FirstPlay Thursday – Week 25
There are a couple of surprises in this episode. The first is that FirstPlay has a new voice; we were disappointed to begin with, but it only took a couple of videos for us to warm to the new presenter. The second is that the FirstPlay team have finally secured some half-decent content in the Featured Downloads section, including an exclusive avatar and a couple of PlayStation Home t-shirts.
The rest of the content is pretty good too, which includes reviews of Dead Rising 2 and Alien Breed: Impact, previews of Nail’d and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, and screenshot galleries of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Dragon Age II.
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 25 = 1107MB
The complete contents of this week’s episode are as follows:
HD Reviews and Previews
Dead Rising 2 review – fantastic slapstick combat and customisation feel at odds with the relatively serious story and strict deadlines for missions – 8/10
Kung Fu Rider review – unfortunately would’ve been better if it was playable with the DualShock – 5/10 – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
Nail’d preview – at first glance this ATV-racer looks a lot like a trick-less version of Black Rock’s Pure, but on closer inspection that might be a little unfair
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine preview – FirstPlay talk to Relic Entertainment to see how the latest game in the Warhammer series is coming along
Alien Breed: Impact review – a decent remake of a classic series – 7/10 – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
Best of PSN – a look at what’s been happening on the PlayStation Store
- Tomb Raider (PSone) – still fun, even if it’s much more blocky than we remember
- Hitogata Happa – a nice-looking but outrageously hard 2D shoot ‘em up
- Fly Fu (minis) – it looks ridiculous, but is actually pretty fun
PSP Comics – apparently there are still some people who prefer reading comics to playing videogames… madness!
- The Unwritten: Issue #5 – the story of Rudyard Kipling is more interesting than you’d think
- The Last Man: Issue #1 – apparently this free issue will get you hooked
- Planetary: Issue #6 – a smart conspiracy tale
- Ex Machina #4: State of Emergency #3 – superheroes meet The West Wing
- The Infinity Gauntlet: Issue #1 – answering how far a superhero will go to impress a girl (turns out it’s quite far)
LBP Best Levels – it’s levels like these that make us happy all LBP user-generated levels can be played in LBP2 (which is looking great by the way)
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Rome is so this year’s Venice
Costume Quest – cute lite-RPG from the makers of Brütal Legend
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – could this be the best game in the trilogy?
Dragon Age II – the graphical overhaul means that Dragon Age II is even more epic-looking than the first game
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – it’s a good job the police have access to super cars too, otherwise escaping from them in these cars wouldn’t exactly be hard
- FirstPlay Dirt 3 Theme (pictured below)
- FirstPlay Joe Danger Avatar
- PlayStation Home Top Gun Male T-shirt
- PlayStation Home Top Gun Female T-shirt
- F1 2010 review
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