Love It Or Hate It: Path of Exile

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor June 24, 2015
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Some free-to-play games are more polarizing than others, with some sides taking the stance of "great, totally non-exploitative implementation" and others thinking "total pay-to-win trash." We'd like to see on what side of the spectrum the gaming public -- and by that, we mean you guys -- think of certain F2P games, and so we've invented something new called Love It Or Hate It?

Every week, we'll present a new F2P game and give you the option of passing judgment on it. Then we'll look back at it the next week and see what people thought. There are no prizes, except for the satisfaction of knowing you clicked on a button and made something happen. Really, what else do you need?

Boy, did you guys have a lot to say about League of Legends! It received a Love It Or Hate It-record 1,155 votes, and tied Smite for the smallest percentage of "meh" votes, at 22.8%.

And it looks like the old girl's still got legs. 53.9% of you gave it a "Love It" vote versus just 23.3% "Hate It"s. If you're keeping track Dota 2 was 47.7% loved while Smite was 69.6% loved. We'll get around to Heroes of the Storm someday, we promise!

For this week, we'll present something a game that, quite honestly, I don't know that I've ever heard a bad thing about. Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile seems to have great ARPG gameplay and the gosh-darned nicest cash shop around. Who could hate that? Someone, I'm sure...

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Tell us what you think of Path of Exile, and leave a comment below to expound upon your views!

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (37)

Todoran 6 years ago
meh... to boring for me... gender lock.

Merkadis 6 years ago
Yea figures, when effort and not cash is demanded suddenly we got a ton of whine.. now, ain't that new. I'm sure GGG is so very sorry that it can't let you pay your way to the top you filthy casuals, so, so very sorry indeed.

PS: Those who ain't up to date, the new update fixes de-sync issue.. i don't need to tell you what that means.. yeah?
And i hear ot got tons of so very juicy updates ON TOP of that.

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Pandosy 6 years ago
Game is quite decent. Trade chat needs a hell of an improvement and GM needs to be doing things thats useful rather than doing nothing. If more events are in place then the game will be gr8.

x4ever 7 years ago
While I'm completely meh on this game, I have to say this article is my new favorite non-video thing from MMOBomb

Deyirn 7 years ago
its hard and stupid to hate a game, hate the developers or publishers... or both

a game is like a child, if its born ugly or crippled you cant hate him for that... hate his parents for smoking, drinking and doing drugs

antropoid 7 years ago
I assume this is more or less known fact, but currently this is the best this genre has to offer.

Fraty 7 years ago
- Respec too expensive
- Crafting system is the most horrible one I have ever seen, and they keep adding more RNG to it
- You have to wait about six months for some of the new content in standart league
- When playing without magic finder in group you find about 8 times less rare items (assuming 400/100)

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Jakobin 7 years ago
Repetitive, not rewarding. Trade system is just annoying, but hey it's path of trading anyway. Passive tree is fine, hell so much builds to play using only one skill from start to endgame. Than you reach certain point where you either decide to reroll or spend ingame currency to reset your skill tree so you can play another build that spams one skill gem. Party system is good for gain of extra xp, but there is no other interest in it. You don't have roll in party there are no classes, you are just you plus five more people that spam six different, mostly same skills at same time just to nuke everything on map as quickly as possible. Which is how its suppose to be in aRPG games i guess, but i must give my self a break. Found D3 kinda refreshing (started to play yesterday :3) not sure if i can give any concrete finding, but im sure im kinda guy who prefers class based RPG games and it's really really faster gameplay than poe for sure.
for the moment PoE is the best F2P aRPG out there. <3 it

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Zomb 7 years ago
Easily the best F2P game ive ever played the level of build diversity and combinations is mind boggling the game is massively complex with no P2W formula GGG has created possibly the greatesrlt aarpg ever rivaling D2 the only complaint I have is thr netcode and desync issues but ultimately the game is a master piece

Meeeat 7 years ago
Didnt find it fun. Max level I got was 16 beore I realised that I've been doing the same shit for past hours. Its alright for some people I bet,

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zz 7 years ago
Very bad skill system, very bad armor/weapon system super annoying, very repetetive and hard to say its mmorpg, its a single player game with chat, all the time u will play alone, and few times for bosses with someone random u will never talk because of super quick repetetive grind battles, most of time ingame u will go back and forth to sell loot, always full , very annoying tonns of useless items.

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hotsh0t 7 years ago
Extremely complex and unforgiving in every way but equally rewarding. By far the best PC game I've played in the past 10 years.

Developers take note.

Meh 7 years ago
Terrible HUD.
Terrible loot/bag system.
Terrible party system. Feels like a single player Diablo 2 Clone.
Pay to change style of your skill. Also, tons of skills?Not. Just passive.
Forever alone game.

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Todoran 7 years ago
LOVE IT!

Lagwin1980 7 years ago
Love it.
Even the most negative points have been getting addressed, lockstep(no desync), new servers, translation, melee and trade(a bit slower coming)
Even though some people foam at the mouth because the MTX's are fairly expensive, there is a good spread from cheap to expensive, the do daily sales as well AND they have the supporters packs which are even more value for the money.

GGG have just moved into new offices which can hold upto 100 people so it looks like they'll be adding new people to the team soon.

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Karuemi 7 years ago
Babuli buka! Dadadadada!!


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