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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 15

Submitted by on Thursday, 15 July 2010One 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?

It’s another decent episode this week, with previews of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and Killzone 3, the latter of which features an interview with Hermen Hulst, Managing Director at Guerrilla Games. You’ll also find screenshot galleries of Driver: San Francisco and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, as well as a guide to making money in Red Dead Redemption.

As proof that FirstPlay is always improving, a couple of new features make their debuts this week. First up is Reviews Roundup, a collection of mini reviews for games that don’t warrant their own article. The second is Group Test, in which FirstPlay pit three games against each other to see which is best; this week they’re comparing the online multiplayer of the best new racers on PS3.

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 15 = 1202MB

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

HD Reviews and Previews

Reviews Roundup – mini reviews for games that don’t warrant a segment all to themselves

  • Clash of the Titans – does nothing to improve the reputation of movie tie-ins – 5/10
  • Alpha Protocol – the deep dialogue system can’t fix the broken AI and bland textures – 6/10 – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
  • Pure Football – simply can’t compete with FIFA and PES – 4/10

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days preview – put the original game out of your mind, because this actually looks quite good!

Killzone 3 preview – predictably looking great and it’ll even feature co-op

Daybreakers Blu-Ray review – exciting in a slightly rubbish way – 6/10

Network Highlights

How to get rich in Red Dead Redemption – a lot of the tips are pretty obvious, but you still might just learn something

PSone Classics – travel back to a simpler time with these forgotten gems

  • Syndicate Wars – very blocky by today’s standards, but is still impressive overall
  • Theme Hospital – probably more fun than working in a real hospital
  • Destruction Derby – Reflections before Driver (and graphics)

Group Test: Online Racers – how some of the biggest recent racing games hold up online

  • ModNation Racers – as much about sharing as it is about racing (that’s a good thing) – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
  • Split/Second: Velocity – great fun, but underdeveloped and not particularly rewarding – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
  • Blur – 20-player races and a fantastic selection of modes make this PS3’s best new online racer

LBP Best levels – yet another look at some of the best new levels in the game that keeps on giving – check out the PS3 Attitude review here (and here)

Screenshot Galleries

Driver: San Francisco – it’s only concept art, but it’s still looking strong (well, at least it can’t be worse than Driv3r, right?)

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – could be a real rival to the mighty Street Fighter IV

Red Faction: Armageddon – ‘if you can see it, you can blow it up’ – that’s us on board then!

Shaun White Skateboarding – no, that’s not a typo, it really does say skateboarding

Featured Downloads

FirstPlay Crysis 2 Theme - Have you heard of this game? Us neither.

Next Week

  • Dead Rising 2
  • Mafia II
  • Vanquish

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