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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 33

Submitted by on Thursday, 18 November 2010One Comment

Lucy Porter is back from having a baby, which she admits wasn’t as much fun as playing a PS3 game. Speaking of PS3 games, this episode features reviews for Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, The Sims 3 and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.

There’s also a preview of inFamous 2, a video on the making of Vanquish, and the second part of FirstPlay’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow bosses guide, as well as screenshot galleries of Batman: Arkham City and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

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 33 = 1330MB

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

HD Reviews and Previews

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom review – decent, but too easy and not really magical enough – 6/10

Review Round-up – another round-up of recent PS3 releases

  • Shaun White Skateboarding – has some interesting ideas, but is nowhere near as good as the Skate series – 6/10
  • The Sims 3 – if you can do it in real life, you can do it in The Sims – 8/10
  • The X Factor – possibly the worst use of a licence ever!! – 3/10

inFamous 2 preview – FirstPlay take a look at inFamous 2, and talk to Sucker Punch Productions to see how it’s shaping up

The Losers Blu-Ray review – style over substance, done well – 8/10

Network Highlights

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 review – Sonic’s back! – 8/10

The Making of Vanquish – FirstPlay interview Atsushi Inaba, producer of Vanquish, to hear the story behind the game

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Boss Guide Part 2 – the second half of FirstPlay’s guide to Castlevania’s hardest bosses

LBP Best Levels – more user-generated levels from the game that never gets old

Screenshot Galleries

Batman: Arkham City – stop torturing us, Rocksteady!

DC Universe Online – Justice League or Legion of Doom? Don’t make us choose!

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – possibly the best fighter since Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Tron: Evolution – forget that this is a movie tie-in, and it actually looks pretty good

Featured Downloads

  • FirstPlay Blacklight: Tango Down theme (pictured below)
  • Premier Manager demo (first available in episode 32)

FirstPlay Blacklight: Tango Down theme

Next Week

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review

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