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Play More Games: Week of 5/20/2012

What new games are out this week? The VGH crew weighs in on their top choices:

Matt Kernan (@mkernan): Anticipation for Sorcery has been pretty high, ever since the PlayStation Move title was first unveiled way back in June 2010 during Sony’s E3 press conference. After some extra time under development, it’s finally hitting store shelves this week. I played through it for review and came away pleasantly surprised.

Randy Dickinson (@randy_wrecked): Anyone who’s listened to an episode of our podcast in the past year knows that I have something of a love/hate relationship with the Nintendo 3DS. While intriguing games have been few and far between for the device, I do find myself strangely drawn to Mario Tennis Open. I don’t like sports games and I’ve never held a tennis racket in real life so I’m not entirely certain why I’m looking forward to it. Maybe it’s the promise of online multiplayer which, like in Mario Kart 7 before it, will allow me to eke out narrow victories over vicious 14-year-old Japanese school girls? Don’t judge me. I take my wins where I can get them.

I’m also hoping that the arrival of the PS2’s Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain on PSN is part of a campaign to reacquaint the gaming public with Gabe Logan and the excellent Syphon Filter series…leading to the announcement of a current-gen Syphon Filter title at E3 this year. Please please please.

D.J. Ross (@metaly): I’ve got mixed feelings about Dragon’s Dogma. Although I gave it a couple tries, the demo didn’t do anything at all to hook me (aside from having a robust character customization system that let me create a sidekick who looked vaguely like David Bowie). However, I’ve seen a lot of positive reviews saying the game becomes much deeper and involving as it goes on. I’m intrigued—definitely not enough to pick it up right away, but I’ll be keeping my eye on it for sure.

What will you be playing this week?

New releases due out this week:
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (PC)
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (PSN)
Dragon’s Dogma (PS3, 360)
Joy Ride Turbo (XBLA)
Mario Tennis Open (3DS)
Men in Black: Alien Crisis (360, PS3, Wii)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PSN)
Sorcery (PS3)
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (PSN)
Table Top Tanks (PSV)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (360, PS3)

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