Sunday, 29 April 2012

Town Crier (Hobsons)

Town Crier (Hobsons)
Name: Town Crier
Label: "The natural choice - Crisp golden ale - Newhouse Farm - Cleobury Mortimer"
Brewery: Hobsons
ABV: 4.5%

Rating: "No. 4 - Series 1. A beer with a big voice. In days of yore, only personages of standing could become a Town Crier. Being able to read was key but another characteristic was the ability to stand by your beliefs - unpopular announcements resulted in torrents of abuse from disgruntled by-standers. A beer with uncompromising integrity. A little like Hobsons really."  I really liked this beer and I also really like to think that gruntled by-standers gave beer to Town Criers.

Game: Today I decided I had to play something else instead of The Witcher 2. I've played it so much recently that I got to a point where I was guiding our hero through a purple forest of huge mushrooms whilst trying to avoid making eye contact with a fifty-foot chicken. So, I've taken the opportunity to finish my first PS Vita game, Uncharted: Golden Abyss. A game I'm genuinely disappointed to get to the end of. Great tomb-raiding action with sublime voice acting and dialogue make this a solid 8/10.  Having never played any previous games from the Uncharted series, Golden Abyss makes me want to buy a PS3!

5 comments:

Elderly Gamer said...

Can't imagine them criers doing very well in these austere times, still, running around half pissed with the latest news is kind of appealing... Sort of!

PS Vita....

(drools..) I may have to take back what I said about handhelds....

Bickle77 said...

The life of a town crier must have been pretty good I reckon. Google some news, go into town and shout a bit, get pissed. I'd do that for a living! And I think people still do if my town centre is anything to go by.

PS Vita is a swish bit of kit. Really impressive but seemingly hamstrung at the moment by a complete lack of decent games, other than Uncharted, Wipeout and a couple of fighters :(

Elderly Gamer said...

Yes your town centre and mine have something in common :)

As Sony said, the PS Vita is for the long haul, I must check out the game release schedule though....

Damn there I go considering another piece of kit....

:(

Elderly Gamer said...

Don't let Alf know, but the Heart being ripped out thingy!?

..apparently your miraclously saved and revived as an "Enlightened One"..

Bickle77 said...

Ah, the old 'revived as an Enlightened One' ploy eh? Excellent!