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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 24

Submitted by on Thursday, 16 September 20102 Comments

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 pretty good episode this week, with reviews for the PSP game, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, and the awesome PSN game, Shank. There are also previews of FIFA 11, and Ninja Theory’s beautiful-looking Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

Also included in this episode are the usual round-ups of the latest content on PSN, as well as screenshot galleries of Ace Combat: Assault Horizons, Spec Ops: The Line, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, and Vanquish.

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 24 = 1276MB

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

HD Reviews and Previews

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP) review – damn you Square Enix for not releasing a digital copy! – anyway, apparently it’s pretty good – 8/10

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West preview – FirstPlay visit Ninja Theory in Cambridge to see how Enslaved is shaping up (you should be excited)

FIFA 11 preview – FirstPlay travel to Vancouver to check out EA Canada’s swanky headquarters (and FIFA 11 of course)

Kick-Ass Blu-Ray review – comedy, violence, and strong language… what more could you want from a film? – 8/10

Network Highlights

Shank review – a little short, but great fun and full of violence – 8/10

Best of PSN – a look at some PSN treats that you may have missed

  • Earthworm Jim HD – a nice 720p remake of the classic platformer – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
  • Groovin’ Blocks – a decent new take on an old game mechanic
  • Top Gun – what, no volleyball mini-game? – check out the PS3 Attitude review here

minis Round-up – the latest mini games for your PSP and PS3

  • Aquattack – a standard match-3 puzzle game… with fish!
  • Piyotama – portable version of the PSN puzzler
  • Archibald’s Adventures – a nice little platformer that has 180 levels!
  • Car Jack Streets – a disappointing homage to the original top-down Grand Theft Auto games
  • Young Thor – this 2.5D platformer is FirstPlay’s pick of this week’s minis – check out the PS3 Attitude review here

ModNation Racers Top Tracks – the latest user-generated tracks from Sony’s kart racer – check out the PS3 Attitude review here

Screenshot Galleries

Ace Combat: Assault Horizons – the series’ debut on PS3 is looking interesting

Spec Ops: The Line – can the ninth release in the series rival even Modern Warfare?

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 – Yoda, Boba Fett, and Jedi mind tricks are all in

Vanquish – could potentially be the best space marine game ever

Featured Downloads

  • FirstPlay Landit Bandit Theme – pretty much a non-dynamic version of last week’s theme… so pretty pointless then, really
  • Top Gun Theme – this one has the most annoying sound effects we’ve ever heard

Next Week

  • Dead Rising 2
  • … and a new voice!

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