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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 40

Submitted by on Thursday, 13 January 2011No Comment

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

Network Highlights

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

Screenshot Galleries

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

Featured Downloads

  • FirstPlay NFS Hot Pursuit Theme
  • FirstPlay Landit Bandit Baron Avatar
  • FirstPlay Landit Bandit Squid Avatar

Next Week

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 review

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