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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 36

Submitted by on Thursday, 9 December 20102 Comments

In this week’s episode of FirstPlay there are reviews of Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare pack, as well as an online review of Medal of Honor.

There’s also a ‘making of’ feature for James Bond: Blood Stone, an interview with Atari’s executive producer Vince Farquharson, and screenshot galleries of Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, Shift 2: Unleashed, and Tokyo Jungle.

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 36 = 1460MB

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

HD Reviews and Previews

Reviews Round-up – more verdicts on recent releases

  • Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz – Move functionality is fun but adds little to the series – 6/10
  • Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest – children might find it fun, everyone else should avoid – 5/10
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – had the potential to be brilliant, but unfortunately is just repetitive – 6/10

Killzone 3 multiplayer preview – a more in-depth look at the Killzone 3 online multiplayer beta

Rachel goes to Def Jam Rap School Pt2 – it’s time to see if OPM’s Rachel Weber has got what it takes to rap in front of some music journalists

The Expendables Blu-Ray review – the cast list is undeniably excellent and the film is a qualified success – 7/10

HD Projector Competition – as it’s nearly Christmas, FirstPlay are giving you the chance to win an Epson HD-Ready TW450 projector

Network Highlights

Medal of Honor online review – like the single player, it’s good, just not Modern Warfare good – 8/10

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare review – a successful re-imagining of the Red Dead formula – 8/10

Making of Blood Stone 007 – FirstPlay visits Bizarre Creations to hear how the new James Bond game came to be

Ten Questions: Vince Farquharson – FirstPlay asks ten questions to Atari’s Vince Farquharson, executive producer for Test Drive Unlimited 2

Screenshot Galleries

Bulletstorm – still looking as crazy as ever

Crysis 2 – Crysis 2’s online multiplayer is looking awesome…

Dead Space 2 – … as is Dead Space 2’s

Shift 2: Unleashed – it remains to be seen whether Unleashed can compete with Gran Turismo 5, but that’s definitely the audience EA are pitching to

Tokyo Jungle – only in Japan

Featured Downloads

FirstPlay Shift 2 Theme

Next Week

  • Dead Space 2 preview
  • Homefront preview

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