64 of 104 people (62%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 25.7 hrs on record
Posted: Mar 6, 2016 @ 4:39pm
Updated: Mar 14, 2016 @ 10:27am

I sit in my office, sippin' a bourbon and smokin' a gasper, thinkin' about some hop-head I put in the slammer last night. He kept going on about a Mr. Grim. Said "I might throw his keyster in the jug, but I'd get mine when Mr. Grim came knockin' around." Well I gave him a good bit a chin music for throwin' around empty threats, and he clammed right up.

But something wasn't right, sure some snowed-out dopester's usually on about some crazy malarky any time I pick 'em up. This felt different, and it was making me sweat, so I decide to make a trip back over to the joint, see what he's on about. Just as I drain my glass and flick my butt in the ash tray, this leggy dame walks through the door like she's giving somebody a tour of the place. I ask her if she'd heard a knockin' but she puts out her hand and introduces herself, in that self-assured way of a girlie who comes from money. She says her name is Dawn, and she has a case for me.

I say I ain't taking cases right now, my library's full-up and until I shut some of them up, I ain't handling any more. She ignores me again and starts chinning about this supposed case she's got. I'm annoyed but I figure I'll tip another one down, so I pour myself another whiskey. I ain't much hearing her as it's the usual talking about her husband. I assume the cat's cheatin' on the broad or playing the Bruno with her, knocking her around, and she won't have it anymore. That's nine out of ten women who walk through my door anyhow. But it's the opposite. She's complainin' about she loves him so much and he just won't let her go. So I interrupt, saying "Doll, I don't hear a problem here, you're acting like pulling the Dutch act, why? 'Cause you love a 'fella too much?"

But she says she don't wanna love him so much, there ain't else she can think about and everyone who meets him is the same way. She wants me to pop him. I shake my head at her going all goofy on me. Just when you think you met the craziest broad in town, some nut goes and ups her.

I'm about to go tell her to climb up her thumb when she slips in the cat's name, "Mr. Grim." I nearly flop off my wheels. "How's that," I reply. And she says it again, "Mr. Grim, surely you've heard of him, he's running the new game in town." Well, I tell her spit it out about the bird and she does. Telling me when you meet him you start out weak, but he builds you up in whatever way you want. You wanna learn to build things? He's got that. You wanna learn to shoot? Fight? Even give someone the old Harlem Sunset, he'll show you that too. But you have to work for it, you've gotta complete jobs for him, but it's worth the reward, and when you wanna stop, he'll let you, but only because he knows you'll be back for more. He's running all the people in this town, and apparently I'm next.

Well, that convinced me. I gotta find this trouble boy before he finds me. I nod to the broad, grab my coat and my heater and take it on the heel and toe. I knew this one would be different. This Grim Dawn case was going to consume me for god knows how long.

11/10 Would hard-boil again.

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9 Comments
Karomsir Mar 31, 2016 @ 1:25am 
Came here to see if you have a book already?! Want to throw money at it.
chkenwaffle Mar 13, 2016 @ 10:18pm 
you write well
OMG Angel of Death Mar 13, 2016 @ 8:16am 
This is the best review i ever read. Your writing is brilliant! After the first four words some kind of emotion came to me and brought me to those memories about "The Wolf Among Us" and "LA Noire". Thank you, good sir, you made my day.
P.S: I don't quite care about the Grim Dawn, I stopped by this review :D :D :D
The Pied Piper Mar 13, 2016 @ 6:15am 
This is legitimately good writing. Great job keeping up that style. Love it. Still don't know anything about the game though lol
Heresy Mar 8, 2016 @ 6:06pm 
proof that 40 year old still play video games
DankMast3rFresh__ Mar 8, 2016 @ 6:48am 
Flagged as too bloodly brilliant !!!
Battouzsai Mar 7, 2016 @ 6:28am 
best reviews on steam bro!
Lord Darfle Chorf Mar 6, 2016 @ 5:25pm 
i luve your reviews
Lord Darfle Chorf Mar 6, 2016 @ 5:25pm 
lol