Originally Posted by Arcadia88
Path of Exile. Worst of 3 worlds. Free to play is a cancer on the gaming world from what I've seen of ios games. It's a Diablo clone, unrewarding loot grind hell. And last but no least it does not support a gamepad.
Back to Borderlands 2.
Lol, well if you want to take this guys word for it...
Basically the entire ARPG community praises the game and says the exact opposite of what you just listed here. It is the Diablo 3 that everyone wanted and never got.
The Free to Play model is easily the most generous in any F2P game ever. There is 0 pay to win, not even xp boosts or anything. The only thing you may want to buy is more stash tabs, but they give you more stash space then a fully unlocked D3 stash has for free (and I paid $60 for that). You get *26* character slots for free but can buy more if you somehow run out. Everything in the store is pure cosmetics other then that (weapon glows, non combat pets, etc).
The developers are oldschool, hardcore gamers and they wanted to make a game that caters to gamers rather then casuals. They are also heavily involved in the community and it's not uncommon to see the CEO chatting with people in global chat in the game and answering questions and talking about future plans and stuff.
The game doesn't have the polish that D3 has, but then again, it is free and made by a small team of developers who are focused more on having strong game mechanics then textures and animations.