00:00 - !J.O.O.E.! Not sure I can hold out for the PC version of Dark Souls II. Might have to plunge for the PS3 version. This time next week I'll be playing it...
23:57 - !J.O.O.E.! More items, open, connected world with a lot of freedom, nicer art style (a lot of Demon's was quite standard and not always that interesting), a fair amount bigger. Apparently Demon's has the better multiplayer though.
23:53 - !J.O.O.E.! I'd say Dark Souls is the superior game, though Demon's has more interesting and thoughtful boss battles as opposed to Dark Souls giant bastards that just attack you relentlessly.
23:10 - moonflash I'm looking to get it for the ps3 anyway as my PC is kinda old. Hmm seems like both have their strengths. Demon's souls also only around 13€ used on amazon, so might as well get both!
23:00 - !J.O.O.E.! Really though, the gameplay of both is basically identical aside from a few things here and there (no middle roll for Demon's for example)
22:56 - !J.O.O.E.! Dark Souls is slightly easier too I think. Both are great though, you won't find Demon's Souls worse for playing DS first, even though there's fewer items and a non-open world. It has it's own strengths.
I'm no doom connoisseur, but this seems rather atypical for the genre. I only say that because I usually find most doom uneventful. Then again I don't have adequate knowledge of the genre to back that up. While calling it groovy might be pushing it, it certainly has head-bob worthy riffs and drum beats, laced with tasty melody for a cherry on top.
After two back-to-back listens, I can firmly state that this is anything unlike III. This is more doomy in its own right and has a totally different vibe to it than the last one which was very highly spacey and almost blackish. Though I hear that brilliant motif from the last record 17.50 mins into this. In the end I won't rate it as highly as the last one. But it still is one of the great doom albums of this year. And distinctively Monolithe-y in its own right. So, darn good I say.
One thing to love in this album are the amazing choruses. Reminds of that scene from the 2001: A Space Odyssey movie where the chaotic chorus starts to pick up when anything goes near that black monolith.