Path of Exile shows off the music and environments of the Fall of Oriath

    
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but appreciate the scenery too
Path of Exile is not a game where you are likely to stand around admiring the scenery very often. That’s not because it’s bad; it’s just the nature of the beast when you are knee-deep in monsters and you have the ability to make everything around you explode with lightning on the regular. (Or frost, or fire, or… you know your character builds, we don’t need to explain it to you.) So perhaps it’s a very good thing that the team behind the game has given us a small preview of the areas and music coming with the Fall of Oriath expansion in video form.

Now there are no monsters to click on, no quests to worry about, nothing but the looks and the sounds to let you really anticipate the actual game. Yes, they’ll mostly be drowned out by the explosions of lightning once you’re actually playing, but why not jump past the break and appreciate it for the moment? Just don’t click on the video instinctively to try blowing something up. It just swaps in full-screen mode, we promise.

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Malcolm Swoboda

PoE’s OST is one of my favorite in all of gaming. Personal taste perhaps, but still.

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Bryan Correll

Just don’t click on the video instinctively to try blowing something up. It just swaps in full-screen mode, we promise.

I don’t fall for trying to actually play games in youtube videos, but there have been times when I’ve instinctively tried to use mouselook to change the camera view before realizing how stupid that is.

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Little Bugbear

The sound wave at the bottom of the video was a really interesting thing to add to the trailer. I honestly never noticed how good Path of Exiles music was until I watched this video. Might have to go check the soundtrack out now.

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Cyclone Jack

There are a number of songs in the game that I really enjoy listening to, and PoE is one of the very few games that I always keep the in-game music turned on.

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Veldan

That one is fantastic… Zana sent me into it yesterday and the music was in my head for hours after, lol

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Veldan

The music was always quite good, but some of it just adds to the atmosphere, you don’t really notice it when playing through. I bought a supporter pack once and it included some audio, I think it was The Awakening soundtrack… that made me realize how good it all is.

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BalsBigBrother

I have to say I am more excited for this free update than I am about pretty much anything else that is happening in mmo land at the moment. Even including the ESO Morrowind and Lotro Mordor expansions both of which I am plenty excited for.

Kind of nice to have a few things to look forward to for a change after what has been a bit of a lean period for me personally :-)

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Armsbend

It is going to change a great game into a better one. What’s not to like? Not going through the same stages 3 times again…the level of satisfaction will be uncharted territory.