developer: Grinding Gear Games
publisher: Grinding Gear Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8
Path of Exile: Mobile is a mobile version of the famous action RPG, which was created for online fun (although most of the content can also be experienced alone). The production offers almost perfect gameplay, like the original Path of Exile, although the creators made a few minor modifications to better match the title to mobile platforms. The game was created and released by the authors of the first part - the New Zealand Grinding Gear Games studio.
The player takes on the role of a hero who is banished from his home (Oriath) on the dangerous continent of Wraeclast, where criminals are sent. Hero decides to take revenge on the person who decided to banish himself - High Templar Dominus - so he sets off on a journey to find a way out of prison.
In the Path of Exile: Mobile action is observed from above, from the isometric perspective. The production is a classic representative of the hack'n'slash genre - it means that the fun is mainly about exploring new locations and killing monsters. As the game progresses, we develop our character and acquire new equipment. There are different categories of equipment rarity - from ordinary white items, through rare green and blue, to powerful yellow and unique orange.
A unique system of development has been implemented in the production - new skills are acquired by inserting special gemstones in the holes available on the weapons and other equipment of our hero. These abilities can be further modified (mainly by inserting two stones into the combined slots, so that one of them modifies the properties of the other) and strengthened gradually as you use them. In the Path of Exile: Mobile can use eight skills at the same time.
Additionally, by playing we gain points, which we invest on a huge development tree (has more than 1350 items). There are various types of amplification, some of which are quite simple - e.g. increasing the number of damage dealt by increasing the related statistics (each character is described by three attributes: intelligence, dexterity and strength), while others fundamentally modify the way a character plays.
The game economy is also uniquely designed - there is no single currency here. Instead, a so-called system of spheres has been implemented, which we obtain by exchanging objects or defeating enemies. You can get better spheres for rare items and the most powerful ones require equipment with specific attributes to be given away.
Path of Exile: Mobile has an interface adapted to mobile devices. The developers have also shortened the time needed to cope with many challenges to make the game more suitable for the way the average user plays on their phone (on such platforms we generally prefer shorter sessions of the game).
Path of Exile: Mobile can be played both alone and with others, although the game always requires logging in to the server. Although nothing stands in the way of overcoming most of the challenges, the game also includes content prepared for a larger number of players, and even PvP clashes.
Path of Exile: Mobile has a nice three-dimensional graphic design, especially for a title dedicated to phones and tablets. The binding has been slightly simplified compared to the version for computers and consoles, but the mobile releases still look very solid. Particularly impressive are animations of attacks and spells used by our hero. The game is characterized by a heavy, dark atmosphere and a lot of violence and blood. We often also move in the twilight or even total darkness (illuminated by magic or torches), which helps to hide some of the graphic imperfections.
Path of Exile: Mobile was released in a free-to-play format. There is a micropayment system in production, but it only covers cosmetic items. As in the case of the version dedicated to stationary platforms, maintaining the balance of the game and avoiding the pay-to-win solutions was of key importance for the creators.
Additional information (iOS): Internet connection is required.
Additional information (AND): Internet connection is required.