The Making of Awesome Video Game Memories: Dragon Quest X Review Part 3 – Version 1 Filming and some Misfortune…

The moment I’ve been finally waiting for all year has come. On Monday, June 15, I started filming for the Dragon Quest X Version 1 review!


A few weeks back, I ordered a Ryan Quest shirt from my teespring store for this review. Shameless, I know, but why not show off my site branding? 🙂

Since I work from home and have a weekly appointment with my doctor on Mondays and Tuesdays, I wasn’t able to start filming until 1pm. After getting back from the doctors and eating a good lunch, I moved everything in my small apartment and got my setup done.


Camera, Shotgun Microphone, and lighting setup in front of my main computer desk I use for all my Awesome Video Game Memories Review videos since 2018.


Gaming chair with DQX Versions 1-5 and the Special Collector’s Edition box for the PC.


Nikon D3300 Camera with my vague DQX outline on my TV for reference.


Showing off the Wii version of DQX. I show a lot more versions throughout the video.

Filming took from 1pm all the way to 5pm since I got interrupted 3 times from external problems which actually cost me about an hour. Since I shot for so long, I ended having to switch out my camera batteries about 3 times before I was done. It was one of the most fun and intense shoots I’ve ever done as I went really in depth about the story, gameplay mechanics, and improved a ton of fun tidbits and jokes along the way. I ended up with about 2 and a half hours of footage which I assume after major editing will be at least be a 90 minute video. I actually ended up shooting an entire movie!


Filming for Monday is done!…or is it?

I was ready and gung-ho to film the Version 2 review on Tuesday, June 16, but some misfortune happened…

I woke up on Tuesday with a slight sore throat and some coughing. Since June Gloom made the weather cold here in Southern CA, I left my window open overnight like I usually do since it tends to get hot at night. Because I left my window open with the cold air coming into my apartment, I ended up getting slightly sick. My voice still sounded ok since I felt I was in the pre-phase of getting a cold, but I decided to cancel shooting for Tuesday and woke up feeling the same way on Wednesday, so I also took that day off from filming.

Right now, I feel my body is doing it’s best to resist getting sick, but I’ve been through this so many times that I know I’ll eventually give in and have a full blown sickness with a few days to a week. I usually get sick in Feb-March-April, but I was lucky to avoid it for the most part since the quarantine happened.

Now, whether this ends up being the big “C” (you know what it is), I haven’t felt the symptoms yet, but I’ll get tested if I do.

I’ve ultimately decided to cancel filming anything until next week. Depending on how I feel, I’ll resume filming next week if I get better and if this turns out to be a fluke. Right now my throat feels really tingly and I don’t like it one bit, but there’s nothing I can do until it either goes away or I have a full blown sickness.

Sadly, this will ultimately delay the filming and editing of my Dragon Quest X reviews. I want to make sure I’m at my best health while doing these and it sucks that I gotta postpone everything after having such a fun time filming the first review of Version 1. I’ll keep you guys updated on my condition in the next few days and weeks.

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