By Patrick Vuleta on October 31, 2013 at 11:25 am
Here’s an action RPG with funny accents, large flightless birds, and more than a few nods to Diablo. Path of Exile is New Zealand-based Grinding Gear Game’s lovechild, often touted to give hardcore sheep action RPG fans the game they deserved since the rest of the industry cruelly abandoned the supremacy of Diablo 2.
However, Path of Exile must stand alone. I didn’t want to be playing Diablo’s “spiritual successor”. I stopped playing Diablo 2 a decade ago, and might I add—for good reason.
On its own merits, Path of Exile succeeds in giving an action RPG experience not achieved by its contemporises. If you love action RPGs you’ll love Path of Exile. However, it is iteration, not innovation, and reminds the rest of us why we’ve moved on from action RPGs.