Sunday, 15 July 2012

IPA Reserve (Greene King)

IPA Reserve (Greene King)
Name: IPA Reserve
Label: "Brewing in Bury St Edmunds since 1799"
Brewery: Greene King
ABV: 5.4%

Rating: "A warming, full-bodied ale with a reassuringly rich appearance that belies its mellow fruit aroma. Grapefruit and Orange citrus tones combine with the floral and herbal Styrian Goldings hop variety to deliver a reserve ale of exceptional quality with a dry bitter finish." Another one to add to my favourite top five beers. My top five now contains more than five though.

Game: It got quite poor reviews but thought I'd give Ninja Gaiden 3 a go.  I've played the others in the series so why not! So far it's great! If you're ever after a one dimensional, linear, repetitive button-masher then this is the game for you. It's completely brainless but totally action-packed fun and, although I detest the term I'll say it anyway, a guilty pleasure. No levelling up, no upgrades, no shops, no hundreds of moves and combos to learn, only two weapons and one Ninpo attack, and lots of bad guys. It's simple and uncomplicated. Like a really ace arcade game. 7.5/10.


Elderly Gamer said...

Are we talking bout the esteemed Ninja Gaiden series, the series renowed for it's fluidity, extreme difficulty, cleverily concealed hidden items, astoundingly acrobatic moves and power strikes.

A sequel to the game that caused this..

(Holds up broken controller....)

Bickle77 said...

Yes, it is admittedly with some regret that this is the series I refer to. All those brilliant points you put there that have made the series so awesome and memorable, now condensed into a heavy or light attack, one special move and one Ninpo attack :(

Still, controllers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when this latest installment of the series was released.

Elderly Gamer said...



(tenderly rewraps his cherished broken controller, looks up at Bickle with a tear bubbling in one eye..)

Please tell me Rachel is still there... Please!

Bickle77 said...

Er... how can I break this to you gently... from what I remember of the NG3 'story' there's not even a passing mention, not even a nod in the general direction of, Rachel.

(Holds out tissue...)

If its any consolation, Muramasa makes a fleeting, albeit pointless, appearance near the end... :(

Elderly Gamer said...

(elderly takes Bickle's tissue)

Sniff! Thanks Bickle...

(the old man looks pleadingly at Bickle)

....Muramasa dressed as Rachel? perhaps? maybe?