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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, 3DS XL and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#4

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!

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#5

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

#6

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.

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#7

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)

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#8

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

#10

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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#11

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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#13

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...

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#15

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

#16

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.

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#17

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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#18

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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#19

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

#20

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

#22

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

#23

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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#24

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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#25

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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#26

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

#27

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

#28

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.

JaxonH

#29

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

@XCWarrior

Twilight Princess was AMAZING. Idk how anyone could not like that game. It holds a special place in my heart. It was just a solid Zelda game through and through. While some may criticize the motion, I liked the fact you didn't have to worry about the angle being correct when you swung the sword. Made things streamlined, and that was a good thing.

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#30

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

They're all good.

Speaking of Zelda, I need to go back and finish Skyward Sword. I picked Twilight Princess (and it was a hard choice), but there's so many I considered picking- even the Four Swords Adventures on Gamecube. I've got a feeling once I finish Skyward Sword (IF I ever finish), that'll be my new favorite.

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#31

JaxonH commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

I have this weird love/hate relationship with the Wii U Virtual Console. It's been pretty disappointing in many respects thus far, while at the same time exceeding expectations in others. I'm STILL waiting on DKC trilogy (preferably SNES, but even GBA would be better than nothing at this point), since the games aren't sold on Wii, 3DS or Wii U Virtual Console. Major disappointment. They've barely scratched the surface bringing SNES games, and many weeks bring one crap game or skip the week entirely.

At the same time,they're bringing classic GBA games I've wanted for ten years now, and we're right on the verge of seeing DS games in the west. So in that respect I'm very happy with the service. Idk, in the end I'm sure all the good classics will be released. It's just watching them come so slowly that sucks. I own over 250 VC games on my Wii, so it's not like I can't play them. I just like using the gamepad over the Wii Classic Controller and I like the virtual saves. That stuff matters to me.

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#32

JaxonH commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

@Spoony_Tech

That's actually what I was wondering too. Bandai Namco picks up publishing duties for physical releases, and all of a sudden Wii U version gets delayed. Coincidence? Maybe... or, maybe not.

I was planning on buying this game day one, but, I was never too excited for it. Racing SIMs aren't my thing really. I just wanted to show my support and give the genre another try. So it's whatever.

JaxonH

#33

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Yorumi

Get over your pride man and this whole "I'm the victim, I demand an apology" stuff. You sat there and falsely accused me of saying "You're not welcome here" and again falsely accused me of saying "no one is allowed to criticize" and again right now saying "you KNOW I don't read your posts", simply because I was busy and overlooked a small detail of your previous comments. That would be considered slander, or you could call it lies, or you could lump it into the personal attacks category. I'm not sitting here on my high horse demanding an apology from you for any of THAT. Nor am I demanding an apology for you calling my opinions arrogant. You are not the victim here. You are the aggressor playing the victim.

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#34

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Senario

I'd have to disagree. I think both of you are picking an argument with me when there is none. The only valid point he has is that I misread and assumed he was a competitive player (oh the horror). I'm multi-tasking and skimmed too fast and missed what he said. Mistakes happen. But demanding an apology? You've gotta be kidding me.

You're trying to argue with my opinion- Idk why you're even trying to convince me otherwise. Ok, you played Smash. I never assumed you didn't. What I assumed was that you haven't sat down with the game and played for a month or two, and (correct me if I'm wrong), you haven't done that, right? Playing once at Best Buy isn't really enough to discover all the potential intricacies of the game.

I said it several times now, and I'll say it again. I'm not against your wanting these features in the game. I don't care one way or the other. That's NOT what I'm saying. All I'm saying is people should give the game a chance and evaluate it on its OWN merits, rather than the checklist of merits they want it to have (your checklist, others' checklists, doesn't matter). What I'm saying is people should at least try to enjoy it for what it is, rather than what they want it to be.

And if you try it, and you still don't like it, well at least you gave it a chance. Like I said before, at least you still have games like Melee and Project M to fall back on. But as for me, myself and I? I can tell you right now I'm never playing Melee or Brawl again after this one releases.

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#36

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Yorumi

If I misread you for saying you were competitive, sorry! My goodness who cares! You're making a mountain out of a molehill! Ever heard that saying? And for goodness sake learn what hypocrisy is. You were putting words in my mouth not five minutes ago, so please.

If I assumed you were competitive, it was probably because you were jumping down my throat with irrational attacks taking a stance in favor of their argument. So it doesn't matter if you are or aren't. I THOUGHT you were, and THAT is why I posted what I did.

You're right, I don't intend to read much of your posts because all you do is attack anyone who goes against your opinion. I didn't respond to anyone's post, I made an objective statement and YOU attacked me for it. Which is seeming to become a trend of late. So you'll understand if I skim your posts, which are nothing but attacks against opinion I have.

The people "just stating their opinion" are NOT who I was referring to. OBVIOUSLY.

Come here. State your opinion. Don't go on full paragraph rants against someone just because they assumed you were a competitive player...

JaxonH

#37

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

Thousands, out of 10-20 million, is a small group. And I know competitive players like to take all the credit for keeping the game relative, but there are a ton of normal gamers, like myself, who will play the game for years and years (like Mario Kart) and keep the online just as alive as the competitive people. Only there's millions of us. So let's not get too gung-ho on taking credit for keeping it relative.

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#38

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Senario

I get it. You don't have to sell me on anything. I was never arguing those features shouldn't be in the game. BUT, I'm not saying they should. All I'm saying, is they aren't. And despite that not being what you want, you (generally speaking, the collective YOU), should just try the game out and see how YOU like it before judging it on a checklist of absent technical features you heard from the next guy. You might like the game MORE this way. You might find DIFFERENT technical moves not present in past games. You don't know until you try it. But people are too busy judging it prematurely.

JaxonH

#39

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Yorumi

I should have been more specific. My hostility was toward the accusations slandered against me by not one, but two self proclaimed "competitive" players, one of which was you. I should have just come right out and called you by name, because the truth is I don't have anything against competitive players. I was trying to be polite and not call you by name, and it did come off as an attack against ALL competitive players.

Now, when I said "if people want a game a certain way, they should become developers and create that game" I meant it. You're never going to have a game exactly how you desire it to be. If you want an exact experience, you're gonna have to create it- a "want something done right gotta do it yourself" kind of thing. Until then, we have to settle for what's made by others, and enjoy it for what it is.

And IN MY OPINION, that's the problem with uber-fans. They get too demanding on what the next game MUST have and MUST NOT have. Instead of looking at things objectionably like they did before they became fans of that series.

JaxonH

#40

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Senario

If I wanted to tell someone they're not welcome, I'd come right out and say exactly that. Believe me I have no problem speaking my mind. You can rest assured, if that is what I wanted to say, I would have said it.

I also never said people shouldn't criticize. Please, by all means criticize away! I don't know where you're getting this stuff from. Really, you're digging in too deep to what I said I think.

My original post was merely my opinion- that people should respect what the man wants to make, whether it's what they want or not. You say the game is "a widely popular competitive game that goes to the biggest fighting tournaments in the world"> actually, only 1 game of the now 5 different releases fully falls into that category. And that's what I'm getting at. You say Brawl wasn't his envisioning? Well neither was Melee.He's made that clear through the other four entries that are NOT like it- N64, Wii, and now Wii U and 3DS. I understand a small, vocal group want the game a specific way, AND THAT'S FINE, but what I'm saying is people should at least TRY to appreciate the game for what it is, rather than what they personally desire.

You guys are welcome to complain to your heart's content. By all means, knock yourself out. I'm just saying, the original intentions of creating a Smash Bros game was to create a Mario Kart type experience of the fighting genre. Mario Kart is hardly something you can expect to be truly geared towards competitive players- although fans will compete and have fun doing so. Likewise, Smash was never meant to be more than Nintendo's light-hearted take on the fighting genre. I understand you and others want more, AND I RESPECT THAT> all I'm doing is pointing out the truth of the matter- that that was never Nintendo nor Sakurai's intentions.

You are among friends here. We can have a difference of opinion and still be good. You should never take anything I say at more than face value- I'm just sharing my personal view on the matter. I'm not crusading against your cause, ok?

JaxonH

#41

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Yorumi

Who said you aren't welcome here? Who said you shouldn't voice your opinions? Man, competitive players sure love playing the victim don't they! I never said any such thing. Voice away. And as always, everyone is welcome here. Idk where how you construed THAT out of my comment, but whatever.

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Senario

"we are not being accepted by some people despite our efforts to show that we are willing to compromise on some things. If you really want to be exclusionary that is your choice but we never stopped people from having fun their own way"

I keep hearing stuff like this as if competitive players are being "victimized" by heartless casuals. Who's not accepting you? I never said I'm AGAINST certain technical features being in the game. I'm not AGAINST your way of having fun. I don't care what you do, or what's in the game, to be perfectly honest- I'm just calling it what it is and stating the facts. I'm not saying I DON'T WANT those features. I'm just stating an observation that THEY'RE NOT PRESENT. And the reason they're not present is because Sakurai chose for them to not be present. He chose for them to not be present, because he is designing the game in a manner which suits his desires. It's his game, and he can make it how he wishes. And all I'm saying, is people should respect that. If some find it not to their liking, I can understand that. But the game is what it is, ya know? This is how he wants it to be.

Not to mention, all those little tricks in Melee weren't found out about 6 months before launch. It took time. It took people playing it to figure it all out. There might be separate technicalities in this game too, different ones that make IT stand out. But people aren't giving it a chance. They're just judging because it isn't the exact replica of a 10 year old game they want it to be. People didn't know Melee was good until well after it released and they had time to play it a while. AT LEAST give this game the same courtesy. Know what I mean?

JaxonH

#43

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Yorumi

I'm not arguing those things shouldn't be in the game. I have no vested interest either way. It doesn't matter to me one way or the other. All I'm saying is they're not in the game. And it's his game. He's making it how he wants it to be. And I think people should appreciate it for exactly that, instead of playing backseat developer and dictating what he should or shouldn't do. I can appreciate that some are passionate, but people need to realize if they want a game to be a certain way, they should become a developer. But when you play other people's games, you have to appreciate their envisioning for how it should be.

Nintendo's games are notorious for utilizing random chance to affect play. And Smash is no different. I understand why some are against it, and that's why many don't play Nintendo games to begin with, games like Mario Kart for exampe. They want skill only. Nintendo isn't exactly the best place for that though.

JaxonH

#45

JaxonH commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

I like the game.

I mean, I loved Wii Sports (who didn't?) and this one is better in every way. Ya, the boxing is crap but the Golf is SPECTACULAR. The baseball and bowling is really great and the tennis is pretty good too. I'm buying this retail despite owning all 5 digitally just because I want it on disc> it's a classic game and I love owning physical copies of classic games.

I really hope Mario Golf on Wii U takes a page out of Wii Sports Club's playbook and offers an option to play with the Gamepad on the ground and Wiimote to swing. Man I love golfing that way!

JaxonH

#46

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

And here's my opinion on the whole "casual/pro" thing...

From what I understand, Melee was what it was due in no small part to unintended consequences. You can't plan out development of unintended side effects that happen to work in the favor of competitive gaming. Technology has advanced, and glitches/bugs of past games are now being reconciled. This game is exactly the game Sakurai always intended for gamers to play. I feel it's high time people respect what the man wants to make, and enjoy it for what it is. If it's not satisfactorily geared toward competition to the standards you desire, well, you can always go back and keep playing Melee.

As for the rest of us, that don't study the intricate, technical aspects of fighters, get your body ready...

JaxonH

#47

JaxonH commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@AdmiralThrawn

How can you call someone a casual who lives and breaths playing great games? That's just elitism. No one on this site is a "casual" gamer. You don't have to treat games like a sport to be considered "hardcore". These guys represent the vast majority of gamers who will be playing Smash Bros. The same vast majority that the game was designed for and is being targeted towards. His opinion is about as valid as they come.

JaxonH

#50

JaxonH commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

Most Nintendo fans are secure enough to play what THEY like against the grain, but, there are quite a few gamers out there that do actually allow the consensus opinion to affect their own (and in many cases, they adopt it verbatim). It's an unfortunate reality, but it is what it is. So it's always good to see the consensus opinion swing in Nintendo's favor, because you can believe it WILL convince people to buy a system. A lot of gamers will only buy consoles that are socially accepted. So, this is good news.