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Games

Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Don Parsons

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Releases: Week of September 30th, 2014

Destiny still has me wrapped around it’s little finger, despite being level 27 and not leveling up anytime soon. Theatrythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is also keeping me entertained, but this week has some other games I am (and was until now) interested in. I’m not sure how I am going to squeeze Forza Horizon 2 into my play schedule, but I’m going to have to try. Maybe I should have my wife hide Destiny. Though, she would probably like doing that too much…~Don P.

Releases30_SmmashBros

I played the demo to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS  (3DS) and was impressed. My original concerns with this one were that the screen would be too small to see the action. Luckily, I didn’t have that problem. My problem came with using Y or Up to jump. I’m sorry, but I’ve played dozens upon dozens, if not hundreds of games since I played Smash Bros. on a serious level. Every game I play(ed), generally uses the equivalent of the B button to jump. There’s also no voice chat, and if you listened to the last Perfectly Sane Show, I proclaimed that to be my last and final setback, you’ll understand my disappointment. That said, this is going to sell a ton, and if I had more local friends like I did back home who were into Smash, I would be grabbing this for sure.

Releases30_SherlockIf crime dramas are your thing, or you just want to feel like you solved a case, Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishment(PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) may be for you. There are seven cases to solve, and from the video I saw, it looks like the best part of Heavy Rain, as I really liked exploring one of the crime scenes.
Releases30_MiddleEarthMiddle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC, PS4, & Xbox One) is one of those games that makes me go “Hmm…” The last few Lord of the Rings games I played, I was not fond of, but this one is getting great reviews from various outlets. I’m down with exploring the open-world, though, because the lore it’s based upon has some serious potential.

Releases30_ForzaHorizon

The first thing that will probably take a little bit of time away from Destiny for me, Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360 & Xbox One) comes out for fans of Turn 5’s racing games. Horizon is a little different than the more sim-based Motorsports series. I didn’t get to play the original, but I’m stoked to try the series out, mostly because I love both night time cruises and driving in the rain. Also, the Drivatar (note: I hate that word…) feature from Forza Motorsports 5 will control the AI, a feature I enjoyed. Expect a review of this in the coming week or two here.

Are you picking up anything this week? Biding your time until Civilization: Beyond Earth or Assassin’s Creed: Unity come out? 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.



  • Napoleon1066

    Shadows of Mordors…. drools.

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