Sam Adams: Fat Jack (Double Pumpkin) - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Samuel Adams
  • Location - Boston, MA
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 8.5%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

10/10

Aroma

10/10

Taste

10/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

10/10

Total

49/50

Thoughts

Do most people share a 22 ounce? Because I won't give this up! Excellent!!

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

10/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

45/50

Thoughts

Definitely taste the roasty smoked malts. An upgrade from the harvest pumpkin ale.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

40/50

Thoughts

Beautiful amber color that seems to shine when the light hits it. Surprisingly strong aroma when the bottle is first opened. No question there is pumpkin in this one (amazing how that is not always obvious in pumpkin beers) and the roasted malts really cut through the other flavors!

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

10/10

Total

38/50

Thoughts

Friggen awesome label! Smells amazing. Has a smoky flavor, I dig it!!

 

Weyerbacher: Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Weyerbacher
  • Location - Easton, PA
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 8.0%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

10/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

45/50

Thoughts

Definitely can smell the cinnamon in this one. Excellent taste, pumpkins & spice are there!

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

10/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

46/50

Thoughts

Awesome pumpkin beer. Nice malty pumpkin flavor with a perfect blend of spices. Lots of cinnamon flavor!

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

41/50

Thoughts

Great redish tint on this one. No doubt there is cinnamon based on the aroma. There is a heavy caramel and cinnamon taste involved but it works great with the underlining pumpkin.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

4/10

Aroma

5/10

Taste

4/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

6/10

Total

24/50

Thoughts

Smells spicy and has lots of strong flavors.

 

Dogfish Head: Punkin - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Dogfish Head
  • Location - Milton, Delaware
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 7.0%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

38/50

Thoughts

A little light for a "brown ale". Lacking in the spice department. A brown sugar rim would totally complete this beer.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

10/10

Taste

10/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

10/10

Total

46/50

Thoughts

Love this beer! Nice pumpkin and brown sugar taste. Dogfish Head makes some unusual beers and this is one of their best.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

5/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

31/50

Thoughts

Not what one would expect from a brown ale. Pumpkin is strong with not as much spice as I was expecting. Maybe it is just the placement within the beer tasting session but I'm just not feeling this beer like I expected.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

4/10

Aroma

4/10

Taste

3/10

Mouth Feel

3/10

Holistic

4/10

Total

18/50

Thoughts

Brown? No thanks... Yuck

 

 

Ithaca: Country Pumpkin - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Ithaca Beer Co.
  • Location - Ithaca, New York
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 6.3%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

8/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

37/50

Thoughts

Cloudy, almost like a wheat ale. Aroma is lacking some of the spice that you taste. Good beer overall.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

36/50

Thoughts

Great blend of pumpkin and spice. Nice malty flavor and coloring. Very good, easy drinking, pumpkin beer.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

37/50

Thoughts

Light, cloudy, and yellow appearance with a very white head. Nice scent with nothing that jumps out. Spice notes in the back of the tongue with higher malt flavors and overall clean feel.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

4/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

6/10

Total

28/50

Thoughts

Complex flavor. Not bad.

 

 

Arcadia: Jaw-Jacker - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Arcadia Brewing
  • Location - Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Type - Herbed/Spiced Beer
  • ABV - 6.0%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

43/50

Thoughts

Despite the absence of pumpkin, this tastes exactly like a pumpkin pie. The colors & taste are there. Very good overall.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

9/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

8/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

41/50

Thoughts

This pumpkin (although not listed) beer is well balanced with pumpkin flavor and spices. Clove is really noticeable. Can't believe there is no pumpkin in here!

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

36/50

Thoughts

Cloudy pale appearance. Fruity & spicy notes take the drinker to the pumpkin beer frame of mind. Somewhat odd mouth feel that is hard to explain. This is a pumpkin beer, even though there is no pumpkin in the recipe.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

34/50

Thoughts

Sweet with a kick. Awesome name and label! Smells fruity.

 

Anderson Valley: Fall Hornin' Pumpkin Ale - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Anderson Valley
  • Location - Coonville, California
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 6.0%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

43/50

Thoughts

Nice dark color. Great combination of spice & pumpkin. I want more!

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

10/10

Aroma

10/10

Taste

10/10

Mouth Feel

10/10

Holistic

10/10

Total

50/50

Thoughts

Excellent pumpkin beer! Perfect balance of pumpkin and spices. Nice caramel color. Taste like a pumpkin pie.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

8/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

39/50

Thoughts

Great dark red color. Somewhat muddled scent. A little hop heavy but still get a sense of drinking pumpkin pie, with a somewhat thicker mouth feel from previous examples of this style. Fun bottle label adds to the experience.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

5/10

Taste

4/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

28/50

Thoughts

Sweet at first but turns bitter. Awesome name and label!

 

Sam Adams: Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Samuel Adams
  • Location - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 5.7%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

41/50

Thoughts

Nice dark colors and great flavors. Spices are there but not overpowering, same with the pumpkin.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

8/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

40/50

Thoughts

Excellent pumpkin beer! Great pumpkin and spice flavor with a nice caramel color. Glad they finally took it out of a variety pack and made it its own 6-pack.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

8/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

41/50

Thoughts

Nice amber color with a well formed head. Pumpkin and spice notes seem well balanced while coating the mouth well. Nice aftertaste that is not as overpowering as many beers in this style. Would certainly be a go-to choice when looking at pumpkin beers at the bar or store.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

6/10

Total

30/50

Thoughts

Smooth tasting and smells good.

 

Matt Brewing: Saranac Pumpkin - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Matt Brewing
  • Location - Utica, New York
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 5.4%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

5/10

Aroma

5/10

Taste

4/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

5/10

Total

24/50

Thoughts

Unimpressed. No spices at all. It just taste like straight pumpkin. Almost bitter and looks watered down.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

5/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

3/10

Total

27/50

Thoughts

Tastes like a pumpkin bud light. All pumpkin taste and barely any spices.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

5/10

Taste

4/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

4/10

Total

26/50

Thoughts

Amber pour with very bland aroma. Pure pumpkin taste with no real spice to back it up. Feels overly "lite" and just does not fit the style. Simply disappointing after what I had read about this beer.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

4/10

Aroma

2/10

Taste

2/10

Mouth Feel

2/10

Holistic

3/10

Total

13/50

Thoughts

YUCK. Ewwww.. where is the spice?? WTF

 

Shocktop: Pumpkin Wheat - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Shocktop (Anheuser-Busch)
  • Location - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 5.2%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

38/50

Thoughts

For an Anheuser-Busch product I am impressed. Nice orange color, also gets the hazy "wheat" look to it. Great spicy smell and very good taste. Spices definitely come out.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

35/50

Thoughts

This beer smells wonderful with a nice pumpkin flavor and hints of spice. The taste let me down a bit thought, as the smell didn't come through in the taste.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

6/10

Total

35/50

Thoughts

Cloudy with a light head, decent for a wheat style. Moderate spice notes on the aroma that cover the pumpkin when tasting. Feels almost like a soda when drinking.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

5/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

5/10

Total

29/50

Thoughts

Smells sweet. At first it tastes good but then its like a kick in the mouth.

 

Bearded Guy Brewing: Pumpkin - Beer Review

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

9/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

39/50

Thoughts

Color & smell are great but too much head. Clove flavor is overpowering and tends to hide the pumpkin.

(Editor's note: Ryan M. is owner/brewer of Bearded Guy Brewing)

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

9/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

38/50

Thoughts

This pumpkin beer has a nice dark orange appearance. Needs more pumpkin flavor and less clove, but nonetheless has a nice spicy flavor.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

34/50

Thoughts

Super carbonated, resulting in a big head but beautiful dark amber color makes for a nice appearance. Very spicy aroma that continues into the taste, with a punch of clove that sticks around. Coats the mouth well, that plus the strong clove taste prevents this from being a session beer but even so, still enjoyable.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

10/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

39/50

Thoughts

The smell is AMAZING! Needs to be made into a candle scent!! Holy Moly clove and very pretty color.

 

Shipyard: Pumpkinhead Ale - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Shipyard
  • Location - Portland, Maine
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • ABV - 4.7%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

4/10

Aroma

9/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

6/10

Total

31/50

Thoughts

By the appearance you couldn't tell the difference of this or a Budweiser. Smells great, like a pumpkin pie! Taste is OK, the spice is there but there is hardly any body to it. Feels almost like it is watered down.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

4/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

4/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

3/10

Total

22/50

Thoughts

Very light pumpkin flavor with very subtle hints of spice. Not one of my favorites, taste like a pumpkin flavored yuengling.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

6/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

32/50

Thoughts

Super light, somewhat yellow, appearance. Strong aroma with hints of banana but overwhelmingly spice heavy. Surprisingly watery feel.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

3/10

Aroma

4/10

Taste

4/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

7/10

Total

23/50

Thoughts

Meh.... looks like piss.

 

Unita Brewing: Punk'n Harvest - Beer Review

  • Brewery - Uinta Brewing
  • Location - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Type - Pumpkin Ale
  • AVB - 4.0%

 

Reviewer:

Ryan M. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

8/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

38/50

Thoughts

Nice Orange color. Smell is lacking a little of the advertised spices. Missing a little of the spices in the taste, but still taste very good.

 

Reviewer:

Michelle M. (Pumpkin Beer Fanatic)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

8/10

Taste

9/10

Mouth Feel

9/10

Holistic

9/10

Total

43/50

Thoughts

Excellent pumpkin flavor that is well balanced with hints of vanilla & spices. Appearance is a little lighter than I would have liked.

 

Reviewer:

Ryan K. (General Craft Beer Fan)

Appearance

8/10

Aroma

7/10

Taste

7/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

8/10

Total

37/50

Thoughts

Clear and surprising light orange appearance with almost no head. Somewhat watery feeling that makes for an easy drinker, though the pumpkin flavor could be more pronounced, instead sensed almost a banana backdrop.

 

Reviewer:

Laurel K. (Non Beer Drinker)

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

6/10

Taste

3/10

Mouth Feel

3/10

Holistic

5/10

Total

23/50

Thoughts

Bright color which is pretty. Bitter taste that stings.

 

DNSChanger Malware Concern is Overblown!

I've seen a number of people posting about concerns they have regarding the recent media focus on DNSChanger. The media keeps posting about how this malware will kick "thousands" off the internet come Monday and everyone needs to check their computer. While it is true that any computer infected with this malware will be unable to gain access to the internet come Monday there are important things to point out.

1. The malware has been known about for some time, giving security companies plenty of time to roll out fixes, so if you have run a virus protection program recently you should be just fine.

2. This issue has been addressed by Microsoft and they have even sent out an update to help fix this problem months ago, so as long as you allow Microsoft updates you should be just fine.

3. The total number (worldwide) of infected computers is only about 280,000 with just 65,000 in the US. With over 250 MILLION computers in the US alone that means there is a .03% chance your computer is infected, so you should be just fine.

4. Even if your computer IS infected the FBI has controlled the servers the malware points to for some time, so there is no major danger to your computer. Worst case you can't access the internet come Monday and you have a computer-literate friend come over and change what DNS server your computer points to.

If you are still concerned just visit the following site and run one of the quick checks they suggest: http://www.dcwg.org

 

Did I mention.... you should be just fine, the media has blown this out of proportion to gain readership!

 

 

 

 

Pedro the Spider

Terror.  Pure, unadulterated terror.  Let's talk about this.  Some people have perfect 20/20 vision.  Others require slight correction in the form of light glasses or comfortable contact lenses.  Others... Well... Others are blind as fuck without either glasses, contacts, or both.  I, unfortunately, am one of those.  Perhaps legally blind, without site-assistance such as glasses or contacts. 

One time, I tried to drive a car with only my own eyes.  This was about 15 years ago, mind you.  I made it about one block before I ran my car up over a curb, not because I didn't know the curb was THERE, but because I thought I was pulling into a driveway.  Yeah, not so much.  I'll never forget the chest-clenching sound of metal grinding against concrete as I tried to maneuver my car over a massive curb that I thought was a fucking driveway. 

Point is, I can't see a fucking THING without my glasses or lenses.  This is particularly important and relevant to the feeling of terror.  Let me explain.

This morning, for example.  I get up, reluctantly, after snoozing the alarms on my phone for 15 minutes, and I stumble blindly to the bathroom without bothering to put my glasses on.  I set the shower curtain in motion with one irritated swipe of my arm, but instead of seeing the unmarred cream colored porcelain of the bathtub, what I see INSTEAD is a large and completely indistinguishable black blob that is NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE!!! 

Clearly there is some foreign fucking OBJECT in my bathtub, and it is probably nasty and has many legs.  And I have no fucking idea WHAT it is, because I can't fucking SEE.

That's terror, let me tell you.

You stand there in mute panic, staring blindly at the large and completely indistinguishable black blob as your mind runs wild with possibilities.  This does not become any easier to deal with when the large and completely indistinguishable black blob begins to MOVE.

So, in self-defense, you swish the shower curtain shut again so you don't have to see it at all.  You KNOW it's still there, of course, but the terror of having absolutely no idea WHAT is there is paralyzing.  It could be anything.  Anything at all.  A killer cockroach.  A mutated spider.  A radiated stink bug.  How the fuck are YOU supposed to know, unless you go running down the hall and scramble madly for your glasses?  And once you GET your glasses, you are so panicked that you DROP the fuckers and have trouble FINDING them, due to your total myopic blindness.

By the time you get back to the bathroom with your glasses firmly secured to your face and the world again in focus, you are terrified to open that shower curtain and face the creature behind it.

So slow your roll, Turbo...... You gently sneak up on the shower curtain... You reach out with slightly trembling fingers.... You touch the vinyl.... You pull it back slowly...... Holding your breath the entire time... And....... YOU SEE IT!!!!!!  THERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!

This is when you scream, do a spastic little jig around your bathroom, and get goosebumps all over your body.

Funny thing though... You STILL don't know what the fuck it is.  You got a bare glimpse of it before turning into a squeamish schoolgirl.  You STILL don't know what sort of adversary you're up against.

So you go at it again...... Reach for the curtain, but with more authority this time.  Some little voice inside is telling you, "This is YOUR house.  This interloper is NOT welcome here.  YOU are in charge here!"

So you pull the curtain back with more enthusiasm this time and you face the creature, which turns out to be a big hairy mammoth of a spider.  The mother of all spiders.  And it scurries across the tub, coming RIGHT AT YOU, and you scream again, but you also feel some relief.  You have faced your fear.  You have confronted the creature in the bathtub.  And yeah, it's not good, but it could be worse.  The fucking thing could have WINGS, for example, and it could come FLYING RIGHT AT YOU at any given moment.  But no... Not today.  Today it's just a spider.  A big hairy nasty one, yes, but still just a spider.

That's terror, my friends.  When you know there is a threat, but you have absolutely NO idea what it is, and you WON'T know until you find the courage to look.  This experience is a good lesson in life.

But what did I do with the spider, you ask?  Well, I didn't kill him.  He was too big to smash with a paper towel.  The only thing that would have sufficiently knocked THAT fucker out would have been a hardcore squash with a foot wearing a big boot.  And I was barefoot at the time.  I suppose I COULD have put on a boot and smashed him, but I was thinking about the NOISE it would make... This god awful CRUNCHING noise... and the mess it would leave... It was a fucking big spider, man.  It would have fucking exploded.

So what I did instead... I got an empty butter container and put that over my spider.  I then went about my business and left for work.  I spent all day wondering if he got loose and was now somewhere in my HOUSE, where I would happen upon him unaware and piss my god damned pants... But my worries were unfounded, as usual.  He was right where I left him, in the tub, under the butter container.

I slipped a piece of paper under there, flipped the container over, and took him outside.  I put the butter container on the ground and watched him scurry away to the safe haven of the weed-strewn jungle of the vacant house adjacent to mine.  I named him Pedro, in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  And as I stood there watching my new Spidey Friend escape into a new life, I said softly, "Run, Pedro, Run..... Be free......"

Games You Should Own: Saints Row 2 - Guest Article

This is a special guest article from my good friend Fritz, be sure to check out his great blog by following the link at the bottom of this post!

I'm not as big a gamer as I used to be. I used to buy just about every big name game that came out and play them pretty much non-stop until I had them beat. Now I usually buy only a few games a year and they last me months, so there are plenty of games that just fall through the cracks that I completely miss. Every once in a while, I go back and buy one of those games if I hear enough good things about them. About a week and a half back, I bought Saints Row 2. It might be the best $20 I've ever spent on a video game.

I never played the first Saints Row since I didn't have an Xbox 360 when it first came out and all I ever heard about it was that it was a Grand Theft Auto ripoff. And I didn't have any interest in the sequel since GTA 4 had come out by then and why buy a ripoff of a game you already own. Except Grand Theft Auto 4 got really boring, really quickly. GTA is always at it's best when it wasn't taking itself too seriously, which is all that GTA 4 did. I'm all for trying to tell a mature story about a former killer looking for redemption but it rings a little hollow when your character spends five minutes complaining about leaving that life behind and then goes out and kills 50 people for 5 grand because somebody asked him to. They changed the physics engine and made it more realistic, which made driving around town a lot less fun. There was also nothing really to do when you weren't doing a mission. I got about halfway through the game and just stopped because it just wasn't fun to me. Not to mention I wanted to shoot Roman in his stupid face.

 

Read the rest HERE

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