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A Plague Tale: Innocence review
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by thelittlereviewpage

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!

Other reviews18

great writing, great gameplay, good graphics and lighting effects. Dark and grim and gloomy. The final fight feels out of place though.
Incredible world, great graphics, awesome PS5 enhancements, awesome story, and absolute trash of gameplay. 

Stupidest puzzles, everything is slow as molasses, and sneaking is excruciating.
Platform: PC (Origin Access Premier)

Playtime: -

Completion Date: Dec 24, 2019

Popular Review: "A Plague Tale: Innocence is a superb stealth adventure with excellent gameplay, gorgeous presentation, and a fantastic story that shows how the worst of what the world can throw at humanity can bring out the worst of it."

My Review: It's a nice game to scratch your stealth action itch. The plot is surprisingly engaging, the acting is good, the music is amazing. Some craft able upgrade options are dubious, and could have been more fleshed out, but maxing out all upgrades will require some planning and thorough exploration of every nook and cranny.
«Blew my mind»
«Underrated»
Gamepass.

I really enjoyed my first few hours with this but I got tired of fighting torches and slowly walking through rats fairly quickly.
«Boooring»
A surprise hit from 2019... a true underrated jem!!
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
Kept coming back to the story
A Plague Tale Innocence PC - Finished on 09/20/2020
Great game which made good use of its mechanics and the limitations of the characters.

A harrowing, oppressive setting lifted up by the bonds made during a tough journey.

I really enjoyed playing this and the final chapters were so intense I couldn't put it down! The final fight was frustrating though and the culmination a bit... Odd. But that doesn't take away from the enjoyable journey getting there.
«Just one more turn»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
A very immersive game, sometimes it's getting boring but the story and the atmosphere kept me play.
«Sit back and relax»
«Underrated»
The game starts off seeming like it will be a serious story about survival and it turns into the attack of Rat Pope. I liked rat pope and rat tornadoes. Plus we got some normal bits. The game looked fantastic. Quite a few really cool scenes, usually with corpses. I will say I think the game goes on for like an hour too long. Gameplay wise this game is very simple and the puzzles really aren’t that entertaining either. The game is all about the story and the cool scenes.

Final Score: B+
A cool game that is not spectacular but has a good gimmick and a good story. I liked gameplay mechanics and its performance for its graphics. I look forward for this developer to bring out more games!
«Sit back and relax»
Incredible music, lighting, voice acting, writing, and a near game ruining ending that is just so incredibly bad from both a gameplay and story perspective. But really, it's just a sour 45 minutes at the end that doesn't undo the incredible work done throughout the game before that.