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JJ Mahoney, Falls Church, VA

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  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 3 months ago

    Really great write up. I've been mildly interested since I saw the trailer at E3 (I think?). Then I saw it up on PS4 and bought the $40 standard pack. Then upgraded to the deluxe. It's a ton of fun. You actually explained some of the stuff I didn't understand (like all the squads). I figured it was for my hero, but the game does a poor job of explaining all that.

    And the menus. All the menus. My God there's lot. LOL

    But I've played more the last few days (and have had way more fun) than I expected.

    Posted in Fortnite Early Access Review: Fighting Through Systems Towards Daylight

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    The "it's too linear!" argument falls flat on these ears. People seem to forget how their beloved old FF games were really NOT open world at all (or weren't until very late when you got a ship or airship). Most games started you in a town, and dumped you into an "open world" with a single cave. Sure you wander around an "open world" for hours, but the only way to progress forward was a single cave. Then once through the cave and the first boss, MORE OPEN WORLD! Buy usually with one town and another cave (which sometimes you couldn't even enter).

    I've loved FF since 4 (2) & 6 (3) on the SNES. I loved nearly every one since. Even FF13, which we all know was super linear, I loved. I needed that focus at that time (I had just become a new father).

    So bring it on. I need a new FF.Edited November 2016 by Unknown

    Posted in Will Final Fantasy XV's Big Twist Ruin The Game?

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    I didn't think I could be more excited. But these 3 articles have pushed me over the edge.

    I wonder though, having played through most of the Duscae demo, do you play through that exactly as it was in the demo, or did they mix it up a bit? It's a minor pet peeve when I have to replay demo content in the final game. I appreciate when the developer remixes it a bit.Edited October 2016 by Unknown

    Posted in Final Fantasy XV Travel Diary, Day Three: Authentic Road Trip

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    Probably Everquest in my single, childless days. I would get up around 10am and play until 2am, with only breaks for the bathroom and getting meals. Now I'm lucky if I can manage 2 hours after the kids are in bed (if I can stay up that late).

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Was Your Longest-Ever Gaming Session?

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    Good luck Bob! As a huge Souls fan I've always loved hearing you gush about the series. And I've always enjoyed your perspective on pretty much everything.

    Posted in Goodbye, USgamer Readers! (And You Can Thank Me for Not Writing "Thanks for All the Fish")

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    It's a new Nintendo console. Even at 41 years old I'm freaking out a little. Day 1 buy for me.

    Posted in USgamer Reacts: Are We Excited About the Nintendo Switch?

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    A coworker of my dad's gave him (or sold to him) a Commodore 64 (with the ugly green monitor, not the color ones). Around the same time we got an Atari 2600. I don't remember which was first, but Black Magic on the C64 and Demon Attack on the 2600 are my earliest gaming memories.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Was Your First Game System?

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago
  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    I played the demo quite a bit today. I'm sold. I might actually be a racing game fan now. At least games exactly like Forza Horizon 3 (and probably FH2, which I also want now).

    Posted in Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One Review: Expanded and Improved

  • Avatar for jjmahoney3 jjmahoney3 A year ago

    I got into Destiny again when I picked up an XB1 S. I hadn't played it much on PS4 despite having everything up to the Taken King (but only finished the main storyline). I was impressed with the new quest structure and pacing that was introduced with TK, and have been excited for Rise of Iron.

    Having played through most of the game on PS4 (minus the optional strikes and raids), my playthrough (up through beating Oryx) on XB1 didn't take very long. Maybe 10-12 hours. Most of that solo. So hearing that Rise is lean isn't too surprising. The story missions are fun, but I've spent another 8-10 hours doing patrols and side missions.

    Posted in Destiny: Rise of Iron PS4 Review: Short on Story