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Hack ‘n’ slashing this weekend to the PC is an action-filled beta extravaganza. Torchlight II is the second edition from the developer Runic which was founded by Diablo co-creators Max and Enrich Schaefer. The other game is Path of Exile. Path of Exile is a free-to-play (F2P) action role-playing game that was inspired by the fact that some of its creators thought that the Diablo series had “strayed too far from its roots” and they wanted to create a game closer grounded with those roots. It looks like one way or the other it’s hard to talk about action-RPGs without mentioning Diablo.
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a Torchlight II beta key for Runic’s closed beta then you’re in for a good time if you enjoyed the first Torchlight or action-RPGs in general. Check back next week for my in-depth hands-on preview of the Torchlight II beta.
Path of Exile’s beta is of the open variety with the goal of stress testing their servers this weekend. The last open beta for the F2P online action-RPG drew over 45,000 users and they reportedly managed the peak of online users quite well.
It looks like the next few weeks or so are going to be jam-packed with action-RPG goodness.