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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Qu...:

@ToxieDogg

I love DKC 2. I grew up on the game. It's my most beloved retro classic of all time, of ALL time.

But I still think Tropical Freeze is better. Tropical Freeze is just as glorious a game, but with the added benefit of HD visuals, refined mechanics, longer and more difficult stages, precision stage layouts for time trial runs, breathtaking scenery and environments, and even better music than the original trilogy, and that's really saying something.

Now, that's not to say I think any less of this game. I just think that games naturally benefit from the advancement of technology, so it was never really a fair fight.

But, all that matters to me is that you enjoy both games, because, at least in my opinion, they are both perfect games, timeless in all respects. Which one you think is better just comes down to your preference, but there is no denying that they are both absolutely terrific games...

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#2

JaxonH commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Qu...:

If ever a video game deserved a 10, this would be that game.

I almost feel as if the reviewers on this site are reluctant to hand out a 10 in recent days out of fear that users might accuse them of being a fanboy.

It's not your fault there's so many great games on Nintendo platforms. When a game's a 10, it's a 10. Don't be ashamed to shout it from the rooftops.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For S...:

You know what else released in that timeframe?

Metroid Prime.

I think Iwata is wising up, and he's definitely onto something here. We were the crowd enjoying those games 10 years ago, and we are the driving force for sales now. With that in mind, it makes sense that they're bringing back Star Fox, and I wouldn't be surprised if other games from that era, such as Meteoid Prime, saw new entries as well.

Heck, I'm just glad they made a new Pikmin. And it was so-so so good.

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#4

JaxonH commented on Review: Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U...:

@ToxieDogg

Agreed. We're both the west, and for all intents and purposes we share the same taste in games. I can understand Japan having different games because their culture's different, but we love DKC as much as you guys, and I'm sure you love Castlevania as much as we do.

DKC trilogy are my favorite retro games of all time. I've been begging for those games on Club Nintendo surveys as long as I can remember. With each passing week and no mention of any future announcement, my patience wears thin.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Review: Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U...:

As it should be. I expected nothing less.

Just re-upped another hundo on the ol' eShop account, so I'm all set for the onslaught of digital goodies heading our way, $40 of which will HOPEFULLY go to the DKC trilogies, provided they ever bother announcing them for NA...

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#7

JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set Now Available f...:

@rjejr I framed the Windwaker HD poster from last year's Platinum rewards, as well as the Zelda Link Between worlds poster with Link painted on a brick wall. I plan to frame the Pikmin 3 poster that's really long, with some strange dimensions but I can't find a proper frame for it. Same for the Pokémon history poster. It's 11 inches high but nearly 3 feet long. And would fit perfectly above my 20 Pokémon NFC figure set displayed on my window sill. Problem is, once again, finding a frame.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten ...:

@Gridatttack I don't think he was referring to fans. Obviously we F-Zero fans are never going to be tired of it. What I think he was referring to was everybody else. Futuristic racers stopped catching the attention of the masses about 10 years ago. And I think what he meant by his statement was, the public is tired of it. Gamers at large are no longer impressed by the genre, neither are they drawn to it, aside from those who are already fans and have always been fans of the genre. A new F-Zero will surely sell to F-Zero fans, but the question is will it sell to anybody else?

As much as I hate to say this, I think the answer is no.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@QuickSilver88 Yeah it happens to me every single time I play a game on another console. Just got Sunset Overdrive and Lords of the Fallen today, both of which would have benefited greatly from a real time map. Speaking of which, that's the sole reason I waited to buy Watch Dogs.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@rjejr Well for my sake, I hope it doesn't happen until the end of the generation. Because as soon as they strip away the gamepad the integration will be gone, and the only thing that will be included is off TV play. Unsatisfactory.

I don't think the gamepad is going anywhere though. I think in three years people are still going to be saying the same thing and it's still not going to be a reality. It would be like changing the Wiimote from the Wii. Nintendo does a lot of things, but they never reduce their stock issued controller to mere optional accessory. Sorry bud but I think you're dreaming on that one

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#12

JaxonH commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@Yorumi Yeah I guess that's a question each person will have to answer for themselves. For me, the answer is a resounding yes, but not for the reasons I thought when I bought it. When I bought the system I really thought off TV play was going to be a big thing for me, but as it turns out I don't really use it much, though I do occasionally. Whereas I thought the second screen implementation wouldn't really enhance anything, yet now I find myself whining every time I play the PS4 lol... "Why do I have to pause every time I want to look at the map!" I guess it's the little things you take for granted, don't know what you got until it's gone kind of thing.

My brother though, when I bought him his Wii U for his birthday last year, he was really excited about the second screen features. But as it turns out, he prefers the analog in Wonderful 101, Pro Controller in Monster Hunter, Wiimote in Pikmin 3, etc etc etc. he doesn't really get much out of the second screen as far as individual games go. BUT, he's addicted to playing on the gamepad now. Which is the one gamepad feature he thought he wouldn't care about. Every day now it seems he comes to hang out with his gamepad in hand, yesterday it was Bayonetta.

Funny how things work out like that I guess.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@Yorumi

Well, what I mean is when you got to Options, it displays on 2 screens. When you go to Miiverse, it's designed for a handwritten notes on the gamepad. Even apps like Netflix display the movie info on the pad while the show is playing on the TV. It's all the little things like that that are built around the second screen.

I know the popular opinion is that Nintendo has shown reluctance to use the gamepad, but I don't necessarily agree with that sentiment. I think the only game they released the didn't use it for anything was DKC, and their reasoning was good enough- they'd rather not use it at all than force something that doesn't seem natural. But other than that, every game I've played has benefited from the gamepad- some more than others of course but that leads me to my next point...

I think people don't really know what they want when it comes to the second screen. You know when you're in a car with a few friends and you ask what do you guys want to eat? And everybody says "Anywhere, I don't care". But the minute you start suggesting places they say no I don't want that. No I don't want that either. And no that doesn't sound good at all. I think it's the same way with the gamepad. Every game has a use for it and people are like "no, that wasn't what I was looking for" and the next game "no that's not a good use either". And I think really, it's just a screen. It's not going to magically transform our games into something they're not. It merely serves as a way to streamline certain functions, free up TV space, save you from pausing the game to see a map, simple things really. And I think the problem is people were expecting some revolutionary impact, that doesn't really exist.

Like, I'm really digging what they're doing in Smash by displaying the damage on the pad while you play- same concept as on the 3DS version of course. And using it for the level editor feature and pictures and stuff. I gotta be honest, that's a lot more than I was expecting for a fighting game. I think some games just really aren't well-suited for any particular use of the second screen. Fighting games being one of them. I honestly wasn't expecting anything more than off TV play.

So that's kind of where I stand on the whole issue. I think that not every game is going to have a good use for it, but some certainly will. And I think the games that do work well with the second display are the ones where it seems natural, like a natural extension of the TV. Simple is best in my book. Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, MH3U, Mario Kart 8, Wii Sports Club, Smash, Splatoon, Mario Party 10, even Captain Toad are all great examples of games that seem to be streamlined and in some cases improved upon by a second screen. Games like NSMBU and 3D World, well, I just think that those particular games did what they could with the second screen, but there's really nothing it could offer for that type of game. Nothing I can think of any ways.

Although I will say that Mario Kart 8, despite the streamlined play the second screen did provide, was a huge missed opportunity inasmuch that it did not provide asymmetrical multiplayer. And it definitely should have.

I look at Xenoblade X and FE x SMT, and I think back to how great Fire Emblem Awakening was on the 3DS with the bottom screen for inventory, and my hope is that those games will incorporate a similar feature. Games of that nature have very complex and deep menu systems and inventories, and I would be happy seeing all of that worked into the second screen for on-the-fly access. And of course, assuming FE x SMT is grid based, perhaps a touch-based feature for movement would be appropriate as well. I'm confident that they'll work something out good for Xenoblade though considering it's predecessor is being ported to 3DS.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@Wesker

That was at the end of the generation though, and it was a console that didn't have many online games to begin with, and a pretty piss poor online infrastructure at that. Nintendo was able to sell an online-free Wii because the servers were getting cut off in six months anyways, but that would never fly with their current console which has finally raised the bar for the habitual gamer.

Besides, cutting the gamepad just isn't a viable option. The entire system is built around it. They passed that point of no return along time ago, for better or worse that's just the way it is for the rest of the generation.

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#15

JaxonH commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

There is such a thing as price integrity, and dropping the price too low too quickly can be a dangerous move, especially in this day and age where every gamer is watching.

What happens is people say "See, I knew I shouldn't have bought one because they just ended up cutting the price. Next time I'm just going to wait".

Right now what's important is that they are lower than the competition. So anyone and everyone shopping for a new console is going to see the appeal of paying less with Wii U, getting 1-2 games bundled in and have access to the greatest current gen library available to date.

Now, I think a price cut would make sense if they were to not include a game. Just a straight $250 no game included. That I could definitely see as plausible. But anything less than that right now is not only going to damage their finances, it's going to cheapen their image and shake the faith of those who have already purchased a Wii U.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming Tackles Donkey Kong...:

@ricklongo

My sentiments exactly. Love DKC- for me Tropical Freeze was a dream come true. I squeezed every iota of enjoyment I could out of that game. I even got into the time trial scene for a little while, managing 4th in the world on 6-K and 12th in the world for 6-1, with over a dozen runs that cracked the top hundred. That may not sound good to somebody who is better but for me, someone who never really did time trials in my life before, it was a proud achievement. I've since been knocked back to 13th for 6-K and 17th for 6-1. Still something to be proud of though I say.

And I've been checking this website on a daily basis since the European announcement of the original trilogy. I think I've been pestering Nintendo for those games to come to virtual console on Club Nintendo surveys for well over a year now. I will be so happy when those games finally release in North America.

Glad I'm not the only one who appreciates this franchise for what it is

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#18

JaxonH commented on Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and ...:

@danacol

I don't understand, I tried the code with the right stick, the left stick, and the D pad for the last 45 minutes, and absolutely could not get it to work. Now, I read that you do have to have beaten the game for the code to work, but I have beaten the game so I don't understand what the problem is.

What region are you in? Maybe certain regions can't use the code right now or something.... Idk, there's got to be an explanation why this won't work for some of us.

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#19

JaxonH commented on Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and ...:

Has anyone gotten this to work? I don't get a confirmation noise, and who knows where I would go to purchase them even if I did?

I've got a feeling Western copies might need an update for this to take effect or something, or maybe it's Japanese only. I haven't seen one single confirmation on the Internet that this works for those of us in the west.

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#24

JaxonH commented on 8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super ...:

@Mega719 No they weren't, not by a longshot. The 3DS version is the most value you'll get on a handheld game for the next 10 years I'd wager. Naturally the Wii U version is going to have more- it's an exponentially more powerful system with many more capabilities. You didn't seriously expect to get the exact same version on a handheld that has the processing power of a pocket watch, did you?

This is not an instance of the 3DS version being cheated of content. This is an instance of the 3DS version being filled to the brim to the point where it's cup was overflowing, but it's still a $40 game on a pocket gaming device. We're paying 50% more in price for the home console version- if anything the Wii U version is being cheated because I certainly don't think it has 50% more content.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@rjejr

Ya, it's easy to get wrapped up in all that sales and marketing talk. In the end though, the games play just as fun regardless of success. I think we all want to see Nintendo do well. But I think it's important to bear in mind that no matter how much they struggle or succeed, things change rapidly in this industry and nothing ever lasts. They might be struggling now but they'll be top dog next gen, and then they'll be dead last the gen after. One thing is a constant though- Nintendo isn't going anywhere and you and I can rest assured that as long as we live, we'll continue enjoying the games that we love. And that's a comforting thought.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smas...:

@rjejr No, W101 isn't a platformer. Did I say it was? If I did I must of been smoking something when I said it lol...

Wonderful 101 is a great game but there are several things that hold it back. The biggest being it's genre. Technical action combat games just aren't popular, on ANY platform. Platinum truly is the pinnacle of the genre as someone stated above, yet their games always struggle at retail. It's a niche genre, it really is. For two, difficulty turns a lot of people off. I mean look at what happened with you and DKC, right? I understand W101 was easy to you, but different people are good at different things. While you might struggle with technical platformers and be good it action games, others might be just the opposite. Many complained about it's difficulty, and even I know you never play a Platinum game on anything less than SUPER EASY. I'm playing Legend of a Korra right now, and I couldn't make it past the tutorial stage without dying and trying again 3 times. I immediately changed the difficulty to the easiest mode.

One thing it had going for it though was it's colorful nature. Unfortunately had the game been on PlayStation, that would've been an asset, but rather another check mark against it as well.

I agree that it is a shame the game sold so poorly. I used to wonder why myself, but now I realize it's just the genre. Something about technical action games just doesn't seem to appeal to the majority of gamers.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@rjejr I TOTALLY forgot about Yoshi's Wooly World. Now, normally I would say that no, a Yoshi's game is not my idea of a good platformer that I enjoy and look forward to but in this case, yes... Yes it is indeed. That game looks utterly phenomenal, I just totally forgot it was a thing with all the attention on Bayo2 and Smash lately.

As for Kirby Rainbow Curse, I'm stoked- Canvas Curse was amazing, but that's not really what I consider to be a platformer. It's more or less a strategy game of sorts. It plays in 2D, but I think it's a stretch to label it a platformer simply because it's a 2D game.

I think Paper Mario and Mario Strikers are worthy of E3 announcement. I mean, they are both very big franchises and it's not like E3 is just for one or two new games anymore (just look at this past E3, tons of new games revealed, and would have been even more had they not let the cat out of the bag early in that January Direct).

But anyways, yes I'm very much looking forward to Yoshi's Wooly World. Now I'm happy I remember there's still a good platformer on the way. It looks to play differently than past Yoshi Island games. More like Mario/DKC.

I love Nintendo not only because their games are great, but also because they filled the gaps of genres abandoned by the rest of the industry. Granted, you can find a couple platformers on PS/Xbox but they all pretty much suck. They might as well not even have any. LBP is too floaty, not precise and really is just kind of boring, and that's the best they've got to offer. So I like to see Nintendo a little top-heavy on those missing genres, simply because the vast majority of other games in the industry are not platformers, and the ones that are suck hard. Same for puzzle games. I love the puzzle games Nintendo provides through the eShop like Pushmo, Fluidity Spin Cycle and Pokemon Battle Trozei. Even Dr Luigi. Rarely do I find a puzzle game I enjoy on other platforms. Except for Portal and Portal 2. Those games are the best that ever was. Nintendo also fills they void with solid strategy games. Seems like all the efforts on rival platforms fall short, most recently with Natural Doctrine. But I can always count on Nintendo to keep me fed with Fire Emblem and games like Code Name STEAM, heck even Pikmin 3.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smas...:

@rjejr Idk, after seeing Rayman Legends sell pound for pound on Wii U and PS3, and Sonic Transformed sell even more on Wii U than PS3, despite the gaping difference in install bases (and in the case of Rayman, in spite of many upset Nintedo fans who swore they'd never buy the game new, if at all), I've come to the conclusion that colorful games have every bit as much of a chance selling to Wii U's 7 million as to PS3's 80 million.

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#31

JaxonH commented on Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divu...:

@joey302 not just Wii U VC, but where's the 3D Classics for Sonic 1, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and the alternate stages in Sonic & Knuckes when connected to Sonic 2 and 3? Or heck, even just normal releases! They releases Sonic 2 in 3D, and it's got me wanting the whole shebang.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@rjejr I'm not working overtime anymore so I'll be home for the Direct.mso ya I'll be here.

I'm not sure what to make of the whole thing about fans not liking story. I mean, Xenoblade and Metroid Prime sold well over 1 million copies each, and Starfox Adventures sold nearly 2 million. Zelda always has story as does Fire Emblem, both of which are doing well in the sales department, and Paper Mario always sells millions upon millions, despite any bickering you may read on a fansite.

I know we have a 3D and 2D Mario but keep in mind this is a Nintendo console after all- those games are to be expected... and to be desired. I really don't feel like there's an abundance of 2D platformers. In fact I think there's only three of them- one of which is Rayman Legends by a 3rd party and landed on all systems. NSMBU and DKC TF are the only ones, and unfortunately they might stay the only ones for the rest of the generation. I'm a huge 2D platformer fan- and my complaint is that there aren't enough on the system (if you're counting indie games then every system is flooded with platformers- I see 5 new ones every week on PS4 and X1). Don't get me wrong, I love all 3 that we have now, it's just that, I wish we got 2 NSMB games per console per gen and 2 DKC games per console per gen. Mario Maker looks awesome, but I like stages designed by the experts, lovingly crafted for time trials and speed runs with perfect enemy placement. I'll get MM too, it's just a different type of game for me.

And by the way, concerning not getting a Paper Mario game yet- every generation games release in a different order. So you can't really judge by what order we got games on the Wii. Now, I've actually noticed a trend of the highest selling games on the Wii coming to Wii U in that exact order. And guess what the next 3 highest selling major 1st party games are that haven't released or been announced for Wii U yet? Paper Mario, Mario Strikers and Metroid. I'd put money on it that we get at least 2, if not all of those games announced at E3 next year.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@Ralek85

That's what I'm saying. Legend of Korra is a phenomenal game. I was having so much fun playing it last night I had to pause the game just to brag about it on Push Square! Yet the game has been slammed with mediocre reviews and I can't understand why. I've seen a lot of people write the game off because of that. In fact, I'm glad I pre-ordered it because I might have foolishly written it off myself otherwise

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#35

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@WanderingPB

Haha don't waste your breath telling @rjejr that DKC Tropical freeze is a great game. I think he bought it partially because I vouched for the game and was freaking out all over the website for a good month after it released lol. I think he sold the game within a week of buying it though. Guy just doesn't appreciate the true arts, eh? ;)

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#36

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@edcomics

I don't think that's true at all. I believe that while yes, there are fewer games on the system, they genuinely are all very highly rated games. It's all about values. Nintendo values quality and we all know that. The thing is, most of us own multiple consoles. In fact, I own all five (PS4/X1/Wii U/3DS/Vita), yet I still feel the games on Wii U are exactly as good as they are claimed to be. And I'm playing EVERYTHING. So if the thinking is that Nintendo gamers are just starved and therefore think everything tastes better, what do you say to folks like me who are guilty of gluttony across 5 platforms, yet still rate Nintendo's games every bit as high?

I think it's a nice theory that sounds good on paper, but in reality I think the games are just really good. And most Nintendo fans will agree with that, whether they be hungry single console owners or fat, well fed multiplat gamers.

And for the record, the W101 demo was straight garbage compared to the real game. And I promise you the same can be said of Bayonetta 2. Platinum's games are made in such a way that it takes an hour or two of playing before everything "clicks". That's never going to happen in a 10 minute demo. Some games require a certain level of investment- the skill necessary to thoroughly enjoy Platinum's games doesn't come within a matter of minutes. It takes a little practice and expertise in the genre. There's a reason most people who play games by this particular developer will tell you that something clicks after an hour or so of playing the game. It's a unique trait to games with depth.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@ToxieDogg I think that a lot of what you say is true, without a doubt, but at the same time I think most people, and when I say most I'm referring to the masses who don't game for a hobby, I think they couldn't care less about system implemented party chat features or the like. Not saying they don't care at all, I think it's more or less something they'll just say "ah that sucks, oh well" about. I'm speaking from personal experience here, but I've had 3 coworkers buy a Wii U after I explained to them what the system was. And none of them asked me anything about social features, they just said are the games fun? To which I replied, most indubitably ;)

Now that's not to say I wouldn't want to see those kinds of improvements, because I would, as I think just about anybody would. I just don't think it's at the forefront of the issue. I think when it comes down to it, most people just want to play video games in their spare time to have some fun. Video games have a strong heritage of multiplayer fun, but they're also a staple of single player entertainment. Way to have fun on your own without the need for other people. And I think that a good majority of people, when they think about buying a console, are thinking about it in that respect. I think we turn the small issues into large issues because all we do is talk gaming day in day out. But the average Joe, he's not asking those questions. Average Joe, at least the 3 that I work with, saw a few trailers for Mario Kart, Donkey Kong and Smash and said "that looks fun, I think I'm going to buy a Wii U"

But your statement got me thinking, and I think a good way to explain what you're referring to is strong story based games. And yes, we could always use a few more of those.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@Fafnirchaos07
Yes, fanboyism is alive and well with all age groups. And I did not mean to insinuate that all adolescents are fanboys. In my own personal experience the worst ones are around 18 to 22 years old, because they're grown and should know better but they still have that desire to conform to the world and what the world tells them they should think, and they're at that age where they think they know everything. I know because I was that age about 10 years ago and I used to think I knew everything too. Nonetheless, I think we're being a bit disingenuous if we pretend that the problem isn't due in large part to immaturity and a desire to conform, usually due to the fact that the persons in question just haven't hit that age of maturity yet.

And I don't think it's an act of fanboyism to state that the games we play are not solely intended for children. I think it can be chalked up to a desire to point out the truth of the matter- we've all ran into situations where we were frustrated by ignorance. I particularly loathe ignorance, whether it be about video games, politics, common sense, or any other subject matter you could think of. Correcting those who would assert Nintendo is solely for children is just one of many displays of ignorance I'm inclined to speak up against.

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#39

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@WaLzgi A lot of people get this idea in their head that "growing up" means mandatory mature content, as if a person can only enjoy games with profanity, sex and violence once they hit puberty.

Nobody asks the makers of chess to grow up, or the makers of checkers, or Disney, or any other group which produces entertsinment that can be enjoyed by all. Why? Because the that entertainment can be enjoyed at any age. Whether you're 7 or 70, the games are just as fun.

Besides, once a person REALLY grows up, they realize that they don't need profanity, sex and violence to enjoy something.

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#40

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@Fafnirchaos07

I don't believe for a second "everyone" looks at the Wii U as kids toys. I don't even think all hardcore gamers see it that way. I think it's mainly just Microsoft and Sony fanboys (most of whom are adolescents) that see it that way, gamers so caught up in their own self egos they can't see past anything but power and big budgets.

Because any rational person, be they someone who games for a hobby or not, understands that a game is just a form of entertainment. And when looking for the funnest games to play, all one is really doing is looking for the greatest source of entertainment. Graphics and power are great, but are certainly not the only standard by which to judge a game's entertainment value, on the contrary those are two of the more irrelevant factors to consider.

I think that a lot of fanboy gamers want everyone to think that's how the world sees Nintendo but in reality it's just them. There are many open-minded gamers that play more than just AAA games- that also game on Nintendo platforms. I mean, just look at you and me. Neither one of us would be on this site right now if we didn't understand the value of Nintendo platform games. We are here talking about Nintendo because we enjoy their games, as "hard-core gamers" who play for a hobby, because we aren't so narrowminded to judge a game by its cover rather than content.

I think a common fallacy nowadays is the propagation that anything not rated M is for little kids (even though the vast majority of customers buying these games are adults) and that anything that is rated M is for adults (even though the vast majority of customers buying those games are kids).

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#42

JaxonH commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

@melvin2898

It's not that I don't like her, it's that I very much dislike her provocative behavior and childish decisions. And she's really just a symptom of a much larger problem with society today. You see it everywhere you look now- self glorification and sexual promiscuity, and an unyielding desire to conform to the world

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#43

JaxonH commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@theswweet

If ever a license agreement gets to the point of being so malicious that you'd rather not even play the console then agree to it, perhaps it's time to stop playing.

Everyone talks of this theoretical malicious intent that "hypothetically could be one day" but I say let's cross that bridge when the time comes, because I suspect that time will never come.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

@SanderEvers
Well a 1TB SSD would put the cost at around $1000 minimum.

Solid state is still too expensive to utilize for large hard drives. I could see them doing a 128gb SSD, but even that would add $75 at manufacturer's cost. If they could deliver a 128gb SSD console for $350 though they would hit the nail on the head. I'd be totally okay with that. If they were to use a normal hard drive though, you could add 500 gigs for $30-50.

I don't know, we'll have to see how much SSD costs come down by the time next generation comes around. It seems Nintendo is not fond of using a hard drive with movable parts, and I can respect that. I'd rather have 128 GB of flash memory or solid-state drive than a terabyte using a traditional hard drive. If they are just going to use a traditional hard drive, I'd rather them not and let me buy an external.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

I'm glad Nintendo allowed external HDD support from the gate- I have a 32GB Deluxe Wii U + 500GB external hard drive.

Nonetheless, I do wish they had made the Basic model with 32gb, and the Deluxe with 128gb - 256gb. I think Nintendo has finally realized the impact of digital, and I would be shocked if their next home console did not include substantially more hard drive space.

JaxonH

#49

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

If he's willing to play games on Vita, then he obviously doesn't consider Vita to be underpowered. He is obviously satisfied with the level of graphical fidelity provided.

With that being the case, he should have no problem playing Smash on Wii U, which provides much more graphical fidelity than Vita.

Modern gamers make me sick. So concerned with power, to the point they write off entire console libraries.

Granted, this was probably a kid who doesn't know any better or a troll having some fun, but the sad truth is this outlook isn't far off the mark for many modern gamers.

JaxonH

#50

JaxonH commented on UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features a...:

I support this developer and this game just because they cared enough to fill the Minecraft void on Wii U. There's a lot of developers out there giving us the middle finger, so it's hard to hate anyone who cares enough to support the system.