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[Review] Path of Exile: The Hidden Gem of the Year

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  • DrolkinDrolkin Palio, NBPosts: 242Member

    No fixed classes is not innovative if it then someone should quickly make an ARPG where your character progresses like in Ultima Online and your game will be considered innovative as well. :P

  • davc123davc123 sloPosts: 371Member

    POE DA BEST ARPG GAME!

  • FARGIN_WARFARGIN_WAR New York, NYPosts: 166Member
    Originally posted by Yuui



    Originally posted by DMKano





    Originally posted by Normandy7



    Only thing I can say is that I think meele combat still needs works. It still seems a little sluggish. Other than that it truely is fun game to play. It is so much better than Diablo 3 and  Torchlight 2. Definitely what arpg fans have been waiting for.

    I think its the arpg that fans who've been disappointed with D3 have been waiting for.


    PoE is not the game that has pushed the genre to the next level, so I think arpg fans are still awaiting for the game that will push the genre to the next level by offering new things that have not been done in arpgs before (and doing them well obviously)






     

    Find me an ARPG with currency, potion and skill systems like  POE's. I Dare you. I double-dare you. 


    "not pushing the genre to the next level" my ass. POE has been the most innovative ARPG in last few years since Titan Quest. 




     

    Have to agree with you here. While I must admit that to me in many ways PoE does resemble a pastiche of the earlier Diablo games, GGG have added enough of their own touches and game mechanics to differentiate their game and to advance the genre.

    And on the subject of Titans Quest, I can't wait to see how Grim Dawn pans out.

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  • jpnolejpnole Tampa, FLPosts: 1,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dren_Utogi
    Think the aesthectics should of been a 9 imho.

    Agreed. Best looking ARPG I have ever played. Only Grim dawn will have a shot at equalling it later this year.

  • jpnolejpnole Tampa, FLPosts: 1,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foncl

    I think PoE deserves a higher score in innovation. PoE's currency system, flask system, crafting system, gem system, passive tree as well as the map system in endgame are certainly innovative as far as an ARPG goes.

    Giving this game a lower longevity score than that other game is not right to be honest but not comparing to other games the review is fair and the game is very enjoyable.

    Again I agree. Otherwise the review was mostly accurate and is of course one person's opinion. 

  • CothorCothor Houston, TXPosts: 163Member Uncommon
    I don't understand why you can't respec. Why should someone make an entirely different toon to try a different spec? Game sucks
  • Adhesive33Adhesive33 San Francisco, CAPosts: 227Member

    Game is a 9/10 for me, only thing that needs improving is some of the combat fluidness. 

    How this game scored lower in innovation than D3 and TL2 is completely beyond me, but it just highlights how completely arbitray and bullsh*t these types of ratings are. 

  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    PoE is a great game. Far superior to D3 but my only complaint with it is the no respec. Other then that I enjoy it a lot.
  • pinktailzpinktailz internet, ALPosts: 61Member Uncommon

    I wonder how much developers payd for this "review", gem? lol, honestly while i played in act 1 i had feeling that everything made from shit, ess ground - it is their graphics, combat and movement animation clunky, items looks weird (remember that shield in your inventory) and their omg new big innovative skill system is not more than 95% +10 attlitube "choise".

    "Far superior to D3"  /loled 

  • TsumoroTsumoro EozeaPosts: 408Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by pinktailz

    I wonder how much developers payd for this "review", gem? lol, honestly while i played in act 1 i had feeling that everything made from shit, ess ground - it is their graphics, combat and movement animation clunky, items looks weird (remember that shield in your inventory) and their omg new big innovative skill system is not more than 95% +10 attlitube "choise".

    "Far superior to D3"  /loled 


     

    What really makes me chuckle about this is that the majority of people that played D3 that now play PoE have all said that PoE is a superior game. Myself included. 

    Now, I like D3, but it is just so lacking. When I play with people online, everyone seems to be down this cookie cutter build. Especially Demon Hunters. With PoE I've never played with someone who has the 'same' build as I do. It is also one of the few games to which I have more than 2 alts because of the amount of things I want to try and build upon. 

    The graphics are fine, there is no 'clunk' as you refer to it, it just doesn't have the 'flashy' overtone of D3 and quite frankly I am not impressed by big flashy graphics. At the end of the day D3 has a cartoon look to it and PoE has a more realistic approach to it. Both have good animations but typically things that are cartoon wil always look better. Super mario jumping all over the place seems a much more enjoyable 'visual' experience than say watching someone in call of duty jump around. The graphics are not bad, just differen't. 

    Not to mention this is a free game to play and the amount of love and work that has gone into it and continues to be invested into it. Let's see where PoE is compared to D3 is in one years time for now. By that time PoE will have Act 3 extended and Act 4 added, we shall see whats new in D3 at that time, hey, perhaps you might even have proper PvP added by then.

     

  • stefanakisgrstefanakisgr SerresPosts: 38Member

    This is a game that will change the world of action RPG's . I agree with this review on many things , though I would score aesthetics higher , 8.5 to 9 . Its longevity is great also .

    But for me , a game is a blur . A blur of atmosphere , music , excitement , reward and risk , action . What I mean is , that a game needs not to be perfect in every way , but to be able to draw me in , make me care about my char , the story , and not break the illusion every now and then .  And I dont care if its a clone or anything else really .Some old things some new things , who cares . A game has only one prerequisite , to be fun .

    And this one is .

  • NexusCZNexusCZ PraguePosts: 56Member

    ROFL compare this game to D2, i dont want to waste my time into details but it sux hardly and its definitely NOT fun to play

  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYPosts: 2,426Member
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Not sure reviewer played enough or enough builds. The skill tree seems cool because it looks likeyou will have all these choices, but its an illusion, and non defense builds are mostly gimp. At this point the tree is as much a con as a pro.

    The game has plenty of other shortcomings. Lack of skills, trading being a horrible experience, clunky combat. Its a good game, and I would score it similarly, but only because its free for now.Yes, for now.

    Kind of getting tired of people saying only defensive builds are viable... hey if you play Hardcore yes defensive builds are required because... wait for it... IF YOU DIE YOU ARE DONE.

    In Softcore you can use any build you want, glass canon, hybrid, pure defense... anything. ARPG have always been this way. 

    To complain about it makes no sense there are over three dozen unique builds i can think of off the top of my head for Harcore and many, many more for softcore. It's not an illusion there really are hundreds of builds in this game. 

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  • DesirsarDesirsar Lincoln, NEPosts: 100Member
    Oof, was expecting a proper MMORPG, glad I did not do a preorder.  Excellent review, now I know I don't need to try it.  :)

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  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,941Member Uncommon
    Well considering it takes 45 mins to download and it's free to play, it's worth a try to form your own opinion. It isn't a mmorg or mmo though as per discussions elsewhere and definition by the devs.

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Would have played except for the genderlocked classes and with all ranged/casters being female. Dumb move.
  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Would have played except for the genderlocked classes and with all ranged/casters being female. Dumb move.

    Did you skip D2 becuase of that as well or is that game before your time?

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Would have played except for the genderlocked classes and with all ranged/casters being female. Dumb move.

    Did you skip D2 becuase of that as well or is that game before your time?

    I played a melee in D2 and I did not much like it. I prefer casters.

  • AlluraAAlluraA Watertown, MAPosts: 9Member

    Yamota,

    I don't much care for lack of customization or genderlocks in characters either, but if it bothers you that much, the classes aren't exactly set it stone. 

    Three of the classes are mixed attribute, and are good with a number of weapons and even the ones that are based only on one attribute in terms of their beginning stats and location in the skill tree do well with ranged/caster weapons and builds. 

    i.e. there are some decent bow builds for the duelist, a male player character, and the shadow (also a male player character) is intelligence/dexterity. 

     

    Rodingo,

    The necromancer and druid were both male in D2.

     

     



     

  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Yamota

    Would have played except for the genderlocked classes and with all ranged/casters being female. Dumb move.

     

    Really?  That's why you skipped it?  Because you refuse to play a gender you don't want to play?  Thats probably the worst reason to ever not play something because it amounts to less then 1% of what makes a game.

    Also, it shows that you don't really know much about the game because every class can become ranged or intellect based caster.  That's the beauty of the skill tree, you can go multiple routes despite what class you start with.

  • Adhesive33Adhesive33 San Francisco, CAPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Would have played except for the genderlocked classes and with all ranged/casters being female. Dumb move.

    A Shadow (male) can be either a ranged bow user or a caster. Either are perfectly viable options. 

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,754Member Uncommon

    "Global chat channels keep you entertained through solo-slogs"

    The review points out what global is mostly used for in a MMO today and raised a smile.

  • mindmeldmindmeld StockholmPosts: 226Member

    Which game would bring back the old ooc channel  and not mix it up with global chat channel.

    In pretty much every online rpg  game global chat has game related and off game related info which makes it a pain to read.

    Most of the i have to turn it off. I miss a lot of information but i have no choice.

     

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  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    Review basically spot on..

     

    POE is a stand out game and the best ARPG to be released for a long time. I dont think i would have marked innovation so low, yes its similar to other ARPGs but thats liek saying COD or BF are FPS games and marking them down because of that LOL..

     

    [QUOTE] Would have played except for the genderlocked classes and with all ranged/casters being female. Dumb move. [/QUOTE]

    You can build your character any way you want really.. even the melee fighters can be changed into really good ranged classes.. During closed beta I turned my Witch into an awesome melee fighter..

     

     

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Cothor

    I don't understand why you can't respec. Why should someone make an entirely different toon to try a different spec? Game sucks

     

    You pick up re-spec orbs all the time or whatever they are called.. I have well over 10 and im not out of act 1 yet..

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