FirstPlay Episode 24

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It’s nearly Christmas! Sort of. Well, it’s near enough that loads of very big games are starting to trickle into the FirstPlay office, making it much harder to concentrate on work and telling you important stuff like…


…the fact that episode 24 will be on the Store this Wednesday, and comes with an exclusive Top Gun theme as well as a review of genre-twisting RPG sequel Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for PSP. We also have not one but two huge studio visits this week, the first to EA Sports‘ Vancouver lair to check up on FIFA 11, and the second to see Enslaved: Odyssey to the West at Ninja Theory, and a review of slacker superhero hit Kick-Ass on Blu-ray.

First Play - FIFA 11

FirstPlay - Kingdom Hearts

We’ve also got a packed Network Highlights section this week, including a review of side-scrolling slasher Shank, a look at the latest minis and a round-up of the best user-created ModNation Racers, and plenty more games stuffed like hi-res corpses into the trunk of our screenshot galleries, including sandy shooter Spec Ops: The Line, robo-suited blockbuster Vanquish, The Force Unleashed II and ‘The Modern Warfare Of The Skies’ (their words not ours) Ace Combat: Assault Horizons

FirstPlay - enslaved

Which, for just 99p, is loads – over half an hour’s HD game coverage and a pretty picture of a plane for your XMB. And if you subscribe it’s even cheaper – around 75p an episode if you take out a 90-day sub for £8.99.
As usual we’d love to hear all your feedback, suggestions for content, and excuses for spending large periods of time alone at Christmas to trophy whore Black Ops, and you can get in touch with us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk,, or the official EU forums And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter at to have regular news and content updates delivered directly.
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