Yay! It’s Diablo launch week! I bought the game (hasn’t everybody?), played it for a couple of hours already, and had lots of fun. It’s a good game, of course it’s a good game, it’s Diablo! There is one thing that bothers me a bit about it and that’s the graphics. I liked the Diablo II graphics much better: darker, less cartoony, much more fitting with the theme of the game. Diablo III looks like WoW. Meh.
But let’s talk about something else! Path of Exile, a Diablo clone held its second open beta weekend and I’m so impressed by this game! The gameplay is fun, the story is good, the areas are well-designed. The graphics are perfect. And I really love the huge skill tree: it makes you feel like you can try out dozens of builds with the same class.
The game is free to download and free to play with a cosmetic cash shop. I have never heard of a co-op dungeon crawler with this business model so it should be interesting to see how well they do. I like the game, so I wouldn’t mind spending some Euros for a pretty dress for my character, if only to support this awesome indie game.