Path of Exile on Consoles Being Considered

Path of Exile on Consoles Being Considered

Grinding Gear Games is "definitely thinking about" a console port of the free-to-play hit Path of Exile.

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This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

Blood Brain Barrier:
This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

You are joking, right? The superficial similarities are shared by a gigantic number of ARPGs. Are you saying they should go sue everyone who has ever made an ARPG inspired by the original Diablo or Diablo II?
The actual gameplay has quite a few differences. It is even more different than the Diablo series in its current incarnation.

Clive Howlitzer:

Blood Brain Barrier:
This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

You are joking, right? The superficial similarities are shared by a gigantic number of ARPGs. Are you saying they should go sue everyone who has ever made an ARPG inspired by the original Diablo or Diablo II?
The actual gameplay has quite a few differences. It is even more different than the Diablo series in its current incarnation.

I can hardly be joking if I've never played it, and wouldn't play it because it's obviously a rip-off of Diablo. Say what you will but you can't deny the video looks very similar running around hacking down monsters in isometric real-time. But really, if they wanted so much to avoid such comparisons did they have to use the bowls of red and blue? Or is that just another taken-as-given aspect of Diablo-inspired ARPGs? (whatever an ARPG is...)

I hope they do go to ps4/xbo. This game looks really good and I would be playing already if it weren't pc only. I have no doubt it would work well considering diablo and torchlight do.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Clive Howlitzer:

Blood Brain Barrier:
This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

You are joking, right? The superficial similarities are shared by a gigantic number of ARPGs. Are you saying they should go sue everyone who has ever made an ARPG inspired by the original Diablo or Diablo II?
The actual gameplay has quite a few differences. It is even more different than the Diablo series in its current incarnation.

I can hardly be joking if I've never played it, and wouldn't play it because it's obviously a rip-off of Diablo. Say what you will but you can't deny the video looks very similar running around hacking down monsters in isometric real-time. But really, if they wanted so much to avoid such comparisons did they have to use the bowls of red and blue? Or is that just another taken-as-given aspect of Diablo-inspired ARPGs? (whatever an ARPG is...)

First of all, don't judge a game you've never even played, this is Ebert level of nonsense.
Second, the whole games industry is based on ripping off and iterating on ideas.
If all you play are original games then your whole library must consist of games made in the 80's and earlier.

toms:

First of all, don't judge a game you've never even played, this is Ebert level of nonsense.
Second, the whole games industry is based on ripping off and iterating on ideas.
If all you play are original games then your whole library must consist of games made in the 80's and earlier.

I don't even think you can say that. A large amount of the original computer games were biased off of tabletop RPGs so even the game of the 80s were "ripoffs".

Blood Brain Barrier:
(whatever an ARPG is...)

ARPG is Action Role Playing Game. Essentially an RPG fought in real time without the ability to pause. Usually defined by random or semi-random maps and "item grind" the killing of monsters for loot to equip your character. It's a specific subgenre of the larger RPG genre.

Fun fact the Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 team Blizzard North were fired in 2005. They went on to make Torchlight 1 and 2. Diablo 3 was made by Jay Wilson and the WOW team of Blizzard.

Also, In my opinion, your lack of knowledge on the topic of ARPGs and your initial suggestion of a lawsuit makes you sound like an immature child and a moron.

I actually enjoyed Diablo3 on my PS3 [in retrospect i should have gone 360] and i did have a blast playing the Monk.
It did play alot like a beatem up/hack&slash instead of the click & cooldown style which ive never been a fan of.

While were on the subject can anyone recommend similar games on Consoles specifically? [Not the marvel/dc ones]

Blood Brain Barrier:
This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

it's made by some of the guys who made diablo 2 so i would think it would look like it.

Raziel:
I hope they do go to ps4/xbo. This game looks really good and I would be playing already if it weren't pc only. I have no doubt it would work well considering diablo and torchlight do.

This game can run on an ancient graphics card.

Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7/8
x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT OR ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro
2 GB RAM

I am willing to bet that ANY laptop or any desktop with integrated graphics would run this. How is it being on PC stopping you?

path of exile on consoles is redundant when any PC made even in the last 5 years could run it.

Blood Brain Barrier:
obviously a rip-off of Diablo. Say what you will but you can't deny the video looks very similar running around hacking down monsters in isometric real-time.

Games in the same genre are in the same genre? My god, how could this possibly have happened? Next you'll be telling me that there's more than one game where you shoot people from a first person perspective.

As for the article, I'm not sure how the game could really work on consoles. But then, I'm not sure how Diablo 3 works with a controller either, and while the skill system and economy are very different, the actual controls aren't any more complicated.

weirdo8977:

Blood Brain Barrier:
This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

it's made by some of the guys who made diablo 2 so i would think it would look like it.

It's a damn sight more "Diablo" than Diablo 3 was in tone and setting.
I'd be defending PoE it more if it wasn't yet another online-only MMO-like.

Atmos Duality:

weirdo8977:

Blood Brain Barrier:
This game looks very familiar. If I was one of the creators of Diablo I'd probably be thinking about a lawsuit right now.

it's made by some of the guys who made diablo 2 so i would think it would look like it.

It's a damn sight more "Diablo" than Diablo 3 was in tone and setting.
I'd be defending PoE it more if it wasn't yet another online-only MMO-like.

I don't know if I'd call it MMO-like. Yes you need to be online, but outside of that, you can pretty much just play solo and singleplayer and never once have to deal with anyone. Everything is just instanced for yourself, after all. Desync has also gotten a lot better so unless your net is absolute trash, you shouldn't run into problems.
They were just trying to stop hacking, mostly. Which I can understand. I get your complaint though.

Clive Howlitzer:

I don't know if I'd call it MMO-like. Yes you need to be online, but outside of that, you can pretty much just play solo and singleplayer and never once have to deal with anyone. Everything is just instanced for yourself, after all. Desync has also gotten a lot better so unless your net is absolute trash, you shouldn't run into problems.
They were just trying to stop hacking, mostly. Which I can understand. I get your complaint though.

Well, my justification for calling it "MMO-like" instead of an "MMO" is mostly the reasons you provided.
It's not a true MMO due to how the game is structured, but it uses the same kinds of systems most modern MMOs use.

But yeah, my internet has been especially awful as of late; which has pretty much ended my ability to play online-only games unless they have session-recovery (most don't). So, as much as I like PoE's gameplay, just like Diablo 3, it's the presentation that kills it for me.

 

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