This game blows Diablo 3 away

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  • SquishydewSquishydew NetherlandsMember UncommonPosts: 1,107

    Mostly I'd agree that it does, but theres a few reasons that i keep returning to Diablo when i need an ARPG fix and not to PoE.

    After playing Diablo, PoE simply feels clunky, It's camera angle feels wrong, and It's graphics feel outdated.

     

    Diablo is a far smoother experience, if i had to pick one of these to play forever I'd pick PoE, but if i needed a quick fix I'd go with the polish of Diablo 3 every single time.

     

    I truly hope we'll see a polished Path of Exile 2, i have no doubt GGG will ruin any possible future diablo could've had if they ever release this product.

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEMember RarePosts: 3,285


    Originally posted by Redcor
     Amazing, just played this for a few days now and I am amazed at how much better this is than Diablo 3. Goes to show that even a billion dollar company like Blizard can be outdone at thier own game. Path of Exile is not just better its WAY better. Crap, even the graphics are better than a company with an unlimited budget. lol. If you have not played this yet give it a least an hour of your time. And its free. wow

    completely disagree, however it is a really good game for being totally free.

  • DarkswormDarksworm Member UncommonPosts: 399

    I played it, and I found the game bland, unnecessarily overcomplicated (Loot Sockets, Passive Skill Tree are nice at first but become a bit of a hassle overall).  Also, the game's combat isn't all that great, the animations are terrible, even this game's most fervent fans readily admit that Diablo 3 is far ahead - graphically - compared to this game so I'm not sure how some random here can expect to be taken seriously when he says PoE has superior graphics (inB4 obligatory: "it's MY opinion").

    Also, too much spamming just one or two skills.  I was watching some of the top streamers on twitch and talking to people there in chat, and all he did for about an hour was use one AoE skill on his toon.  He barely did anything else.  Just spammed that one button.  People in chat pretty much agreed with him that all you use, pretty much, is one or two skills for everything.  Lol.

    I didn't find the gameplay compelling.  The graphics were horrible, the environments didn't look good.  The character creation is pretty terrible, I don't think  you can even choose a specific quest (good luck if you want a Male witch).

    One thing I do like is the fact that it has pretty middling system requirements.  Even lower end mid-range notebooks can play this game at 40-60FPS easily.

    But I think this only is better for Diablo II players who expected Diablo III to be Diablo II with an updated graphics engine.  I find diablo superior in almost every way except loot variety.

  • davc123davc123 sloMember UncommonPosts: 415
    poe is better because is F2P and better endgame and great passive tree  and  they more care for players and they working hard every week 1 update
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONMember RarePosts: 1,054

    The camera angle in this game is horrible, and a game breaker for me.

    I wish the camera was like D3 or Marvel Heroes.

    Also, the projectiles do not shoot in the mouse cursor direction, but rather at the feet of the character direction... WTF!

  • xpowderxxpowderx Radcliff, KYMember UncommonPosts: 2,078
    This game is TOTALLY  AWESOME!!  Thriving population, currently a blast! I highly recommend this over Diablo 3!
  • NephaeriusNephaerius Member UncommonPosts: 1,671
    Originally posted by Redcor
     Amazing, just played this for a few days now and I am amazed at how much better this is than Diablo 3. Goes to show that even a billion dollar company like Blizard can be outdone at thier own game. Path of Exile is not just better its WAY better. Crap, even the graphics are better than a company with an unlimited budget. lol. If you have not played this yet give it a least an hour of your time. And its free. wow

    D3 combat IMO is actually much better than PoE. The direction that the projectile goes on ranged characters in PoE follows a realistic trajectory but looks horribly off in the isometric viewpoint. This causes me to whiff shots that I shouldn't all the time. I like PoE but it really comes off as a much rougher, less polished version of D3. I love some of the concepts though and prior to D3 getting fixed up it was an easy win for PoE.

    As someone else said, "The camera angle in this game is horrible, and a game breaker for me.I wish the camera was like D3 or Marvel Heroes.Also, the projectiles do not shoot in the mouse cursor direction, but rather at the feet of the character direction... WTF!"

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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHMember RarePosts: 3,670
    I try coming back every once in a while and the poor art and combat kills it for me.  I appreciate it for what it is, but it's just not nearly polished enough to keep me.
  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXMember RarePosts: 2,064

    Funny, I think the art is just fine, and the voice work is great.  The story is better than a ton of other games of much more vaunted reputation.   I played the D3 demo, and it only reminded me why I don't care for a lot of Blizzard stuff.  I even preferred Torchlight's sense of humor to D3's. 

     

    Given that PoE was done by a much smaller team with lots fewer resources, their efforts are pretty dang good.

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  • BoltonsquadBoltonsquad RotherhamMember UncommonPosts: 330
    I have played both Diablo 3 to endgame T6 all bosses and Path of Exile endgame (still unable to do endgame bosses due to difficulty) and I have to say even though they are both RPG's they will appeal to different people.

    The learning curve of Path of Exile and the depth of the skill tree can be very unforgiving to new players however many improvements have been made and plenty of players on the forums will assist you with the build/guide you are looking for.

    My personal opinion Path of Exile offers more in terms of replayability and depth as stated above due to the difficulty of some of the bosses in Path of Exile I'm still unable to achieve them with my current level 91 character.
    However Diablo for me was a cake walk all the way up to T6 and including highend 50+ greater rifts.
  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,967
    I like both , and play both at differnet times , along with Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn , all great games and fun , all do some things better than others .. but each has its own merits and downfalls .. None of them are superior to the other imo .... just different .. and thats how it should be
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,758
    Grim Dawn is one of the better ARPGs in quite awhile

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  • BoltonsquadBoltonsquad RotherhamMember UncommonPosts: 330
    Grim Dawn is one of the better ARPGs in quite awhile
    Grim Dawn is definitely one of the best medival RPG's I have played, Victor Vran is also another great one
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,758
    Grim Dawn is one of the better ARPGs in quite awhile
    Grim Dawn is definitely one of the best medival RPG's I have played, Victor Vran is also another great one

    I have Victor Vran installed but have not started it yet. Thanks for the thumbs up for the game. I had heard good and bad reviews. Looking forward to starting it  

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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonMember UncommonPosts: 3,916
    edited August 2015
    Niburu said:
    Originally posted by LuciousVictis
    Originally posted by Niburu
    Originally posted by rojoArcueid

    although i havent played D3 i would prefer D3 over PoE for two reasons.

    1) The console version with gamepad controls and not point and click.

    2) The console version has offline mode so i if the servers die i still own and can play the game.

     

    PoE is a very solid ARPG. Despite me hating point and click, PoE is a fun game. But for those two reasons alone i would choose D3 (obviosuly the console version only)

    See, thats the point of the whole thread. You prefer a modern, easy mode game created by economics. While the hardcore crowd that played flight simulators with 7 years because it was cool in the 90s wants something that is cool

    That has absolutely nothing with what he said at all... Do you people even bother reading thru and understanding what people write here? This is a matter of gameplay style preference, hes clearly not a fan of the point and click and this has nothing to do with D3 being more modern. Being modern is very subjective, technically poe is much more modern with its graphics engine and overall depth of the game. On the other hand, D3 is following this new ``modern`` casual trend with its stylized graphics, shallow gameplay.

    If anything, D3 is the cool thing to play since its blizzard crap and overall popularity.

    Anyway, i havent played poe in a long time but i still consider it being ONE of the BEST indie game of all time.

    playing infront of the tv relaxed with a gamepad usually means console, console means easy games.

     

    see how CoD for consoles ruined shooters, no more UT99

    Dark souls says hi to you. More difficult than the majority of PC games.
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  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Toronto, ONMember RarePosts: 1,347
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,967
    OhhPaigey said:
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
    hmph i would figure you as a Torchlight 2 person...
  • BoltonsquadBoltonsquad RotherhamMember UncommonPosts: 330
    OhhPaigey said:
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
    What was it about the expansion that killed it for you?
  • fivorothfivoroth LondonMember UncommonPosts: 3,916
    Scorchien said:
    OhhPaigey said:
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
    hmph i would figure you as a Torchlight 2 person...
    Is torchlight 2 still active, I completely forgot about that one. I need to give it a try as I bought it ages ago...

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  • ThaneThane berlinMember RarePosts: 2,771
    edited August 2015
    after you played it some time, you might notice it surely does not "outdo" diablo 3 ^^
    it's a nice and working game. but seriously, messing with diablo? naaaa.

    diablo's engine alone wins by miles
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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAMember UncommonPosts: 6,446
    Grim Dawn is one of the better ARPGs in quite awhile
    Grim Dawn is definitely one of the best medival RPG's I have played, Victor Vran is also another great one
    So far I have been dabbling in PoE and Victor Vran.  Both are fun but I prefer Victor vran to be honest.  I haven't heard of Grim Dawn before, gonna go check it out.

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  • mithossmithoss Sankt AugustinMember UncommonPosts: 215
    grim dawn is post apocalyptic though
  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Toronto, ONMember RarePosts: 1,347
    edited August 2015
    OhhPaigey said:
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
    What was it about the expansion that killed it for you?
    I honestly dislike how little trading is involved in the game now. If you want to sell anything you have to undercut yourself by like 50% or let it sit there for weeks before somebody buys it.

    Also they've never been able to properly balance certain builds, and 1 patch can bring an item that you bought for like 50 ex, to 5 ex.

    The only things that sell are what popular builds are using, and besides the 0.5% of the community that actually makes their own builds and theorycrafts, everybody else just copies.

    I feel like what's the point of bragging about a huge skill tree if 99% of your playerbase copies what's on the forums.

    Heck, people can't even decide on what talents to take on WoW, and they only have 5 options. Lol.

    I mean, the expansion is good, it fixed some things, it changed some things. The biggest improvement was fixing desync, but I think I'm just tired of the same old thing now, years later.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,967
    fivoroth said:
    Scorchien said:
    OhhPaigey said:
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
    hmph i would figure you as a Torchlight 2 person...
    Is torchlight 2 still active, I completely forgot about that one. I need to give it a try as I bought it ages ago...
       yea you can still find some mutli player games .. Some people settin some up thru steam the other day i saw...

           I still really enjoy revisiting it .. just got my Outlander to lvl 100

      i seem to go thru the 4 in a cycle now D3, POE, Torchlight2 and Grim Dawn .. i play one for 2-4 weeks then move to other ..
        Always stays fresh :)
  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,967
    OhhPaigey said:
    OhhPaigey said:
    PoE has turned into a complete pile of trash. I was in the beginning alpha and CBT tests in 2011, I have thousands of hours played, and this latest "expansion" killed it for me. I'd much rather play D3 if I wanted to play a ARPG right now.
    What was it about the expansion that killed it for you?
    I honestly dislike how little trading is involved in the game now. If you want to sell anything you have to undercut yourself by like 50% or let it sit there for weeks before somebody buys it.

    Also they've never been able to properly balance certain builds, and 1 patch can bring an item that you bought for like 50 ex, to 5 ex.

    The only things that sell are what popular builds are using, and besides the 0.5% of the community that actually makes their own builds and theorycrafts, everybody else just copies.

    I feel like what's the point of bragging about a huge skill tree if 99% of your playerbase copies what's on the forums.

    Heck, people can't even decide on what talents to take on WoW, and they only have 5 options. Lol.

    I mean, the expansion is good, it fixed some things, it changed some things. The biggest improvement was fixing desync, but I think I'm just tired of the same old thing now, years later.
    yea im part of that 0.5 .. .. Like to find things out on my own ... @ lvl 77 now on the last Difficulty ( Merciless)    .. always fun game to jump into tho
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