A Plague Tale: Innocence is a story and character driven stealth game that holds its tension well over its 17 dark and hellish chapters. In a world filled with flesh eating rats and guards who are hunting down your estranged brother Hugo, stealth is very much the key to surviving - one hit and you’re done. One thing that really took me by surprise was how Amicia (you) evolves through the game, the first time she kills someone (as always, in self defence) she damn near has a breakdown and it doesn’t get any easier for her. The world is a horribly dark place where you find yourself literally having to hold your little brothers hand and walk atop hundreds of dead bodies and slaughtered farm animals. The gameplay is incredibly crafted, sitting somewhere between The Last Of Us and Resident Evil 4. All you have is a sling that hurls rocks and eventually some alchemy based alternatives to help you along so every bit of conflict feels close, tense and will likely cause palpitations - Enjoy!