Combining abilities, you can throw icy spears to shatter enemies into piles of icy glass, slice zombies in half with giant swords, bolster your area-of-effect skills and lay waste to entire hoards of slimy monsters squirming out of the poe orbs depths.
There are dozens and dozens of areas to explore, piles of unique and procedurally-generated bosses to battle, and a twisted narrative to uncover, should you seek it. Even in beta, Path of Exile is already trending upwards on my list of favorite Xbox One games of all time.
Path of Exile is one of this year's most exciting additions to Xbox One, and will likely remain a bit of a sleeper hit — unfairly — due to negative connotations of what free to play often represents. Hopefully, Path of Exile can prove definitively that free to play need never mean pay to win.