Dragon Age

SwordandKeyboard.com Reports:

So far I’ve played about 6 hours…  1st I would like to say this was not a planned purchase and I did not play

the previous DA games. I am not a big fan of EA and limit my purchases from them. Because of reasons I dont want to get into
plus I am a huge steam fanboy. (yes people over fifty can be a fanboy LOL)
Really love the artwork
Solid overall quality even on my dated machine (3 years old/ was all current parts when I bought it)
Lighting is awesome and I really think the frostbite engine is top knotch.
Keyboard controls – need way more commands unless im missing them somewhere.  For instance I cant figure out how 
to clear the screen for screen shots.
Controls –  a little hard to get used to but i am learning
Game Play story line
At 1st I was frustrated
But now i’m learning how it all works I am enjoying myself immensely.
On 1 out of 5  one being best I would say my entertainment score would be 1.5.
Excellent storyline, great characters, and story flows well. To be honest I am really surprised by how good this game is.
I tend to be really hard to please and if there is something to nag about I tend to hammer away.
Believe me LOL, trion got my earful on a daily basis in AA. So if I am not bitching that I got fair entertainment value
I will hammer the game everywhere, and make sure some other poor slob gets warned before spending good money on broken stuff.
I am not say others will or wont like Dragon Age but myself I am having a total blast. I am enjoying the storyline way more then I enjoyed
Skyrim. I find it more like game of thrones. Which I LOVE.

not playing swtor since 2011?

SwordandKeyboard.com Reports: After not playing swtor since 2011? I started playing about a week ago. I am having a complete blast!! Game has ridiculous amounts of content for newer players. Don’t just rush to 55 by spamming instances, enjoy the story lines and the animated conversations. Take some ttime to make new friends. I for one think this game by going f2p has created a new place for it self on the positive side. Even though it is free to play I already re subbed and bought some coins.

But if it was not totally free i would have never tried it again. Won’t you join me? Sign up and try it… come join me and play star wars (free 2 play game), free 7 day sub, great fun! sign up here.. http://www.swtor.com/r/L59Wrv

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

SwordandKeyboard.com Reports: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™  Will be a big hit. I feel the game is very good for this companies first game. After playing the demo I felt like I wanted to explore the world more.

Mechanics wise I felt the interface and controls of the character is not to my liking but felt the game was still very much playable.
I did the trial version off steam. It is free and actually allowed me to play a considerable amount of time to actually get a good feel for the game. This is a game I would not have bought or reviewed if there was no demo. But because I got to try it out here I am writing about it in a favorable way.

I am not saying it is the best game ever but I give it a SOLID B overall.  I found it to be fun and entertaining. The surrounding and landscape .. beautifully done,  the story line excellent,  just fantastic stuff for there first effort.  

I have been playing these games for 30 years my 1st game like this was adventure on the atari 2600, and I can say that many hours could be spent wandering around in the amazing world they built around the indepth storyline.

My 2 videos on this can be found at …

  http://www.twitch.tv/swordandkeyboardor right here…

Great job ! I will also be downloading the trial on ps3 to see if it works as good.

Oct 14 NYC COMIC CON /Swtor / Kingdoms of Reckoning panels

SwordandKeyboard.com Reports:

What Is New York Comic Con?
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.
How Big Is New York Comic Con?
New York Comic Con attracted over 96,000 attendees in 2010, easily making it the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country. And Crain’s New York Business has ranked NYCC as the second largest event in New York City! We don’t toot our own horn often, but that’s pretty awesome!
Is New York Comic Con Affiliated With…
There are a number of comic book shows around the country and even around New York City. New York Comic Con is ONLY affiliated with C2E2: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. We do not run, do not staff, are not part of any other comic conventions.


Sword and Keyboard: Diablo 3 vs Torchlite II

A lot of Hype right now going on for Diablo 3. I am not buying into this, so much hype for a overhead RTS game. It’s cool but was cooler in the year 2001 not 2011.

I cannot see dropping 60 bucks for a game like this when you can go by Torchlight on steam for like 20 bucks and looks as good …personally I would rather support a new company then blizzard which churns out same stuff over and over. Spread the wealth type of thinking.

  • Torchlite 2
  • – mod-able
  • – custom stats
  • – talent tree
  • – LAN!!!
  • – multi-player
  • – offline mode
  • – no online requirement
  • – death penalty
  • – only $20
  • Diablo 3:
  • $59.99
  • – p2w
  • – NO lan/mods/talent tree/custom stats and death penalty
  • – online requirement

Devs website:

torchlight’s official game page:

Steam page for torchlite: