Is Path of Exile diverse enough to take the ARPG crown away from the long-running Blizzard game Diablo III?
Nioh turned out to be a pretty damn good looter. It has no where near the content, but it has quite a bit, as you can easily sink a few hundred hours into it. It also has the Souls-like combat system which makes it quite challenging. PoE is a damn good game though, and these games.lend themselves well to the f2p model, as long as content continuously arrives in a timely manner. Diablo is a looter, but not held to the same scheduling.
POE is not as good as Diablo 3. Diablo 3 is best in category.
You should try it out. The amount of content, quality and possibilities are unmatched. Its more like Diablo 2 which is awesome. The skilltree alone is a game in itself.
I have since alpha and check it out once annually. It lacks the Blizzard polish. Diablo 3 is leagues ahead of POE. No game in this category comes close.
Ohhohoho yea. That's lying to yourself. Hard.
Nah man, I love Diablo and play on a regular basis, as much as POE. POE is the superior game, with 3x the content.
Diablo III is god-like... Path of Exile is garbage. Stop posting stupid stories made to attract attention.
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Even Grim Dawn is superior do Diablo 3. Diablo 3 is a damn good game tho.
PoE feels far too much like a F2P game to be better than D3. If only it had the soul of Diablo instead of simply the guts.
It is a 100% F2P game, and does not feel like it. You can progress through the game as you normally would in a paid game, that's what makes it a fresh experience on the F2P scene. You don't need to grind, you don't get locked out of content, you don't need to spend a dime.
It is not so hard.
Real difficulty, real character building, far superior random dungeon system, a proper non-weebo story, significantly funner/more complex item crafting, proper ARPG spell. "synergy", system. A way more interactive community, actually having fun co-op map/leveling/magic finding.. You'll never become comfortable like you do in D3 as the game is designed to be hardcore. ..There's a reason Diablo 3 ended up copying several systems from a flat out superior game. Don't. Be. Delusional. People. POE has it's problems, but it's on a whole 'notha level than D3. But hey, in Diablo 3 you can be a girl AND a boy for every class! Now that's 2017!!! /s
I don't think it's fair to call PoE "better", it's certainly more ambitious, and was willing to try new things. Diablo 3 is definitely more polished though. Both are fine games in their own right.
There is no comparison between those 2, D3 can't even called a Diablo, it's a casual trash that was made for WoW fanboys not for hardcore old-school Diablo fans, PoE is on a completely other level, the complexity alone of the skill tree & the combinations you can do make D3 look like a game for preschoolers, in short just comparing PoE with that kiddy garbage game is an insult to the King of ARPGs/Dungeon Crawlers that is PoE for the past many years now.
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It's not. The end. I laugh every time I see anyone talk about the "complexity of the skill trees." The skill trees offer a bunch of tiny, barely noticeable boosts to your stats. They're a waste of time.
It has a lot of good ideas, but the physics and gameplay in general aren't on the same level of Diablo 3. Diablo 3 is still the pinnacle of ARPG's in my opinion.
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