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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

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

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#2

JaxonH commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

@unrandomsam I also think GX was better. However, that's not to say F Zero X isn't a classic. Up until the release of GX, F Zero X was my all time favorite game on any system. The fact GX is even better is a testament to the pedigree of the GameCube racer.

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#4

JaxonH commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

@beautifulstrong Yes. Much better. To me it's a necessity. I own an X1 and PS4, and to me the pro controller is every bit as comfortable as either of those two. Granted, it doesn't have a headphone jack for chat but, the battery life lasts 8x longer than the Dualshock 4. The pro controller is definitely the most ergonomic controller Nintendo has ever made.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

I got the Mario Kart 8 limited edition that was limited to 350 copies or whatever, but I was able to have a fellow member of a Nintendo fansite preorder it for me because he lived in New York City. They didn't allow preorders for this game so I was unable to get a copy this time.

If I could score it on eBay for $300 or less I would buy it, but these people are trying to charge $1000 for a buy it now price, even starting bids around the $500 mark. That's just insane.

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#6

JaxonH commented on You'll Definitely Want to Try Out Stealth Inc ...:

@rjejr The 3DS versions are great too, and the 3D fits well with the blocks, but I like Pushmo World best. You can create QR codes for created puzzles on Wii U, then scan the QR code on the gamepad or TV with the 3DS camera to import the puzzle into the 3DS version, and visa versa.

The game is solid, but the user created puzzles in the shape of Mega Man, Link, Mario, Yoshi's, Solid Snake, Sonic, etc are what really makes the game a delight. Just endless user created puzzles, all of them pixel perfect as if Nintendo designed them.

And btw, I'm a rare breed that enjoys everything from puzzle games like Pushmo and Art of Balance, to hardcore platformers like DKC and Rayman, to futuristic racers like F-Zero, to cart racers, everything from Pikmin to Star Fox to Zelda to Mario, Fire Emblem and Metroid, indie games like Armillo and Stealth Inc to Shovel Night and Siesta Fiesta, to AAA games of all sorts and everything in between. I pretty much play everything, except for realistic racers, sports SIMS (I do like Wii Sports Club and the Mario sports titles) and vulgar, gory or overly explicit games. Like, I hate Mortal Kombat, have no interest in Bloodborne, and even Saints Row 4 is a no go for me. Too much sinful, inappropriate content for my liking. Forza and Gran Turismo, blah... And oh how I despise all the EA and 2k sports games. Wasted disc if you ask me...

Hyrule Warriors, Natural Doctrine and Shadow of Mordor are all in the mail on the way, unfortunately I leave for Minnesota tomorrow so I won't be able to play any of them until I come back next weekend.

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#7

JaxonH commented on You'll Definitely Want to Try Out Stealth Inc ...:

@rjejr Trust me on this, you want Pushmo World. Just a fantastic puzzle game, but has a full suite for building puzzles, and many build entire plat forming levels out if the blocks. It's basically like a 2.5 D Minecraft, where blocks pull in and out.

You should REALLY consider trying that game out. It's easily my fave downloadable title on the entire Wii U, possibly Nintendo's best ever digital offering.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

Some advice for anyone thinking about buying a special controller for Smash:

Don't know if GC controller will be compatible with future titles. I think it's a fair assumption, but no one can be 100% sure until further confirmation. I would think, at the very least, it will be compatible with Wii Games and Wii VC games that were compatible. I mean, as long as the controller is recognized it should work. And the adapter does just that. Makes the system recognize it. I would be shocked if the controller did not at least do that. In fact I'd wager it's almost a guarantee.

A Wii U Pro Controller, however, is guaranteed to work with just about everything, lasts 80 hours on one charge and to me, rivals even the X1 and DS4 in an ergonomic capacity. I can't recommend the Pro Controller enough. Every Wii U gamer should own at least one, maybe even two.

I already own 2 pro controllers and 2 GC controllers, but I can't resist the official Smash GC release. Even if just for this one game, I'll be playing in style ;)

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#9

JaxonH commented on Two Tribes Confirms That RIVE is Definitely Co...:

Two Tribes has earned their place as a premier indie dev team. When ya make good games, you earn the respect of gamers and they eagerly await the next release. Shinen is another great example. Buying both Art of Balance HD and FAST Racing Neo.

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#12

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@sinalefa Yes, that's very true. I like the "grocery shopping" comparison. Good one!

After I hit G rank I didn't need to gather anymore though. Selling excess monster parts rakes a fortune, and Granny Go-To runs 50% off specials on a regular basis. Plus, if you farm nulberries on all 3 plots of land, full 10 day cycle, you can net 30,000+ zenny per batch.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@sinalefa I totally get that the action in MH is different. But the herb gathering, insect collecting, farming side of the game is pretty much up the same alley. And that is what I was referring to. Notice in the trailer they showed the peaceful collecting and gathering activities- because the games do share a similarity, at least in that respect. Obviously you don't go hunting monsters in AC. But MH isn't all just hunting monsters. That's just half of the game. The other half is very much similar.

I think it actually makes sense more than the other characters like Sonic and what not. Cause with AC characters, it's kind of like "See, you enjoy farming and collecting and gathering and all that hoopla? You can do that in this game too." I mean, of course most AC fans probably won't like the skill based hunting combat, but some might. It seems to me it's just another way to try to show different sets of gamers that they should consider MH as a game worth trying out.

And IMHO, not enough western gamers are playing Monster Hunter. MH3U did ok in the west, but not great. Think it didn't even sell a million across both platforms (in the west I'm referring to). And it's a fantastic game, probably my favorite of all time. It is my hope that more Nintendo gamers will come into the fold. It's SUCH a great game, and I'd love to see more people enjoying it as much as I do.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Kirk Fair enough. I just don't think it matters I guess, added content never hurt anyone. Take it if ya want it, leave it if ya don't. Rather have too much excess content than a lack of.

It is odd, but harmless. If they wanna add an Animal crossing character as a felyne, I suppose I can see why. Monster Hunter does share a number of bug collecting and gathering similarities. And I wager a good number of gamers who enjoyed AC would probably enjoy MH too. As strange as that sounds, they both have that slower paced, gather and collect gameplay in them. Unlike Sonic (cough cough).

All I know is I'm excited for this game like no other. Must.... Play..... NOW

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#15

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Zombie_Barioth

Funny you say that. They actually did do a Fire Emblem crossover in The online version of Monster Hunter, what was it called... Frontier G? Ya, I'm still waiting for news of that game's localization.

Idk why some of the characters they choose are chosen, I just shrug my shoulders and take solace in the fact that cameo appearances, are in fact, nothing more than appearances. It's the main game I'm waiting for. I know you are too!

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#16

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Kirk You act like its a sinister thing to attempt to increase sales. I doubt they're getting paid for this but if they are, I really really doubt it's enough to affect their bottom line. Unless Capcom is paying millions of dollars to slap an Isabelle skin on a felyne. But if it does "get them out of the red", then kudos to Nintendo! What a story- Nintendo turns a profit by an Isabelle appearance!

I think games just get crossover appearances, sometimes to make the game feel more familiar to fans of the crossover character, sometimes as fan service, sometimes a little of both. But considering even Sonic and Taiko Drum Master make an equivalent cameo in Monster Hunter, it seems to me Capcom is the one asking for the characters. Seems a little too coincidental that both Nintendo, Sega and Namco (is it Namco? I think so) all just up and decide to put their characters in the game.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Punished_Boss CMM (coordinate measuring machine)Programmer at a die cast manufacturer. I started at the bottom 3 years ago as a die caster making $10 an hour. I don't make nearly as much as you probably think. Haven't even hit $20/hr yet (though I should be within 2 years).

The trick is A) Gamers Club Unlocked at Best Buy. All new games 20% off, on top of $10 reward bonuses for pre ordering on many AAA games. Even MK8 had a $10 gas card offer. Average game costs $38 on consoles and $24-32 on handhelds.

Combine that with working 2 hrs overtime every day for total of 20 hrs/pay period, and every other Saturday, and a double time Sunday here and there, and it leaves plenty extra to play with. Pre order and pay off games as they are announced (usually $1000 worth at E3 every yr) and you're set all year long, minus the occasional sporadic announcement here and there.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Beetlejuice No worries.

I do collect but bare in mind I am, first and foremost, a gamer. And I don't automatically like games just because Nintendo made them. Wii Party U, Game & Wario, Mario & Sonic, not my cup of tea. And I collect anything I like, Nintendo just happens to be one of them. In fact, I'm currently unwrapping 27 new Monster Hunter Figure Builder figures, because MH is one of my favorite games of all time.

So ya, MH4U is without a doubt my most anticipated game. I'm not particularly fond of this crossover, because I'm not a big Animal Crossing fan, but at the same time it doesn't really affect me either. I don't have to download the Isabelle content if I don't want it.

Which is how I ultimately concluded this doesn't really matter one way or the other to me.

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#19

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Beetlejuice
Wow, wasn't expecting insults just because I expressed a differing opinion.

Let me tell you something. I'm a Nintendo gamer, and a fan. But I am not a fanboy. Just because I don't get upset over a crossover doesn't make me a fanboy. I'm actually just a normal human being that doesn't care about stuff like this that doesn't matter. I've got more pressing issues at hand then getting in a fluster because Isabelle made a cameo in a game. I don't care precisely because I'm NOT a fanboy. I don't care about Nintendo's image and I certainly don't care about the implications of a cameo appearance to Nintendo's brand. It doesn't bother me because A) I don't think it matters one way or the other and B) even if it did damage their games' image, that's nothing to me. I just play their games, I don't get wrapped up in worrying about how decision A will affect their image and sales.

I do buy 30 Nintendo games a year, I also buy 30 PS4 games, Vita games, and Xbox One games every year. So please, don't act like you know me from a few posts on an internet comment thread.

If you've got an opinion to state, then state it. But we when you resort to logical fallacies such as "well you're just a fanboy THEREFORE your opinion isn't valid" not only do you insult the person you're speaking to but you dilute your own argument.

If you want to get bent out of shape over this, then by all means don't let me stop you.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Kirk The connection is that the games are being sold to the Nintendo fanbase exclusively on a Nintendo platform. That's the connection. And as we all know, the western Nintendo fanbase typically isn't interested in trying anything unfamiliar. This is a slick way of drawing attention from fans who usually only buy Classic Nintendo franchises.

Notice Animal Crossing has sold over 10 million (or something to that effect) on 3DS? Ya, I don't think they're desperate to draw attention to animal crossing. I think this is charity to Capcom to help them sell a few more copies.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

@Beetlejuice

It's simple really. Most Nintendo fans won't even consider a game unless it's familiar Nintendo IP. That's why games that are just as good, if not better than many Nintendo titles sell far less. It's a slick way of making a game feel familiar to the fans who otherwise wouldn't give it a second glance.

And, it's working for the most part.

Look at the sales charts. Nintendo doesn't need help selling Animal Crossing. Or Zelda. These crossovers aren't for Nintendo's sake, they're for the 3rd parties' sake.

As for cheapening the image, I'd say it broadens their image if anything. But even if it does "cheapen" it, that's nothing to me. I know their games are good, nothing else matters. If they wanna have cameo appearances to help sell games, doesn't bother me

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#25

JaxonH commented on Review: Mega Man 7 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

@BearHunger

MM2 and MM3 are without a doubt the best there ever was. Bar none. But that's not to say there weren't others that were good. I never beat MM9, but from what I played it was pretty great. Most people I talk to say both it and MM10 are the next best entries after 2 and 3. Although personally, I'm still rather fond of the original, even with its limited capacity.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@TheWPCTraveler Nah, 3DS version (at least from the demo) plays better than I ever imagined was possible. And looks much better than you would expect it to.

With that said, the Wii U version will still blow it away. But that says more about the quality of the console version than lack of quality on the handheld.

If 3DS version is any indication, which it is, we've got one heckuva game coming on Wii U.

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#28

JaxonH commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

@RaphaBoss Ya know, I still fire up F-Zero GX on GameCube from time to time to get my fix. Game still looks as beautiful as it did it's first day of release. I suggest you go back and play GX, maybe unlock The AX Cup or something to get some new tracks, because the fact of the matter is I don't think we're going to see an F-Zero for quite some time. But I tell you what, GX has never been more fun, and still plays great today.

But if you are gonna hold out hope for a new F-Zero, be sure to support this game when it releases, because if FAST Racing Neo doesn't sell well, we definitely won't ever see a new F-Zero. Whether or not it's the truth, low sales will be perceived by Nintendo as a lack of demand for the genre. And chances are they'll probably be right.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Lui...:

It does suck to have screenshots disabled, but I imagine you can still post on the image share website from the browser if you so desired. And it is just one game. A year ago 3DS didn't even have Miiverse. What's one little community in the big scheme of things? It's not even losing a community, just posting pics in that community.

Small potatoes if you ask me,

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#32

JaxonH commented on Interview: We Loot Image & Form For Insight In...:

I love situations like this, where I am given the option of buying the game on any of the three consoles or two handhelds.

I love it because I get to proactively choose the Wii U and 3DS as my systems of choice. Letting the developers know that yes, I could have bought it on the other consoles, but I wanted it on my Nintendo platforms.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: Playing as Peach Online is Triggeri...:

Collateral damage.

Stuff like this happens, especially when diving head first into a whole new pan of online sauce. They'll get it sorted, and online will be better because of it. I'm just glad I'll be able to play online without worrying about dropped matches. I think Ninty is definitely moving in the right direction here.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

@rjejr and it probably will come out before Black Friday, but if it doesn't I don't really personally care. I leave sales to Nintendo. All I care about is when I get to play the game. The question was whether it was going to be this year or next year, so this leak was important inasmuch as it clarified that it will in fact be this year. I don't care if it's before Black Friday, after or any other significant date on the calendar. I'm just interested in the approximate timeframe I'll be playing it.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

@rjejr Nobody is saying it's confirmed, just highly probable. 3 separate leaks for Smash and Amiibo say Nov 21, I wouldn't dismiss it lightly. Again, obviously it's not confirmed but it is more likely than not. Nintendo doesn't give placeholder dates. They only give dates when they actually intend to release. Release windows are another story. But when it comes to actual dates, especially just 2 months from release, odds are they're accurate.

It's one thing to give a date back at E3 when it's half a yr away. It's a whole other story when you're 2 months from launch. Don't take it as fact, obviously, but don't be surprised either when they announce Nov 21.

And keep in mind, Smash did release in summer, it was only in the west that it's releasing 12 days after summer ends. And is anyone really gonna split hairs over 12 days? We're trying to figure out the approximate time of release, not take bets in whether it was technically the exact date they were shooting for.

If Smash U comes out within 12 days of Nov 21, who cares. We just want an approximation, to know when to expect it.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr Well, DKC Tropical Freeze comes to mind, along with 3D World, which both had their dates moved after they were announced. But the point I'm trying to make is that their full intentions were to release them on those dates. They didn't just mindlessly pick a date on the calendar. And I suppose the same could happen here, nothing's ever a guarantee, but what we do know is that their full intentions are to release it on that date. And being this close, I doubt it'll change. Pretty sure they're not going to have empty shelves on Black Friday. Especially now, when they can just release a day one patch if needed, which is what they're doing with Smash on 3DS

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#38

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr I've seen retailer leaks before, and 9 times out of 10 when you have multiple retailers leaking the same date, it's legit. When Nintendo gives dates, they're the real thing. They don't give false dates or placeholders. Only placeholder years or in the case of Smash, a release window. The only time a placeholder date other than Dec 31 is used for Nintendo titles, is when the game is releasing on that day. Or in some rare cases when retailers lie to boost pre orders, like the infamous May 6 Bayonetta 2 date at GameStop. And I would normally consider that reason, but Amazon and Fred Meyer are not known for fabricating placeholder dates for Nintendo games other than Dec 31. If they said Nov 21, it's because Nintendo told them and Nintendo only gives precise dates when it's the real deal.

I'm pretty sure you can mark that date on your calendar. If it turns out to not be Nov 21, it won't be far off. One thing's for sure though, the game is definitely releasing this year

And I think that'd be a little odd to ground pound with Zelda in Hyrule Warriors lol... Or maybe that's a whole level of awesomeness I can't handle thinking about right now!

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#40

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr

Well, it's a leak. Not like Nintendo ever intends for these things to get out. Retailers aren't supposed to disclose this kind of information. But regardless of the source, it's exciting nonetheless! Amazon Germany outed Nov 21 release date for Amiibo which releases same day. And there was another leaked date through another retailer, also Nov 21. So you can pretty much take it as gospel at this point. Thought you'd be excited, since you were thinking it wouldn't release this year and all.

I play as Mega Man too. Trying to master his move set right now. Playing no items until I can get it down properly. It's a fun game! I can't wait for the Wii U version. Though I'm just happy this demo will allow me to play up in MN at the hotel. I was bummed the game didn't come out til the Friday I come home.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

I wish I had more codes to give away, but I already handed out my 3.

Platinum members are the most loyal of Nintendo fans. We spend more money on more games and fill out more surveys. With the recent push to digital, Platinum members have gotten the short end of the stick lately. Keep in mind that Nintendo promised to start rewarding their loyal customers.

So what I'm saying is, people shouldn't get upset just because they didn't get a code. Those of your fellow gamers who did get codes, they earned them. They spent a ton of cash on a ton of games and a lot of time filling out surveys to reach Platinum status. Now they're loyalty is being rewarded.

What's the worst case scenario? You wait a week to play a demo? Doesn't sound too serious to me.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS eShop):

@sinalefa Some very fine choices there- those are some of my personal faves. You have good taste!

Might I also recommend Pushmo World, Child of Light, Shovel Knight, Fractured Soul, Gunman Clive and Art of Balance. Oh, and Azure Striker Gunvolt too, of course.

That Siesta Fiesta though... Talk about a great handheld game for a few bucks.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr Haha, well I hope they enjoy it. I know I am. I was actually a little concerned the transition to the smaller screen would render the characters hard to see, but surprisingly the game looks and plays great. I like the fact the demo has unlimited uses. Might download the demo on one of my LE 3DS as well, then I can bring them to work and play against my co workers. Nothing like getting paid to game out on a double-time Sunday (last Sunday I brought in multiple 3DS's and hosted a Mario Kart tournament through download play).

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#49

JaxonH commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

@Nirosmir That's already been confirmed by Nintendo themselves. We're just waiting on a more specific release date than the vague spring 2015 window they gave us

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is slated for March- I imagine they'll coincide the release of the New 3DS with that game, considering it's releasing around the same time and takes advantage of the second analog. Either that or the New 3DS will release a month before Monster Hunter, in order to put some space between it and Xenoblade.

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#50

JaxonH commented on Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make ...:

If ever there was an argument that video games are art, I think Pikmin would be the shining example. Miamoto is the Michelangelo of the video game world.

I wish these videos had been included on disc with Pikmin 3.