Path of Exile is a surprisingly great game. I've tried the beginning areas of the game in the past few years, but I've always been distracted by other AAA titles, but in the past 1.5 months I've spent all my free time on POE and I love it. I usually avoid free games like the plague. Often, either the product is missing or the monetization structure limits gameplay to a certain extent, so you have to pay more than you would for a product at a price. After playing over 200 hours of the game (and having a lot of fun with the complexity and breadth of the content), there was no paywall in sight (I bought some of the more expensive bundles to appreciate the developers). The game can be difficult for new players (I bought some poe currency for this) as there are a lot of elements that remain unresolved, but I'm glad I went through the learning curve and I expect many more months of great gameplay.