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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 31

Submitted by on Thursday, 4 November 2010One Comment

In this week’s episode you’ll find reviews of Def Jam Rapstar and DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, as well as a reviews round-up featuring Front Mission Evolved, Vanquish and Tumble. There’s also previews of the awesome-looking BioShock Infinite and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

Elsewhere, FreeStyleGames give some tips on how to be a DJ Hero, Tim Clark explains why he’s in love with PES’s Become a Legend mode, and there are screenshot galleries of Alice: Madness Returns, Mindjack and Twisted Metal.

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 31 = 1400MB

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

HD Reviews and Previews

Def Jam Rapstar review – like SingStar, but with rap and hip-hop – 8/10

Reviews Round-up – get your reviews here!

  • Front Mission Evolved – just not particularly exciting – 4/10
  • Vanquish – repetitive, but so awesome – 8/10
  • Tumble – loads more fun than it looks – 7/10

BioShock Infinite preview – things you may have missed in the recent gameplay trailer

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit preview – the arcade racer to GT5’s simulation

Network Highlights

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue review – a bigger, more challenging sequel – 7/10

DJ Hero Tips – multiplayer tips for DJ Hero from FreeStyleGames

Personal: Become a Legend – Tim Clark, Editor-in-Chief of OPM and FirstPlay, relays his experience of PES’s Become a Legend mode

minis Round-up – more minis for your PSP/PS3

  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder – a humorous idea, but pretty repetitive
  • Panda Craze – a fun and often clever platformer
  • Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling – nothing to get excited about
  • Ace Armstrong vs. The Alien Scumbags – a nice looking, incredibly hard side-scrolling shooter
  • Flying Hamster – FirstPlay’s pick of the week’s minis

Screenshot Galleries

Alice: Madness Returns – surely one of the most mental games ever made

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron – actually, this looks pretty mental too

Mindjack – hijack people’s minds in this intriguing third person shooter

Twisted Metal – it turns out clowns and car combat go together really well

Featured Downloads

FirstPlay Medal of Honor Theme – the guy on the right must have spotted a dangerous-looking ant

Next Week

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer preview

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