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.
A four minute preview of the upcoming Ayreon album called 01011001 has been posted on Arjen A. Lucassen's MySpace and features a glimpse into the studio and previews of the songs.
The preview, created by D'iMages, also features all singers (like Jonas Renkse - Katatonia, Hansi Kursch - Blind Guardian, Floor Jansen - After Forever, Jorn Lande, Anneke van Giersbergen, Tom Englund - Evergrey, Daniel Gildenlow - Pain Of Salvation) and instrumentalists and album art.
"The Roundhouse Tapes" DVD (Live at the Camden Roundhouse 2006, HD filmed) release is now set to September 2008. The dvd will feature fan interviews, band interviews, soundcheck footage and live photos.
Here is the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Ayreon release "01011001". Featuring vocalists from Katatonia, Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Magnum, Blind Guardian, Gotthard, Dial, Gathering, Epica, King's X, After Forever, Jorn Lande and more.
"01011001" release dates:
- January 23rd: Asia
- January 25th: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
- January 28th: Europe
- January 29th: U.S and Canada
UPDATED on 2 Dec. (thanks to White Winter Sun):
A new song from the upcoming album has been put online. Click here to check it out. The song is called "The Fifth Extinction" and is the same track that was put online as a demo last July (then without the vocals). Check the blog about the demo here.
Italy's Doom Metal band Novembre will release its new album, "The Blue" cover artwork], on November 5 via Peaceville Records. The CD was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Sentenced, Amorphis).
"The Blue" tracklisting:
03. Cobalt of March
08. Sound Odyssey
09. Cantus Christi