I have played the first game and still play occasionally because internet connection, even though I can play Genshin Impact (more on that later), seems not cooperative on their side. I still experience weird jumpy-laggy game play.
So, connection aside, let’s talk about game play. I cannot record my game play because limitation of my hardware (seriously, what can you expect from dual core processor in terms of recording live gaming?). The main issue about this is skill assignment. PoE doesn’t provide you with distinct class and skills but instead it treats skills as socketable item. There are three types of skill represented with colors: red, blue, and green. These skills can be inserted into weapons and if the weapons into which you put your skills are equipped then you can use those skills. The problem is that when you have acquired satisfying skill combination but you need to upgrade your gear. The dev teams seems to understand this issue and seems to decide a new mechanism for skill management. The principle is still the same but I’m not sure the new system will be simpler.
Next, the difficulties. As you would expect from multiplayer game, this game should be enjoyed with friends and thus you are not expected to have both TANK-ish and big DPS while self-healing. This aspect made me realize that I sometimes really need help in clearing some quests if I don’t want to re-spawn for several times just to take benefit of full HP after being resurrected.
So, that’s about it. Ciao.