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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 13

Submitted by on Thursday, 1 July 2010No Comment

FirstPlay has been with us for a few months now and it’s really starting to get into its stride, with great content appearing every week. But what can you find in this week’s episode?

Unluckily for us, this week FirstPlay is back to its old tricks of reviewing games that have already been out for a while; namely Blur and Joe Danger. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the reviews, but they really should have been featured a few weeks ago when the games were first released.

Thankfully, it’s better news elsewhere, with a preview of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, screenshot galleries for the likes of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Fallout: New Vegas, as well as the usual weekly PSN round-ups.

Also, just a reminder – if you took out a three-month subscription when you bought the first episode, it will now have run out. Therefore, if you intend on staying subscribed, you’ll have to renew it in time for next week’s episode.

As always, this episode can be purchased for 99p, or you can save some money by taking out a 90-day subscription for £8.99.

Download size of Episode 13 = 1168MB

The complete contents of this week’s episode are as follows:

HD Reviews and Previews

Blur review – super fast and super shiny arcade racer – 8/10

Joe Danger review – the very definition of easy to learn, tough to master – 8/10

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light preview – could be one of this summer’s best time sinks

Edge of Darkness Blu-ray review – a decent, but plot-hole-filled revenge story – 7/10

Network Highlights

Best of PSN – a more accurate title would’ve been ‘Okay and Worst of PSN’

  • Anarchy: Rush Hour – underrated arcade racer
  • Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown – simple and fun, but gets old (very) fast
  • Kick-Ass – bad, even for a movie tie-in – avoid!

Minis Round-up – proving that size doesn’t matter

  • Vector TD – there’s zero graphics, but lots of strategy in this tower defence game
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess – (probably) the most addictive mini so far
  • Freekscape: Escape from Hell – a smart little platforming treat
  • Hammer Wars – a fairly original premise, let down by clumsy gameplay
  • Sneezies – a charming Peggle-like puzzler

Video Store Round-up – a look at the best movies on PSN

  • Sherlock Holmes – the cleverest, stupidest movie of 2009
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans? – it’s not funny, and there’s no chemistry between the leads
  • Dead Man Running – a good laugh, despite it starring Danny Dyer
  • In the Loop – this spinoff of the BBC’s The Thick of It is hilarious and essential

Just Cause 2 Chaos – your moments of madness in South America

Screenshot Galleries

Brink – could be the most innovative shooter ever

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – why does the future always look so depressing?

Fallout: New Vegas – looks a lot like Fallout 3 (not a bad thing… as long as it doesn’t have quite so many bugs)

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – multiplayer is looking strong, mostly because it doesn’t involve Kane or Lynch

Featured Downloads

FirstPlay Deus Ex Theme (pictured below)

Backbreaker (first available in episode 11)

FirstPlay Deus Ex Theme

Next Week

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 review

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