Path of Exile Review

Path of Exile is a Diablo-esque top down MMORPG where you take on the role of an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast. You must fight and gain power in order to exact your revenge on those who have wronged you and cast you out. The game is an action based MMORPG set in a dark fantasy world. The developers have put an extreme focus on combat, powerful items, and deep character customization. And best of all, it’s not pay to win!

Explore in Freedom

Explore the rich and mysterious world of Wraeclast and discover the hidden secrets scattered around the lands. From mountains to swamps and ruined villages, you’ll find a challenge around every corner or an ambush waiting to bring you down. Created by hardcore gamers and designed for hardcore gamers, there is no shortage of creatures wanting to end your miserable existence on Wraeclast.

Choose your class from 7 different base classes and begin your journey for revenge by gaining unlimited power and gearing up for the epic battles in your future. Whether you’re a melee brute or ranged specialist, you can bring the fight to anyone who would get in your way.

Unlimited Character Customization

Create and customize hundreds of unique skill combinations with gems and hundreds of passive abilities via the massive skill tree. Combine skill gems, support gems, and trigger gems to create a unique blend of power, protection, and destruction. With your own playstyle in mind, you’ll be able to forge your skills the exact way you want them, glass cannon and all if you so choose it.

Armor is visualized on your character as well, and it will change with each new piece of equipment you put on. This makes you look different from everyone else who may have the same class and base appearance as you. So customize to your heart’s content and become the legend you were meant to be, wielding the skillset of a god tailored to your own liking.

Take on Deadly Missions

Each of the Forsaken Masters have their own style of missions with each mission having a variety of outcomes and changes throughout. As you explore, this pool of missions expands and becomes more varied and more challenging in new ways. The best part is, any of these missions can appear anywhere in the game world, at any time. Despite what challenges they throw at you, you’ll be able to reap the rewards and become stronger because of it.

There are thousands of items in Path of Exile, each with their own use and characteristics. Find, collect, and trade magic, rare and unique items with arcane properties. Use these items to further customize your build around the deadliest combination you can muster. Challenging missions await the champion who can take them all on without breaking a sweat…Well, almost no sweat, if there weren’t so much fire.

PVP and Competitive Play

Whether you’re competing in an open world tournament, participating in capture the flag events, or just dueling for fun, there are a variety of ways to compete with other players in Wraeclast. Daily Leagues and Races that run separate from the game’s world as their own instanced world also add to the competition. Compete to win, and win big with a variety of valuable rewards. Each competition style has it’s own ladder and economics, so their is always a chance to win in the competitive style you like to play.

Since the game has no Pay-to-Win aspect to it, everything in the game can be gotten through competitions, events, and questing throughout the world. Only the best comes from the biggest challenges, so don’t be afraid to take em on!

Own and Customize your Own Hideout!

While travelling, exploring, and mapping out Wraeclast, the Forsaken Masters have discovered locations where the Exiles can use for their own ideal hideouts. Earn a Master’s trust to gain access to these hideouts, where you will be able to create your own personalized town. Masters within your Hideout will offer unique daily missions as well as offer training to help you learn new advanced crafting options. Use your Hideout as your own crafting haven after a long day battling, or expand it to become a great Guild Hall full of hundreds of decorations and Exiles alike.

Conclusion

Whether you’re like me and go it alone, or join a team of powerful Exiles to explore the world together, you will be discovering and fighting your way through a massive landscape filled with mystery and treasures just waiting for you to find them. Although the difficulty of the game scales pretty rapidly, it’s not overly difficult to learn what to do and when to do it. With the skills being tailored to your own style, you have the say in how your build goes and what type of character you are despite your chosen class.

Overall the game has a great community and it has received several awards because of the idea and implementation of the MMO. Battling those titan sized bosses was certainly a lot of fun and the challenge and random events was a lot to take in at first, but once you’re in, you know what comes next. So if you’re a hardcore gamer and like thousands of items at your disposal to do whatever you want in battle, this is definitely an MMO to check out!

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