I felt so secure while making my bets but second-guessed everything right before I hit submit
I like games, movies, and music! Going to college for Media Writing and Production, hoping to be able to write about those things!
Posts made by Jamicov
RE: Pokemon Sword/Shield (Switch)
Yeah, the freedom of camera movement in that open area is a step in the right direction, so hopefully that only grows with time. I also wonder if having that wide open space is going to end up making the world a little bit less linear than usual. I imagine it's still gonna be tackling the gyms in a set order, but it'd be cool to be able to go to some towns out of order without some NPC stopping you until you've gotten the latest badge. Actually, I wonder if it's also gonna be possible to find something in the open area that's way higher level or if there's some kind of level scaling.
And yeah, seeing the Pacific Rim battles in the stadiums was really funny
RE: E3 2019: Xbox Discussion, Predictions, Reactions, and Analysis
I don't have much of a horse in the race in terms of first party Xbox stuff just because I don't have an Xbox One, but I'm excited to see whatever they come up with, especially third party. I just realized, we haven't heard anything about that Harry Potter game since it was leaked, have we? I have a feeling we'll see that during this conference (hopefully)
RE: E3 2019: Nintendo Discussion, Predictions, Reactions, and Analysis
I know a lot of people are sick of ports, but I'd still love the Prime Trilogy and the Zelda HD Remasters to happen! I'd also really like to see some more Kid Icarus. I remember Uprising being really good, and it'd be great to see that series continue, even if it's just a remaster of Uprising. My huge never-gonna-happen dream, as always, is a remake of Mother 3 (HD2D Octopath style?), or even just an EarthBound trilogy. Maybe one of these years it'll happen.
In terms of what I think is actually gonna happen, I'm not expecting too many huge new things. We already have Luigi's Mansion, Link's Awakening, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and Town as far as I can remember. Of those, Animal Crossing is what I'm most excited about. I'll most likely be happy with whatever they show, but I really hope we can see some change in the scale of the series. If we're stuck with the same sized maps as New Leaf and we still can't move the camera, I'll be a little disappointed.
If we do get any reveals for new big things, an Odyssey 2 is becoming less of a longshot to me as time goes on, Pikmin wouldn't shock me, I think adding SNES games to Online is likely, and I also don't think a Zelda tease is totally out of the realm of possibility. Even though they're primarily only announcing games that will release within the year, I think Nintendo is also fine with have one or two long-term announcements at a time. I'm still trying to figure out what I'd want from the new big Zelda, but in general, I'm hoping for something similar to what Majora's Mask was to Ocarina of Time in relation to Breath of the Wild.
Oh yeah, and Sora for Smash please
RE: Last game you finished
Finally got around to playing Shadow of the Colossus (2018) for the first time! I had played Last Guardian, but that was my only Team Ico exposure. I really liked it! The music was great and I loved the scale of the world. The journeys to each Colossus especially were really cool experiences. There were a couple moments that reminded me that the controls were the only main issue for people, particularly with the grip system, but nothing too detrimental. I also somehow avoided spoilers about how the game was exactly structured, so I didn't realize how short the game was. I'm definitely interested in going back to try out the Time Attack stuff and seeing the viability of the platinum trophy.
The Y-Men | A Short Film
I've been slightly absent from the community for the past 6 months or so, and I can finally show why! For my undergraduate honors thesis, I wrote and directed a short film called the The Y-Men. I wrote it last fall until the end of November and then we shot it from February to the beginning of April, and the rest of April was spent in post.
The film follows a college student named Clark that goes through a quarter-life crisis as he struggles to find direction when he comes across a group of costumed vigilantes on campus that call themselves the Y-Men. You can watch it on my personal YouTube Channel here:
I just wanted to share this with you all, and if you do watch, I hope you like it! It was a blast to work on, even if production was hectic with such a small group and I'm proud of what the cast and crew were able to accomplish. Feedback is always welcome! Hopefully with this off my plate I'll be able to engage more in the community again.
RE: YOUR Desire Index
Here's my list! I feel good about the beginning and end of the list, but the middle is where I get foggy. I feel like anything from #8 to #15 could be moved around. And hopefully I can do right by TLOU2 and bump it back up.
- Kingdom Hearts III
- The Last of Us Part II
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Resident Evil 2 Remake
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Death Stranding
- Dragon Quest XI
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Fallout 76
- Devil May Cry 5
- Babylon's Fall
- Pokemon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu
- Halo: Infinite
- The Elder Scrolls VI
- Darksiders III
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Skull & Bones
- Gears 5
- Forza Horizon 4
- Sonic Team Racing
- Call of Duty: Black Ops IV
- Crackdown 3
Updated my list! I've started to come to terms with Pokemon, so that moved up a bit. For the new stuff, Forza, Crackdown, and Tomb Raider are pretty low, I don't have much interest in them. I had never paid attention to Darksiders, but the description from the EZA podcast made me somewhat interested, so that's why that's above the others. And then lastly, I'm pretty excited for Dreams, I was kind of in as soon as I saw that music demo from E3 or PSX or whatever it was. I put that on the mid-to-high end of my list because those sorts of creation games also kinda stress me out.
RE: [Official] What are you playing?
Finally getting around to God of War. Damn, this game is cool. Throwing the Leviathan Axe is probably one of my favorite things that I've done in a video game in recent memory. Story and music are also great, I'm a big fan of the idea of one-takes in film, so I'm loving the fact that the camera never cuts.
RE: UNCHARTED - Live Action "Fan" Film
Loved this, really made me want to go back and work on the platinum trophies. That "gameplay" section was really cool and I dug the history/putting the pieces together sections, very reminiscent of the games. I love Tom Holland, but after watching this, I was nervous about the actual movie for the first time since he was cast. Not doubting Holland, but moreso doubting Sony Pictures' ability to remain this faithful while still being good
RE: GamesBound - a new-ish games channel thing!
First update for the roundup of all the videos we put out from last week! In our podcast, I brought out an instant PS2 classic to get through the slow news week, we started up the Octopath Traveler demo, and I gave my hopes for the 2019 Pokemon game in the editorial: