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For people who love ARPG's, how is Path of Exile?

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2 years ago#1
I love TL2 and TQ and I don't use modws. I like Diablo 3 but it has many unnecessary issues. Anyways, how would YOU rate Path of Exile on the ladder?
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2 years ago#2
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67701368
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2 years ago#3
It's free, so you should definitely check it out. Obviously, like any other game, you'll find people who praise it like it's the next coming of ARPGs, and people who think it's bland and boring (I happen to be a member of the latter group). However, since you're a fan of the genre, you will surely find some things to like about Path of Exile.
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2 years ago#4
I like Path of Exile... it didn't hold my interest as long as Diablo II, but it's totally free and I suggest it's worth a shot. They've made some updates since the last time I played, so I'm actually considering getting back into it.
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2 years ago#5
D2 > Van Helsing > PoE ~= TQ > TL2 ~= D3

I like story elements and don't necessarily require an endgame though, so take that as you will. Active gameplay mechanics are great too. D1 isn't listed because it's a slower, different sort of arpg.

It does feel a bit empty and arbitrary story and lorewise (the tone is not bad), but the skillgem system (materia-ish) is unique, being able to alter skills more dynamically feels good. It doesn't have TQ's cancelling, which slows the pace somewhat. I haven't played that long, and perhaps TQ has better items, but it's worth trying.
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2 years ago#6
It's OK.....technically it looks nice with some neat lighting effects, but the art design is incredibly bland and boring. The skill tree is neat in its complexity if you like that sort of thing, but I found the actual combat pretty dull. It's not a bad game, just thoroughly average (IMO), and hardly the Diablo III etc. killer that some have made it out to be.
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2 years ago#7
It's great.

The only people who don't like it are the casuals who never liked ARPGs in the first place and think every game needs to be dumbed down to appeal to them.
2 years ago#8
JKatarn posted...
hardly the Diablo III etc. killer that some have made it out to be.


Look at this casual. Still riding the Diablo 3 pony. How sad. :(
2 years ago#9
Its boring.
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2 years ago#10
It's boring. Combat is slow and dull
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