Path of Exile released back in 2013 exclusively for PC, but made the jump to Microsoft's Xbox One in August of 2017. Now, nearly 6 years after its initial release, PlayStation 4 owners can finally download and play the game on their consoles. With more than 5 years content and almost 2 years worth of console experience, does developer Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile still hold up so many years after its initial release? Let me first give you a short answer, which is - yes. Now, for the long answer...
With a couple of expansions already out, numerous patches, and many new systems, PlayStation 4 players will have to play catch up if they want to experience everything the game has to offer. Thankfully, the Path of Exile community is very helpful and, as an added bonus, the internet is filled with wikis and guides on the past, present, and sometimes future of the game. Starting at the very beginning, you choose one of six exiles, namely Duelist, Shadow, Marauder, Witch, Ranger and Templar. There is a seventh class, the Scion, but she must first be unlocked before you can select her. Each exile has a different back story as to why they have been exiled to Wraeclast. Waking up on a strand, you must make your way to the nearest settlement, which has been thrown together by those who came before.
The story of Path of Exile feels pretty predictable for the first couple of acts, but thankfully takes a turn for the better afterward. Mixing a solid good versus evil plot with mythology and the supernatural really ups the stakes of the story and that which you fight for, or at least, what you thought you fought for.
Playing Path of Exile on a base PlayStation 4 proved to be a pleasant experience. The game runs well and looks great.
With 1,325 passive skills to choose from to fine-tune your character, there is absolutely no shortage of customization.
Kingdom Hearts devotee, From Software fanboy and aspiring Audiophile (the good kind that believes in FLAC files). Vincent enjoys writing about games almost as much as playing them.
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Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games
26 March 2019
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