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Average User Score: 8.1Nov 14, 2013Path of Exile is a fun game with a lot going for it. It has a unique progression style, great artwork, and fun items. It deserves a lot of thePath of Exile is a fun game with a lot going for it. It has a unique progression style, great artwork, and fun items. It deserves a lot of the praise that is being given to it, and it certainly our-shines a lot of the competitors. Though, there is also quite a lot wrong with the game. It's quite short, the skills are dreadfully boring, and you are almost forced into being a melee class as the others are quite bad in comparison. Other than that, it's a fairly good game and it's definitely worth going through at least once, as it is free to play.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jul 14, 2013This game is great. It's fun, and the class system allows for huge customization. The one drawback this game has would have to be a few of theThis game is great. It's fun, and the class system allows for huge customization. The one drawback this game has would have to be a few of the enemies. Basically, if you are fighting anything that is undead(especially ghosts) expect to be in a battle for an hour as opposed to the 10-20 minute normal battles. They will come back to life and have a lot of very annoying abilities. I've quit out of the game just because of fights with these before.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jul 12, 2013Not the worst game I've ever played, but certainly not the best. Stealth is made easy with all of the different powers that you have, and justNot the worst game I've ever played, but certainly not the best. Stealth is made easy with all of the different powers that you have, and just going around killing is no fun whatsoever. The entire game is basically doing the same thing. Go to this place to kill or silence this character you don't care about, and then do the same thing a little while later. The runes and bone charms are fun to customize, but I feel as though there aren't enough of them. The story is pretty predictable, and isn't worth playing for alone. If you enjoy stealth games, this is the game for you. If you do not, then avoid it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Jul 7, 2013First, I'd just like to say that I created a metacritic account JUST so I could warn people about this game. Do not get it. It is horrible.First, I'd just like to say that I created a metacritic account JUST so I could warn people about this game. Do not get it. It is horrible.
I've played a lot of bad games, and this one didn't seem too bad at first. The story telling isn't bad, though it isn't good enough to save it from the many faults the game has. First of all, the controls are sloppy. The sensitivity is very high. I played on the lowest sensitivity and still had trouble controlling it well. Sometimes the controls are also unresponsive. In one part of the game, you are given flares that you have to hit a key to use. Well, sometimes I would literally spam this key when enemies were near me, and it still wouldn't work.
Even though the game has okay story telling, it has very bad game-play. You will be killing re-skinned versions of the same few enemies throughout the game. A lot of the time, they will surround you, and you just won't be able to kill them. You have to shine your flashlight at them for a few seconds before you can even start shooting. Now, you may think that sounds like a new and interesting mechanic. Well, it probably would be if it were implemented well, rather than having to do this for every single enemy. They will charge you from different directions, making it difficult to kill them before they can get to you. Did I mention that they run faster than you as well?
The game also seems to have frame issues. The fps dropped very low in a lot of areas, and I have a decent rig.
Overall, I would tell you to avoid this game; perhaps buy it for console if you would really like to play it.… Expand