintendo gamers. That tells me something- people like what they see, they just aren't seeing it without word of mouth.

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#21

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@joey302
Very lucky. Ya know, back when the Trilogy released I was in a phase where I wasn't really into gaming, didn't go to fan sites, didn't know what games were releasing when, none of that. I actually remember seeing it in Wal-Mart- they had an entire row of them on display. I just remember thinking "Oh that's cool, they released a trilogy" and kept on walking. I'd already played all 3 of them, but besides them and Zelda Twilight Princess that was the only games I'd played in many years.

Once I got back into gaming and learned of it's rarity, I regretted not buying a copy when I had the chance. Oh well, got one now so...

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#23

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@NinjaWaddleDee
Ya, people are really cheating themselves if they're gonna skip the game with the best motion controls ever designed, simply because it's motion. This isn't some waggle game where you shake the Wiimote to shoot, and shouldn't be judged as such. These are refined, advanced level motion controls, where all it takes is the ever so slightest wrist movements as opposed to your thumb for aiming, turnig and looking up/down. And you get full customization options for the imaginary box which serves as threshold between aim and turn. You can do SO much more than with those wonky GameCube controls. I don't know how I ever managed to play the first two on Gamecube- after Metroid Prime 3 the GameCube controls of the first two seemed to be, well, just flat out garbage.

I beat all 3 without any guide or online tip, and I tell ya what it's a heck of an experience doing it that way if you can manage. Of course, I backtracked through areas dozens of times looking for any secrets I may have missed- every time I'd get a new ability I'd scour the map. Although a guide might come in handy for my upcoming playthrough, at least for some of the harder sections of the game.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@617Sqn @Moon
You need the Wiimote, but trust me when I say you want to play with the Wiimote. Quite possibly the most natural and accurate control setup ever devised. Once you try it and see how superior it is to the GameCube controls, you'll know what I'm talking about.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's...:

@8bitforever
It's actually a really good looking game as far as 3DS games go. I know it's a huge step up from Freedom Unite on PSP, which is the MH I have on Vita. But ya, 3DS isn't exactly a powerhouse but for a 3DS game I was thoroughly satisfied, especially with the 3D effect. Of course it's a downgrade from MH3U on Wii U, but I'm just happy to have the game, on any system.

If you ever decide to get the game and wanna fast track to learn the ropes get ahold of me. Hunting online is magical in this game. It's a really close-knit team, everyone helping everyone. Guy forgot to bring potions, someone offers a few after the hunt starts to cover your bases, stuff like that. It's a really unique experience. I've never felt a stronger bond than when hunting with fellow gamers.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's...:

@remlapgamer

Ya know, a lot of people wonder whether this game is as good as people say. And to those people I would answer, "Do you really think all these Monster Hunter fanatics have horrible taste and normally just go crazy over mediocre games? Or is it more likely that people spazz out over the game because it actually really is THAT good, and the only ones who tend to think otherwise are the ones who haven't played it more than 15 minutes. Coincidence? I think not.

You made the right choice. If you ever want to hunt sometime I'm always open to showing new hunters the ropes, as someone once did for me.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's...:

@LukeNI
People nowadays always want a game that's pick up and play, a "catch your interest right away" game like a Saturday morning cartoon. But Monster Hunter is more like a cinematic masterpiece than a Saturday morning cartoon. You have to pay attention and get invested, and that takes a little time, but it's so worth it if you do.

I've always loved giant boss fights in games. It's what made Metroid Prime series great, it's what made Shadow of the Colossus great... Pikmin 3- best part of the game was the giant boss fights. Monster Hunter takes that concept and runs with it. An entire game built on the sole premise of giant boss fights- over 100 different monsters to fight, each with intense, challenging move sets and attack patterns- no two hunts are ever the same. Just the premise alone is epic. Boss fights so big and bad, you have to prepare for battle first!

You and I know what's up ;)

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#30

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@Spoony_Tech
Ya, I've actually got Little Kings Story on the Wii. And I was thinking about getting it for Vita too, but I never really played it on Wii yet so I decided to hold off. Only played the first little section to get a taste of the game. Seems kind of like Pikmin, but more resource oriented. Lucky to get that game at GS when I did- it was getting pretty hard to find at the time (think I grabbed Little Kings Story and Klonoa for Wii that day, ya that's right). Probably only buy it on eBay now I imagine...

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#31

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's...:

@rushiosan
Actually, MH is all about precision. It's intentionally designed to have x amount of time for various animation frames- whether that be swinging your sword, drinking a health potion, sheathing your weapon, etc. It's all about strategy. Judging how much time you have and making a move accordingly- do I have time for one more hit, sheath my weapon, and run away before the monster gets up and attacks me? Do I have time to sharpen my weapon now and dodge out of the way last second? Stuff like that.

I used to be like every person here that doesn't get into the game after playing it once. I bought MH3U and played for a couple hours, and gave up because the early quests were all gathering and killing little monsters and it wasn't that interesting. I complained about no lock on, all that stuff people here say.

But when my friend convinced me to play online with him, and I got a real taste of what the game was all about, it finally "clicked". My expectations of what the game was about was way off. Notice that every person who just plays the demo, or just tries it solo for a bit, doesn't like it. Yet notice every person who sticks with it (whether because of a friend they play with online or whatever) is now a junky and says it's their favorite game of all time. I see a pattern, and it's hard to convince a person they really will love this game if they stick with it, when they're already convinced they won't. But nonetheless, I encourage you to stick with it. Get the game, start working your way up, hunt online with friends or members here. And I know you don't think so, but chances are you'll be like everyone else who stuck with it and now boast it's their favorite game. I was like you. Now I'm an addict.

Monster Hunter is like a good book. It takes more than the first page to catch your interest- sometimes several chapters are needed. But once you reach that point of no return, you won't be able to put it down.

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#32

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@Spoony_Tech
Battalion Wars I liked, but, not as a typical strategy game. I just thought it was a fun game. It was a lot more "crazy fun war shooter" than anything else, with a touch of Pikmin-like strategy controlling your units. But in a world where almost every war game is gritty and real, I found Battalion Wars a breath of fresh air. I wonder if we'll ever see another one... Probably not.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@Sir_JBizzle
Honestly there aren't a whole lot of great strategy games out there. A lot of people claim the original Final Fantasy Tactics, but Really that game wasn't real strategy like Fire Emblem. You would only move like 3 spaces at a time, and your party had AI so you'd move, then you'd have to sit there and watch each of your party members move. It wasn't a bad game, it just, well, it wasn't the same thing. It didn't provide that rich, strategy experience. It was more of a grid-based RPG than anything.

So personally, Fire Emblem is THE definitive strategy experience. Now, some will say Advance Wars, and true those are great games, but I personally never enjoyed that series nearly as much as Fire Emblem. They're great strategy games don't get me wrong- I love em, but I just assume play Fire Emblem if given the choice.

The other big one would be Valkyria Chronicles on PS3. I've personally never played the game but my brother swears by it and he's just as big a Fire Emblem fan as I am, so I trust his judgement. It's a different flavor of strategy, more akin to Code Name STEAM with a twist of Battalion Wars, and with a really great wartime narrative. In fact, Code Name STEAM looks to have almost the exact same type of strategy gameplay, except still on a grid. And that's a good thing, because a lot of people hail Valkyria Chronicles as one of the finest strategy games ever made. So to me, Code Name STEAM is the Fire Emblem developer's take on Valkyria Chronicles gameplay, and that's a really exciting and promising thought right there.

Of course,mthere's always games like X-COM and Frozen Synapse Prime on other consoles, but those aren't really the same genre of strategy that I like to play. Fact is, almost no two strategy series are the same. Almost every strategy game out there is unique, so it's really all about finding the brand and flavor of strategy that you like. For many of us, that flavor is Fire Emblem. There's simply nothing that compares.

With that in mind, Fire Emblem Awakening really is the best place to start, bar none. Not only will it make you a life-long convert, it's the best game on the 3DS. Once you get your feet wet with Awakening, you'll be hungry for more- that I can promise. And when that time comes, you can turn to Fire Emblem (GBA) on Wii U VC, FE Sacred Stones on 3DS if you're an ambassador (or on Wii U VC if you're anywhere but NA) Shadow Dragon on DS which is a remake of the very first game on NES (so it's a little more hardcore that these others), and best of all there's two home console entries you can play with FE Path of Radiance on GC and it's sequel, Radiant Dawn on Wii. Unfortunately those two games are pretty rare- Path of Radiance will run you about $100 and Radiant Dawn is about $75. But they're so worth it.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@Caryslan
Ah, ya I know the feeling...believe me. I think most of us here who have MH3U sunk 500-1000 hours into the game already, so we're super stoked to move on to the next one. And obviously are really into the franchise too.

Of course, a lot of those games will be releasing in the 2nd half if the year, and the releases seem to be spread out pretty evenly so as to not clump too many close together. For me, I'm scooping MH4U, Zelda Majora's Mask and Kirby Rainbow Curse in February, in March I'm grabbing Code Name STEAM and Mario Party 10, Xenoblade Chronicles in April, and Splatoon in May, and I'm sure Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wooly World will be dropping in June and July- then it's on to the 2nd half of the year with the big guns!

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#35

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@Spoony_Tech
Nice, ya it's about ta get crunk in 3DS land lol...
I never liked Advance Wars as much as Fire Emblem. Have you ever played Battalion Wars though on GC or Wii?

@unrandomsam
Well by the looks of things Splatoon is going to AT LEAST match the success of games like Pikmin 3 or DKC Tropical Freeze. Lotta people are excited for that one.

I'm playing Fire Emblem (GBA) on Wii U as well. Just finished Chapter 14 in Eliwood's story. Game is really friggin good isn't it? Man... I like Awakening too though. Currently doing my second playthrough on Hard Casual (I like the casual mode cause I don't have the patience for restarts anymore- I haven't used it yet but I like the peace of mind, knowing I can if I need to, ya know? Might as well enjoy it for the one game it's in (well, two counting FE12, which I plan to play whenever I finish Shadow Dragon ).

I hope Code Name STEAM sells well though, I really do. Look how many years fans overlooked Fire Emblem and Advance Wars- be a shame if they turn around and do the same thing to this one, even after discovering the brilliance that is Intelligent Systems

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#36

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@Spoony_Tech
Exactly. I buy consoles for the games. Never pass on a great game just because of the console it's on, especially if YOU OWN THE CONSOLE ALREADY lol...

What do you think of Code Name STEAM? You into the Fire Emblem series? I think it looks amazing, and will offer all the deep strategy of any other IS developed game. Nintendo is tweeting character profiles for the game. I saw the one for Tiger Lily- I guess she's the group's healer. I saw some gameplay of her shooting this health bomb that encapsulates the target player and heals them a set amount. Looks like all the great strategy mechanics are there, and Im really diggin the art style and player perspective. Gonna be a great strategy game, I'm just afraid people are going to write it off cause it's different.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's...:

@paleboyjack

MH3U on Wii U might be the defining Monster Hunter experience for a long time, however, it's not noob-friendly at all. Many a gamer have given up on the franchise because they didn't have the patience to get through the early quests of 3 Ultimate. Now, if you do you'll be rewarded with what is, in my opinion, the greatest video game ever made, but knowing how often noobs are turned off by the brutally deep game mechanics thrown at them so early on and in full force, I would recommend going with MH4U. Once you're hooked and get a more basic understanding of the crafting and combat system, and general blueprint for progression, THEN I'd say go play 3 Ultimate. And having played 4 Ultimate on 3DS will just make you appreciate the HD visuals and luxurious features of 3 Ultimate on Wii U that much more.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

Oh dear. I am gravely concerned that roughly one quarter of this community has no interest in either Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate or Code Name STEAM. We might need to have a community-wide intervention soon, properly explain what a good game is ;)

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#39

JaxonH commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

I pre ordered, got an email yesterday canceling the order with a $50 code.

Fine by me. I didn't really want that ugly Majora's Mask new3DS XL anyways. I already locked in the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate new3DS bundle. I saw the Majora's Mask 3DS for sale on GS website when I ordered the MH edition, and chose to pass on it cause I didn't really want it. It wasn't until later when I accidentally stumbled upon it on Best Buy's website (after it was supposedly sold out everywhere) that I figured what the heck, I can always cancel, right?

Glad I did, too. That decision just landed me a nice, crisp 50 dollar bill. Thank you Best Buy! Don't mind if I do! Saved $200 I didn't need to spend AND got $50 on top of it. Well done.

JaxonH

#40

JaxonH commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

@rjejr
Well, the common thread is Nintendo items because there's so many Nintendo collectors. Hardly anyone collects for Sony or MS. Which is why retro Nintendo games are sky high in value but only a select few on other consoles, and even those aren't worth nearly as much.

Scalpers know where the money is at, and that's with the Nintendo collecting community.

JaxonH

#41

JaxonH commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

It wasn't the fault of Best Buy. Every scalper in the country was stalking the website waiting for the system to go live, because GameStop just started selling the system the day before.

You also had every single gamer looking for an LE that was too slow to grab one on GS website, also lurking on the website. The entire Slickdeals community was there F5- ing the webpage, every CAG member F5-ing the webpage, basically the entire gaming community F5-ing the webpage, just waiting for it to go live.

And people wonder why the system gave way and allowed too many orders...

I know for a fact that it had already sold out on Best Buy's website, yet somehow people were still managing to put more preorders in. Numerous reports confirmed that it had sold out, then 15 minutes later people are reporting a purchase going through. So I checked the website out of curiosity, and the listing had been removed. I started doing various searches, and I somehow finally got the listing to show up, and it was open for pre order.

So, I ordered one, told my bro and he ordered one too. Well, we just got an email yesterday saying our preorders had been canceled, along with a $50 promotional code for the trouble. I imagine when we put in our preorders we weren't supposed to be able to do so. I mean, the thing had been reportedly sold out at least half an hour before that.

I think the website basically got DDoS from so many people bombarding it at once, and that's what caused the system to malfunction.

The first wave Amiibos were up for preorder for WEEKS before selling out. Marth was up for WEEKS before selling out. Zekda Windwaker Bundle at GS even took a few days to sell out. That was before so many scalpers got involved, and people who only want stuff because it's hard to find. But ever since then, ever since people discovered this was just a quick way to make some cash, everything's been selling out within an hour. Think about that.

If Nintendo has indeed sold 5 million Amiibos in 2 months, and even THOSE don't have enough stock now that scalpers are involved, then why would a truly limited edition fare any better?

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@Quorthon
I agree optical is dated, but I'm not sure how fast they're gonna move away from it. It's cheap, and that's the ringer.

Looking at my PS4 and Xbox One games install sizes, I have

Halo Master Chief- 61gb
Forza Horizon 2- 40gb
Sunset Overdrive- 25gb

Dragon Age Inquisition- 45gb
Far Cry 4- 25gb
GTAV- 52gb
CoD AW- 43gb
AC Unity- 56gb
Lords of the Fallen- 11gb
Shadow of Mordor- 31gb
Killzone Shadowfall- 43gb
Last of Us- 44gb
Diablo 3- 29gb
Infamous Second Son- 22gb + 9gb DLC
Wolfenstein- 52gb
Tomb Raider- 17gb

So I suppose you're right, not most, but a good portion of them, and some are even well above 50gb after the day one patching process. I did the math- we're averaging almost 38gb per game (based on sample study of my own personal collection- the real average of course might vary a bit). That's a lot, especially considering games will only grow in size as the generation goes on.

JaxonH

#43

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@rjejr
Well, I'd say most PS4/X1 games are 50gb, and it's only the start of the generation. Next gen will almost have to have physical based discs with just certain texture packs being installed, otherwise peoples' hard drives will be full in a month! Unless some new ultra capacity hard drive is invented before then. OR, they transition to streaming (but I doubt they'll ever forego hardware in favor of streaming, though they might release hardware that utilizes streaming rather than discs or downloads.

Idk, they seem to be in a bind no matter what they do. Digital-only will mean too few games on a hard drive and excessive download times, streaming-only would piss people off royally and might jeopardize their business, and physical-only would necessitate extremely fast read speeds, and it would go against the grain of their culture as a complete reverse of the status quo.

JaxonH

#46

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@rjejr
Or put on about it. Amazon charges tax and consumers can save close to $20 by ordering through a 3rd party Amazon vendor, simply fulfilled by Amazon and backed by their guarantee.

Amazon has historically never stocked Nintendo hardware. Handheld or console. Why, I'm not really sure. But the fact you can buy through 3rd parties fulfilled by Amazon tax free means the systems are still getting the same exposure. At least the consoles are listed- if someone truly has an issue ordering through a 3rd party they have other online options, like Newegg for example.

JaxonH

#47

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@Vineleaf
It's just one of those games that tries to be crazy, just for the fun of its outrageousness.

Abraham Lincoln, Tom Sawyer, Cowardly Lion... How can anyone NOT love a game that has those 3 characters in it :)

At the end of the day though, it's Intelligent Systems. The entertainment value of their strategy design is best in class, regardless of how strange the name or odd the characters or peculiar the aesthetic.

JaxonH

#48

JaxonH commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

@Purple
Actually, he's well off but spends no more than I probably do. He buys most of his stuff used in the wild for cheap- searches Craigslist and Kijiji on a regular basis, makes 2-3 runs a week to Goodwill and used games stores, and when shopping eBay never sets his sights on one particular item so as to not pay too much. Said he'll just do a generic Nintendo search and buy whatever the best deals are that he doesn't yet own. Sometimes waiting years to get a specific item, just waiting for the right price.

Most importantly, he emphasizes that this collection took years, and amounted at a slow, steady pace over time. If you're patient, only buy when the price is right and do it for 5+ years, you'd be surprised how fast your collection builds, especially when most of it is undesirable retro games that aren't that good. I only collect games worth playing and specifically rare games worth playing, so my "average price per item" is sky high. But the majority of his collection is random games that aren't that good, and can therefore be found in bulk for dirt cheap.

Should watch his collecting series 101, shows people how they can build a collection like his on a budget.

JaxonH

#49

JaxonH commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

Haha, I've been subscribed to Lithium's channel since before he was even popular on YouTube. He has an excellent series on collecting called Collecting 101 or somethig like that- 101 different videos each offering a unique tip on how to collect