Tired of playing the same Diablo 3 instances over and over again? Well, you may be surprised to find out that you will now be able to play a refreshing dungeon-crawling, loot-based, online RPG. Path of Exile is the name, and its purpose is to show you what playing a true RPG really means.
Although Path of Exile has been released for some time now, Grinding Gear Games, the game’s developer, declared that an Xbox One version of the game is on its way. According to the company’s official statement, Path of Exile is scheduled to land on Xbox One platforms in 2017.
So, what’s up with Path of Exile? As we’ve come to understand, Path of Exile is a free-to-play online RPG game which focuses mainly on raids, looting, and story. Set in the fantastic and dark world of Wraeclast, Path of Exile puts the players in the boots of an adventurer who has to explore nightmarish dungeons and battle hellish creatures.
As Grinding Gear Games wrote on the game’s website, the world of Wraeclast is as mysterious as it is dangerous. Devastated by countless wars and magic catastrophes, Wraeclast is not a realm for the faint-hearted.
All players who enter the realm must search for the item and skills necessary to destroy the toughest foes. Path of Exile’s skill system is quite different, which brings a certain freshness to the game. So, instead of earning XP by killing monsters or completing question in order to win points which can further be invested in different skills, Path of Exile relies on easy to grab and easy to learn skills.
Each item looted from monsters or NPCs will grant the player one or more skills. You can also chain up skills, by acquiring all items from a set. The game also features a passive skill tree, which further enhances the core abilities of each class.
On the subject of classes, Path of Exile features seven main classes: Duelist, Shadow, Marauder, Witch, Ranger, Templar, and Scion. However, as you earn more abilities and items, you can upgrade your character’s class. For example, the Duelist can be upgraded to Slayer, Gladiator, and Champion.
What’s even cooler is that the game is free-to-play, and you won’t have to buy stuff with real money in order to keep playing it. There are, of course, some microtransactions, but all them are either skins or larger pouches.
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