Path of Exile, an action RPG from developer Grinding Gear Games, is set to finally open its doors to everyone on January 23rd. There has been a lot of hype building over the past year for Path of Exile, with many exclaiming its exactly what Diablo 3 should have been. While that is no doubt spoken from fans who were angry at Diablo 3’s changes, changes which I found to be perfectly fine, it is still quite a remark.
Path of Exile features terrific graphics, unique passive skill tree and gem crafting systems that work together to allow players to directly create the type of character they want, thousands of unique items and randomized dungeons for limitless replayability. Grinding Gear Games has strived to stay true to the hardcore roots that the action RPG genre came from, and from positive word of mouth from early previews and its extensive closed beta testing phase, it seems they may in fact have a winner on their hands.
The best part for RPG fans? Its completely free! Path of Exile is an indepth title that is using a Free to Play model to deliver to fans an exhausting experience that can be had by everyone. Grinding Gear has promised that its in game store will only be used for cosmetic options. Items such as unique non combat pets and new cosmetic clothing will be sold, but the store will never include any form of character progression or lethal gear. Sounds like a good choice and a non intrusive system that allows players who never want to see the store to not have to.
If you’re a Diablo fan that has become bored with Diablo 3, or you didn’t appreciate its changes, than Path of Exile may be the next game you can sink dozens of hours into. Open Beta starts January 23rd and the newest trailer is featured below.