Path of Exile takes several cues from games like Diablo III and Torchlight II, but it still remains its own game. But you don't have to take our word for it; you can take a look at the game yourself this weekend. The game is opening up another public stress test weekend from September 14th through the 16th, throwing open the doors and letting everyone experience the game as it stands.
Starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT on the 14th, anyone with an account for the game can log in to the client and start playing. The focus is on stress testing to ensure that the game's servers can handle a heavy load of concurrent players, so some lag and choppiness is to be expected. If you're not deterred by this, you can head over to the official site and download the client now so that you'll be all prepped and ready when the doors open on Friday.