FirstPlay Thursday – Week 40
For some reason FirstPlay have reviewed some of the most disappointing games of last year, with verdicts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and Tony Hawk: Shred. Thankfully, much more satisfactory are the PSN reviews of Funky Lab Rat and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
There’s also footage of the first hour of Dead Space 2, a guide to tuning in Gran Turismo 5, an online review of Call of Duty: Black Ops, an introduction to MUBI, and screenshot galleries of Dungeon Siege III and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
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 40 = 1133MB
The complete contents of this week’s episode are as follows:
HD Reviews and Previews
Reviews Round-up – a look at three of last year’s worst games
- Splatterhouse – just not particularly interesting – 5/10
- Tony Hawk: Shred – better than the previous Tony Hawk game, but only just – 4/10
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – a step back for the series – 4/10
First Hour: Dead Space 2 – we join Tim Clark and Nathan Ditum for their first hour playing highly-anticipated horror sequel Dead Space 2
Gran Turismo 5: Beginner’s Tuning Guide – FirstPlay’s tips on how to make the most of tuning your cars in the awesome GT5
The Last Exorcism Blu-Ray review – The Wicker Man meets The Blair Witch Project – 7/10
PSN Games Reviews Round-up – a look at some recent releases on the PlayStation Store
- Funky Lab Rat – a surprisingly entertaining platformer – 8/10
- Pac-Man Championship Edition DX – successfully re-imagines the classic arcade game – 9/10
- Crazy Taxi – still fun, but hasn’t aged particularly well – 6/10
Call of Duty: Black Ops online review – better balanced and more fun than Modern Warfare 2 – 9/10
Introduction to MUBI – introducing the art house film streaming service
PSP Comics – a look at another batch of comics for your PSP
Dungeon Siege III – the first console release for the series is looking strong
Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon – one of the weirdest third-person shooters ever?
MotoGP 10/11 – Gran Turismo on two wheels? We’ll have to wait and see
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – this game could actually make Warhammer fun
- FirstPlay NFS Hot Pursuit Theme
- FirstPlay Landit Bandit Baron Avatar
- FirstPlay Landit Bandit Squid Avatar
- LittleBigPlanet 2 review
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