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Path of Exile Expansion Review: Sacrifice of the Vaal

The Path of Exile Expansion: Sacrifice of the Vaal is a must-try if you are fond of playing video games. It is not just for the avid fans of Path of Exile, but it has everything that will bring your gaming experience to the next level.

Introducing the new villain Queen of Vaal, Atrizi, the game was genuinely outstanding when it comes to utilizing the background of this character to entice the players of Path of Exile. The new boss monsters, skill gems, and items significantly enhance the challenges in the game. It is a mix of new and old mechanics, making this combination full of surprises as players try to complete each challenge and conquer enemies.

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Item Crafting in Video Games
Part of the fun of some MMORPGs, shooters and other games, is the ability to collect raw materials from across the environment and craft things into weapons or ammo, or special devices that help you get through the game easier or win against particularly tricky bosses. For those who won’t and don’t search endlessly for recipes, part of the fun is not knowing with what contraption you might end up. Here is a list of video games where item crafting plays a small or large part of the experience.  

Diablo II

Diablo is a stalwart of the RPG game and the changes between the first and second games were immense. One of the major plot devices in the game was the discovery of the Horadric Cube. This was part of the main plot and you had to put together the parts of a certain weapon to progress. Once this was fulfilled, you could use the cube for many other things including upgrading gems to the next level by applying multiple lower level gems, imbue a weapon with certain powers (which would be randomised) and even add slots to weapons so that you may add runes or gems. A useless weapon could become useful, but you also ran the risk of having an equally useless weapon.  

Diablo III

The sequel to Diablo III uses a similar system to Diablo II, but with one major difference. You must use the money you collect from killing the creatures and mini bosses to improve the skills of the supporting NPCs. This means investing in quality of equipment for the blacksmith, amongst other things. The more you invest, the better equipment you can afford to buy, the better the quality of the items you can forge and create, including the powerful unique upgrades that become available.
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Random Loot Drops in RPG games
Video games are a major part of our entertainment experience today. Though there are many options to gamble online, traditional video games – on consoles and PCs – have introduced elements of gambling. Instead of investing money, you invest time to get items and money you need to upgrade and invest your character(s). This may involve killing enemies, hacking or otherwise investing time on the chance of a big “win”. Here, we list some of the best known games to use the method.  

Diablo

The first Diablo game was released in 1996 and it has had a random loot drop since the very beginning. Each enemy killed resulted in an amount of gold coins dropped. The second game enhanced this with the introduction of random weapon drops that the player could sell or use. Some of these items were worthless and could be sold, but not always. Killing a rare monster or a boss / mini boss would result in the drop of more powerful weapons, gems and runes that can be applied to weapons and armour for extra powers and abilities. The third game was released in 2013. The main difference between the first game and the latter two is that enemies respawned in cleared areas when the game is reloaded.  

Path of Exile

One of the most popular MMORPGs, and one of the online games funded by microtransactions, Path of Exile uses a similar system to the Diablo series including large maps, a main quest and side question, the success in which will gain loot and items. It also means that killed enemies will drop random loot and the higher up the difficulty level a player goes, the greater potential reward. Rarity is also a big factor in how much a creature drops with the opportunity to win rare items. No two games are the same and a killing the same creature on a second play through will not necessarily gain the same rewards.
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Path of Exile

It is the ultimate Diablo 2 clone. In case you played D2, you gotta try this out.

Gameplay Boasts

  • Scores of skills and easy-to-use combat process
  • Be competitive within the ladder and along with your ratings
  • Levels are randomly generated
  • 3 dimensional world seen from fixed angle view
  • Will remain free to play

Path of Exile Screenshots


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Video of the gameplay in Path of Exile

Path of Exile review

Path Of Exile is the latest game being currently developed by Grinding Gear Games, a new RPG company based in New Zealand. It's a finely detailed, very intense, dark fantasy RPG, very similar to games such as Diablo III. It is currently available only online, and is completely free to join and play. It takes place in a mythical fantasy realm which is known as Wraeclast, and offers single or multiple player capabilities. At present, there are no plans to release the game anywhere else besides the internet.

Based on what little we've managed to observe of it, it's a game that will draw a large fan following fairly quickly. It's packed with action, well developed character classes, and a massive skill tree, all of which will offer gamers plenty of scope to construct their fantasy persona in a very well realized dark fantasy realm. However, for gamers with much shorter attention spans, Path Of Exile's scrupulous attention to detail may prove a bit overwhelming. Patience and dedication are definitely required to master all of the details of the game, so be prepared to invest a fair amount of time into it. In the end, we think that this patience and dedication are bound to pay off, and gamers will find Path Of Exile an absorbing, satisfying, dark fantasy RPG which will more than repay their investment.

There are six different classes of character to choose from, which include Witch, Marauder, Ranger, Duelist, and others. You'll find plenty of secondary characters, and lots of interaction with other players, to keep your interest, and keep you focused on the multiple quests and levels which the game offers. Once again, Path Of Exile is not for the fantasy RPG "newbie". Veteran players will find it a very rewarding experience, one which we highly recommend.
 
 

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