|Post Date: 17:09 20-02-2012
Comment: Path of Exile is a MMORPG currently in closed BETA testing. You start off as a ship-wreck survivor in the land of Wraeclast, with nothing more than a weapon you find on the beach. For a BETA, there is quite a bit you can do and they have created a temporary perpetual end-game level called “Maelstrom of Chaos” to keep people around who finish all of the quests.The publisher, Grinding Gear Games (out of New Zealand), have brought many new innovative aspects to the game with the use of “Flasks” that you use to heal life/mana, which recharge from killing the monsters you encounter. Also, they have a MASSIVE skill tree, which is the same for all classes, the only difference is where you start on the tree. This allows for a completely customizable characters and endless hybridization potential. The random item generator provides an endless possibility of weapons and items to use.
The greatest aspect of PoE is that it is a free download and free to play. There will be an cash shop, however, the plan is to only sell aesthetic based items, so it will not be a pay-to-win. (my favorite part!)
The Bottom line:
Graphics: excellent (warning: high system requirements)
Gameplay: excellent (hack n slash, point n click)
Storyline: limited (c’mon, it’s closed beta…)
PvP: not implemented yet
Best part: Free-to-play!! (wow!!)
If you liked D2 as much as I did, you must check this out.
You can sign up for a free beta key giveaway on their website, check it out! Highly recommended 9/10.