It's finally here! Open beta for the best ARPG not enough people played in 2012 begins on January 23, where hopefully thousands of new players will come to find the excellence of Path of Exile. Touting one of the most advanced and nuanced class and skill customization systems I've come across, I can't help but encourage gamers dissatisfied with current ARPGs to check this game out.
The guys over at Grinding Gear Games also put together a new trailer for their open beta. The last time I tried Path of Exile there wasn't much to say about the game's story, but it looks like there's more to the plot than initially meets the eye. Sure, your character is exiled in a terrible place, but hunting down the man who exiled you? Who just happens to be working towards becoming a god? Well now.
Six unique characters with expansive customization trees, dozens of skill gems (yes, skills are items) and modifying gems on top of that, a bleak and dark world that makes Diablo II look like Diablo III -- Path of Exile's got everything hardcore ARPG players love and more. Check out the game's webpage and prepare for open beta on the 23, or if you can't wait, donate and get access right now.
No more character resets, no more weekend-only events, but plenty more action and content to come. I can't wait to try out Path of Exile again.