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Published on May 19th, 2014 | by Don Parsons

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Releases: Week of May 20th, 2014

This week, I’m going to share a random, unrelated story from Forza 5 that just happened to me. I’m cruising along in a Miata, racing a bunch of muscle cars, and out of my drivers side mirror, I notice Tom (@big_old_tom) cruise up beside me. Common sense says a muscle car is going to pass a little Miata on the straightaway, which is fine, and that’s what he does. But what blew my mind was that Tom, rather his Drivatar, moved in front of me after passing and slammed on his brakes. On a straightaway. I’m still trying to process that one, but anyways, this week has a few big releases, but that’s about it. I’m ready to get my hands on Wolfenstein!  ~Don P.

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Certain names (at least with older gamers like myself) carry a heavy name, and near the top of that list is Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One). Like many other people my age, Wolfenstein was my first shooter. I still have vivid memories of exploring map-less levels, trying to find a specific key card to get to the elevator. I also still remember the sounds of guards as they saw me. Their “Halt!” sounded nothing like halt, but you just knew. I haven’t played a Wolfenstein game I haven’t liked yet, and while there is certainly always a first time for everything, I have high expectations I will enjoy fighting the Nazi’s once again as B.J. Blazkowicz. If you want to prepare yourself, check out the free web version of Wolfenstein 3D.

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Tropico 5 (PC) is the next installment of Kalypso’s dictator-sim. The series is built on a strategic city-building foundation, but littered with genius and hilarious personality. Tropico 4 was Simcity with a marvelous twist (and vastly superior to EA Maxis’ most recent effort- editor), and I expect no less from Tropico 5. From the looks of it, Tropico 5 is going to roll the obvious core mechanics with just…more…Tropico. More era’s to play through, more building types, being able to renovate old buildings into new ones, and more charm. Tropico is easy for non-core strategy gamers to get into because of that charm, so if you haven’t played a Tropico game yet, this week will be the perfect time to get your feet wet.

Also available –

releases20_rtypeR-Type Dimensions (PS3)

releases20_drakengard3Drakengard 3 (PS3)
releases20_mugensouldzMugen Souls Z(PS3)
releases20_sparkle2Sparkle 2 (PS4 & Vita)

Are you picking up anything this week? Still playing catch up from last week? Let us know in the comments below.

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About the Author

got into podcasting in 2007, and transitioned into writing in late 2008. In late 2011, he went from blogging to writing for a small site called Vagary.tv. Don attended E3 for Vagary.tv in 2012. Now, Don is one-fourth of the foundation of Critically Sane.



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